Tweet transcript from #foodchat 10-20-2009

Wow.  Twitter chat sessions are always fever pitched, but I have a new found respect for folks who host them!  Shaun Haney & I sat in on responsibilities for #foodchat last night.  Michele Payn-Knoper does so many of these and handles the stress so well week after week… Okay, when technology melts down she may glisten ever so slightly.  But I digress… What I enjoyed most was looking into topics to consider and discussing for the discussion on food insecurity, the impacts and ways the world can take action.  Shaun and I had the responsibility to do this right, so each of us did research.  That was fine (and largely unecessary) as we had a great combination of perspectives & the interplay come together.  It was a charge… A real rush for me.  How can you not be excited when in a week’s time you have 100 people focused on ways we could assist the hungry?

No more delays… I want you to see all these fine folks and suggestions!  Feel free to add to the discussion thread on twitter or here as well!

foodchat: we have a few folks here already… what do you say we start introductions? #foodchat
07:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Guidelines for #foodchat, 8-10pmET 1)intro w/ location & #food interest 2)stay on topic 3)start responses w/ Q# 4)play nice, be professional
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: Ed–Corp. PR. Tyson. Also manage @TysonFoods, which focuses on hunger relief. Arkansas. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: Janice here… PR person with Monsanto and the guest co-host who will hide under @foodchat part of the night. glad to see sun! #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: I am from Canada, I am a seedsman, agricultural blogger and am very interested in food. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: RT @TruffleMedia: http://twitpic.com/maqbe#foodchat 50|100|70 chart ref info from Food Economics and Consumer Choic http://bit.ly/VR5mM
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

RayLinDairy: Ray a dairy farmer from Central CA #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: Wondering if I can stay focused tonight with the Yankees playing… it should take far longer than foodchat from earlier games #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: oh ya and I am guest hosting with @jplovescotten tonight. So behave people #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: Jeff, producer of beef, horses and hay in Northern CA. Former ag teacher and perennial agvocate. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hogs_r_us: Mark McHargue grow kids hogs corn popcorn. I like food #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

FranksAlley: Amy from Illinois, wife of a corn grower and want to be CSAer #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Thanks John for going ahead and getting us started with an image…. we’ll have another 10-15 for intros & smalltalk & then hop in #
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

PrecisionFarmer: Precision Farmer here, I’m one of the writers behind Precision Farmer & Precision Manager Magazine http://bit.ly/3mWnbn #Foodchat #foodc
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Chris, a meat geek from Pennsylvania. Work with #food producers and consumers from farm to fork #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TruffleMedia: johb blue in Indianapolis tweeping in to #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

PrecisionFarmer: Recently the magazines were highlighted in a Wired article about Future Farming by @alexismadrigal http://bit.ly/3XtOTV #foodchat #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Welcome to the folks who have intro’d. For any of you first-timers… We start slow but get ready for some high speed chatting. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: COTTON — that’s an O there @ShaunHaney, no Canadian spellings allowed in my user ID. : ) #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

mjwiegand: Matt, Commodity trading and risk managament in Nebraska #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: sometimes people like to lurk… watchers are okay, but we like to have intros — past circumstances have required this #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

BDairy: Betsy dairy farmer from Maine #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

agbiotech: Hi all, Allison here from CBI. Tweeting from Washington DC #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: nobody giving a weather update? Are we sure farmers are here? Beautiful harvest weather in Memphis FINALLY #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

mkg81: Meghan – daughter of a corn/bean/pork/beef farmer. Love to cook food. Watching #foodchat tonight from my bb.
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

PrecisionFarmer: Seems like a slow night for #agchat #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

datafeaster: david, farmer from New Jersey #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

OliverRanch: @foodchat Carrie Oliver, Founder, Artisan Beef Institute, helping producers & consumers celebrate beef is like wine, variety=good #foodc
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: Greg Vincent, editor of Top Producer Magazine. From a very warm Smithville, Mo. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

RayLinDairy: Steve it is actually #foodchat 2nite RT @stevebaccus: Steve, Prez of Kansas Farm Bureau #agchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Heard today that Whole Foods PA is going to start selling raw milk. Anyone know if that’s true? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

RayLinDairy: Greg 2 nite is #foodchat RT @TopProducerMag: Greg Vincent, editor of Top Producer Magazine. From a very nice & warm Smithville, MO. #agc
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

