Monthly Archives: November 2007

Podcast: Trent Loos, of Rural Route Radio, Interviews Dr. Terry Etherton

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This interview with Terry Etherton and Trent Loos took place on November 28, 2007. Rural Route is a one-hour radio show aimed at bridging rural and urban America. Each weekday the program looks at the key issues affecting our nation and explores what they mean for those involved in agriculture and those that derive the benefits of products produced by America’s farmers and ranchers. Rural Route is hosted by Trent Loos, a sixth generation U.S. rancher based in Central Nebraska. Other regular on-air personalities include Kyle Bauer (five days a week), Duane Toews (on Fridays) and Hank Vogler (on Mondays). This way for more information about Trent Loos and Rural Route Radio.

Milk Label Issue Comes to a Boil in Pennsylvania

Published in Farmshine (November 16, 2007 issue)

YORK, Pa. – The milk labeling issue has been simmering in Pennsylvania, and now it’s come to a full rolling boil. Controversial headlines moved quickly from local to national this week, calling attention to the reaction of Rutter’s Dairy, based here in York, to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s ban on “absence labeling” of milk sold in the Commonwealth. Continue reading Milk Label Issue Comes to a Boil in Pennsylvania

Rutter Hormone Stutter

Daniel Brandt
Dairy Farmer, Annville, PA
PA Holstein Association State Director
Lebanon County Farm Bureau Director

In Todd Rutter’s little rant in the November 9th Harrisburg Patriot News, it is shameful that he had no scientific documents to back up his claims. It was a short story of propaganda. It contained no facts at all, only Todd’s hearsay. He holds the public ransom with his words and could care less about keeping the public safe. It is obvious his labeling practices are a money-making grab for him. Continue reading Rutter Hormone Stutter


Terry D. Etherton

Scientists have made impressive strides in developing new biotechnologies for agriculture since the onset of the modern era of biotechnology in 1973 (reviewed in Metabolic Modifiers, 1994; Etherton et al., 2003, American Dietetic Association, 2006). Biotechnologies that enhance productivity and productive efficiency (feed consumed/unit of output) have been developed and approved for commercial use. Development and adoption of novel biotechnologies will be crucial in meeting the challenge of producing enough food for a growing world population while minimizing and reducing impacts on the environment (reviewed in Metabolic Modifiers, 1994) Continue reading THE FUTURE OF FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY