The Western U.S. Irrigation Water Conference exceeded expectations by bringing together a dynamic group of researchers and stakeholders representing key produce production areas from the western United States across to the Midwest, Eastern Seaboard and Southern agricultural regions.
Of all of agriculture, dairies are the undisputed authorities on water conservation and recycling, but with California in its third year of drought what are the economic pressures faced by family dairies? Dr. Michael Payne reports on the critical situation…
The need for more effective approaches to detect fecal contamination of produce has never been more critical. Our canine friends could be future paws-on-the-ground investigators in foodborne outbreak investigations.
The current 2014 winter season remains the driest since record keeping began in the 1800’s. This may actually be the longest, most severe drought in California in the last 500 years. What’s the impact on the California dairy industry?
Dr. Bennie Osburn, dean emeritus of the School of Veterinary Medicine at U.C. Davis, and director of outreach and training at the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, writes in his letter to the editor of The New York Times that the critical role wildlife and domestic animals play in the spread of disease cannot be stressed enough. Wildlife have yielded 300 new viruses with the potential to infect people.
The Western U.S. Irrigation Water Conference, April 24-25th, on the UC Davis campus, will offer participants the opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions about the adoption of the Food and Drug Administration’s implementation of the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Students from Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) learned about opportunities in research and educational programs at UC Davis during recent visit to Davis.
WIFSS delivered a 4-hour One-Health track at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Center for Continuing Professional Education Winter Conference.
WIFSS visits Nanjiing Agricultural University to discuss food safety and joint research projects of mutual interest.
Rob Atwill and Christopher Kilonzo take a One Health approach when studying the pathogens responsible for numerous foodborne outbreaks that have resulted in illness, death and considerable economic losses.