Challenges, opportunities, needs in animal agriculture

 A new report concludes decision makers must understand the relationship between animal health and food safety, which the authors say is sorta complex.

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) has published a review of research titled, “The Direct Relationship between Animal Health and Food Safety Outcomes” and is available at

Developed by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, the White Paper synthesizes information 50-plus experts presented at NIAA’s recent Annual Conference, five species committees?bovine, equine, poultry, small ruminant and swine?and six councils?Animal Care; Animal Health, Emergency Management; Animal Identification and Information Systems; Antibiotics; Emerging Diseases; and Global Animal Health, Food Security and Trade.