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ASAS responds to proposed presidential budget

For Immediate Release

ASAS Responds to Proposed Presidential Budget and Associated Cuts to Research Budgets

The American Society of Animal Science, in the interest of science and worldwide food security, respectfully encourages the President to reconsider massive funding cuts to USDA and NIH. Read more »

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Read the latest science policy news in the February 22 Science Policy Report compiled by the American Society of AgronomyCrop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.



ASAS hosts Snack & Fact in D.C.

ASAS representatives were in Washington, D.C., today to host a Snack & Fact briefing on the “Use of Performance-Enhancing Technologies in Global Livestock Production.” Read more »


Proposed zinc oxide ban in the EU

By Casey L. Bradley, Public Policy Committee Member

In December 2016, the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) proposed a ban of pharmacological levels of zinc oxide in swine rations. The CVMP has concluded that the treatment benefits of zinc oxide (ZnO) for the prevention of diarrhea in pigs do not outweigh the environmental risk associated with its use. However, effective measures to manage and reduce the accumulation of zinc in the environment could not be identified. Read more »


FDA proposes to regulate all animals with “intentionally altered” DNA as drugs

By Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam

You have the opportunity to comment on the FDA’s draft guidance on the “Regulation of Intentionally Altered Genomic DNA in Animals.” Please take the time to comment. Comments will be accepted through April 19, 2017 at the following link: Read more »