Save the date! The next ASAS-sponsored Snack & Fact informational briefing is at noon (EST) on Mon., Sept. 26, in H-122 of the U.S. Capitol Building. If you will be in Washington D.C., please make plans to join us. The hour-long briefing focuses on content from the July 2016 issue of Animal Frontiers, entitled “Gut Microbiota, Diet, and Health: Application to Livestock and Companion Animals.” A light lunch will be provided. Read more
By Dr. Deb Hamernik, ASAS President
Sept. 8, 2016 – Dr. Tim Searchinger gave an invited presentation, “Livestock, land use, global change and food security” at 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
May 2, 2016 – A white paper, defining the role that animal agriculture and other sectors of society play in their respective contribution of greenhouse gases, has been released. Authored by Dr. Frank Mitloehner, Professor and Air Quality Specialist in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, the paper examines “Livestock’s Contributions to Climate Change: Facts and Fiction.” Read more