Commentary: GMO Inside unfair fighters against GMO foods

Those who lost the California referendum vote to require all food that might contain genetically modified ingredients be labeled as such have been inspired to continue fighting but on a more national scale. FULL STORY »

Policy opinion about catching organic cheats

The U.S. Department of Agriculture this month entered into the Federal Register a new rule requiring organizations that certify organic producers to annually test residue on at least 5 percent of organic farms. FULL STORY »

Marginalization of GM crops

California voters defeated Proposition 37, which would have required labeling foods with ingredients from genetically modified (GM) crops. The technology’s opponents however, already limit its use, says Wellesley College political science professor Robert Paarlberg, PhD. FULL STORY »

Food production on right path, but misperceptions remain

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) released findings of a new survey about Americans' perceptions on food production. Released at The Food Dialogues in New York, the survey revealed Americans increasingly believe food production is heading in the right direction. However, it also found Americans still have widespread misperceptions about how food is grown and raised. FULL STORY »

Antibiotic use, resistance calls for “One Health” approach

The message emerging from the “A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use & Resistance: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose” symposium, Nov. 13-15, in Columbus, Ohio, is clear: Antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance are the responsibility of all communities—human health, animal health and environmental health—and solutions will require collaboration of these health communities. FULL STORY »

NPB increases promotional funds for 2013

As pork producers struggle with record-high feed prices caused by the worst U.S. drought since the 1950s, the National Pork Board (NPB) has approved domestic and international marketing budgets for Fiscal Year 2013, to help drive pork demand at a critical time. FULL STORY »

Animal welfare group releases undercover video from turkey farms

Conveniently timed a little more than a week before Thanksgiving, an animal welfare group has released an undercover video showing alleged animal abuse at several Butterball turkey factory farms. FULL STORY »

Antimicrobial resistance – a polarizing issue

Antimicrobial resistance is never going to go away and we will never completely win. “But, there are key battles we should and must win,” says Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, Dipl. ACVP, dean of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. FULL STORY »

AgChat organizes 3rd Annual #foodthanks campaign

Whether it’s the harvest on the family farm or a dish on the dinner table, social media users from all sectors of the ag and food community can share their appreciation for food and those who provide it with AgChat's hashtag #foodthanks campaign. FULL STORY »

YouTube series shows farming innovation can feed the future

A new four-part YouTube series "9 Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming," is now available on University of California's YouTube original channel UCTV Prime. The series examines the challenges of feeding the world and demonstrates how UC Davis researchers and students are working together to develop innovative ways to feed the world without depleting our resources. FULL STORY »

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week – not just for humans

This week (Nov. 12-18) is “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” promoted by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The food-animal veterinary side is also working diligently to use antibiotics prudently and effectively to combat disease while preventing antimicrobial resistance as much as possible. FULL STORY »

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