The National Pork Producers Council is focused on the issue of "lab-grown" or "cultured" meat, and is determined to protect the integrity of traditionally produced, real pork products, writes Dan Kovich with NPPC.
Host Chip Flory brings in Maria Zieba and Dustin Baker from the NPPC to talk trade and vaccines, Pam Johnson and Mike Dwyer to talk ethanol trade with Brazil, and Steve Nicholson for the bottom line on all the issues.
When the National Pork Producers Council and the National Pork Board became two organizations, it was a challenging time for the pork industry, but staff and producer-leaders came through stronger than ever.
NPPC is joining a global initiative to prevent unsafe residues of veterinary drugs in food, develop surveillance to help mitigate risks associated with antibiotic use and minimize spread of antimicrobial resistance.
Neil Dierks gives credit for the organization’s successes to board members, producer leaders, his staff and farmers out in the country—never to himself. But in reality, he’s a shrewd, big-picture thinker.
At the annual business meeting of the National Pork Producers Council, delegates adopted several important resolutions, including those that call on NPPC to strengthen measures to prevent foreign animal diseases.