On September 19, 2013, local radio personality Lynda Loveland will moderate two panel discussions for The Food Dialogues®: North Carolina event hosted by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) and the North Carolina Animal Agriculture Coalition (NCAAC). Each panel will include North Carolina farmers and other food production experts, food scientists, health professionals and leaders in the consumer food service industry.
“Like other moms I know, I too have questions about what I feed my family,” said Lynda Loveland, co-host of the popular MIX Morning Show and moderator of The Food Dialogues®: North Carolina. “That’s why I agreed to help facilitate the discussion for this event. This is a great opportunity for moms and concerned consumers to ask our questions and hear directly from a variety of food and health experts, as well as the folks that grow and raise our foods.”
Panel 1: “What’s on my plate?”This panel will discuss the importance of consumer choice in the marketplace including organic and conventionally grown foods, and the use of science and biotechnology in food production. Our expert panelists will address health and safety concerns related to the foods we eat, how food supplies are shaped by consumer demand, and how interested consumers can learn more.
Panel 2: "Who is my farmer?" This panel will focus on farming in North Carolina, why many farms look and operate much differently than they did just 30 years ago, and the complexity of the food production process. Panelists will also answer questions regarding modern animal care practices, and the balance between responsible, environmentally friendly farming and our farmer's efforts to feed your family and families around the world.
“The Food Dialogues®: North Carolina event is a great way for individuals from across the food production spectrum to come together with consumersand have a constructive conversation about the food we eat and how it is produced,” said Larry Wooten, President of N.C. Farm Bureau, a member organization of NCAAC. “It’s time we move the conversation forward on both a national and local level.”
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