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Person-to-person contact may cause most drug-resistant TB cases

(Reuters Health) - The worst form of drug-resistant tuberculosis isn't just arising from inadequate treatment, it's mostly being spread from person to person, according to a new study of hundreds of cases in South Africa that has important implications for how the deadly disease is treated.

Ireland reports 'mad cow' case, says no risk to health

DUBLIN Ireland said on Wednesday that a dead cow had been confirmed as having bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), known as mad cow disease, but said it had not entered the food chain and there was no risk to human health or beef's trade status.

France's Roquette bets on pea protein with Canadian factory

PARIS French plant-based ingredient maker Roquette will build the world's largest pea protein facility in Canada to meet fast-growing demand for vegetable protein in food and pharmaceutical products in North America, the group said on Wednesday.

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Trump to name ex-Georgia Governor Perdue as agriculture secretary

WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will name former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as his nominee for secretary of agriculture on Thursday, a senior transition official said on Wednesday.