What Will Be On Your Independence Day Grill

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Summer is heating up and it’s time to celebrate our Independence Day! So, what will be on your grill? Need some ideas? How about these? Pictured is Spicy Grilled Ribeye Cap with Avocado-Mango Salad. You’ll find plenty of beef ideas at Beef It’s What’s For Dinner. How about some Beer Grilled Chops from Pork, Be Inspired? Maybe some Curry-Lime Chicken …

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AgriLife Extension’s Recipes, Videos & Cooking Schools

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The idea of a family sitting down together for a meal may seem passé in today’s fast-paced, drive-through society, but a statewide initiative by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is helping families eat healthier — and together –at mealtime. “The percentage of the food budget spent on away-from-home food has increased steadily since the 1970s and so has the …

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USFRA Communications Committee Work

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The live streamed Food Dialogues events get all the publicity when they take place with high profile moderators and panelists. However, there’s a lot of work going on “behind the scenes.” In Chicago recently that work included a regular meeting of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Communications Committee. I visited with two members of the committee. First up is …

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United Fresh Awards Highlight Innovation, Creativity

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Attendees to the United Fresh Produce Association’s annual convention and expo in Chicago cast their votes throughout the show for fresh produce innovation and recognized this year’s New Product Awards in five categories. More than 40 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations competed in the categories of Best New Food Safety Solution, Best New Fruit Product, Best New Packaging, Best New …

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Dairy in the Food Dialogue

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The CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, Connie Tipton (pictured on right), took part in the USFRA Food Dialogues in Chicago. The topic was Integrity in Food Marketing and as with other panelists I asked her what this means to her personally. Connie says, “You know every company has to figure out how to position their product but to …

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High Standards Required for Food Marketing

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Recent Food Dialogues panelist Clarke Caywood (left), Professor, Integrated Marketing Communications Dept., Northwestern University, has some interesting perspectives when it comes to the topic of “Integrity in Food Marketing. I visited with Clarke prior to the start of last week’s program and asked him what that subject means to him. He says it has a lot of legal as well …

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BASF Panel on Future of Food and Agriculture

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The Future of Food and Agriculture was the focus of a panel at the BASF Ag Media Summit last week in North Carolina, moderated by one and only Max Armstrong. Members of the panel included (left to right): Brazilian farmer Aurelio Pavinato, celebrity chef Cat Cora, North Carolina producer Bo Stone, Futurist.com founder Dr. Glen Heimstra, and University of California …

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Top Researchers Share Insights on Food Security

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Two World Food Prize winners shared their insights and experiences during a general session at the 131st American Seed Trade Association’s Annual Convention. Each shared what the seed trade industry can do to help feed the growing global population while sitting on a panel and taking questions from attendees. Professor Emeritus of Food Science at Purdue University, Dr. Phillip Nelson, …

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Farmers Dialoguing About Food

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Two farmers got to discuss food on the panel for the USFRA Food Dialogues in Chicago this week. I visited with them and am sharing my conversations in this week’s ZimmCast. First up is Chuck Wirtz, a pork producer from Iowa. With the topic being “Integrity in Food Marketing” I wondered what that meant to the panelists so I asked …

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Elizabeth Leamy Moderates Food Dialogues

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The moderator for today’s Food Dialogues in Chicago is Elizabeth Leamy, a journalist currently working as a correspondent for the Dr. Oz Show. At the conclusion of this morning’s live webcast panel discussion I got to talk with her about the experience. The topic of the discussion was Integrity in Food Marketing and my first question was what that means …

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