PoultryCast update for April 7, 2011, What Does Sustainability Need?

Nanoparticles may provide value in dealing with agricultural air emissions.  Researcher Dr. Bernardo Predicala discusses his specific interest in ammonia suppression but suggests the long-term outlook is positive across a range of contaminants.

Also, the USDA has announced a proposed 'Test and Hold' requirement for meat and poultry products, which it says will enhance existing procedures and help to reduce foodborne illnesses.

Information To Help Your Operations

Agriculture Telling its Story

  • Update: Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2010 - From Dr. Terry Etherton: The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) has released their annual report Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2010. The report presents interesting and compelling information about the rapid global adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops.
  • Audio: Adding a Human Voice to the Farm - At South by Southwest, Chris Chinn (swine producer), Emily Zweber (dairy producer), Jeff Fowle (rancher), and Zach Hunnicutt (corn grower) shared how farmers are using social and new media to bridge the gap between the 2% of the population who are farmers, and the remaining 98% of people who are not. The panel, moderated by Marla Schulman, are all family farmers who are driven and deeply committed to agriculture and want to share what they have with others.
  • Ag and Social Media? - Yes, agriculture does use social media. With 2% of Americans involved with ag food production compared to 100% of everyone eats, there is a need for farmers and ranchers to share their story: social media is a major outlet.
  • Audio: BeckAgConnects.com Agriculture's Online Meeting Place - BeckAgConnects.com is a place where everybody knows your name. Enter in to this online coffee shop conversations with the confidence of knowing anyone in the room has 'business being there'.
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