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    Food Safety

    Female food activists and filmmakers talked about the dangers of pesticides, genetically modified food, and preserving the Earth’s soil.

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    School Lunch Programs

    Nutrition experts testified on school lunch programs across the U.S. and potential changes to strengthen the delivery and quality of those programs. Julia Bauscher, the president-elect…

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    Drink Up Initiative

    First lady Michelle Obama announced seven more companies supporting her “Drink Up” initiative, which encouraged Americans to ingest more water to improve their health.

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    St. Louis Brewing History

    Sharon Smith talked about the Lemp Brewing Company, at one time the largest brewer in St. Louis, and how prohibition brought an end to its success. The closing of Lemp brewing…

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    Child Nutrition Programs

    Education, medical, and military officials testified about some of the ways child nutrition programs affect issues such as national security, economic vitality, and the health of children…

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    2015 Agriculture Spending

    Helena Bottemiller Evich talked by video from Capitol Hill about the range of topics covered by the fiscal year 2015 agriculture spending bill. She focused on the controversy which had…

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    First Lady Michelle Obama on Nutrition

    First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to school leaders and other experts about the improvement of nutritional standards for food in schools.  These were the welcoming remarks before a…

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    2012 Census of Agriculture

    Hubert Hamer and Dan Charles talked about the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) 2012 Census of Agriculture. Topics included changes in the U.S. agricultural and…

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    History of the Coca-Cola Company

    Professor Bartow Elmore talks about the history of the Coca-Cola Company. This interview took place at the Organization of American Historians 2014 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

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    Food Security and Climate Change

    Dennis Dimick talked about an eight-month food series launched by National Geographic, starting with its May 2014 cover story, “The New Food Revolution,” on feeding the…

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    Food Insecurity

    Marisol Bello talked about her USA Today article on the social and economic ramifications of “food insecurity” in the U.S. She said that food insecurity refers not to hunger but…

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    Genetically Modified Food

    Consumer advocate Jeffrey Smith and biotechnology entrepreneur Gregory Stock debated the safety of genetically modified food (GMOs). Each gave an illustrated presentation, and then they…

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    Consumer Trends and the Food System

    Panelists talked about the food industry and consumer trends. They used PowerPoint presentations as they discussed how millennials were shaping the nation’s food system. …

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    Government Nutrition Programs

    Agriculture Under Secretary of Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon talked about government programs for fighting hunger such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance…

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    White House Healthy Food Initiatives

    Sam Kass, White House senior nutrition policy adviser, talked about first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative which he was directing. He said the initiative…

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    Factors That Impact U.S. Food Prices

    Richard Volpe discussed the impact of droughts on U.S. food prices, other factors that determine the price of food, and how USDA Economic Research Service pricing forecasts are…

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    Hunger, Obesity and Global Food Policy

    Social entrepreneur and activist Ellen Gustafson addressed students at Pepperdine University. She talked about her research on the relationships between hunger, obesity, and global…

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    Food and Drug Administration Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the fiscal year 2015 initiatives and priorities for her agency. She answered questions on antibiotics…

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    Maraschino Cherries and the Cherry City

    Tim Ramsey, president and CEO of Oregon Cherry Growers, talked about the company, the largest producer of sweet cherries. He also spoke about the history of the maraschino cherry and…

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    Nutrition Label Changes

    Anastasia Snelling talked about why changes to nutrition fact labels had been proposed and how it was thought they would improve consumers' opportunities for healthy eating and combat the…

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