Antibiotics in Food Animals: Consumers, Scientists, and Farmers Continue Conversations

Antibiotics used while raising beef, poultry, and swine, has some scientists concerned. What should consumers know? Consumers are making their voice heard through new methods (ex, Chicago Public Schools buying antibiotic free chicken). Scientist continue to raise the alarm about the over use of antibiotics (ex, Union of Concerned Scientists petitions to FDA). And farmers and ranchers question the validity of stopping the prophylactic uses of antibiotics in food animals (ex, studies comparing US farm operations with antibiotic use with EU operations with no antibiotic use see no changes in antibiotic resistance).

Can You Incorporate Oral Fluid Sampling In Swine Disease Detection?

Incorporating oral fluid sampling
Dr. Dale Polson, Boehringer Ingelheim, aims to incorporate oral fluid sampling and make it "Netflix-easy". From the 2011 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 17-20, 2011, St Paul, MN USA.

What's Happening in Canadian Dairy Research?


Highlights in Canadian Dairy Cattle Research contains a summary of the 150+ researchers doing scientific work in Canada connected with dairy production. The collection covers animal welfare, the environment, feed, genetics, milk production, and reproduction, and offers to a broader audience access to information normally distributed through research journals.

100 Questions That Can Change Agriculture

Many organizations are stating that by 2050 there will be 9 billion people on Earth and that agriculture must change to be able to produce enough food for this growing population.


Despite a significant growth in food production over the past half-century, one of the most important challenges facing society today is how to feed an expected population of some nine billion by the middle of the 20th century.

The top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agriculture is the result of research and focused conversations about the global issues, agriculture, and being able to meet the food needs of the world.


The aim is to use sound scientific evidence to inform decision making and guide policy makers in the future direction of agricultural research priorities and policy support. If addressed, we anticipate that these questions will have a significant impact on global agricultural practices worldwide, while improving the synergy between agricultural policy, practice and research. This research forms part of the UK Government's Foresight Global Food and Farming Futures project.

SwineCast update for August 20, 2009, What is the NPPC doing to step up up purchases?

Update for Aug 20, 2009

Stay connected to keep in touch with the front-burner issues,

Are you still using print media to get word out?

by schoschie Hopefully you have read the recent Time cover article "How to Save Your Newspaper" By WALTER ISAACSON Thursday, Feb.

Research on / for the podcast industry: Must read and use!

I am at the New Media Expo, listening to Tom Webster of Edison Media Research.

Here are some resources to learn more about new media and its utilization.

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