John Blue, SwineCast Industry

John Blue is the editor of the SwineCast update and the SwineCast Industry blogs.
Email: jlblue@TruffleMedia.com

What Do Consumers Think About Their Food?

Consumer & Food: Perceptions, Realities and Steps Towards Instilling ConfidenceDo Consumers Feel Confident About Their Food? Mrs. Leann Saunders, President of Where Food Comes From, Inc., states that consumers rely on media for a vast majority of their information and have constant confusion over what is right, healthy, cost effective, safe, or green. Mrs. Saunders offers that verified and branded information can help consumers understand and trust the traceability and source verification behind a food product.

Mrs. Leann Saunders - Consumer & Food: Perceptions, Realities and Steps Towards Instilling Confidence


Consumer & Food: Perceptions, Realities and Steps Towards Instilling Confidence - Mrs. Leann Saunders, Where Food Comes From, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Ag, Policy Development, and Public Health

Evidence-Based Policy Development in Public HealthEvidence-Based Policy Development Dr. Paul Halverson, Founding Dean and Professor, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, works to explain what "public health" is and how it is important as part of understanding the agriculture issues and solutions.

Trends in Livestock-associated Staphylococcus aureus

Dr. Paul Fey - Livestock-associated Staphylococcus aureus: Recent TrendsStaphylococcus aureus Dr. Paul Fey, Professor and Medical Director of Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, University of Nebraska Medical Center, presents information on livestock-associated staphylococcus aureus (livestock-associated MRSA) and some of the trends his laboratory is experiencing. Dr. Fey shares how the story of how staphylococcus aureus is very adaptive and how it can transfer between (both ways) humans and animals.

What are Consumer Perceptions on Superbugs?

Consumer Perceptions-Superbugs In Our Food SupplyConsumers, Superbugs, and Food Ms. Susan Vaughn Grooters, Food Safety Research & Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), understands the concerns consumers have about superbugs in the food supply. Ms. Vaughn Grooters brings a clear consumer perspective to the conversation, with research and publications that highlight the food safety issues and actions being taken to address them.

Ms. Susan Vaughn Grooters - Consumer Perceptions-Superbugs In Our Food Supply


Consumer Perceptions-Superbugs In Our Food Supply - Ms. Susan Vaughn Grooters, Food Safety Research & Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Dr. John Stika - Seeking Credibility With Consumers in a Confusing Marketplace


Seeking Credibility With Consumers in a Confusing Marketplace - Dr. John Stika, President, Certified Angus Beef LLC, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Dr. Richard Raymond - Antibiotics Used In Animals Raised for Food


Antibiotics Used In Animals Raised for Food - Dr. Richard Raymond, Consultant, from the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.