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Public Policy

What is the ASAS Public Policy Committee?

By Dr. Penny Riggs, ASAS Public Policy Committee Chair

The ASAS Public Policy Committee (PPC) was formed in 2009 to help ASAS shape public policy and public opinion related to all aspects of food animals and companion animals by engaging policy makers. The committee has been actively involved in a variety of activities! Read more »


Animal Frontiers focuses on GMO crops

By Dr. Michael Azain, ASAS Public Policy Committee

The theme of the April 2017 issue of Animal Frontiers was “GMO Crops in Animal Nutrition.” Articles in this issue provide an excellent update and review of the history and future of GM crops, a review of studies where GM crops have been fed to livestock and the methods of assessing their safety, the potential for use of gene editing technology in livestock, and the politicization of food security. Read more »

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Meet one of our D.C. interns: KathrynAnn Fields

We are pleased to introduce you to KathrynAnn Fields, one of six ASAS Science Policy interns. KathrynAnn will be interning in the Washington D.C. office of Congressman John Carter. Read more »


Proposed FY 2018 budget prompts response

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has issued a multi-organization letter regarding President Donald Trump’s FY 2018 budget request for research and development.

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Attend ASAS-ASN food security symposium

Join ASAS and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) in July for a pre-conference symposium focused on “The Role of Animal Sourced Foods in Ensuring Food Security and National Security.” Read more »