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February 13, 2014

Hyperbole occurs all around, from those in agriculture, activists, and consumer groups.

Food Safety & Antibiotics: Perceptions vs. Reality - Dr. Richard Raymond, Former Undersecretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture, from the 2014 Iowa Pork Congress, January 22-23, Des Moines, IA, USA.

December 16, 2013

What are the antibiotic use views of academia, government researchers, the scientific community and stakeholders within animal agriculture, human medicine and the environment? This symposium offers several presentations from these perspectives.

The time has come when academia, government researchers, the scientific community and stakeholders within animal agriculture, human medicine and the environment learn from each other and seek resolution on the polarizing and the often misunderstood issues of antimicrobial use and resistance. The Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health Symposium is that place for sharing and learning to occur.

December 11, 2013

Food is shaped by tradition, families, and history. What are your family recipes and stories.

FoodChat on Food ImmigrationWhat is American Food? Food, culture, and heritage combine to make unique foods. This FoodChat conversation looks at food ancestry and how people relate to their food and receipts.

December 2, 2013

Is the development of ethanol worth the cost? What are some of the beliefs around bio-fuels and what effects on food are there?

AgChat on EthanolEthanol: Good, Bad, or Ugly? The reputation of ethanol production in the USA varies on your belief in bio-fules, subsidies, or oil economics. This AgChat conversation looks at Ethanol from several angles and generates some insight on what people in and out of agriculture believe.

November 27, 2013

How is the US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine involved in understanding antimicrobial resistance?

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Activities Regarding Antimicrobial Resistance and Food-Producing Animals - Dr. Craig Lewis, Veterinary Medical Officer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 27, 2013

Dr. Richard Raymond, Consultant, looks at the perceptions and realities of antibiotics used in animals raised for food. Dr. Raymond looks at several cases and studies, identifying some of the issues and concerns by consumers.

Antibiotics Used In Animals Raised for Food - Dr. Richard Raymond, Consultant, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Dr. Richard Raymond, Consultant, looks at the perceptions and realities of antibiotics used in animals raised for food. Dr. Raymond looks at several cases and studies, identifying some of the issues and concerns by consumers.

More presentations at http://www.trufflemedia.com/agmedia/conference/2013-niaa-antibiotics-bri...

November 27, 2013

Who is looking out for the consumer perspective and what are they doing?

Consumer Perceptions-Superbugs In Our Food Supply - Ms. Susan Vaughn Grooters, Food Safety Research & Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

November 26, 2013

What do consumers believe about food and groceries?

Consumer and Food: Perceptions, Realities and Steps Towards Instilling Confidence - Mr. Tom Heinen, Heinen’s Fine Foods (17 stores throughout Ohio and Illinois), from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Mr. Tom Heinen, Co-President, Heinen’s Fine Foods in 17 stores throughout Ohio and Illinois, shares his retail view of consumer and food perceptions. He also expresses the realities that come from his interactions with consumers and what steps his company takes to instilling confidence.

November 19, 2013

Data is more available now than ever yet being able to sort through it all for decision making is difficult.

In many sectors of agriculture and food there are bits and pieces of data that are being pulled together. Some of these data sources are o help people better understand how water is used (Making Water Understandable in California ) or helping consumers discover who is involved in creating products in the grocery (Only 10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy ).

November 19, 2013

What are your family stories about food? What are you doing for the holidays?

FoodChat on FoodThanksBeing Thankful #FoodThanks is a way to say thanks and share thoughts on how people help others. This FoodChat conversation also looks at what food people are preparing for the holiday and what memories they have about their family and food.

October 17, 2013

What are the concerns of people around the global on agriculture, food, and society? How are farmers, ranchers, and other approaching solutions to these concerns?

Global Conversation On Ag and Food What happens when you bring together several hundred people on Twitter to talk about agriculture and food? You have AgriChatWorld! This conversation held on World Food Day focused on global perspectives about food, agriculture, and society.

Thanks to @AgriChatUK and @OverTheFarmGate for organizing and coordinating.

