Adam Griffin - Practical Application of Genomic Technology with Q&A

Practical Application of Genomic Technology with Q&A - Adam Griffin, Herd Advancement Services, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

Does Media Present Science Fairly?

Science in the media can be very hard to explain. This is especially true when the topic, like genetically modified organisms (GMO), is very technical, not very sexy, or controversial. In the case of GMOs, some media outlets cater to the confusion and aim to be sensational. Unfortunately, this approach distorts the facts and may cause consumers to make inaccurate statements about what they eat, buy, or recommend.

On December 7, 2010, Dr. Pamela Ronald, a distinguished plant scientist at the University of California – Davis, appeared as guest expert on the nationally-syndicated “Dr. Oz Show” to discuss the benefits of GMOs.

Unfortunately, what “played out” was way past disappointing. There was unbelievable bias in how the segment was edited to produce the “final” version that overshadowed the sound scientific facts about GMOs. I found it remarkable that much of what Dr. Ronald presented during the filming of the segment was edited “out” of the final version of the show!

It is important to understand how media uses fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) to derail constructive conversations about complicated subjects. Learn more from Dr. Terry Etherton and his response to the producers of the Dr. Oz Show.

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DairyCast 0320 - Understanding the science behind genomic selection

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  • Dr. Michael Cowan, General Manager of Genetic Visions, provides some background of the science behind genomic selection in dairy cattle.

DairyCast 0319 - Will genomic selection work for your herd?

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  • Dr. Kent Weigel, Extension Genetics Specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shares his experience with genomic selection and how it can benefit your herd.

DairyCast 0186 for August 22 2008

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  • Dr. Sandy Mckenzie, Harper Adams University College in Shropshire England, shares his research on reducing certain mineral supplements.
  • How may heat stress be affecting the genetic expression of your cows.

DairyCast 0185 for August 19 2008

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  • Laurie Fischer, Executive Director of the Dairy Business Association, share her thoughts on the impacts of immigration reform on dairy producers.
  • Pfizer enters into the animal genetics community through the acquisition of a couple companies.

DairyCast 0126 for January 15 2008

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  • Debbie Reed, DRD Associates, shares her ten year battle to promote agriculture's importance in the new carbon economy
  • Select Sires partnership with Igenity will help unlock the genetic potential of your herd
  • Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin, offers a word of caution on forage seed quality for 2008

DairyCast 0067 for June 12 2007

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