In May, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs met in Washington, D.C. and predicted a collision between the growing global food crisis, a demand for high-quality meat and dairy and a climate system of storms, floods, heat waves and droughts that have only diminished crop yields, according to a May article in National Geographic.
With support from The Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust, FamilyFarmed.org is launching the Good Food Business Accelerator, a fellows program for food and farm entrepreneurs supported by Chicago’s 1871, as outlined in a blog on Huffingtonpost.com by FamilyFarmed.org President Jim Slama.
Expensive labor costs combined with low yields from organic farming could mean only the richest populations globally can afford the luxury of sustainable milk, coffee, meats and vegetables, according to a May article in The Wall Street Journal.
New regulatory requirements that could make the practice of alcohol makers handing over leftover wet grains to farmers for animal feed cost-prohibitive.
Michael Pollan, best-selling book author, invited Pamela Ronald, a plant geneticist, professor at the University of California at Davis to present her perspective on the benefits of genetic engineering of foods.
Forbes’ Maggie McGrath takes a look at the generation of 18 to 33 year olds who now represent a quarter of the U.S. population and hold $1.3 trillion in spending power.
Can big food companies like Campbell Soup respond to changing demographics and lifestyles?
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