Truffle Media Update for February 28, 2011, Changing the Way We Eat Impacts Agriculture

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How Are Agricultural Stories Being Told?

  1. Why Do Agriculture-Associated Diseases Matter, and to Whom? - Agriculture is an integrated part of society, keeping people feed and supplied with commodities to make life better. However, most people do not think about the disease impacts of agriculture to humans and society. This short paper describes several categories of Agriculture-Associated Diseases and how those in agriculture might improve human health.
  2. Audio: What is the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service? - Food safety is usually only on a consumer's mind when something bad happens. Yet the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service has to be vigilant in its efforts to monitor, inspect, and report on food safety issues. This conversation with Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety, highlights the efforts to keep people safe.
  3. What is the Future of Agriculture Ed? - What are some of the issues to keeping agriculture education alive? How does FFA, 4-H, and Extentions work to keep people engaged? This AgChat discussion aims to help highlight opportunities and concerns in ag education.
  4. Video: Business Modeling and Marketing for Niche Pork - Nick McCann, National Center for Appropriate Technology, shares how to help utilize marketing to improve agriculture business profits.
  5. Video: How Are Antibiotic Use and Public Policy Colliding? - Dr. Scott Hurd, Iowa State University, provides a series of key points on the issues of antibiotic use, public policy, and how this impacts animal agriculture.

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