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Meet D.C. intern Ben Rietmann

We are pleased to introduce you to Ben Rietmann, Oregon State University. Ben is one of six ASAS Science Policy interns currently in Washington, D.C. Ben is interning with the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Read more »

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ASAS-ASN food security symposium is July 8

There is still time to join ASAS and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) on July 8 for a pre-conference symposium focused on “The Role of Animal Sourced Foods in Ensuring Food Security and National Security.”

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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 »


Dr. Jack Whittier honored at Western Section Meeting

June 22, 2017 – Dr. Jack C. Whittier has been named the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science (WSASAS) during its annual meeting this week in Fargo, North Dakota. Read more »