DairyCast 0007 for October 31 2006

DairyCast 0007 Show Notes:
  • A 2005 Poll by the Pew Intiative on Food and Biotechnology found that 2/3rds of Americans are uncomfortable with animal cloning for religious or ethical reasons. We anticipate approval by the FDA to clone food chain animals in the near future. What do you need to know and how should we communicate the issues surrounding this hot topic?
  • igenity maps DNA for livestock producers which provides an amazing amount of data on the propensity of their offspring.
  • Food scientist, Fadi Armouni, notes that even if irradiation could stop e.coli outbreaks like the devastating spinach episode, consumers might still not accept it.