Funny Or Die Peel Back the Label Video

AgWired Animal, Dairy, Food, GMO, Labeling

Peel Back the Label has partnered with Emmy-winning video company Funny Or Die to produce a new video highlighting the absurdity of deceptive food labels with a tongue-in-cheek take on how far food companies are willing to go to confuse consumers into buying their products. The video features two food executives – one from a milk company and the other … Read More

USFRA Supporting Food Evolution Movie

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Biotech, Food, GMO, USFRA

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is supporting a new film that offers an independent investigation into biotechnology that concludes GMOs may well be a force for good to feed the world. Food Evolution, which is now streaming on Hulu, was commissioned by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy. “The … Read More

Meet #SMARTfarmer Nancy Kavazanjian

Jamie JohansenAudio, GMO, Podcast, SMART Farmer, USFRA

This is episode number six of the USFRA SMART Farmer podcast and this one is with Nancy Kavazanjian, who served as the second chairperson of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. Nancy farms with her husband Charlie Hammer in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on land that has been in his family for 150 years. They raise corn, soybeans for tofu and … Read More

Dannon Hosts Forum on Alternative Production

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, Company Announcement, Dairy, dairy farming, Food, GMO, sustainability

The Dannon Company, along with their farmer partners, concluded their annual two-day forum this week in Lexington, KY as the company works to further develop alternative models of dairy supply to make the company’s yogurt. This year’s forum follows Dannon’s recent implementation of the Dannon Pledge, which commits to the pursuit of a non-GMO ingredient profile for the products made … Read More

Farm Groups Defend GMOs in Teleconference

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Conservation, Dairy, GMO, National Milk, sustainability, USFRA

Leaders from two national farm associations held a teleconference this morning to unveil plans for a “Straight Talk” campaign to engage the food industry in a dialogue on sustainable agriculture production, the marketing practices used to reach consumers, and the intersection of both trends. The call, hosted by the United States Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and the National Milk … Read More

Your Thoughts on Senate #GMO Disclosure Bill?

Joanna SchroederGMO, ZimmPoll

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What cookout cuisine do you bring to the table?” We’re well into grilling season and hot off an Independence Day weekend. Burgers and pasta salad were high on the list. In the Other category we got answers like my favorite – steak! Here are the poll results: Pasta Salad – 25% Cheese Burgers – … Read More

National Milk Supports New Senate Food Labeling Bill

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, Food, GMO, National Milk

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) today urged the full Senate to act quickly on legislation that would establish national regulations to bring consistency and transparency to the labeling of ingredients and processes used in the food supply. This would prevent confusing marketing environment in the food industry this summer, when Vermont’s new law, requiring labeling of foods containing GMOs, … Read More

IDFA Praises Senate Ag Bill on Uniform GMO Labeling

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, Food, GMO, Government, Policy

The International Dairy Foods Association has praised legislation proposed by Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts that would create a national uniform standard on biotechnology labeling, and called for urgent action to take up and pass the legislation. “The bill proposed by Chairman Roberts provides a common-sense, national food labeling standard that brings consistency and transparency to the marketplace, and will … Read More

Dr. Robert Fraley: Innovation Feeds Our World

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Food, GMO, Monsanto, Technology

Monsanto‘s GMO crop technology is arguably one of the most influential innovations of the past century; while it remains incredibly controversial among members of the public, the science has led to unprecedented advancements throughout the realm of biotechnology, and has held a key role in the process of creating a food secure world. This year marks the 20th anniversary of … Read More

New Video Series Brings Consumers to the Farm

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, consumer, Education, Food, GMO, Social Media, sustainability, USFRA

The entire “Day on a Farm” online video series, presented by U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®), is officially live on YouTube and social media. Consumers and agriculture industry professionals alike are invited and encouraged to view, share, and discuss the series with others. The series of four videos, created in collaboration with the popular online kitchen and home destination … Read More