• By 2050, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates a 73 percent increase in meat and egg consumption.

    Per capita consumption also is expected to more than double in Asia and Africa. That’s why the National Academy of Sciences is recommending four areas of focus for animal science research - to help the industry meet this growing global demand for protein.

    A new report from the Academy says breeding technology and genetics, the impact of environmental changes, alternatives to medically important antibiotics and animal welfare issues should be the focus of research.

    The report is sponsored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Pork Board, USDA and more.

  • Bayer CropScience today announced it is seeking nominations for its third annual Bee Care Community Leadership Award, which recognizes an individual who uses their interest in and commitment to honey bees to benefit the community in which they live.

    The award, an initiative of Bayer’s North American Bee Care Program, provides a $5,000 grant to the winner to be used in support of a community beekeeping project.