Food Production & Manufacturing

Blog entry | Mar 20 2017
National Ag Day is upon us (March 21)!  It’s a great time to shine a light on agricultural practices and food production advancements that bring you the foods you love to eat at your favorite restaurants. Many of the delicious meals, snacks, and...
Press Release | Feb 09 2017
(Dover, Del., Feb. 9, 2017)— International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation President Kimberly Reed gave the opening keynote at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture Conference today in Dover, Del., which had nearly 200 attendees from...
Blog entry | Feb 07 2017
I’m sure it’s no surprise that incorporating fruits and vegetables is a great way to establish a healthy eating style. In fact, nearly nine in 10 (88 percent) of Americans agree that consuming fruits and vegetables is an important part of...
Blog entry | Feb 02 2017
Oh, the Big Gamel. People enjoy the game for many reasons. Some want to watch their team win the grand prize of professional football. Others watch in order to partake in the greatest debate of our time: “Who had the best Super Bowl commercial?” And...
Blog entry | Dec 09 2016
The first part of our food security series explained the complexities of this global issue. People are food insecure for many reasons. Populations in war-torn countries often cannot get food in a safe way. Climate change and environmental disasters...
Blog entry | Nov 18 2016
As the world’s population grows, the need to provide food for all people will intensify the conversation about food security. According to estimates by the U.S. Department of State, global food production will have to increase 70 percent by 2050 in...
Blog entry | Sep 22 2016
Soil degradation is a growing problem throughout the world, and an important topic for our times as it affects the food we eat every day. In fact, in August, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) “ … announced a nationwide...
Blog entry | Sep 14 2016
The term "antibiotic resistance" can sound confusing and, thus, scary.  Antibiotic resistance is the refusal of the host to accept the treatment of antibiotics. This happens when a germ or bacteria no longer responds to a drug used for treatment. ...
Blog entry | Aug 24 2016
Twitter users often use #FF (short for "Follow Friday") to highlight people they think their followers should follow as well. Today, though, I’m using #FF for "Follow Farmers." When I first started to explore agriculture a few years ago, I was...
Blog entry | Aug 02 2016
A new study from a European farm organization highlights just how important crop protection tools – like insecticides, herbicides and fungicides – are to farmers. The report found that if regulations were to limit the crop protection products...
Blog entry | Jul 26 2016
The past few months have given me quite a few reasons to break out my I Love GMOs shirt.  First in May, the National Academy of Sciences released a comprehensive 388-page report concluding GMOs are safe for humans and animals to eat. This is the...
Blog entry | Jun 30 2016
A group of California farmers did the unexpected this year: They beat their water conservation goals. In spite of an ongoing drought and scorching temperatures, Western farmers continue to produce food, while also cutting their water use. How is...
Blog entry | May 31 2016
Fourth in an occasional series. (See part one, part two and part three.) For Brian Scott, a row crop farmer in Indiana, self-driving cars aren’t all that futuristic sounding. “They’re very cool, but farmers have been able to let their tractors drive...
Blog entry | May 31 2016
For years, the debate over the safety of genetically engineered crops (or genetically modified organisms or GMOS) has come down to one statement: the science isn’t there. Yesterday, the science was delivered. According to a report published...
Blog entry | May 20 2016
Actress Emma Watson might be best known for playing “the brightest witch of her age,” Hermione Granger, in the Harry Potter movies, but she has gotten some of her facts wrong about agriculture. Watson wore a dress made partially of organic silk at...

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