ANSC 100

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mct
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ANSC 100
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2012-10-22 21:56:41
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Animal Health Economics
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Animal Health & Economics
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  1. The Changing Face of Demand
    Consumers demand more foods produce far-far-away from home--> globalization of food system
  2. How can Economists Help?
    • Identify and explain why individual producers and markets behave in a certain way (incentives, costs)
    • Justify the need for international regulation and standards in farm animal husbandry and trade
    • Measure impact of disease spread and regulation
    • Adivse policy makers at home and abroad about feasible solutions and ways to get there
  3. Mandate of OIE
    • Disease information system, disease surveillance and control, regulation of international trade.
    • Need magnified by "Rinderpest" outbreak in Belguim in 1920
  4. SPS
    • Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
    • Facilitates global trade in Agri-foods
    • Right to protect human, animal and plant health

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