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High Tech Animals Stuck On the Shelf

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David Warmflash writes for the Genetic Literacy Project about the challenges being faced by innovators using genetically engineered animals to solve some of the world’s most pressing health, environmental and societal problems.  Warmflash is an astrobiologist, physician and science writer: If genetically modified (GM) and genetically edited (GE) plants face an uphill battle in moving from proof-of-concept to the dinner tables of consumers, then GM and GE animals are up against a proverbial Mount Everest. Read More >

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Strong U.S. Government “One Health” Coordination

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An element to improving human, animal, and environmental health The concept of “One Health” recognizes that the health of people, animals, and the environment are linked. Human population expansion and increased global migration have led to significant land-use changes and urbanization, all of which have an impact on the environment and increase the risk of disease transmission between animals and people. Although increased specialization within scientific disciplines and professions has greatly improved the health and Read More >

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Less Than 65 Days Until “One Health” Day!

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“One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple health science professions, together with their related disciplines and institutions – working locally, nationally, and globally – to attain optimal health for people, domestic animals, wildlife, plants, and the environment.”  The One Health Commission is a globally focused organization dedicated to promoting this “One Health” concept. Essentially The Commission seeks to “Connect” One Health Advocates, to “Create” networks and teams that work together across disciplines, and to “Educate” about One Read More >

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Can Technology Drive New Spurt in Agricultural Productivity?

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Rapid increases in productivity have more than doubled U.S. agricultural output since the end of World War II, allowing food production to keep pace with or exceed population growth. AgriPulse recently published a piece that takes a look at weather or not agricultural productivity gains can be sustained or even enhanced with application of new technologies in the short term. An excerpt of the article can be found here: …USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson has been explaining to several Read More >

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Trust the Science, Not the Food Fad

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Multiple surveys and polls reveal most people know very little about GMOs, causing them to buy into expensive food fads. We’ve published a piece on the GMO Answers Forbes blog by Robert Wager, from Vancouver Island University, and Terry Daynard, farmer and former associate dean at University of Guelph, entitled, “GMOs: Trust The Science, Not The Food Fad.” Instead of focusing on what’s on the label, Robert and Terry urge consumers to understand what they Read More >

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