Solution to End World Hunger: GMOs

Joanna Schroeder

A new report, “The Future of Farming and Rise of Biotechnology,” finds decreasing regulations on genetically modified crops (GMOs) could be a valuable strategy in combating global hunger. The report was released by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). NCPA Research Associate David Weisser notes that Nobel Prize winner Norman Borlaug’s use of biotechnology has been credited with saving …

biotechnology, Food, GMO

Food Dialogue on GMOs

Jamie Johansen

What do you know about GMOs? Most people not much with the exception that many have been led to believe they are bad. In a recent Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy Kimmel, he took to the streets to ask people what a GMO was and not one person knew, even thought most believed they were bad. In case you don’t know, …

Ag Group, Food, GMO, USFRA

Bayer Showcases Food Chain Partnership at PMA Convention

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience showcased its latest global Food Chain Partnership projects at the PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo this past week. The annual conference brings together decision makers at every level of the produce supply chain, including growers, importers and exporters, processors and retailers. “To continue to meet the needs of our growers, we must first understand the needs of …

Bayer CropScience, Food

Hick Chick Chat talks Feed Beets

Leah Guffey

While at the World Dairy Expo my colleague, Jamie, stopped by to learn more about feed beets as feed additive. According to Lisa Butzer, marketing manager Feed Beets are a sweet improvement to dairy rations and margins. Feed Beets are a high dry-matter beet hybrid grown for dairy cow rations. When added to rations as a forage source, you can …

Audio, Dairy, Food, Hick Chick Chat, New Holland, World Dairy Expo

What is a GMO?

Cindy Zimmerman

A new Consumer Reports report on genetically modified food is getting a lot of media attention, despite glaring errors pointed out by the National Corn Growers Association. The premise of the report is that 70% of Americans say they “don’t want” GMOs in their food, but that they are present in lots of foods, even those labeled “natural.” Talk show …

biotechnology, Food, Video

Global Water For Food Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Mobilizing new data gathering capabilities to improve global water and food security is the subject of the sixth annual Water for Food Global Conference, hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska in association with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Oct. 19-22 in Seattle, Wash. This year’s conference theme, “Harnessing the Data …

Audio, Conservation, Food, water, Water Management

Forum for Sustainable Water Management

Jamie Johansen

On Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Center for Food Integrity, in cooperation with the Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska, will host the Forum for Sustainable Water Management in Lincoln, Nebraska. Agriculture today consumes more than 70 percent of the world’s freshwater resources, the vast majority of which is used for irrigating crops. As …

Ag Group, Food, sustainability, water, Water Management

Opening Keynote at Intl. Conf. on Precision Agriculture

Chuck Zimmerman

Dr. Margaret Oliver was the opening keynote speaker at this week’s International Conference on Precision Agriculture. She is Deputy Editor of the European Journal of Soil Science (2011–present) and was Co-Editor of Precision Agriculture with John Stafford for six years until the end of 2010, but remains on the Editorial Board. On hand for ZimmComm was Sabrina Hill, AgNet West. …

Audio, Food, ICPA

Top Researchers Share Insights on Food Security

Jamie Johansen

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, …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Food, seed