NIAA WEEKLY BULLETIN
May 13, 2021
More news in ANIMAL AGRICULTURE
One step closer to mass-producing ASF vaccine – Candidate vaccine for African Swine Fever has been adopted to grow in a cell line, meaning that vaccine researchers will no longer have to use live pigs for vaccination production.
Farm Bureau launches mental health resources – In honor of Mental Health Month the American Farm Bureau Federation has released mental health resources for farmers, ranchers and their families who are experiencing stress and mental health challenges.
Methane emissions from U.S. dairies in decline – While greenhouse gas has been used by climate change activists to clobber animal agriculture, science points to different trends.
Food scientists debunk a wasteful myth about expiration dates – The word’s “best by” doesn’t mean what you think it does, which is leading to a food waste problem.
Cell-based chicken company hopes to reach price parity with poultry – Future Meat, a company specialized in cell-cultured chicken, has made goals to reach parity with poultry within the next eight years.
Target is launching a line of plant-based food – Target is launching its own line of plant-based foods as demand continues to grow for meat and dairy alternatives.
Veterinarians play a critical role in backyard flocks, livestock welfare and human health – Backyard poultry and small-scale livestock farming are a growing trend in the U.S., even in large cities. But how often do these owners seek veterinary care?
DSM launches intelligent sustainability service – DSM launches Sustell to improve the environmental footprint and profitability of animal protein production.
Land O’Lakes is investing in rural America – In a program with 19 other partners, a pilot program will incentivize people (ages 21 to 30) to return to their hometowns in rural areas to facilitate a larger goal of increasing access to high-speed internet.
Plant-based eggs introduced in Chinese fastfood chain – JUST egg will be featured on the menu of more than 500 locations. The company has seen a 70% year-over-year growth.
Announcements in ANIMAL AGRICULTURE
Congratulations to our new and returning board members and our award winners! Kelly Loganbill, Midan Marketing, was elected to serve on the board of directors. The re-elected board members are Lanny Pace, DVM, Mississippi State University; Karen Jordan, DVM, Dairy Farmers of America; and Michael Short, DVM, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Award recipients were as follows:
Chairman’s Award: 2020 Ambassador Gregg Doud; 2021 Leonard Bull, Ph.D.
President’s Award: 2020 Chelsea Good, J.D., Livestock Marketing Association; 2021 Nevil Speer, Ph.D., Where Food Comes From.
Meritorious Service Award: 2020 David Meeker, Ph.D., North American Renderers Association; 2021 Tony Forshey, Ph.D., Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Animal Agriculture Advocate Award: 2021 Leah Dorman, DVM, Phibro Animal Health.
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