This year's winner, Zack Talbert, presented “A New ‘Twist’ to a Currently Failing Fumigation Room.” Talbert, a third-year veterinary student, discussed how current fumigation rooms are failing in effectiveness.
New USDA Policy enables more U.S. research and vaccine development for foot and mouth disease (FMD), but biosecurity precautions and approval processes will take several years, says UDSA Chief Veterinarian Jack Shere.
The increasing number of disease outbreaks are spurring the U.S. pork industry’s focus and collaboration on finding new ways to help protect the domestic herd from costly foreign animal diseases (FADs).
The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture will provide communication materials and training to those researching, developing and communicating about gene editing in food and agriculture.
The lack of regulatory oversight on fake meat does an injustice to consumers and creates an unfair advantage over conventional production. Also, gene-editing technology should be under USDA instead of FDA.