SaveOurWay: Farmers wife in Illinois,grain & livestock. Lurk mostly #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

mkg81: I’ll give you weather – 69 and partly sunny tomorrow. Another gorgeous day to spend in the field harvesting the #food we all love. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Jeannine, farm reporter from Illinois AgriNews, Indiana AgriNews and www.agrinews-pubs.com, just reading along! #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: Hi everybody, Ben Wilson checking in from FarmOn.com. Watching the sun set on a nice fall day in Alberta, Canada. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

PVDairyGal1: Jennifer from Michigan, dairy farmer, promoter of Ag, Blogger #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: @OliverRanch Curious to know what your favorite #beef varietal is? Depend on the pairing? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: Hit 68 degrees this afternoon after 39 & rain last night & snow just above at 4000′ Great day to work on securing wheellines. #foodc
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ZedXInc: @JPlovesCOTTON trying to tweet from company account to see if I show up in the #foodchat stream. Verdict?
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: A gentle reminder to all #foodchat tweeps (& lurkers) – intro yourself before chatting. Past circumstances have created this need. Thank
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: RT @foodchat if you are in #agchat please remember that tonight is #foodchat #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

kanorthey: Kelly from FarmOn.com. checking out the chat tonight mostly lurking 🙂 #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

mpaynknoper: This is the ghost of MPK haunting you from Egypt. Wish I could be a part of this important #foodchat. Have a wonderful convo!
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: @ZedXInc Crystal clear #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: @ZedXInc Showing up for me! #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: @ZedXInc We’ve got you Nate #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: @mpaynknoper Thanks for haunting us MPK. Enjoy your trip. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodculturist: Nicole tweeting from Brooklyn, NY. Host of Hot Grease on Heritage Radio Network. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Q1:How are we going to feed the 6.7 billion people on our planet, one billion of whom are currently at risk of hunger? @TysonFoods #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

OliverRanch: @iTweetMeat Fav grassfed: Angus/Hereford/Simm, Puget Sound, WA, dryaged 21+ days. Grainfed: Charolais, Front Range, CO, dryaged 14 #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Sorry, didn’t get the protocol, I’m a newbie. Jeannine from AgriNews again. I’m mostly lurking. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

OliverRanch: @iTweetMeat And yes, my favorite #beef varietal depends on the farmer/butcher, the pairing, and my mood 🙂 #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

RayLinDairy: @stevebaccus Steve no physical difference just in name only! #agchat #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Thanks, intros continue as we start our discussion on food insecurity. For those we haven’t heard from, please intro & Q1 is up #foodcha
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TruffleMedia: #foodchat sunny and 90…. some where on the planet:) not here in Indy. At least the sun was out today…
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ZedXInc: Nate Taylor (aka @natejtaylor) here from Sycamore, IL. Playing single dad tonite so participating w/ comp account on #Ubertwitter. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

mjwiegand: Q1: Making sure to channel investment and human capital to the areas that can support dynamic crop and livestock prodcution #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: @OliverRanch We’re going for 30 days of aging here. One more week till cut & wrap. Trying to get web page done before pick up. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Remember, to help people follow, it’s helpful to put the Question number at the start of your reply. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: @foodchat I think politics has a major role that has to be addressed when talking about the “how” of feeding the hungry. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

wheatworld: Melissa from the National Association of Wheat Growers joining #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: Q1. Don’t see how we can throw technology away & still feed the world. We depend on it in other areas. Why not food production? #foodcha
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

wheatworld: As far as Q1, we agree with a lot of folks that biotech is going to be part of the answer #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Q1: Also, directing money to actual farmers, sted of middlemen or third parties, seems one of the obvious solutions. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: Q1 Need technology & maximize production potential in developing countries. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: @OliverRanch I find that so interesting – the meat’s sensory lexicon is so complicated! #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ZedXInc: Q1 Advancements in genetics, development of infrastructure, improving access will all play a role #foodchat http://myloc.me/17mDT
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

wheatworld: Wheat accounts for 20 percent of calories consumed in the world…we’re going to need a lot more of it #foodchat #agchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: Q1 A collaborative effort of science, technology & innovation with determined family farmers & ranchers braving the elements. #foodc
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

agchick: #foodchat I’ll join from home as soon as I’m there.
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

kanorthey: @TopProducerMag by maximizing developing countries what do you mean? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

