Superbugs, antibiotic resistance and chicken -- a stew of misconceptions

College of Agricultural Sciences edition
Monday, June 23, 2014

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Superbugs, antibiotic resistance and chicken -- a stew of misconceptions
-- Student Stories: Forest Science major helps with forest fire, carbon research
-- Penn State IT helps University foals start off on the right hoof
-- Habitat loss, not poison, better explains grassland bird decline
-- Behring assumes presidency of international agriculture association
-- Timber frame structure part of Pasto Museum silent auction at Ag Progress Days
-- Urban agriculture the focus of June 27 webinar

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Superbugs, antibiotic resistance and chicken -- a stew of misconceptions
With recent headlines about dangerous "superbugs," an outbreak of Salmonella from chicken parts on the West Coast and the announcement by a national restaurant chain that it plans to serve only "antibiotic-free" chicken, it's no wonder the public is alarmed and confused.

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Student Stories: Forest Science major helps with forest fire, carbon research
Penn State student Celine Colbert spent last summer in the West assisting with research that may help to prevent severe wildfires.

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Penn State IT helps University foals start off on the right hoof
Penn State's equine science team uses microchips, social media and live-streaming video technologies throughout the life cycle of the University's horses and during the department's various events.

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Habitat loss, not poison, better explains grassland bird decline
Contrary to recent well-publicized research, habitat loss, not insecticide use, continues to be the best explanation for the declines in grassland bird populations in the U.S. since the 1980s, according to a new study by ecologists.

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Behring assumes presidency of international agriculture association
Deanna Behring, director of international programs in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has begun a one-year term as president of the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development, an organization of U.S. and internationally based members who have devoted their careers to global agricultural development and hunger alleviation.

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Timber frame structure part of Pasto Museum silent auction at Ag Progress Days
A unique timber frame structure, built onsite during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, will be included in the Pasto Agricultural Museum's annual silent auction.


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Urban agriculture the focus of June 27 webinar
Urban agriculture -- including its economics, successes and challenges -- will be the topic of a free Web-based seminar being offered at 2 p.m. June 27. The 90-minute webinar is sponsored by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development.

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