What to Expect from CAST This Spring – A Message from the Executive Vice President

From CAST Executive Vice President, Kent Schescke

CAST papers are the culmination of work by various task forces that are comprised of scientists, engineers, legal scholars, economists, sociologists, and other subject-matter specialists who generously contribute their time, energy, and expertise to help us achieve CAST’s mission.

I would like to extend a special thank you to all of the task force chairs, members, and reviewers who have worked tirelessly to make these publications possible. Your contributions of time, energy, expertise, and financial resources make all of this work possible.

It is with their help and rigorous standards that we are very pleased to announce several forthcoming publications to kick off 2020.

Impact of Recruitment and Retention of Food Animal Veterinarians on the U.S. Food Supply will be released on Monday, April 6. We will also host a webinar to share the highlights and key findings of this paper on Tuesday, April 7. You can sign up to receive notifications about this event below.

Producing Food from Cultured Animal Tissues will be rolled out on Monday, April 27. We plan to host a webinar that will share highlights and key findings of the paper around the same time.

Stewardship Challenges for New Pest Management Technologies in Agriculture is tentatively scheduled to be released on May 19 with a webinar to be scheduled within a couple of weeks after its release.

The Microbiome’s Positive Impact on Crops is planned to be released in late June.

New Opportunities to Connect with CAST Authors
As noted above, we plan to hold webinars presented by respective taskforce chairs who will share the highlights and key information from each of these papers. Our intent is to extend the outreach of our publications by creating more accessible opportunities for our members, stakeholders, and public audiences who may be interested in these topics. These webinar presentations will be held within two weeks of the release dates of each paper, and recordings will be archived and accessible through the CAST website

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Edit (3/19/2020): This post has been modified to remove previously mentioned events in Washington, D.C.

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