Texas Tech attends 63rd International Congress of Meat Science and Technology
Texas Tech's Department of Animal & Food Sciences was represented at the 63rd International Congress of Meat Science and Technology from Aug. 13-18 in Cork, Ireland. Thirteen faculty members and graduate students attended the event, including keynote speaker Mindy Brashears, Ph.D., who led the session "Scientific Advances Unpinning Meat Safety". Other faculty and staff members in attendance were Mark Miller, Andrea Garmyn, Jerrad Legako, Nelson Huerta, and Maria Bueso. Several graduate students presented research posters including Loni Lucherk, Tosha Opheim, Keelyn Hanlon, Andrea English, Diana Ayala, April Englishby, and Erin Castelli.
The 63rd ICoMST was themed "Nurturing Locally, Growing Globally", and included breakout sessions on sustainability, meat quality and safety, animal welfare, packaging, and many more. Over 450 delegates representing countries all over the world were in attendance.
In addition, both Garmyn and Miller were invited speakers at the workshop on sustainable meat markets, cross-border trade and eating quality for United Nations Economic Commission for Europe held at Teagasc Food Research Center in Dublin, Ireland prior to ICoMST on August 10 and 11.