How will animal agriculture balance the future and feed a population of 9.1 billion by 2050? The 2014 National Institute of Animal Agriculture Annual (NIAA) conference taking place in Omaha, Neb., will examine the policies and strategies that will dictate how innovative and competitive U.S. agriculture will be in the global marketplace today, tomorrow and beyond.
The "Precautionary Principle" is being utilized as a stratagem to cope with possible risks where scientific understanding is yet incomplete and to make regulatory decisions. The effects of it will be one focus of the annual conference. Sometimes thought of as the most innovative, pervasive and significant new environmental concept in the last 25 years, is it truly better to be safe than sorry or is it a politically charged over-simplification blocking innovation?
The conference will feature expert speakers and leading edge presentations by researchers, scientists and animal agriculture leadership, as well as provide forums for national committee and council meetings and the annual membership business meeting. To register for the conference, go to www.animalagriculture.org/2014AnnualConferenceTrichomoniasisStandardsForum.htm.