animal agriculture

Blog entry | Feb 03 2016
Every time we walk into the grocery store, we come face-to-face with a flood of information on food labels. I once spent five minutes reading milk carton labels at the grocery store before an employee saw the look of confusion on my face and offered...
Blog entry | Jan 19 2016
A few months ago, a friend of mine invited me to celebrate her birthday at an upscale restaurant. This particular restaurants was known for one dish in particular: pig cheeks. I agreed, mostly because I couldn’t imagine how they would serve this...
Blog entry | Sep 30 2015
  IFIC Foundation Farm Tour for Registered Dietitians Friday, Oct 2, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Meeting Location:Bongo Java in Omni Hotel 250 5th Ave S Nashville, TN 37203 Scavenger Hunt Challenges   1. Take a selfie with a cow (bonus for >2 RDs!)...
Blog entry | May 01 2015
From company announcements to government reports, there’s more attention than ever on the use of antibiotics in animals, different antibiotic types, and what producers and the FDA are doing to maintain human and animal health. There are a lot of...
Blog entry | Mar 06 2015
Thinking about where dairy products come from is one of the most confusing farming practices for most shoppers. It’s pretty impressive- milk goes from cows all over the country to every grocery store, all while staying safe, nutritious, and...
Blog entry | Feb 11 2015
In the last year, I’ve learned a great deal about antibiotics. I’ve talked to experts about their use, misuse, and strategies to address antibiotic resistance.  Here’s what I learned and what opportunities I see ahead. Last year, we saw growing...
Blog entry | Sep 19 2014
Tony Flood & Brittany Mountjoy “This is an important public health issue that requires the combined forces of both the human medical, veterinary, food industry and pharmaceutical industry to resolve – recognizing that it is clearly a one health...
Blog entry | Aug 12 2014
Every parent wants to feed their family safe, nutritious, and healthful foods. If you’ve seen recent news articles on grass-fed versus grain-fed meat, you’re probably left wondering how to choose what’s right to purchase for your house.  The short...
Media | Jul 16 2014
Why are antibiotics used in cows? Could they make human antibiotics less effective? Are farms too crowded? How do antibiotics in animals affect the safety of your food? Get all the answers you need with Dr. Morgan Scott, veterinarian and professor...
Blog entry | Jun 27 2014
Whether a friendly mouse or an energetic five-year old, sometimes we just want a cold glass of milk.  To wrap up National Dairy Month, we’ve pulled together 4 surprising milk facts for moms. Happy drinking!   1. Flavored milk can be an asset to get...
Article | Jun 16 2014
Food animal production is an important part of agriculture. It includes beef, dairy, poultry, and pork. Advances in animal breeding, genetics, and health have increased the quality, safety and quantity of animal protein available to consumers, an...