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PoultryCast 0284, Food Marketing Institute Believes Transparency Is A Virtue

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  • Senior VP for communications at the Food Marketing Institute, Susan Bora discussed efforts underway at the Food Marketing Institute to better communications from retailer to consumers.  She shares her thoughts on transparency and foreknowledge of issues which might impact perception at the recent Food Systems Summit.

What's Next For Antibiotics in Food Animals?


Antibiotics used while raising beef, poultry, and swine, has some scientists concerned. What should consumers know? Consumers are making their voice heard through new methods (ex, Chicago Public Schools buying antibiotic free chicken). Scientist continue to raise the alarm about the over use of antibiotics (ex, Union of Concerned Scientists petitions to FDA). And farmers and ranchers question the validity of stopping the prophylactic uses of antibiotics in food animals (ex, studies comparing US farm operations with antibiotic use with EU operations with no antibiotic use see no changes in antibiotic resistance).

PoultryCast 0283, What Can We Learn From Consumer Research?

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Dr. Tom Shryock - Initiatives to Ensure Public Health, Food Safety, Animal Health and Welfare


Initiatives to Ensure Public Health, Food Safety, Animal Health and Welfare of Antibiotic Use in Food Animals - Dr. Tom Shryock, Senior Research Advisor of Microbiology, Elanco Animal Health, from the 2011 Antibiotic Use In Food Animals conference, October 26-27, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. William T. Flynn - U.S. FDA Initiatives Regarding the Judicious Use of Antibiotics in Food-Producing Animals


U.S. FDA Initiatives Regarding the Judicious Use of Antibiotics in Food-Producing Animals - Dr. William T. Flynn, Deputy Director for Science Policy, Food and Drug Administration, from the 2011 Antibiotic Use In Food Animals conference, October 26-27, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA.

Dr. Robert Flamm - The Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance in Human Health


The Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance in Human Health - Dr. Robert Flamm, Director of Antimicrobial Development, JMI Laboratories, from the 2011 Antibiotic Use In Food Animals conference, October 26-27, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA.

Will the growers prevail in Pilgrim's Pride lawsuit?

growers vs Pilgrims Pride

Pilgrim's Pride has been ordered to pay $25.8 million to 90+ growers in Arkansas.
Mark Brodeur, the Plaintiffs' Lead Counsel, said: "It's a first in that I believe this is the largest verdict for a group of poultry growers against a poultry company."
The pay will to growers will range from $9,000 to approximately $900,000. In the mean time Pilgrim's Pride is considering an appeal.

PoultryCast 0275, How Will Economic Uncertainty Affect Feed And Export Markets?

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  • Purdue economist Dr. Chris Hurt joins us today to look at what's pushing feed grain prices and discusses the impact of recent economic uncertainty on U.S. ag exports.

PoultryCast 0272, Pew Environmental Group Unaware Of Real Poultry Environmental Progress

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What is the future of Latinos in agriculture?

Latinos and diamonds Orlando Gil, TCTS Global, shares his thoughts on the future of Latinos in agriculture.
The old story “Acres of Diamonds” told by Russell Conwell in the early 20th century, may ring true today when one considers the growth of the Latino population and our present and future needs for talent in Agriculture.
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