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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 »


New Animal Frontiers available

The April 2017 issue of Animal Frontiers is now available online. The theme of the issue is “GMO Crops in Animal Nutrition.” View the Table of Contents. Visit the Animal Frontiers Archives.

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Moving toward a food secure 2030

By Dr. Wendy Powers, ASAS Policy Committee

Nov. 1, 2016 – A new USAID report on global hunger and food security shares a vision and call to action contextualized by the identification of several emerging trends. These trends include urbanization, migration, dietary changes and climate change. They offer both challenges and opportunities to the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals of ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture. Read more »

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ASAS sponsors presentation by Tim Searchinger at EAAP annual meeting

By Dr. Deb Hamernik, ASAS President

Sept. 8, 2016 – Dr. Tim Searchinger gave an invited presentation, “Livestock, land use, global change and food securityat the 67th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) in Belfast, Ireland on August 29 – September 2, 2016. More than 1,500 people attended the EAAP annual meeting.

Searchinger and colleagues recently evaluated several models for estimating greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, bioenergy (e.g., ethanol from corn or wheat), and changes in land use (Science 347:1420-1422). Read more »

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Climate change, food security, and national security

April 25, 2016 – Between 2006 and 2011 more than half of Syria suffered the worst drought in recorded history. As a result, over 1 million Syrians were declared food insecure1 and 3 million fell into extreme poverty2. In the northeastern part of the country, over 85% of the livestock were lost. We have since observed some impacts of this extreme climatic event through its contribution to the current migrant crises as people seek out new living areas. Some reports suggest that up to 150 million people will be displaced globally due to extreme climate disruptions by the later part of the century. Read more »