Even on Food Issues, Politics Divide Americans

Joanna Schroeder

As the elections fast approach, not only are there political divides across parties, but also in food issues. The 2016 Food and Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes Toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health looks at how consumers differ in their views on food issues and find that conservatives and liberals think differently about sustainability, trust in government for food-related information and …

Food, Food Security, Research, Sustainability

Mukuka Talks Food Security at #ASTAannual

Kelly Marshall

For most of us, a lack of food security isn’t so much a problem as it is a distant possibility. For many on the African continent, however, food security is still an awaited hope. John Mukuka attended the American Seed Trade Association event from Africa to share the important message of what is being done to replace hope with reality. Mukuka works …

Ag Group, ASTA, Food Security

#AgVocate Panel Talks About Food News

Joanna Schroeder

When it comes to food, what makes the news? This was a topic that was discussed by a panel at the Bayer AgVocate Forum last week in New Orleans. On the panel were Agri-Pulse president Sara Wyant; Forbes contributor and author Kavin Senapathy; and freelancer Lorie Farrell. When asked what is news to you, Lorie said she and her colleagues …

Audio, Bayer, Food, Food Security

Young Charity Founder is #AgVocate

Cindy Zimmerman

At 12 years of age, Braeden Mannering has accomplished more for the less fortunate than the majority of adults in this country combined. With the face of an angel, combined with wisdom and compassion beyond his years, the founder of Brae’s Brown Bags, has become a crusader for the hungry and an AgVocate in his own right. Speaking at the …

Audio, Bayer, Food, Food Security

LPC’s Vision Event Tackles Food Issues

Jamie Johansen

The Livestock Publications Council’s Vision event took place in Kansas City, MO where they brought thought leaders together for a panel discussion on agriculture. Panelists included Ryan Goodman, ag advocate, Karen Hanson, registered dietician for Hy-Vee and Margaret Zeigler, executive director of Global Harvest Initiative. The panel explored the importance of the safety of our food supply and looked at …

Ag Group, Audio, Food, Food Security, Livestock, LPC

The FFA Hunger Games

Jamie Johansen

Inspiring young people to take action was the central theme of the National FFA Organization’s Food For All booth at the 88th National FFA Convention. As students entered the FFA Hunger Games they were challenged to a number of optical courses and educated on two program’s they can take part in at home to help fight hunger. I spoke with …

Ag Group, FFA, Food, Food Security

Land O’Lakes Awards Students to Help End Hunger

Joanna Schroeder

Land O’Lakes awarded 10 U.S. college sophomores fellowships to help find ways to end world hunger. The Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security Program is designed to engage future leaders in the challenges and opportunities facing agriculture in the coming decades. The 2015 fellowship recipients were announced during the 2015 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue. The 2015-2016 Emerging …

Agriculture Education, Food, Food Security, World Food Prize

Hungry for Food-Based Information

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, although Americans do find GMOs, antibiotics, sustainability and transparency important, they are most concerned with affordability, nutrition and food safety. This survey found that Americans care a great deal about how their food is produced: a full 78 percent of Americans say they are “very” or “somewhat” interested …

Food, Food Security, GMO, Nutrition, Organic, Research

Vision Event to Focus on Food Security

Joanna Schroeder

An upcoming Vision Event will be focusing on the importance of the food safety as well as dive into critical issues ranging from social concerns to economics to marketing. The event, sponsored by the Livestock Publications Council, will take place in Kansas City, Missouri Wednesday, November 10, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Westin Crown Center. The …

Agribusiness, Food, Food Security, NAFB

#GAPReport2015: Productivity, Sustainability Must Be Priority

Joanna Schroeder

The global productivity of agriculture has stagnated for the second year in a row and productive, sustainable agriculture must be a priority. This was one of the main findings of the 6th annual Global Agricultural Productivity Report: Building Sustainable Breadbaskets (#GAPReport2015) released by the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) today during the World Food Prize taking place this week in Des …

Agribusiness, Audio, Conservation, Food, Food Security, John Deere, Precision Agriculture, Sustainability, World Food Prize