Raising awareness about the link between people, animals, and the environment, as we do in our conferences, is the first step in lighting the fire of One Health and its importance in improving food safety from the soil to the consumer.
A FARAD workshop held in September helped launch future working relationships between the School of Veterinary Medicine, WIFSS, and NAU, to increase educational and research collaborations related to One Health in food safety and food supply drug residue avoidance.
NAU – UC Davis One Health for Food Safety and Animal Health Symposium creates atmosphere for open dialogue and leads to the development of action items for curricular development and graduate research programs.
Excessive pesticide residues in the environment entering the human food chain are a potential health risk. This was one of the food safety problems which students chose to address during the 3-week NAU-UC Davis Graduate Education Conference on One Health.
Concerns over the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria have led to heightened interest in issues related to antibiotic use in animal agriculture. Assuring a safe animal-based protein supply for domestic and international markets in China was a chief topic of discussion at the Annual Symposium on One Health and Food Safety.
The visit from a Nanjing Agricultural University marked an important milestone in the progress of the working agreement between NAU and UC Davis to plan and establish a One Health Center for Food Safety in Nanjing.
The One Health Food Safety Symposium contributed greatly to the on-going collaboration between NAU and UC Davis faculty. The symposium facilitated dialogue between NAU and UC Davis faculty and helped build the foundation of the One Health Center for Food Safety in Nanjing, China.
A three-day symposium combining the expertise of faculty from Nanjing Agricultural University and the University of California at Davis is helping build the foundation of the One Health Center for Food Safety at NAU.
The bond between UC Davis and Nanjing Agricultural University was further strengthened when the two universities met together this winter during a three week conference.
At the One Health Food Safety Symposium held October 23 -24, in Nanjing, China, academia and government discussed the importance of a global education system to address the challenges of food safety in the 21st century.