Scarfe, David

The Potential Impacts of Mandatory Labeling for Genetically Engineered Food in the United States
Category: Scarfe, David
April, 2014

Although genetically engineered (GE) products are used around the world, the issue becomes contentious when they are present in our food.

Problemas del agua y el suelo asociados con la ganadería (QC)
Category: Scarfe, David
November, 2013

This one-page Ag quickCAST contains excerpted material from its companion CAST document (IP 50), Water and Land Issues Associated with Animal Agriculture: A U.S. Perspective.

Animal Feed vs. Human Food: Challenges and Opportunities in Sustaining Animal Agriculture Toward 2050
Category: Scarfe, David
September, 2013

This paper (IP 53) addresses the commonly heard argument that livestock compete with humans for food resources, thus providing support for the continued existence of livestock production.

Water and Land Issues Associated with Animal Agriculture: A U.S. Perspective
Category: Scarfe, David
August, 2012

This paper (IP 50) addresses specific water and land concerns related to animal agriculture. The authors consider issues of water use and water quality associated with the livestock sector and the related environmental and economic impacts.

The Science and Regulation of Food from Genetically Engineered Animals
Category: Scarfe, David
June, 2011

Humans and animals have been consuming genetically engineered (GE) food from plants for decades, but the recent approval of GE salmon intended as human food has resulted in debate and some controversy. Many still have concerns about the environmental impact and food safety issues of such an approval.

Air Issues Associated with Animal Agriculture: A North American Perspective
Category: Scarfe, David
May, 2011

The purpose of this CAST Issue Paper (IP 47) is to go beyond the generalizations and accusations often associated with the air quality topic. Experts from six universities examine a large amount of data and focus their information and conclusions around the key livestock areas: swine, poultry, dairy, and beef. Their critical analyses look at a wide scope of issues, from greenhouse gas emissions to the logistics of manure storage facilities.

Ethical Implications of Animal Biotechnology: Considerations for Animal Welfare Decision Making
Category: Scarfe, David
August, 2010

Part 9, “ANIMAL AGRICULTURE’S FUTURE THROUGH BIOTECHNOLOGY.” Animal biotechnology, which includes both genetic engineering and mammalian cloning, has expanded rapidly in recent decades. These technologies already have been applied in biomedical research and now are nearing application within the food system.

Pasteurellosis Transmission Risks between Domestic and Wild Sheep
Category: Scarfe, David
August, 2008

Native North American wild sheep species are very susceptible to pneumonia and particularly to pasteurellosis. Although the current understanding about pasteurellosis in wild and domestic sheep is incomplete, respiratory disease clearly is a serious problem in both.