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Botulism: when Botox goes bad

What is botulism? Botulism is caused by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. It is present in the environment in the form of spores. In anaerobic conditions (no oxygen), these spores germinate into living bacteria that produce a neurotoxin. When cows ingest this...

Schooling at home 7.0

Last August – in a series of dairy-themed posts to celebrate Dairy Month, we included links to some schooling@home ideas. With the state in yet another lockdown we thought it was worth sharing a few more suggestions with a bovine bent. For cooking...

Of poppies and pigeons…

Zoe Vogels It’s always nice to see a good news story, and this week’s one comes from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. A pigeon was caught stealing poppies from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, using them to make a beautiful red nest. Given...