Don’t Take Health for Granted
Producers have become keenly aware that traceback, which primarily is a function of health, sanitation and food safety, is critical to understanding the need to maintain fully effective health regulations versus introducing new animal health risks, even when such restrictions may limit marketing options.
Finishing a Thanksgiving Day meal is a treat and enjoyed by many but, unfortunately, not by all. The goal remains to somehow assure that everyone has access to safe and affordable food. The world would be a happier place if that were the case. While we reach out to better feed our neighbors, we also need assurance that the progress we have made in feeding our neighbors remains intact.
Like it or not, the world of living things always is precariously close to death. The relationship between predator and prey is never very far away. Although we generally prefer the movies with lions and wolves chasing wildebeests and deer, the tiny predators also always are at work.