Ralph Loglisci

Ralph Loglisci is a project director at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Loglisci currently directs the Johns Hopkins Healthy Monday Project, which focuses on food and health behavior change communication research, and he writes for the Livable Future Blog. Loglisci has worn many hats over the years and writes about issues ranging from food politics to obesity and health behavior. He was the communications director for the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production and the Berman Institute of Bioethics. Before that Ralph spent almost 15 years as an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist.

Will the U.S. hog industry ever kick its reliance on low-dose antibiotics?

The editors of Scientific American recently encouraged U.S. hog farmers to “follow Denmark and stop giving farm animals low-dose antibiotics.” Sixteen years ago, in order to reduce the threat of increased development of antibiotic resistant bacteria in their food system …