Feeding the World - Wide Boundary Perspective Dr. Nate Hagens, University of Minnesota, believes how people view these three lenses ( Energy, Environment, and Human Behavior) are going to shape the world in the years leading up to when the population grows to 9 billion people. Take away: 1) Money is a marker for energy and natural resources. In the long run energy is what we have to budget and spend! 2) We need technology… But not new gadgets.
Feeding the World in the 21st Century- A Wide Boundary Perspective - Dr. Nate Hagens, University of Minnesota, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Prevalence and Molecular Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile in Food and Companion Animals, Retail Meats, and Humans in Minnesota - Dr. Tim Snider, University of Minnesota, from the 2014 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-16, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
What is the future of food when politics gets involved? It used to be true that what happened on the farm stayed on the farm. Now, people running farms must be out their sharing what happens and stay connected with consumers. Dr. Jayson Lusk, Professor of Agriculture Economics at Oklahoma State University, suggests getting in the game to tell how farms run, explain the trade offs of being an agriculture business, and give consumers control [video][pdf].
Working on Our Animal Disease Preparedness Dr. Paul Sundberg, Vice President, National Pork Board, outlines several of the lessons learned from the outbreak of PEDv. Pathway of introduction is difficult – at best; Corollary - Be prepared for the next one to come because it is coming; Better state-federal-industry response coordination is essential; and We can’t expect USDA alone to respond quickly and efficiently to the “next PED” in time to stop it. Corollary - Industry needs to be responsible for managing production diseases.