Watch Out, Technology Ahead Dr. Lowell Catlett, Professor of Agriculture Economics and Agriculture Business at New Mexico State University, shares some insights on the business of agriculture and specifically the protein changes consumers demand. Dr. Catlett offers a witty, and often rhetorical look at society at large and what people in agriculture need to keep in mind when developing products or talking with non-farming consumers [video][audio].
Building Global Solutions Dr. Tom Chiller, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opens his presentation with a quote from Dr. Tom Friedan, CDC Director, that brings focus to antimicrobial resistance: “We are all connected by the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe.” Dr. Chiller emphasizes that antimicrobial resistance is a global problem and needs global solutions. These solutions need continual communication, consistent monitoring and reporting, and response teams to take action.
Data Analysis Dr. William Flynn, Deputy Director for Science Policy, Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine, highlights the issues of data collection on antimicrobial resistance and drug stewardship programs. Dr. Flynn shares how the National Institute of Biological and Mathematical Synthesis (NIMBioS) is helping model and analyze approaches to antimicrobial use and resistance. Dr. Flynn says collecting additional information to link shifts in on-farm antimicrobial use practices with antimicrobial resistance data is a high priority.
Can we Engineer the Future? What is the future on transgenic, or genetic engineered, animals? Genetic engineering is not a technology that is going to replace standard breeding methods. Rather, it will add access to genetic variation, increasing the pool of genetic diversity that can be worked with [video][pdf].
Introducing New Enterisol Salmonella Oral Vaccine - Dr. Greg Cline, Technical Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.