Give Up Meat To Save the Planet?

Amanda Nolz

A group called the Vegetarian Society is standing up once again attribute global warming and the end to the universe to meat eaters. The article, Climate chief Lord Stern: give up meat to save the planet, published in Times Online, urged folks to turn vegetarian in order for the world to conquer climate change. In an interview with The Times, …

Food, Media, Personal, Sustainability

Sustainability and Modern Farming

Cindy Zimmerman

The new president of the National Corn Growers Association, Darrin Ihnen of Hurley, S.D., is the star of a new video on the subject of increasing sustainability in agriculture that debuted Oct. 3 on the television program This Week in Agribusiness. The short video features Darrin and other family farmers telling the story of how better management and modern technology …

Corn, Farming, NCGA, Sustainability

Sustainability in Focus at Plant and Soil Science Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

“Footprints in the Landscape: Sustainability through Plant and Soil Sciences” is the theme for the joint annual meetings of three agricultural science organizations coming up next month in Pittsburgh. More than 3,000 international scientists, professionals, educators, and students will present new technologies and discuss emerging trends in agriculture, energy, climate change, carbon trading, science education, and related issues at the …

Events, Sustainability

MOSES Helping Organic Farmers

Chuck Zimmerman

At this year’s Farm Progress Show Eric Hatling, Development and Communications Coordinator for the MOSES, the Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service, visited with me about the organization. It sounds like their has continued to grow. Eric says that since last year the organization continues to grow. He says they had almost 2,700 people attend their Annual Organic Farming Conference …

Ag Group, Organic, Sustainability

Discussing Sustainability With Novus

Chuck Zimmerman

Although I didn’t get to attend the Novus Media Day dinner last night, Jeremy Lutgen helped me out so you can actually hear the guest speaker. He’s Dr. David Weatherspoon, Assoc. Professor, Ag., Food & Resource Econ., Michigan State University. David spoke about sustainability in agriculture and from what you’ll hear him say he believes we’ve got some big challenges …

Audio, Novus International, Sustainability

Novus Joins Sustainable Ag Platform

Cindy Zimmerman

Novus International is one of three companies that have just been accepted as members of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative platform. The others are General Mills and Cayuga Marketing. SAI Platform is an organization created by the food industry to communicate worldwide, and to actively support the development of, sustainable agriculture involving the different stakeholders of the food chain. According to …

Novus International, Sustainability

Sustainability Important to Novus International

Cindy Zimmerman

At the conclusion of the World Ag Congress in St. Louis last week, Novus International held a sustainability roundtable for some of the congress participants to discuss how the livestock industry can step up to the sustainability challenge. Novus president and CEO Thad Simons, pictured here with his son Kenneth, were among the participants. Thad says this year’s World Ag …

Audio, Novus International, Sustainability, World Ag Forum

Defining Sustainability For Alltech Symposium

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the things we’ve learned in recent weeks is how many definitions there are for “sustainability.” The Alltech Symposium theme was The Sustainability Principle so it was our primary topic of discussion. At the Great Debate roundtable our panelists each took a turn answering the question, “How do you define sustainability? There were also asked to put that in …

Alltech, Audio, Sustainability

Sustainability Questions And Responses

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the highlight sessions at the Alltech Symposium is The Great Debate. This is a roundtable discussion and featured well known panelists Michael Boehlje, Professor at Purdue University, Lutz Goedde, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Philip Wilkinson, 2 Sisters Food Group. The moderator (pictured) was Alltech Vice President, Aidan Connolly. The subject was “Sustainability – For realists or …

Alltech, Audio, Sustainability