While writing this I’m currently on an A380 on my way to the USA on my first overseas trip since 1997. With the support of the University of Adelaide’s Barbara Kidman Fellowship I am:
- Presenting to the National Animal Welfare RD&E Strategy Forum in Sydney Australia on research to date on consumer attitudes to farm animal welfare;
- Visiting the Center for Food Integrity in Kansas City, Missouri, USA to meet with Charlie Arnot and his colleagues; and
- Attending the History of Science Society meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA to present on the ‘GM History work’.
I’ve already attended the meeting in Sydney. It was really interesting to hear updates from the livestock industries on how they are managing animal welfare issues in their industry, and community attitudes to farm animal welfare are definitely on industry radars. On a personal note, I saw my PhD supervisor for the first time in over 10 years which was rather wonderful.