Ryan Yamka, PhD, is founder and an independent consultant with Luna Science and Nutrition, and founder of the Guardian Pet Food Co. He is board certified in companion animal nutrition by the American College of Animal Sciences and a fellow with the American College of Nutrition. Yamka calls on his extensive background in pet nutrition, and multiple years developing, formulating and launching dog and cat foods as a senior executive with leading pet food companies, to address common myths and misconceptions about pet food.
The October 2019 issue of Petfood Industry delves into the backlash against grain-free pet foods following federal investigation of correlations to dilated cardiomyopathy. The issue also covers pet microbiome research, Singapore's pet food market and coconut meal, among other topics.