Do 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.
Evidence-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.
Good School Lunches: Oxymoron? Does the phrase School Lunch give you visions of the lunch lady, mashed potatoes, and the blobby bag of chocolate milk? pop into you head? This FoodChat conversation takes on the idea that school lunches are not bad and can be great for kids' health and daily diet.
Staphylococcus 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.
Consumers, 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.