OliverRanch: @JeffFowle That’s exciting! Heading to SF w/o Nov. 2. Could include your #beef in #tasting? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

PrecisionFarmer: I agree with @TopProducerMag Q1 Need technology & maximize production potential in developing countries. #PrecisionFarming #agchat #food
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

RayLinDairy: #foodchat RT @AgriBlogger: Chuck, ZimmComm New Media, lurking from Sunbelt Ag Expo #SWE09 Will try 2 monitor convo #agchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: @TopProducerMag I used to agree w/ the idea of maximization but have transitioned to optimization. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: Q1: @ederdn what do you mean by “throwing away technology” in order to feed the world? Sustainable doesn’t have to mean no tech. #
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Q1: Make food production a major part of conversation that governments have with each other, esp. talks w/developing countries. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

kanorthey: @TopProducerMag do you mean production for themselves or export? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Q1 Science, technology, diversity and symbiosis + liberal doses of elbow grease #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

stevebaccus: agree with topproducermag; we need to really focus on increasing production in developing countries. #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: @kanorthey Sorry, missed a word. Meant maximizing production potential. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

PrecisionFarmer: Yes! RT @JeffFowle Q1 A collab effort of science, tech & innovation w/determined family farmers & ranchers braving the elements. #fo
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

OliverRanch: @iTweetMeat I had 2 create lexicon 2 help myself & others describe different #beef #varietals. It works, will be fun 2 share w/ U #foodc
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

agbiotech: Agreed RT @PrecisionFarmer: agree with @TopProducerMag Q1 Need technology & maximize production potential in developing countries. #food
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: @OliverRanch I’ll be on my way to Florida & Georgia on the 2nd. But I will save some steaks for your palate. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: @kanorthey I think we’ll need both. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Q1 How are we going to feed the 6.7 billion people on our planet, one billion of whom are currently at risk of hunger? @TysonFoods #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: @kanorthey thanks for that… we have a few questions about the differences of developing world & developed in a bit #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ZedXInc: Q1 to be farmed, thus improving society. It also allows for adoption of tech the developed countries use. #foodchat http://myloc.me/17mKZ
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

stevebaccus: technology is the ONLY way we’re going to feed the world going forward. Even Bill Gates realizes that. #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Q1: Get more women involved in the production of food in developing nations. What mom would say no to her kids having enough food? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: There is some lag with twubs, but remember the patience has paid off previously as this is a bit more stable & gives history. THX #foodc
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: @stevebaccus increasing food production in dev. countries will require they produce less exported commodities, better for farmers. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: I just became a member of the Twub for #foodchat at http://twubs.com/foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: Q1 It all comes down to the adage “Teaching them to fish, rather than giving them the fish.” #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: @bencwilson Lots of folks eschew techniques & advancements developed after 1945. “Sustainable” is a pretty broad word. #foodch
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: We’ll start wrapping up initial ideas here on Q1 and get Q2 set up #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

kanorthey: @TopProducerMag think it would be pretty major if developing countries grew more food for their people thats affordable for them. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: @ederdn how do you define it? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ZedXInc: @featherchick that is already the case. 60% of farmers in developing world are women. Check out the World Food Program data #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

kanorthey: @foodchat sorry jumping the gun 🙂 #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Q2 What are some of the other factors driving food insecurity globally? Differ developing vs developed world? via @JPlovesCOTTON #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: @featherchick in many poor countries it’s the woman who ARE farming right now, not the men. I’ve seen first hand in Africa. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Remember the hashtag @hogcatch RT @hogcatch: @foodchat By growing the food where best suited, and distribution via technology! #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: @foodchat Participating under the personal account. Can more freely express. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

stevebaccus: sorry for the ignorance but where are the questions posted? #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

