In this episode, we explore the transformative advancements in pork production with Banks Baker of PIC. Consumer expectations for high animal care standards, antimicrobial stewardship, and sustainable practices are reshaping the food industry. Innovative solutions and technologies are emerging to meet these demands, fostering sustainable food production.
Gene editing plays a pivotal role in enhancing animal health and aligns with antibiotic stewardship goals in pork production. Baker discusses the potential impact of gene editing on preventing diseases like PRRS and how it parallels successful applications in human healthcare. Challenges and considerations in applying this technology to animal agriculture, particularly in protecting pigs from diseases, are also explored.
PIC’s groundbreaking development of a PRRS-resistant pig through gene editing is highlighted, offering broader implications for pig herd health and the significant reduction of antibiotic use. Navigating global regulatory systems presents challenges and opportunities for PIC, and Baker sheds light on the company’s approach to gaining approvals worldwide.
Join us in this episode as we delve into the future of pork production, where cutting-edge technologies and sustainable practices are reshaping the industry landscape.