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GMO Products and Food Security + Trade

Impacts of GMO Products on Food Security and TradeGlobal GMOs Or Else Marty D. Matlock, Office for Sustainability, Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability, University of Arkansas, talks about the impacts of genetically modified organism (GMO) products on food security and trade. People want to trust their food is secure (safe to eat, healthy, and available at a reasonable cost). Dr. Matlock suggests in the next 40 to 60 years the ability to feed the 3 billion coming to dinner will need. biotechnology and genetics to insure those new people have food to eat and keep the the world stable.

Dr. Marty D. Matlock - Impacts of GMO Products on Food Security and Trade


Impacts of GMO Products on Food Security and Trade - Marty D. Matlock, PhD PE BCEE, Executive Director, Office for Sustainability, Area Director, Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability, Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive, March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

Dr. Lisa A. Ferguson - Regionalization and Risk Assessments: Tools for Decision - Making in a Global Market


Regionalization and Risk Assessments: Tools for Decision - Making in a Global Market - Lisa A. Ferguson, DVM, National Director, Policy Permitting and Regulatory Services, USDA, APHIS, VS, National Import/Export Services, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive, March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

Dr. James McKean - FDA Antimicrobial Update


FDA Antimicrobial Update - James McKean, DVM, PhD, Extension Veterinarian, Iowa State University, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive, March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

Dr. Lisa Becton - Update on PEDV Research


Update on PEDV Research - Lisa Becton, DVM MS DACVPM, Director, National Pork Board, from the 2014 NIAA Annual Conference titled The Precautionary Principle: How Agriculture Will Thrive, March 31 - April 2, 2014, Omaha, NE, USA.

2014 Cracking the Millennial Code

2014 Cracking the Millennial Code 2014 Cracking the Millennial Code, May 8 - 9, 2014, Crystal City, VA, USA. This Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholder Summit event brought together a great mix of people to help connect, educate, and protect agriculture, farming, and food.

What Is Swine Monitoring & Surveillance?

Veterinary Services Current Swine Activities and UpdatesVeterinary Services' Current Swine Activities and Updates Troy Bigelow, DVM, USDA, APHIS, VS, NCAHP, outlines the major swine health surveillance initiatives that are in play. Diseases, like pseudorabies and swine brucellosis, are monitored on a regular basis. Tool have been developed to identify hotspots, risks are assessed, and communications integration with other organizations is setup. Improvements have been identified and resources (dollars and people) are continuously being worked on.

Crisis Preparedness and Management

Crisis Preparedness and ManagementBeing Prepared For Anything Ms. Cindy Cunningham, Assistant Vice President of Communications, National Pork Board, helps explain plans in place to allow the pork industry to function if there is a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak. Ms. Cunningham also highlights the research on vaccinations in progress and what role communication plays in the event of a crisis.

FMD Vaccination: Preparedness, Availability, and Limitations

FMD Vaccination: Preparedness, Availability, and LimitationsIf Not Vaccination, Then What? James Roth, DVM, Director, Center for Food Security and Public Health and Executive Director, Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics, Iowa State University, talks specifically about foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccinations: its availability, effectiveness, and limitations. Dr. Roth uses the lessons learned from porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) to highlight approaches to handling animal diseases: what works and what needs adjusting.

Risk Perception, Disease Reporting, and Cooperation With Emergency Response

Risk Perception, Disease Reporting, and Cooperation With Emergency ResponseRisk, Perception, & Its Research Amy Delgado, DVM, Veterinary Epidemiologist, Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health, USDA, APHIS, VS, STAS, talks about the state of the art in understanding risk perception. Dr. Delgado also presents information about producer cooperation / risk perception and touches on research (with case studies) that is being done.
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