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What has the Foundation been up to?

The ASAS Foundation is a Foundational and Sustaining Partner of Animal Frontiers. In 2014, the Foundation provided key support dollars for the magazine, ensuring enhanced distribution of the magazine worldwide.

The Foundation is dedicated to sharing science-based information from current issues of Animal Frontiers with a broader audience, including our lawmakers and their staffers on Capitol Hill. To do this, the ASAS “Snack and Fact” series was initiated in 2013.

The most recent Snack and Fact, based on the topic of “non-traditional meat animals,” was held December 8, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Teresa Davis, ASAS Public Policy Committee member and a professor of pediatrics with the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at the Baylor College of Medicine, discussed the importance of animal protein in the diet. Dr. Surendranath Suman, a guest editor of the October 2014 issue of Animal Frontiers and a meat scientist from the University of Kentucky, provided a pictorial tour of various non-traditional meat animals from around the world. Information included in Dr. Suman’s presentation was based on articles in the October 2014 issue of Animal Frontiers.

While in D.C., ASAS representatives also made connections with various organizations, including USAID, the North American Deer Farmers Association and the Exotic Wildlife Association.

See what else the Foundation has been up to!

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