National Dairy Council (NDC), founded by America’s dairy farmers almost 100 years ago, has joined forces with Feeding America and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to help fight hunger and promote healthy food choices for the nation’s 49 million citizens who are food insecure. As a part of this partnership, NDC is matching donations made in this week’s Feeding America Groupon to help ensure hungry individuals and families have food to eat during the holidays.
In fact, for every $11 raised by this Grassroots campaign, Feeding America can provide a family of four with food for two weeks. For every $21 raised, the organization can feed a family of four for one month.
Dairy Farmers Bill Siebenborn and Ryan Anglin discuss feeding a growing population
By Bill Siebenborn,
Missouri Dairy Farmer
I am from Missouri where farmers are trying to harvest what – if any – crops remain in their fields ravaged by the third worst drought in more than 130 years. As a dairy farmer, I came to Chicago, the “Bread Basket of the Country,” to join a complex discussion about feeding the world’s population. We face great challenges. The population is increasing. Another two billion will be in need of food by 2050. We will need to double our food production over the next 40 years. Yet today, there are one billion chronically hungry people in the world.
Key public figures and experts discuss food security in the 21st century at the Future of Food Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
As a registered dietitian, I have had the unique experience of working in a hospital, fitness center, and now supermarket to educate the public. Our role as nutrition professionals ranges from helping with prevention of chronic disease to managing it at every stage of the life cycle.
Mike Kruger, Chief Executive Officer of the Midwest Dairy Council, addresses the Future of Food Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
By Mike Kruger Chief Executive Officer, Midwest Dairy Council Beginning in the early 1800s, settlers moved to the heart of the United States in search of better farmland. The Midwest region’s fertile soil made it possible for farmers to produce
Future of Food regional series continues in Chicago, IL on October 4.
On June 14, we kicked off a solutions-oriented discussion through the “Future of Food: Food Security in the 21st Century” Summit, which was made possible by America’s dairy farmers through the Dairy Checkoff. Continue the conversation online with the Twitter hashtag #ThinkFood and through our event series.
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack was among the speakers at last week's summit on Food Security in the 2st Century. Highlights are available on WashingtonPost.com.
The world’s farmers will be asked to feed the equivalent of two more Chinas in the next 40 years. That’s according to Bob Thompson, SAIS, John Hopkins University, speaking at last week’s conversation on food security.
Statistics like that got our attention, but it was the thoughtful discussion about possible solutions to the challenge that I found even more striking. If you missed it, be sure to take a look at highlights from the event featured on WashingtonPost.com.
In the video above, Dr. Jason Clay, Senior Vice President at World Wildlife Fund, talks about the importance of using the expertise of every farmer in order to feed our future population in an effective and sustainable way.
In a video interview, Lauren Bush Lauren shares her excitement about the “groundswell” of support on display at events like the Future of Food Conference, where diverse groups are joining together to make progress towards the goal of global food security.
World Wildlife Fund and Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Expand Partnership to Advance Sustainable Agriculture
Jason Clay addresses The Future of Food Conference as part of a panel discussion of innovations in sustainable farming. Photo courtesy of Washington Post Live.
WWF and the Innovation Center will convene a blue ribbon task force including key agronomists, NGOs, academics and policymakers. From this gathering we plan to identify solutions and strategies for understanding the role different farming production systems have to play in 21st century global food security.