Home / Food For Thought / Food Security

Food Security

#Fighthunger Like A #FarmerFoodHero


Recently, we wrote a post thanking the farmers and food producers, like former NFL player Jason Smith and Tyson Foods, who help provide food for others during this holiday season. Not everyone can farm or help to produce food, but there are ways that you can become a food hero in your community. Here are 3 ways to help you ... Read More »

#ThankAFarmer This Holiday Season

Screen shot 2014-11-25 at 9.41.58 AM

This holiday season, we’ve been hearing a lot about farmers helping others – from Jason Brown, who retired from NFL football to fight hunger, to Tyson Foods, which recently donated 151,000 pounds of protein to 5 of the highest need metro food banks in the United States. We’re excited to hear these stories! We interview farmers from all kinds of ... Read More »

Friday’s Featured Farmer: E & J Farms

Screen shot 2014-10-31 at 9.29.12 AM

This week’s Friday’s Featured Farmer is Elwood Garner from E & J Farms in Warsaw, NC! Elwood Garner grew up farming with his father and now raises hogs and poultry with his own family. Happy Friday! And as always, thanks for helping to Feed the Dialogue! Read More »

Facebook “Likes” generate $13,000 for Feeding America Food Banks

The Food Effect

RALEIGH–The N.C. Pork Council (NCPC), with assistance from the NCPC-sponsored The Food Effect network, coordinated a unique Facebook “Like” that raised more than $13,000 to be divided among North Carolina’s seven Feeding America food banks. In 2013, the N.C. Pork Council and The Food Effect conducted a month-long campaign that was designed to simultaneously support North Carolina’s seven Feeding America ... Read More »

How do we educate U.S. consumers that we have the safest food supply in the world?

Food Dialogues®: North Carolina, Panel 2: Who is my farmer?

With a projected 9 billion people in the world by 2030, it seems likely biotechnology will be used to help feed this population. So where should the education start on informing the public/non-farmers about the benefits of biotechnology? How do we set aside the “science language” and get back to consumer understanding and belief that the US has the safest ... Read More »

Not enough food to feed the world, why not go vegetarian?

Tommy, Vivian

Not enough food to feed the world? Why not encourage people to eat vegetarian – meat uses so much more resources thereby decreasing the amount of food available to people. Tommy Porter: Even if this was true, meat is by far the best source of protein, making it a vital part of good nutrition and our daily diets. And what ... Read More »

Can organic farmers feed the total population?

Tommy, Lynda, Vivian

What about the max capacity an organic farm can produce versus a conventional farm? Can organic foods feed the population in terms of cost and land use collectively? Tommy Porter: There are projections that the global population will increase by 2.3 billion between now and 2050. This explosive growth is fueled by a growing middle class in China and India, ... Read More »