Gen Z Gets Beef Backstage Pass
The up-and-coming generation of food consumers, Gen Z, is more interested than ever before in where their food comes from and how it’s produced. Transparency in food and agriculture is key. That’s why I was proud to be part of the Best Food Facts Taste Tour in and around San Antonio, Texas, where Gen Z foodies and farmers were given a backstage pass to a cattle ranch, a meat counter, a grocery store, and a chef-guided culinary experience. They asked questions about how livestock are raised, what cattle eat, beef sustainability, and so much more. As a livestock veterinarian, I loved hearing their questions and learning from them.
Dr. Dorman Asks: Should people change their diets to have an effect on greenhouse gases?
Our food choices matter to our health, but what about the health of our planet? More consumers wonder if what they eat can make a difference. Dr. Frank Mitloehner, a.k.a. GHG Guru, fills us in on the impact of what we eat.
Dr. Dorman Asks: What are the different roles on the farm?
Tara Vander Dussen, the New Mexico Milkmaid, is udderly in love with dairy and life on the farm in eastern New Mexico. Tara, a dedicated mom, wife and environmental scientist, shares with Dr. Leah Dorman that dairy farming is a family affair.
Dr. Dorman Asks: What Do You Hope to Teach Your Kids?
Dr. Leah Dorman and Tara Vander Dussen, the New Mexico Milkmaid, are moms who have a great passion for agriculture. Listen in as they talk about raising animals, protecting the environment and teaching valuable life lessons to their daughters.
Dr. Dorman Asks: How Can Farmers Connect with Consumers?
Consumers today have lots of questions about how their food is produced and Tara Vander Dussen – The New Mexico Milkmaid – admits she doesn’t have all the answers. The fifth-generation Dutch dairy farmer and environmental scientist tells Dr. Leah Dorman it’s not about the answers. It’s about finding common ground.
Dr. Dorman Asks: How Do You Talk About Where Food Comes From?
Tara Vander Dussen’s daughters know where their milk comes from – from cows on the family dairy in eastern New Mexico. Known as The New Mexico Milkmaid – Tara shares with Dr. Leah Dorman the importance of telling the story of how food gets to our tables and the high standards of animal care that result in healthy cows and wholesome dairy products.
What Does Antibiotic Stewardship Mean?
We hear a lot about antibiotic resistance and calls for antibiotic stewardship these days, and rightly so. It’s a concern I share as a mother of three great kids and as a veterinarian with over 20 years of experience. After being asked by several people what antibiotic stewardship really means, I decided to create a video about it and tackle the topic in a post.
The Role of Nutritional Specialty Products
Are you a believer in natural remedies to stay healthy? Well, you’re not alone and the company may be unexpected: nutritional products are gaining popularity to protect animal health. There are some great side benefits, too. I talk about more about it in my video.
Why are Antibiotics Used to Prevent Disease
Is it responsible to use antibiotics to prevent disease? It’s a fair question that I’ve been asked several times. I’ll ask a question in response: is it responsible to allow an animal to suffer if you know you could prevent that suffering? It comes down to ethics, as I explain in a new video.
Role of Vaccines
As a mother of three, Dr. Dorman leads an annual family ritual when winter rolls around to get their flu shots, which are vaccines to help protect us from the flu. As a veterinarian, she can tell you that vaccines are used in animals for the same reason: to protect from diseases that cause pain and suffering or to lessen their effects. In this video, Dr. Dorman explains the use of vaccines and the link to food safety.
Why I Do What I Do
People today have many questions about where their food comes from. Curiosity is the driver that leads people to explore, ask questions, and ultimately to understand something new. During Dr. Leah Dorman’s more than two decades as a veterinarian, she has come to realize how much she enjoys helping satisfy peoples’ curiosity about animal agriculture. In this video, Dr. Dorman explains why she chose this path.
The Nexus of Animal Health, Food Safety and Human Health
In this Oct. 20, 2016, webinar, Leah Dorman, D.V.M., and Steve Solomon, M.D., share some of the same concerns and priorities, including most importantly that antibiotics must be used responsibly in both human and animal medicine. They also cover changes underway in how antibiotics are being used on farms, the risks, as well as “superbug” concerns and the broader global picture with regard to antibiotic resistance.
How Antibiotics Are Used
Watch Dr. Leah Dorman, a veterinarian and mom, explain how antibiotics are used on the farm to keep animals healthy and improve safety and affordability.
Dr. Leah Dorman, a veterinarian and mom of three, explains the safeguards that farmers, the animal health community and the government have in place to prevent antibiotic residue and ensure the meat you feed your family is nutritious and safe.
Antibiotic resistance is a complex topic. In this video, Dr. Leah Dorman, a veterinarian and mom of three, explains what antibiotic resistance is, and talks about steps the animal health community is taking to make sure antibiotics work when we need them most, and protecting the public health and animal health.
Antibiotic Resistance Part IV: Proper Kitchen Techniques
Antibiotic resistance is a concern for many of us, so what can we do about it? Our four-part video series on antibiotic resistance takes a closer look at the topic from the farm to the kitchen. In part four, food blogger Alice Choi discusses proper food handling and storage techniques with registered dietitian Jen Haugen.
Antibiotic Resistance Part III: Navigating Food Labels
Antibiotic resistance is a topic of concern for many of us. In our four-part video series, we tackle the subject from the farm to your kitchen. In part three, food blogger Alice Choi enlists the help of registered dietitian Jen Haugen to help navigate the grocery aisles. We have many choices when purchasing food for our family, but labels including “organic,” “natural,” “no antibiotics ever” and “raised without antibiotics” can sometimes be confusing.
Antibiotic Resistance Part II: Antibiotic Use in Food Animals
In part one of our four-part series on antibiotics, food blogger Alice Choi spoke with an expert about antibiotic resistance. While we know that the discovery and use of antibiotics represents one of the greatest human and veterinary medical advances in history, recent concerns about overuse have people wondering about the impact on human health of use of antibiotics in animals raised for food. For answers on antibiotic use in livestock production, Alice Choi visited with Jeff Bender, DVM, MS, DACVPM, with the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety at the University of Minnesota.
Antibiotic Resistance Part I: Trust Your Doctor
Food blogger Alice Choi (HipFoodieMom) went in search of answers from experts to help us better understand antibiotic resistance. In part one of our four-part series on antibiotics, she visited with Dr. Pritish Tosh with the Infectious Diseases Division at the Mayo Clinic.