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June 19, 2012

There are foods for every season and seasons for every food. What are some and how do you feel about food systems today?

Seasonal Food Policy Seasonal Food Policy? This FoodChat covered two topics: Seasonal and Food Policy. Different kinds of foods for all kinds of seasons are what make eating special. Pumpkin spice lattes in July just would not seam right. What does season mean for you? Also, what are some of the challenges for people and food systems? Learn more from this great audience!

May 16, 2012

Did you know the USDA is more than agriculture?

FoodChat on USDA Food and Nutrition Programs What are the USDA Food And Nutrition Programs? To many, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is just about agriculture. But it offers much more than that. The USDA offers services and support to many families that utilize the output of agriculture: food. In this FoodChat, USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon, Food, Nutrition & Consumer Services, shares more about what is offered.

May 1, 2012

All living things need food. What do plants and farm animals need?

AgChat on Nutrients for plants & animalsWhat Are Nutrients for Plants & Animals? Plants and animals need food to grow. What do farmers and ranchers do to provide the food and what are the issues they must handle? #AgChat farmers and ranchers provide some insights and learn what others are doing.

January 17, 2012

Are your New Year's Resolutions set?

FoodChat on Food, Diets, Health, and Resolutions
Diets and Resolutions Food is a key part of life. It keeps us going, it makes us feel better, it inspires us. But sometimes it is bad for us; too salty, too fatty, too much sugar. With the start of the New Year always comes resolutions involving food. This #FoodChat conversation shares some thoughts dietitians, farmers, and consumers have about food and resolutions.

January 16, 2012

Are consumers worried about how food is produced? Why?

David Schmidt, International Food Information Council, highlights the current environment in which consumer / food relationships exist: processed foods are perceived socially, politically, and economically bad; obesity epidemic factors are negative toward food producers; and communication around processed foods are not clear or consistent. From the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.