“With the ubiquitous nature of social media in current society, health and food safety risk communicators should be taking advantage of these platforms to provide information and engage the public,” reads a recent article in the journal Perspectives in Public Health. To help health information providers navigate social media, researchers at North Carolina State University…

Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are growing at a staggering rate. According to The Nielson Company, consumers spent 82 percent more time using social networking sites this year than last. Were Facebook a country, its 400 million users would make up the third largest in the world, right behind China and India. Twitter …

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced last week that she will host a Facebook chat Thursday October 1 to discuss the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new ‘Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food’ initiative to promote local food systems. USDA fbook article pic.jpg “I’m excited about the Facebook chat, because it can continue our conversation with the public about…