Truffle Media Update
December 6, 2014
The holidays are coming and surely some of you will serve Vaccinium Macrocarpon … That would be cultivated cranberries for the rest of us. It is one of those crops that many people don’t know much about. Recently Quartz (qz.com) shared an interesting story: “American farmers are growing too many cranberries“, which shows basic supply / demand at work and what happens when too much is grown [article].
Did you grow up on a farm and have allergies? There is a belief that kids on farms are less likely to have allergies. To find out, Dr. Matthew Keifer with the National Farm Medicine Center is helping launch a study to investigate why farm children are less likely to have allergies and asthma [article].
In November the National Institute for Animal Agriculture held its Symposium on Antibiotics Use and Resistance in Atlanta, Georgia. Of note are the presentation from the FDA: Antibiotics Strategy and Data Is Key To Understanding Antibiotic Resistance. Additional presentations from the symposium are at SwineCast.com.
Quick reminder: the National Collegiate Congress, a social media and advocacy workshop scheduled for January 17, 2015 at Dow AgroSciences’ headquarters in Indianapolis, has an earlybird deadline coming up December 10. Register now to save some cash for the holiday.
Have a great holiday break,