General Mills Backs Soil Health Projects

Lizzy Schultz

General Mills recently announced a $2 million commitment to the Soil Health Institute, The Nature Conservancy, and the Soil Health Partnership to support the development of tools and resources for farmers, landowners, and supply chain leaders to achieve widespread adoption of soil health practices. In this podcast, Soil Health Institute president and CEO Wayne Honeycutt talks about the partnership and …

audio, Food, soil, Sustainability, ZimmCast

2017 Water for Food Global Conference

Lizzy Schultz

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference held April 10-12, 2017 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event brings together over 400 researchers, practitioners, policymakers, farmers, faculty, students, thought leaders and industry experts to explore “Water for Food Security: From Local Lessons to Global Impacts,” a theme inspired by the notion …

audio, Food, Sustainability, Water

U.S Soy Global Trade Exchange

Joanna Schroeder

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), 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 across the globe all focused on U.S. soy. The event …

audio, Events, exports, Food, soybeans, trade

I AM @USFRA Series

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has been working on behalf of the agricultural industry since it was founded in 2010. Today it is made up of nearly 100 industry affiliates and partners representing virtually all aspects of agriculture, working to engage in dialogue with consumers who have questions about how today’s food is grown and raised. In this …

Ag Group, agribusiness, audio, Food, USFRA

Senate Passes #GMO Disclosure Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

Late Thursday evening, the U.S. Senate 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 text …

audio, biotechnology, Food, government

Safe Food Coalition Urges Senate to Act

Joanna Schroeder

The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) and leaders of America’s agricultural and food industries are sounding the alarm that Congress needs to act immediately to pass a bipartisan solution, such as the SmartLabel™ Initiative , before Vermont’s mandatory on-package labeling law goes into effect July 1. As of today, there are only seven days left on the legislative calendar before …

audio, biotechnology, Food

Senate Debates GMO Labeling on #AgDay

Cindy Zimmerman

The Senate heard debate Tuesday on legislation proposed by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) to provide a voluntary national standard for foods containing genetically modified ingredients as well as an incentive to provide more information on biotechnology to consumers. During his floor speech on the Biotechnology Labeling Solutions bill, Roberts stressed the pressing need for Congress to act …

audio, biotechnology, Food, government

Latest ZimmCast Features Hot Dogs & Sausages

Joanna Schroeder

His real title is President of the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. He’s Eric Mittenthal. But, as Chuck Zimmerman notes during this week’s ZimmCast, we need a much better title for him and perhaps you could suggest one. Eric is taking over the position from the “Queen of Wien” herself, Janet Riley. Both also work for the North American …

agribusiness, audio, Food, ZimmCast

CFI Study on Consumer Trust in Food

Cindy Zimmerman

New research from the Center for Food Integrity (CFI) shows that improved transparency increases consumer trust in food. CFI CEO Charlie Arnot says they surveyed 2,000 people to discover which attributes are most important to consumers when it comes to trust-building transparency – policies, practices, performance or verification – and found that practices are most important. The Center for Food …

audio, Food, Research