Nutrition problems, opportunities reviewed at national science panel The level of food-insecure households has risen significantly in the wake of COVID-19, according to speakers at a recent panel of the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Presenting an overview of food security levels in Texas and nationwide was… Read More →
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Texas A&M AgriLife-led study tracking down cause, transmission of coronavirus in food processing From live cattle entering a packing plant to the consumer’s kitchen table, a Texas A&M AgriLife-led research project aims to develop an accurate way to predict potential contamination with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, throughout the food supply chain. Sapna Chitlapilly… Read More →
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Stocked shelves and a ‘new normal’ in food supplies The food supply chain is still working to improve from the upheaval caused by COVID-19, but recovery and a new normal are getting closer and closer. “While there is still a ways to go before the food distribution system is back online and we have fully… Read More →
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Texas A&M AgriLife researchers combine two cutting-edge techniques to study virions’ surface, interior Influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and by studying these shapes, scientists can learn how they function and how viral illnesses might be conquered. Now, a team of Texas A&M AgriLife researchers has demonstrated… Read More →
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Agriculture industry working to meet, adjust to consumer needs Links of the food supply chain, especially the meat supply, are regaining strength after periods of uncertainty during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, once again instilling consumer confidence, according to Texas A&M AgriLife experts. As supplies strengthen, however, the purchasing practices of consumers could… Read More →
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Three universities analyze pandemic’s short-, long-term impacts on U.S. agriculture sectors COVID-19 is expected to reduce the U.S. gross domestic product, GDP, by $2.5 trillion and employment by 19 million full-time equivalent jobs over the next year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife coordinated study. This spring Texas A&M’s Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Center… Read More →
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Addresses COVID-19 impact on youth with special needs, caretakers The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Family and Community Health unit’s Texas Military Program will host a webinar “Back to School: Special Needs and Social Distancing” at 10 a.m. Aug. 19. The webinar is free and open to the public. Attendees must first RSVP in advance and then check email for instructions to join… Read More →
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Rats thrive around most households, but a few simple steps can help homeowners avoid contact, infestation and, in some cases, infection.
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AgriLife experts warn symptoms might mimic COVID-19 The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts want Texans to be aware of a large rise in mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus in Dallas and Tarrant counties. The state’s warm climate makes Texas a prime breeding ground for vector-borne illnesses, and recent weather conditions have only… Read More →
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Sampling dogs, cats whose owners tested positive aims to understand how pets may be impacted by SARS-CoV-2 The transmission of COVID-19 to pets has been the source of much discussion within the scientific community. Reports have confirmed a small, but growing, list of positive cases among companion animals and exotic cats in the U.S. Now,… Read More →
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