Indianawinebabe: Jeanette, Indiana hog/grain farmer. State’s wine director, former radio girl. I consider wine a major food group! #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: @kanorthey agreed! They need equivalent of Ext. Service. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Q1: Understand crop concerns of native farmers not from our eyes but from theirs. Why do they fear tech? Give them answers. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

n_web: Nick from Monsanto Public Affairs in St. Louis dropping by. Hi everyone. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: @ederdn “sustainable” may be a broad word, but not nearly as broad as “technology” haha 😉 all #ag is technology 1945 or
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Are you “window shopping” at #foodchat? Stop in and intro yourself; we’re a friendly bunch & like to know who’s watching.
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: @kanorthey No need to apologize.. Just htought you’d be glad to know it was in the cue. : ) #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

mkg81: @JeffFowle Q1 that’s a great idea if people had the willingness to learn. unfortunately many don’t. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: @TopProducerMag Got to be something the planet can handle + deliver returns for _all_ involved. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: RT @foodchat: Q2 What R some of the other factors driving food insecurity globally? Differ developing vs developed world? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Q1 Hmm, how about sustainable technologies? #foodchat #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: @bencwilson We need more of them! #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: @ederdn That’s a good definition. Still open to interpretation i’m afraid. Problem word, for sure. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

agbiotech: Q2 losses due to drought and climate change are driving global food insecurity #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: Q2 Need to recognize that certain regions are limited in what can be grown. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

kanorthey: @TopProducerMag i struggle with the exporting sometimes. Seems in developing countries it can cause more problems. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

OliverRanch: @foodchat Would agree w/ @hogcatch, grow food where it’s best suited to grow. Use tech/ingenuity to minimize distance to market. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: Q2, #foodchat infrastructure is a major impediment to some and at least one person mentioned financial struggles.
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: @kanorthey Our exports or theirs? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

stevebaccus: Q2 Local politics diverts much food and $$. Much corruptions. #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Q2: I think obviously war and armed conflict drive food insecurity around the world. Also politics and gamesmanship tween nations. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ZedXInc: Q2 food insecurity in developing world causes subsistence farming, lack of/ no infrastructure, corruption, dictators, war, others #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: Q2: The IMF: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=42431 many poor nations receive loans with too many “strings” attached, imo. #food
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: @JeffFowle want to tell more on those limitations? #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Q2 Gov quota systems can have different inhibitory effects in dev vs undev countries #foodchat #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: Q2 access to capital would be a major deterrent #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

OliverRanch: @JPlovesCOTTON Infrastructure challenges not limited to other countries 😉 Corruption & tied aid also problem #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodculturist: Q2 racism and greed #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ZedXInc: Agreed! RT @agbiotech: Q2 losses due to drought & climate change R driving global food insecurity #foodchat // can we say drought resist
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: So many great ideas… We have a lot of knowledge in the room tonight for sure! #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: @bencwilson I think we agree. Selective livestock breeding in B.C. would be “technology.” #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: @OliverRanch Tell me about it! I lived in the MS Delta…. there are some issues in infrastructure nearby for certain! #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: @foodchat Referring to temperature, elevation, climate, water availability etc. Also, ability to process if needed. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Q2 @bencwilson I agree on ‘strings’ Also, import/export protocols for food based on political agendas #foodchat #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

kanorthey: @TopProducerMag theirs.I think it can cause poverty,then not enough grown for themselves.then the food they import is to expensive #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Q2: Terrorism. If the Taliban’s paying you to grow opium or threatening to kill u if u don’t, wheat is not even a choice.#foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: @foodculturist Are the racism & greed issues in one area more than another? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ZedXInc: Q2 food insecurity in developed countries: lack of access & food policy #foodchat http://myloc.me/17n9y
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: @unhealthytruth Join us in #foodchat tonight to discuss these very issues.
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: @ederdn precisely. Agriculture by definition is the application of technology to the problem of “what can we eat”? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Q2 Lack of education in agriculture perhaps; little training on alternatives, crop diversity, mgt practices, basic how-to’s #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: are you a foodie? join us at #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

realagriculture: are you a foodie? join us at #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

stevebaccus: featherchick; understand but lack of food growth in Africa is much worse than terriorism problem. #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: #foodchat RT @unhealthytruth: South Africa pro-GMO govt refuses “super spud” commercial app on safety grounds http://bit.ly/EYz7K
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: RT @NYFarmer: #foodchat Via Capesina stated food insecurity in dairy sector when prices so low that local milk production can’t compete.
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

