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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Integrity in Food Marketing

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The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Food Dialogues is taking place live as of this post in Chicago. The topic is “Integrity in Food Marketing 2014.” I’ve already interviewed several of our panelists and will do more when today’s discussion concludes. The program is live now and will be archived on the Food Dialogues website. We’ve got some very interesting …

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Panelist for USFRA Food Dialogues Chicago

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One guess where I’ll be next week. The USFRA Food Dialogues in Chicago. That’s where. Here’s the latest information on the discussion next week. The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) today announce the list of panelists participating in the upcoming Food Dialogues: Chicago. Integrity in Food Marketing event, on June 10 at the InterContinental Hotel. Thirteen-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, …

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DC Lamb Jam Competition Announces Best of Show

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Last week, Executive Chef Rodney Scruggs, along with Chef de Cuisine Matt Baker and the team at Occidental Grill, earned “Best in Show” with their winning lamb “dagwood” sandwich at the annual D.C. Lamb Jam, besting 20 other top chefs from the region. Sponsored by the American Lamb Board, the event drew more than 500 hungry fans to Eastern Market …

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Grant Contest to Support The Good Growth Plan

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Syngenta announced a contest for creative ideas that will support one or more of the six measurable commitments of The Good Growth Plan. The Good Growth Plan Grant Contest will award one Grand Prize of $20,000 to help the winner implement the idea. Also, three runners-up will receive $10,000 each for the same purpose. Deadline for submissions is July 14, …

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School Lunch Food Fight

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A school lunch food fight is underway between House Republicans and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The House Ag Appropriations Subcommittee FY 2015 bill approved this week would establish a waiver program for schools having trouble with provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Subcommittee chairman Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL) says the program is resulting in rising costs for schools …

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Corn Dogs Americans’ Regional Favorite Hot Dog

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In a new survey, corn dogs were the top dog at 46% among consumers who said they have a favorite regional hot dog. New York hot dogs topped with mustard and onions were the second choice at 38% beating out the well-dressed Chicago dog, which were tops among 26% of Americans with a favorite. Chicago dogs feature mustard, onions, relish, …

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Alltech Founder Dr. Pearse Lyons Reminsces

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In this week’s program I’m sharing a conversation with one of my favorite entrepreneurs, Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech, at the company’s annual Symposium. Since I’ve had the opportunity to attend the annual Alltech Symposiums I’ve told many people that it is the best conference I’ve ever attended that’s put on by a single company. That is still true this year. …

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