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Jun 15, 2011
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Technology can play ‘huge role’ in reducing food insecurity - Part 2 1

There’s a stark contrast between countries and regions that have turned their back on technology and those that have embraced it. Rob Aukerman notes that Brazil, which used to be a net importer of food, is now one of the world’s leading exporters. Regions such as the European Union have seen their fortunes go in the opposite direction. Aukerman discussed his views at this year’s World Pork Expo....More
Jun 14, 2011
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Technology can play ‘huge role’ in reducing food insecurity - Part 1

Rob Aukerman says the world is at a cross-roads because of the growing food insecurity in many countries and in the United States. Aukerman and Elanco Animal Health have been working with farmers one-on-one to try to raise food productivity. But Aukerman believes the world’s farmers and agriculturalists must step up the use of technology to make real inroads toward feeding the world’s hungry. He discussed his ideas during a session at this year’s World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa....More
May 26, 2011
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Food Safety conference “Is good first step”

The U.S. consumer enjoys what is widely believed to be the safest supply of fresh produce in the world but more precise means of detecting food-borne pathogens and increased emphasis on regulations are increasing pressure on growers, shippers, packers and others in the industry to decrease potential for contamination....More
May 20, 2011
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Funding key ingredient in agricultural research mix

Much has been reported about the new Republican spending cut proposals making their way through Congress. Rep. Austin Scott says House Republicans are intent on reducing federal spending, but that they will not make cuts across the board....More
May 17, 2011
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Trying to change the wind

Austin Scott is one of 83 newly elected Republican members of Congress, but he is already making his mark among first-term congressmen....More
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