Monsanto’s Robb Fraley Talks Technology at WFP

Cindy Zimmerman

Biotechnology and precision agriculture technology are twin advancements in farming that are working together to help increase productivity to feed the world. Monsanto‘s executive vice president and chief technology officer Dr. Robert Fraley addressed the topic of game changing innovations that are shaping the future of green technology during the 2012 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue last week in Des …

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The Story of an Egg

Cindy Zimmerman

When it comes to feeding a growing world population, it just may be the little things that make all the difference. Elanco president Jeff Simmons gave an “egg-cellent egg-xample” at the 2012 World Food Prize last week of how just one egg a day can change lives. He calls the egg “a simple solution to food insecurity.” Watch the video …

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Heifer International at World Food Prize

Cindy Zimmerman

The World Food Prize is all about feeding the world, especially the hungriest of the hungry in developing nations. One organization taking part in the 2012 World Food Prize last week was Heifer International, which has been helping hungry and disadvantaged people around the globe feed themselves for over 70 years. In this week’s ZimmCast, we hear from Heifer International …

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WFP Panel on Protein and Production

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the last panels of the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue on Friday was on the importance of food productivity to meet tomorrow’s demand and much of the focus was on increasing animal protein in the world diet. Moderated by Margaret Zeigler, Executive Director of the Global Harvest Initiative, the panel included Elanco President Jeff Simmons, who we already …

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Another Successful World Food Prize

Cindy Zimmerman

The only other World Food Prize symposium I have attended was in 2008 and I was very impressed this year with how much the event has grown in just four years. Ambassador Ken Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, was thrilled with the program and attendance this year. “We’re again at about 1400-1500 people, and that doesn’t count …

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2012 World Food Prize Laureate

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2012 World Food Prize Laureate is credited with revolutionizing food production through micro-irrigation to allow farmers to produce “more crop per drop.” Dr. Daniel Hillel is pictured here during the World Food Prize ceremony last week flanked by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Food Prize Chairman John Ruan III. An Israeli-American, Dr. Hillel began his pioneering scientific work …

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Support for Plumpy’nut Increases

Joanna Schroeder

It was announced during the Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines in conjunction with the World Food Prize 2012 last week, that the makers of Plumpy’nut, Nutriset, will contribute an additional $5.8 million over the next two years to combat severe acute malnutrition in the developing world. The main ingredients include peanuts, vegetable oil, sugar, vitamins, minerals, cocoa, whey and maltodextrin. …

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Elanco President Shares Significance of an Egg

Cindy Zimmerman

At the closing day for the World Food Prize symposium Friday, Elanco President Jeff Simmons shared his thoughts on the significance of a single egg. “What’s in an egg?” Simmons asked during comments before a panel discussion on the importance of food productivity to meet tomorrow’s demand. “It’s the calories, the nutrients, the nutrition to totally change a kid. One …

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UN Secretary-General at World Food Prize

Cindy Zimmerman

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the big ceremony last night at the World Food Prize and stuck around to also speak at breakfast this morning for those not able (or willing) to attend the gala at the state capitol. During his brief address at breakfast, Ban talked about how making sure everyone in the world has enough to eat …

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Total Factor Productivity Key Indicator of Growth

Joanna Schroeder

Productivity is back on the policy agenda with rising food prices, heightened concerns about resource scarcity and increase risk from climate change, according to Dr. Keith Fuglie with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During the release of the 2012 GAP Report published by Global Harvest Initiative during the 2012 World Food Prize, Fuglie said it’s being realized more and more that we …

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