Alex Simpson – Family Heritage & Responsible Egg Farming

My father and my grandfather taught me how to be an egg farmer. We’ve got a responsibility my family, to make sure they’re provided for just like any father. I’ve got a responsibility as a business owner, to care for my employees. And then I’ve got a responsibility for the general public that we’re feeding […]

FSMA and PSR Overview – Montana Department of Agriculture

Montana farmers work hard to keep their food products safe and flavorful for consumers. In fact, the United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world. But, outbreaks of foodborne illnesses caused by Listeria, Salmonella and other bacterial pathogens prompted lawmakers to improve food safety standards. In 2010, the U.S. Congress passed […]

Agriculture & Food Security Webinar

Welcome to today’s webinar on the Agriculture & Food Security module produced by the Minnesota Department of Health. I am Micaela Resh, a Health Educator and Communications Specialist with the Climate and Health Program at the Minnesota Department of Health. The Minnesota Climate and Health Program is part of a nation-wide effort to anticipate, prepare […]

Digital Agriculture

TEXT: As our world grows, researchers are working to make agriculture more sustainable. One solution is digital agriculture, the use of sensors and data systems to grow crops more efficiently and ensure food safety. At Cornell, Professor Abe Strook has tackled the challenges of digital agriculture by developing plant-inspired technologies that could help conserve a […]

Strategies for feeding the world more sustainably with organic agriculture (Nature communications)

Intensification of agriculture has greatly increased food availability over recent decades. However, this has led to big adverse environmental impacts, such as nitrogen surplus, greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation and biodiversity loss. Feeding 9 billion people in 2050 with ever increasing per-capita consumption of meat, milk and eggs will further exacerbate this. We thus need alternatives […]

How Illegal Items Are Found And Destroyed At JFK Airport

[Narrator] About 43,000 international travelers fly in to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport every day. By passenger volume, it’s the US’s largest international airport of entry. And in just Terminal 4 alone, that equates to almost 1,000 bags an hour. And in those suitcases, there’s a lot of stuff, some of which isn’t allowed […]

Building Better Agriculture One Atom at a Time

Joining two international organizations with complementary mandates – promoting peaceful use of nuclear technologies, reducing world hunger and poverty through improved agricultural production Linking third millennium technology with the traditions of conventional agriculture making sure natural resources are protected for future generations, that the food produced is safe to eat and that all people have […]