In just over a week the National Institute of Animal Agriculture will host a seminar designed to bring sanity to a subject that threatens to create a stampede among the general public. The snarling wolf pack circling th
With Subway's recent announcement that it is planning to phase in "antibiotic-free" meat over the next decade, it seems the latest food fad has arrived. Led by environmental groups and Internet bloggers, food activists
Better days through better ways. . . When I, like thousands of other FFA members, memorized those words, I was inspired to turn my career path towards forwarding that tradition of ongoing learning and advancements.
The use of antibiotics on the farm has been a not-so-slowly simmering issue for a long time. I remember first discussing it 15 years ago with representatives of a few of the larger pharmaceutical companies.
A federal judge said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had done "shockingly little" to address the human health risks of antibiotic use in animal feed and ordered the agency to reconsider two petitions seeking rest
With all the negative publicity the animal agriculture industry has withstood in 2015, it's gratifying to find a beacon of reality among the rhetoric. The truth is there - it's just you (and consumers)
"Sales does not equal use and use is not the same thing as resistance," said Ron Phillips, spokesman for the Animal Health Institute, which represents drug companies including Zoetis, Merck Animal Health and Eli Lilly a
There's a lot of misinformation out there among the general public about food and food production. And a lot of that can be shaken off and we move forward in a constructive manner. But if there's one issue where agric