The Transmission

A pathway to our perspectives, announcements, and the latest animal health and food safety news.

August 16, 2018
There is now a second case of African swine fever (ASF) in China. It was found in a slaughterhouse where 30 pigs died of ASF. The slaughterhouse is located in the city of Zhengzhou in the Henan province.
August 6, 2018
The first case of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in China. First identified on August 1st, the outbreak was located in the northeast, in the city Shenyang.
August 2, 2018
The current labeling practices allowed by the FDA and to a smaller extent the USDA are a disaster for consumers looking to understand how to shop responsibly and eat healthy.
August 1, 2018
As a new monthly series, CAHFS will be highlighting our residents, graduate students, faculty, and staff. To begin, we'll be featuring one of our new veterinary public health residents, Dr. Lauren Bernstein!
July 27, 2018
CAHFS and the Veterinary Population Medicine Department are excited to welcome three new residents into the Veterinary Publich Health and Preventive Medicine program.
Tags: Agriculture
July 26, 2018
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the earth’s average temperature is likely to rise between .3℃ and 4.8℃ by the year 2100. When considering the needs of the increasing population, examining the effects of climate change on future agricultural output becomes increasingly important for future planning and policy.
July 25, 2018
The week-long Farm to Table program was organized with a suite of activities and students that complemented each other well and allowed each participant to find their own area of education- whether looking for general exposure to a food system, specific applications within a discipline, or an extension of their cultural comfort zone.
July 24, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture issued an advisory last week regarding ice cream mix distributed by Autumnwood Farm of Forest Lake, Minnesota. The ice cream mix had been improperly pasteurized since May 16.
July 19, 2018
Petri-dish grown meat, or cultured meat, or possibly clean meat, or in vitro meat is coming, whether you like it or not. There has been so much progress in the field, that it’s pretty clear these product will end up in our grocery stores eventually.
July 18, 2018
CAHFS was formed in 2001 after high-profile public health issues sent shock waves through the agricultural community. Now 17 years later, the center plays a key role in protecting people from animal diseases & food borne illnesses.