I’m keynoting the workship on Food, Ethics, Politics at 4:00 with a reception to follow. My talk, “”Food, Ethics, Politics: The View from 2022,” will be in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Maeder Hall, Room 002. This event is part of the University Center for Human Values (UCHV) Conferences, Workshops & Special Events. To register to attend, click here.
The latest on pet food
Pet food continues to be an ongoing source of news, and pet food politics an ongoing source of interest:
- The FDA reports and classifies pet food recalls on a dedicated website. There have only been a few recalls recently, but for the big picture, check the recall archive.
- US pet spending grew at double rate of household income. Pet owners in the United States spent US$87 billion on pets in 2018, up from 2013’s US$57.8 billion according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Survey of Consumer Finances data analyzed by MagnifyMoney.
- Blog: 2020 outlook: Top human food trends, insights for pet food: Debbie Phillips-Donaldson, editor of Pet Food Industry: Pet food in 2020 and beyond can look to human food trends like storytelling, sustainability and ones focused on ingredients and customization.
- 35 lawsuits combine over Hill’s vitamin D dog food recall: A Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated 35 lawsuits against Hill’s Pet Nutrition into a single federal legal action.
- Pet Food Processing is another useful source of news and information.
Comment: My book with Malden Nesheim, Feed Your Pet Right, is actually an analysis of the pet food industry. It came out in 2010 but holds up pretty well, I think, as a means for understanding recent events in pet food politics.