Ag Groups Defend Sustainability of #GMOs

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, biotechnology, Food, GMO, USFRA

Agricultural organizations are doubling down on their defense of biotechnology as sustainable, after challenging Dannon for its pledge to eliminate genetically-modified ingredients from some products, citing that it improves sustainability. “There comes a time when we as farmers and ranchers need to step up and challenge when companies misinform consumers,” said U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance CEO Randy Krotz on … Read More

FMC Helps #CAPCA16 Fight Fear

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, CAPCA, EPA, FMC, Food, Pesticides, Regulation

How will the agriculture industry grow an increasing amount of safe, healthy food in an environment of more stringent regulations coupled with less water? This question was answered by John Kasper, commercial business unit director for FMC Corporation, during the opening session of the 42nd annual California Association of Pest Control Advisers. The sold-out event focused on feeding a nation … Read More

Failing to Meet UN ‘Zero Hunger’ Goals

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Food

The United Nations set a Sustainable Development Goal to end hunger by 2030.  According to information provided by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the global community is not on course to meet this goal.  The study indicates that at the current rate of decline in hunger, more than 45 countries will still face food shortages by 2030, countries … Read More

New Report: Global Progress on Food Loss, Waste

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, EPA, Food, Government, Research, sustainability

A newly released report has assessed the world’s progress toward Target 12.3 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which has called on all nations to halve food waste and reduce food loss by 2030. The report recommends nations, cities and businesses in the food supply chain move quickly to set reduction targets, measure progress and take action to … Read More

Marketing Study on the Modern Global Foodie

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Food, International, Soybeans, USSEC

Sopexa is the only international marketing agency that focuses entirely on the food and beverage community making their relationship with agriculture essential. Pauline Oudin, managing director, conducted the first ever study on the global foodie. She shared her findings during the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange and highlighted key elements to engaging the modern foodie around the world. The multi-country … Read More

Over 300 Global US Soy Customers Attend Trade Exchange

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Exports, Feed, Food, Soybeans, USSEC

The 4th annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Midwest Specialty Grains Conference and Trade Show hosted by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the Midwest Shippers Association (MSA), took place in Indianapolis, IN and is the premiere global soy and grain trade event. Over 700 attendees gathered with 300 of them representing 55 countries around the world, focused … Read More

NACD & NRCS Award $2M for Urban Ag Projects

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Conservation, Food, Urban Farming

As urban agriculture gains momentum in tandem with the movement of knowing where your food comes from, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) in partnership with USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) have awarded $2 million in funds to 42 conservation districts for urban ag and conservation projects.  The goal of the initiative is to help conservation districts and … Read More

House Sends #GMO Disclosure Bill to President

Cindy ZimmermanAFBF, ASTA, biotechnology, Food, GMO, Government

The U.S. House yesterday approved the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard by a vote of 309 to 117. The legislation, which preempts individual state laws to require labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients, was passed by the Senate last week and is expected to be signed by President Obama. “I have said this is the most important food and … Read More

Ag Industry Calls on House to Pass GMO Label Law

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, biotechnology, Food, GMO

With the Senate passing its version of the GMO Disclosure Bill late last week, this week more than 1,100 ag and food industry organizations, representing the entire food chain – from farm to fork – are calling on the House for quick action on passing its version of the GMO labeling law. The collective sent a letter to House leadership … Read More

#GMO Disclosure Bill Passes Senate

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, biotechnology, Food, GMO, Government

Late Thursday evening, the U.S. Senate Wednesday voted 63-30 to pass the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard that preempts individual state laws to require labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. The bipartisan compromise legislation, which was worked out by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), requires mandatory disclosure with several options, including … Read More