The American Feed Industry Association honored three individuals in the fields of animal science and dairy science at the American Society of Animal Science-American Dairy Society Association Joint Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-23.
Donald Mahan, Ph.D., a professor emeritus from The Ohio State University, was named the New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award recipient July 19. The award, which is equivalent to a lifetime achievement award, was presented to Gretchen Hill, Ph.D., professor at Michigan State University, on behalf of Mahan, during a conference of animal science societies in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The American Feed Industry Association thanks the House of Representatives for its quick and positive response to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to S. 764 (the Roberts-Stabenow agreement). Today's passage of this legislation, 306 to 117, marks a monumental win for all--industry and consumers--in the discussion on food labeling. The passage also serves as affirmation by Congress, GE food products--brought to market for the last 20 years--are equally as safe and nutritious as their counterparts.
"The American Feed Industry Association tonight applauds the Senate's passage of S. 764, 63 to 30. The Roberts-Stabenow agreement is must-have legislation to prevent a patchwork system of state GE labeling laws. The balanced, common sense agreement provides consumers ample information to assist in making informed food purchasing decisions, while giving food companies options of how to provide that information.
In an effort to provide clarity on the clouded topic of greenhouse gas emissions, a recent report out of the University of California, Davis, focuses on animal agriculture's contribution to GHG--believed to drive climate change--challenging naysayers with surprising and encouraging new evidence.
Registration for the American Feed Industry Association's Equipment Manufacturers Conference is now open. AFIA's Equipment Manufacturers Committee will host the event--focusing on "Improving our Business to Better Serve our Industry"--in Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 3-5.