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Lunchtime Challenge Influences Thousands

The 2020 Lunchtime Challenge, (LTC), reached and audience of more than 3,000 people through the creative promotional campaigns of 40 undergraduate students from multiple disciplines who raised awareness about One Health issues as diverse as an innovative integrated method of reducing agricultural waste utilizing black fly larvae, to the harmony between marine ecology and human health, and the impacts of deforestation for the production of palm oil.

Livestock Have Pandemics Too

Historically, animal health officials in the western states responding to invasive foreign animal diseases (FAD) such as high-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and virulent Newcastle disease (vND) have reported that disease control efforts are significantly hampered by industry’s lack of preparation. Specifically, animal and poultry rearing and processing operations cannot support regulatory goals because they simply can’t quickly implement enhanced biosecurity plans and cooperate in monitoring and reporting programs.