September 28, 2013

In the USA the numbers of people directly involved in agriculture are a small percentage of the total population. But people are concerned about food based on reporting and coverage in the media. What are some of those consumer conversations and where are companies across the food ecosystem headed?

Agriculture is becoming more than just growing corn, soybeans, cattle, chickens, and pigs. There are many players in agriculture beyond the farm to help organize produce, deliver supplies, develop products, and distribute to sellers. Farm products are transformed into various food products delivered through a variety of outlets.

September 17, 2013

What food safety issues are you worried about? Where do you go for more information?

FoodChat on Food SafetyIs Food Safe? We never really think about food safety until someone you know gets sick on the news highlights an outbreak. This FoodChat conversations covers what people believe and resources to use when more information is needed.

September 10, 2013

Salmonella tends to be thought of as a food safety and public health issue. With agriculture being perceived by consumers as really food production, pork production practices will be seen in the light of food production too.

Pre-Harvest Risk Factors for Salmonella in Pork Production - Dr. Marcos H. Rostagno, Research Animal Scientist/Adjunct Faculty, USDA-ARS / Purdue University, from the 2013 Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, August 16-18, 2013, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA.

Dr. Marcos Rostagno, Research Animal Scientist/Adjunct Faculty, USDA-ARS / Purdue University, provides an overview of salmonella and its role in pork production.

July 16, 2013

Will you share your secret family grilling tip?

Summer Time GrillingGrill Out Time Some how warm weather just draws us outside to enjoy the weather. That means bringing the kitchen outside too. This FoodChat conversation asks what people cook on their grill and what are some tips they are willing to share.

June 18, 2013

Summer time has lots of food options. What do you do?

FoodChat on Summer FoodSummer Time FoodChat Summer time is when there are a wide range of food choices. Farmers markets, food trucks, and your very own garden offer new ways to sample and taste. This FoodChat conversation shares some thoughts on the variety and breadth summer time offers.

June 11, 2013

Have questions about agriculture? This recent AgChat convo was an open mic night with a variety of questions and topics.

AgChat on Open Mic TopicsWhat Are Your Questions For Ag? Agriculture has many different approaches. This AgChat conversation looks into various farm, ranch, and food points of view with this special Open Mic Night.

May 14, 2013

Some people believe just stopping the use on food animal farms will stop issues. Others say that is not the case. And consumers are still wanting information.

Understanding the use of antibiotics and antimicrobials in animal agriculture is complex. Some people believe just stopping the use on food animal farms will stop issues. Others say that is not the case. And consumers are still wanting information.

http://www.trufflemedia.com/agmedia/niaa2013-antibiotics-council-multimedia

These Antibiotics Council presentation series are from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15 - 17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 13, 2013

What do packers consider for food safety and quality issues?

What the Packer Considers in Food Safety and Food Quality Issues - Dr. John Ruby, Technical Services, JBS USA, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 8, 2013

What is food defense? Do you know how it works?

Emergency Preparedness and Response - Dr. Barb Masters, Senior Policy Advisor, OFW Law, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Barb Masters talks about food defense, foodborne outbreaks, and product recalls. Food defense? It is having measures in place to reduce the chances of someone intentionally contaminating the food supply in order to kill or hurt people, disrupt our economy, or ruin your business. She states that legislation, regulation and enforcement is key.

May 7, 2013

What are some of the ways to grow vegetables and not have to be a hard core gardener?

FoodChat on Gardening and Homegrown FoodPlant, Grow, Eat! What does it take to grow a garden? And what are some of the types of easy plants to grow that taste good? This #FoodChat conversation covers various questions around gardening and homegrown food.

April 30, 2013

Who is responsible for food safety and what should be happening by each segment of the industry?

Getting to a Comprehensive Food Safety System - Dr. John Ruby, Technical Services, JBS USA, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

April 30, 2013

Who is responsible for food safety and what should be happening by each segment of the industry?

Getting to a Comprehensive Food Safety System - Dr. John Ruby, Technical Services, JBS USA, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

April 30, 2013

Are people in agriculture improving their message and telling the full food story?

Policy That Will Meet the Needs of the Growing Food Supply - Mr. Bryan Dierlam, Director, Government Affairs, Cargill, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.