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AMSA RMC 2017 - Monday Technical Sessions

Monday, June 25

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Keynote Speaker: Karl Brophy, CEO, Red Flag

Presentation Topic:  Out of the Frying Pan and Off the Fire: Global Politics Looking to Take Meat off the Menu” will be led by Karl Brophy, the Founder and CEO of Red Flag, a global risk analysis and campaigning agency.  With Brophy’s experience and knowledge of working with some of the world's largest corporations and industry associations he has great insights to share regarding global political trends. The once niche topics of food science, nutrition and safety have changed dramatically.  International bodies like the World Health Organization and dogmatic activists are increasingly influencing food regulation using skilled communication techniques.  Where have we been? What have we learned? And how are we going to counter these trends?

10:00 am–12:00 pm

Concurrent Technical Session I - The Future of Cultured Protein
Sponsored by Cargill

  • This session will focus on the science behind Cultured Meat, what’s needed for future growth and why companies are investing in this.
  • Speakers: Dr. Liz Specht, Good Food Institute; Lisa Feria, Chairman of Stray Dog Capital and the leader of the Glass Wall Syndicate, and Eric Schulze, Memphis Meats

Concurrent Technical Session II - State of the Domestic and Global Meat Industry

  • This is a concurrent session to take a comprehensive look at the destinations of US and North American meat products.  The “destinations” are domestic and export markets. But — what are the opportunities? What are the challenges?  What are the next markets?  What is standing in our way?  Speakers will address economic realities, adaptations and development of new approaches and applications, and distribution methods. The idea is that one speaker will emphasize the markets, one the product, and one the consumer.
  • Speakers: Dr. Keith Belk, Colorado State University, Dr. Craig Morris, National Pork Board, and Dr. Molly McAdams, Om3

Concurrent Technical Session III -  Applied and Omic Approaches to Fresh Meat Quality Defects

  • The concurrent session targets to outlined current and cutting-edge research employed in animal and meat science to address the fundamentals of fresh meat quality defects utilizing omic approaches. The speakers will address new research findings on some of the well-known quality defects such as DFD (dark-firm-dry) in beef and PSE (pale-soft-exudative) in chicken, focusing on both pre-harvest interventions and post-harvest meat biochemistry. Furthermore, new fundamental research findings in emerging quality defects in poultry such as woody breast syndrome will be explored.
  • Speakers:  Dr. Wes Schilling, Mississippi State University, Dr. Heather L. Bruce, University of Alberta, and Dr. Ranjith Ramanathan, Oklahoma State University

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