A new year in Kansas
Posted: April 30th, 2007 - 5:10pm by Doug PowellI met this girl.
That's what I wrote a year ago today.
But I would have left Guelph anyway.
The International Food Safety Network at Kansas State is flourishing and is now exclusively online at www.foodsafety.ksu.edu. We're an integral part of Kansas State University's ambitions in the area of food safety and security, barfblog is being relaunched today with groovy new software courtesy of Seattle-attorney and all-around nice guy, Bill Marler, and we have poop shirts. And a whole bunch of other ideas.
Most important to you, the reader, news has gone out every day. We have several new and enthusiastic students at K-State, Brae Surgeoner, who completed her MSc with me, has joined Kansas State as my full-time research assistant, PhD student Ben Chapman is carving out his affiliated but unique identity, and there are several others out there in the ether, comprising our virtual laboratory.
We at the International Food Safety Network seek to reduce the incidence of foodborne illness. We passionately believe in developing and evaluating the use of new messages and media to compel individuals from farm-to-fork to practice safe food behaviors and help create a culture that values microbiologically safe food.
Special thanks to K-State pres Jon Wefald and veterinary college dean Ralph Richardson, who along with Kansas State University as a whole, have made significant investments to establish a top-notch food safety and security team with which I, along with the others at the International Food Safety Network, are privileged to be associated.
Oh, and I met this girl. And we got married.