Posts Tagged ‘Food and Agriculture’

Animal Diseases and their Threat to Food and Food Security

Posted: February 21, 2018 at 10:25 am, Last Updated: February 21, 2018 at 10:26 am

Garrett Milne, Carleton University Animal diseases threaten the lives of millions of livestock on a daily basis. These animals are relied upon in the food supply, meaning massive losses can lead to widespread food shortages. This March, 73,500 chickens were culled on a farm in Tennessee after higher than usual numbers of birds started dying–the […]

Enhancing Food-System Resilience and Ensuring Consumer Confidence in the Aftermath of a Food-Supply Catastrophe

Posted: December 20, 2017 at 9:29 am

D.A. Unruh, S.E. Gragg, A.L. Nutsch, J.M. Ackleson and J.J. Kastner Kansas State University Introduction If true security is achieved through “the reduction of terrorism and the ability to pursue and maintain social practices and opportunities that Americans hold dear,” then the raising, growing, production, distribution, and consumption of food must be protected.[1] American agriculture […]