Healthier Eating Incentives & eTattoo
Healthier Eating Incentives & eTattoo plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.
As the New Year is about to begin the New-Val program is being used at selected supermarkets around the country to help consumers make healthy food choices. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks about point-of-sale incentives to healthier eating.
VILSACK: The President has been quite clear in his instructions to me that the health of the citizens of the country is very important to him and one way we can make
The Department of Agriculture has approved the first ultra-high radio frequency identification tag and the first non-low frequency tag to be approved for use with the “840” Animal Identification Number. Called: eTatto, the ear tag operates at 915 MHz. The tag allows users to collect data from individual animals housed in large pens or across groups of pens in a fraction of a second, even while animals are moving. The read range is optimized to allow producers to collect data from either the front or back of the animal at a distance of up to 25 feet using a fixed reader or up to 15 feet using a handheld device.
Now with today’s Food Forethought, here’s Lacy Gray.
Well, this past week saw all the big expectations and high hopes for successful climate change talks go up in a puff of steam, like a single rain drop hitting asphalt on a 110 degree day in
Thanks Lacy. That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Northwest Ag Information Network.