HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Panel presents Agricultural Biosecurity & Sustainability Strategies at 2007 AAAS Meeting

ons to enhance the ability to rapidly identify, contain, respond, and recover from intentional contamination, both real and threatened.

  • Jacqueline Fletcher, Oklahoma State University, The American Phytopathological Society
    Emerging and Threatening Plant Pathogens: Assuring Biopreparedness

    A safe agricultural system is critical to national security, but U.S. crops, a cornerstone of our nation's economy, are vulnerable to attack. Plant pathogens that are devastating to crops elsewhere, but are not yet present in the U.S., could be easily obtained by terrorists. Potential costs of a terrorist attack include reductions in crop yield and quality, increased production costs and food prices, financial instability of rural communities, and loss of public confidence in the food supply. Fletcher will discuss strategies currently in place and what is still needed to keep U.S. crops safe.

  • David Franz, National Agricultural Biosecurity Center, Midwest Research Institute
    Animal Biosecurity Is Vital to Global Food Industry, Health, and Trade

    The livestock industry contributes hundreds of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy annually. For years, we have protected our herds and flocks very effectively from both natural and accidentally-introduced disease. Yet, our own efficiency in this shrinking world and in this age of terrorism has made us ever more vulnerable. Franz will discuss vulnerabilities, threats and some technical and non-technical considerations.

  • David A. Hennessy, Iowa State University
    Getting the Incentives Right on the Farm

    Agricultural biosecurity threats can be intentional or inadvertent. This presentation will consider biosecurity issues according to the nature of the threat, the agricultural crop, and the stage of the value-added chain. It will discuss approaches to strengthening incentives to take efficient actions. Particular attention will be paid to
    '"/>



  • Contact: Amy Steigman
    asteigman@scisoc.org
    651-994-3802
    American Phytopathological Society
    18-Feb-2007


    Page: 1 2 3

    Related medicine news :

    1. Panel offers guidelines on skin reactions to new class of cancer drugs
    2. Panel offers expert analysis on causes, prevention of stent thrombosis
    3. Panel updates guidelines for treatment of adult HIV infection
    4. Panel finds insufficient evidence to recommend for or against maternal-request Caesarean delivery
    5. Panel calls for a new look at treatments commonly used for chronic insomnia
    6. RAND presents first Victor Fuchs Research Award to economists at Carnegie Mellon University
    7. The quest for an effective HIV vaccine presents new possibilities, challenges
    8. Alpharma presents positive pharmacokinetic study results
    9. Rutgers presents Susman award to College of Nursing faculty member Marlene Rankin
    10. XDx presents success with AlloMap molecular expression testing to international transplant community
    11. Childrens Hospital Boston presents at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions

    Post Your Comments:
    (Date:4/18/2014)... Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) recently received a ... metastatic breast cancer reduces both the growth of primary ... have found in models of the disease that blocking ... percent and can keep the tumor from metastasizing or ... comes from the National Cancer Institute of the National ...
    (Date:4/18/2014)... in French . ... and regenerative medicine. A team led by Ludwik Leibler ... Tech) and Didier Letourneur from the Laboratoire Recherche Vasculaire ... demonstrated that the principle of adhesion by aqueous solutions ... soft-tissue organs and tissues. This easy-to-use gluing method has ...
    (Date:4/17/2014)... inflammation in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have nearly twice ... with no inflammation, according to results of a new ... Cancer Center. , The link between persistent inflammation and ... prostate cancer those with a Gleason score between ... most aggressive and rapidly growing prostate cancers. , "What ...
    (Date:4/17/2014)... of the most popular vaccine brands for children may ... be overlooking some cost factors when choosing vaccines, driving ... option, according to a new study by University of ... can be driven by numerous factors," says Sheldon H. ... of computer science and of mathematics at the U. ...
    (Date:4/17/2014)... University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report ... suffered a recent major loss are more likely to ... The study is published in this month,s issue of ... Because compassionate behaviors are associated with better health and ... into ways to improve the outcomes of individuals whose ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Benaroya Research Institute evaluates immunology approach to blocking breast cancer 2Health News:Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair 2Health News:Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair 3Health News:Chronic inflammation linked to 'high-grade' prostate cancer 2Health News:Chronic inflammation linked to 'high-grade' prostate cancer 3Health News:Study recalculates costs of combination vaccines 2Health News:The ilk of human kindness 2
    (Date:1/15/2014)... 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX ... period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ... by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Sapphire Subsidiary Corp. ("Purchaser"), ... of Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTM ) ...
    (Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 HeartWare International, Inc . (NASDAQ: ... invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing the ... expects revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 will ... to approximately $208 million. "Our full-year revenue ...
    (Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acumed,s new SLIC Screw System ... accompanying instrumentation to place and insert the screw accurately ... tissue (e.g. ligament) repair or reconstruction as it holds ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/MN45636 ) The ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 3HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 2HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 3HeartWare International Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2013 Revenues 4Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 3
    Cached News: