In the USA, the lowest income quintile, $13,000 yearly income, spends 28% of their disposable income on food. Yet, also in the USA, the top quintile, $130,000 yearly income, spends 7% of disposable income on food purchases. Matt Sutton-Vermeulen, Unison Resource Company, walks through the ideas of environmental, social, and economic issues for sustainable food, and the contrasts the USA population faces today.
Dr. Frank Mitloehner, Associate Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist, University of California-Davis, asks the question "What are the environmental and economic impacts of choosing to eat meat or drink juice?" This presentations highlights the need for those in agriculture to understand consumer's choices, needs, and desires, with respect to their view of the environment and economy.
World Food Prices World food prices have been increasing for the last several months. What are some of the issues and how are consumers approaching the issue? This FoodChat conversation brings perspective from those in ag and food experts.
Tyson Foods donated 29,000 pounds of boneless chicken to help raise awareness of hunger in America and to help feed those in need. The United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and Gwinnett County Public Schools partnered to help distribute the donated food.
“There are millions of hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are faced with the realities of hunger and malnourishment,” said John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods. “We are trying to make a difference in their lives by providing nutrient-rich protein and by increasing understanding of hunger in our country.”
TEDxManhattan, held February 12th, 2011 in New York City, focused on how the way we eat is changing. This event provides a perspective on how the 98% of Americans learn more about farming, ranching, and agriculture. Three archived video streams are now available (part-1, part-2, part-3, event schedule).
Dietary Guidelines for Americans This discussion focused on the recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans. How should those in agriculture help support these guidelines? What are some of the potential label changes to result from the new guidelines? These and other questions help guide the FoodChat conversation.
This FoodChat discussion focused on the recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans. How should those in agriculture help support these guidelines? What are some of the potential label changes to result from the new guidelines? These and other questions help guide the FoodChat conversation.