Thursday, September 30, 2010

Interested in a Research Position?

Laboratory Assistant Position
A six months to one year position is currently available; ~10-20 hrs per week; $10 per hour
Qualifications and skills
Sound knowledge of biological science; enthusiasm and aptitude to participate as a team member in a US EPA funded project; previous hands-on experience required (preparing buffers, pH measurements, mouse work)
You will have opportunity to get training in Immunology; learn ELISA, Western, cell culture, non-invasive cardiovascular measurements etc.
Research Area: Food Allergy and Immunology
For more information
Please contact ASAP with your resume
Venu Gangur, DVM, MVS, PhD
Associate Professor,
302-B GM Trout Bldg, MSU

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Symposium: New Landscapes in Food and Agricultural Law and Policy

The University of Oregon School of Law will be presenting a symposium titled, Cultivating our Future:  New Landscapes in Food and Agricultural Law and Policy. The symposium is October 1, 2010, 8-5pm PST, in Eugene, Oregon. Neal Fortin, Director of the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations at Michigan State University will be presenting on the panel, “Food for Thought–Strategies for Advocacy.”  

Click here for more information

Click here to register.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Food Safety Accountability Act

Senators Patrick Leahy, Amy Klobuchar, and Al Franken have introduced the FOOD SAFETY ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2010, (S. 3767). The bill would not amend the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Rather the bill creates a new penalty in Chapter 47 of title 18 of the United States Code. Title 18 contains crimes and criminal procedure, and chapter 47 contains the various crimes of fraud.  The new criminal penalty would be for knowing introduction of misbranded or adulterated food into interstate commerce. 

There already is an intentional crime penalty section in the FDCA. So it is interesting that the Senators choose the fraud chapter of criminal code rather than the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). Perhaps they did this to move the bill through a more favorable committee. Senator Leahy chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee. Maybe this will prod the Senate to vote on the Food Safety Modernization Act, S. 510, which has languished in the Senate for 13 months.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Today- The Future of Food Safety

Caroline Smith DeWaal
Director, Food Safety Program
Center for Science in the Public Interest
"Food Safety: Learning from the Past to set Priorities and Make Improvements"
3435 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48909
5:30 PM Reception
6:30 PM Program/Lecture 

Tomorrow, September 14
TIME:  1:10 – 2:00 pm
LOCATION:  115 International Center
                        Michigan State University

The Future of Food Safety: A Roundtable Discussion
Caroline Smith DeWaal, Director, Food Safety Program
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Elliot Ryser, Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition
Michigan State University
Neal Fortin, Director, Institute for Food Laws & Regulations 
Michigan State University
Craig Harris, Associate Professor, Sociology Social Science
Michigan State University
Ewen Todd, Professor, Advertising, Public Relations and Retailing
Michigan State University
Gerald Wojtala, Executive Director
International Food Protection Training Institute

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Webinar: Superbugs, Super Problems: Agricultural Antibiotics and Emerging Infections

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) announced a September 16, 2010, webinar titled, "Superbugs, Super Problems: Agricultural Antibiotics and Emerging Infections." "The new scientific consensus is that routine, unnecessary use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry contributes significantly to a costly epidemic of antibiotic resistance." To register for the program, please click here.

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