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Are the right people at the Table?

Food Plate Tectonics: Thriving on the fault line Matt Sutton-Vermeulen, Unison Resource Company, states that everyone needs to be around the table when discussing "economically viable, environmental sustainable, and social responsible food"
So who's sitting around the table?
From the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

What are the 5 key legal approaches being used against agriculture?

The Law and Food Production Systems and Food Safety

Today agriculture is the target of many organizations that aim to misconstrue or distort claims about farming and thus injuring producers.

"While the U.S. enjoys the least expensive, highest quality and safest food supply in the world, the agricultural sector has been under severe criticism, accused of producing unsafe and low quality food in 'factory farms,' the mistreatment of animals, how current production systems are destroying the environment and many other accusations." Pena, Agriculture Under Attack (2010).

Chris McDonald, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., shares a presentation on Legal Challenges and Ramifications of Food Production Systems and Food Safety, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

Animal Agriculture Alliance Kicks Off Summit

The Animal Agriculture Alliance started their Stakeholders Summit today (May 5). Some quotes from the event (via Twitter)

  • The Honorable Pat Roberts, Kansas, Ranking Member, Senate Agriculture Committee, "says at #AAA11 farmers and ranchers ' have to tell our story' or others will tell it for us" via @BeltwayBeef
  • Jason Shoultz, Summit Moderator, Producer/Reporter, America’s Heartland, "When I look at farmers across the country, I see the passion they have for what they do. That passion is what we need." via @animalag