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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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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 »