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Drug-resistant salmonella linked to Wisconsin calves

Federal and state health officials say a multistate outbreak of salmonella bacteria that is resistant to several drugs has been linked to infected dairy bull calves purchased in Wisconsin.

Humans have changed industrial turkeys so much they can’t even mate without our help

The colorful turkeys we drew in kindergarten don’t resemble the fowl on our modern Thanksgiving tables. Our popular idea of what a turkey looks like seems to be stuck in the past, and entirely based on elementary school history books filled with pictures of smiling pilgrims and fluffy black turkeys showing off a peacock-like display of tail feathers. But early North Americans would see today’s turkeys as gargantuan, pale mutants in comparison to the wild turkeys they knew.

Wal-Mart tackles food safety with test of blockchain technology

If you shop at Wal-Mart, you might be buying packaged produce unlike any ever sold in a U.S. store. The sliced apples or cut broccoli – the merchant won’t say exactly what’s involved – are being used to test blockchain, a new database technology.

What a Trump presidency could mean for agriculture

Some food industry titans worry President-elect Donald Trump’s tough talk on trade could eventually hurt business in numerous ways, including limiting food and agriculture exports.

Grubhub CEO backtracks after asking Trump supporters to quit

The co-founder of food delivery service Grubhub sent an email to all his employees suggesting that supporters of President-elect Donald Trump should resign, then issued a statement saying he welcomes all employees, regardless of their political beliefs.

Snowflakes, Santa seem to be back on Starbucks holiday cups

Starbucks will be unveiling its holiday coffee cups for this year with what look to be snowflakes and reindeer, after last year’s more subdued red cups caused an uproar from critics who said the chain was part of a so-called war on Christmas.