Food safety research projects underway since a 2010 E. coli outbreak are helping answer questions faced by the leafy greens industry. The correlation between animal defection in vegetable fields and potential E. coli infection remains a concern.
Veterinary medicine will play an increasingly important role in global health and food security.
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 wildlife in our gardens and produce fields harbor the potential to carry pathogens and cause illness through ingestion of contaminated fresh produce. How significant is this food safety risk? How significant is this food safety risk?
How does refugee healthcare in the Peace Corps and the International Red Cross weave its way into a career as a Wildlife veterinarian and One Health practitioner? UC Davis pre-vet student Mark Cayabyab talks with Dr. Cheryl Scott about the path that led her to maintain both a veterinary and nursing license, making her one of the few strictly defined “One Health” practitioners on an episode of The Uncommon Veterinarian Podcast.