White paper addresses use of antibiotics in food animals

Antibiotic use in food-animal production is the focus of a white paper recently released by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA). The white paper is a summary of science-based information delivered by the 13 human health and animal health speakers and symposium participants at the "Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: A Dialogue for Common Purpose" symposium in Chicago, Oct. 26-27. FULL STORY »

Ag communications symposium coming in February

Is it possible to find common ground among colliding beliefs surrounding food and agriculture? Food security is one of the most pressing issues facing world leaders today, and despite the technological tools available to help more of the world's population reach self-sufficiency, an epic communications challenge remains. FULL STORY »

Tweet your thanks

This Thanksgiving season, people throughout the food system will be using social media to show their thanks for food and raise awareness of agriculture through the AgChat Foundation’s #foodthanks campaign. FULL STORY »

Discovery Networks will feature farmer/rancher videos

Real farmers and ranchers will be telling their stories in the weeks ahead to help Americans learn more about how food is grown and raised. The effort includes documentary-style videos that will begin airing across the Discovery Communications’ networks. FULL STORY »

USDA: 'Locally grown' food a $4.8 billion business

Carolyn Anderson likes to chat up the growers at her local farmers market in Missouri, at times hanging out behind the beds of pickup trucks brimming with ears of corn. FULL STORY »

Smaller corn harvest could keep food prices high

The government slightly reduced its estimate for next year's corn supply, a move that could keep food prices high for most consumers. FULL STORY »

Government considers front-of-package label changes

Government regulatory agencies want labels that help consumers make healthy choices. Food manufacturers want to help consumers be healthy, but many have set up systems using their own criteria for what is healthy. FULL STORY »

Ohio drops dairy product labeling rules

Yesterday, the state of Ohio agreed to drop its regulations for dairy product labels that several groups say exceeded federal guidelines for absence claims. FULL STORY »

Antibiotics are only one tool

At the NIAA's Antibiotic Use in Food Animals conference Ron Phillips of the Animal Health Institute said consumers are confused and concerned about antibiotics used on the farm. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Make mine locust—medium rare

Insects as a steak substitute? That notion’s been bandied about by eco-activists and fringe scientists for years. Now, it’s being tied to the ‘meat-is-bad-for-the-environment’ argument. FULL STORY »

Tune in to the Food Day conversation

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has launched a campaign called “Food Day,” slated for Oct. 24. The organization says that Food Day is a nationwide campaign to change the way Americans eat and think about food. FULL STORY »

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