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Iowa State provides ‘state of the science’ on eggs


Given 2010’s national egg recall and Iowa’s standing as the nation’s leading egg producer, Iowa State University provided legislators with a “state of the science” address Jan. 31.

Iowa State faculty and extension specialists spoke on the economic impacts of the Iowa egg industry, nutritional value of eggs, animal welfare issues, environmental impact of different egg production systems and food safety, particularly on salmonella. The session included discussion on the topics with legislators and question-and-answer periods.

“We hope this is only the first in what could be a series of Iowa State-led sessions for state legislators on current topics in agriculture,” said Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

This article appeared in February 2011 -- From Jerry Miller Newsletter