May 14

The Great Unknown Below Our Feet

The Great Unknown Below Our Feet
Over 500 years ago, Leonardo DaVinci observed, “We know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot.” Five centuries later, as NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft explores beyond our solar system, a galaxy of trillions of soil microbes inches below our feet remains unknown. As the global population rises each year, so does our concern over how agriculture will be able to close the yield gap. Our land yields must rise 70 to 100 percent by 2050 in order to feed a world of 9 billion people. If every field produced the highest attainable yield, worldwide crop production would only rise by 45 to 70 percent.

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Apr 26

Kentucky Wins Big at the Alltech Innovation Competition

Kentucky Wins Big at the Alltech Innovation Competition The University of Louisville team at the Alltech Innovation Competition
Thirty brilliant young minds from eight Kentucky universities came together today at the second annual Alltech Innovation Competition at Bluegrass Community & Technical College in Lexington, Kentucky to present their business ideas for creating jobs in the Commonwealth and improving the food and agribusiness industries.
 

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Jan 28

What if All Our DHA Needs Could be Contained in Just One Egg?

What if All Our DHA Needs Could be Contained in Just One Egg?

Becky Timmons and DHA-Enriched Eggs

Becky Timmons, Alltech's Director of Quality Assurance and Applications Research, shares some information about DHA-enriched eggs.

We are out at the International Production & Processing Expo, commonly known as IPPE, this whole week! This year we're challenging attendees to ask, "What if?" For example, what if we could truly be antibiotic free? What if you could have 4 extra chicks, 5 extra eggs, and 99% livability? What if all of our DHA needs could be contained in just one egg?

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Jan 10

FDA Issues Plan to Control Therapeutic Antibiotics and Phase-Out Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotics in Livestock Production

FDA Issues Plan to Control Therapeutic Antibiotics and Phase-Out Sub-Therapeutic Antibiotics in Livestock Production

On December 11, the FDA announced a plan to “help phase out the use of medically important antimicrobials in livestock for food production purposes.” The use of these applications were defined as enhancing growth or improving feed efficiency. The FDA action was characterized as “a plan to ensure judicious use of antibiotics in food animals” and is predicated on Guidance Document #231 and the preceding Guidance Document #209, both of which can be accessed on www.fda.gov.

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