OliverRanch: @foodchat Off to eat (steak, yay!) will be back. Broad cross-section here tonight, wow. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodculturist: RT @shaunhaney: are you a foodie? join us at #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: @ecofoodie join us at #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

eurodevlin: Q2 capital major deterrent @shaunhaney crisis means worse for small holders less public invest in ag + less wage + remittances #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

RayLinDairy: RT @shaunhaney: are you a foodie? join us at #foodchat #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ZedXInc: RT @realagriculture: are you a #foodie? join us at #foodchat http://myloc.me/17nfX
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: @stevebaccus Could it be argued that a starving people are more likely to support or shelter terrorists? through fear? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: Q2: in dev. & undev countries farmers can be resistant to change, as are politicians. Change takes time that hungry ppl don’t have #food
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TopProducerMag: @kanorthey Don’t disagree at all. But is that a reason to avoid producing more? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: @stevebaccus But is terrorism and growth of terrorist grps in Africa preventing that lack of growth, contributing to it? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

AFBFMace: #foodchat Mace Thornton, American Farm Bureau staff, checking in.
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: RT @shaunhaney: are you a foodie? join us at #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

tbtamartin: Hi Barbara Martin dairy farmer in Central California checking in for #foodchat. Trying to multi-task but will give it a shot!
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: We’re going to start wrapping up Q2 and move on in just a second — any lurkers, feel free to step forward with an intro #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: @JeffFowle _GREAT_ question. Some of the most politically unstable parts of the world are the poorest. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hogs_r_us: I have a friend in china he says all the young people are gone from the villages they can’t survive have 2 go 2 city for more $ #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

AgriLawyer: Craig Raysor, Agriculture and Food Atty based out of Memphis, sorry I’m late checking in #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

stevebaccus: Jefffowle: absolutely but i haven’t seen many terrorists in Africa and that’s really where we have hunge #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: Welcome Mace & Barbara. Glad you two made it tonight. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: @JeffFowle If your child is starving & some1 from al Qaeda offers you $1,000 to go shoot U.S. soldiers in Iraq, will u say no? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

kanorthey: @TopProducerMag oh no. I dont think they need to avoid. I question if it should be for export or within their own country #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ZedXInc: @bencwilson I think farmers are willing and want change..change isn’t the issue. It is trust, esp in dev and undev countries. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: hey @Zacharycohen where are you. Come join us in #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Q2 @hogs_r_us this happens in further dev countries, too #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: @ederdn Q2: In most food insecure places, terrorism likely pays better than farming. U can feed family on what terror grps pay. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

stevebaccus: the farmers in Africa that see biotech crops love it and want it. we need to help them get it. #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TruffleMedia: #foodchat several case studies in doc UN – The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2009 http://bit.ly/4x42Rl #farm #ag
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: Q2: food insecurity here in N. Amer. largely due to lack of local food infrastructure. junk food is only food available for many. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Q3: What actions can gov bodies take to better tackle food insecurity? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

tbtamartin: @JeffFowle Thank you Sir! 🙂 #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodculturist: Q2 the food rebellion in Haiti is an example of greed & racism #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

jilib: Hi, jill m. sw central il-cattle & grain farmers- and #foodchat lurker #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: @ZedXInc agreed, sorry my point was more that it takes time to implement, especially with high equip. costs and large farms. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: Q3: gov in developing world could work to educate the farmers on more modern farming practices #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: @stevebaccus @JeffFowle — off topic, but I think in Africa hunger has been used to get into power or stay in power #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: RT @foodculturist: Q2 the food rebellion in Haiti is an example of greed & racism #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: AGREED! RT @stevebaccus: the farmers in Africa that see biotech crops love it and want it. we need to help them get it. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: @stevebaccus Perhaps not terrorists towards US, but they are rampant w/ dictatorships ruling through fear & piracy. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

mjwiegand: Q3: I think that gov’t encouragement of cooperatives in food insecure places could help to fill a void and engage the community #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Others in Africa as well I think RT @foodculturist: Q2 the food rebellion in Haiti is an example of greed & racism #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

PrecisionFarmer: Q3 The gov should stimulate, reward, incent, technology & innovation in #ag #agchat #precisionfarming #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ZedXInc: Need to sign off. Kids calling for our routine. Hope to be back. What an excellent discussion already! #foodchat http://myloc.me/17ntS
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Q3: Make native food production a necessary part of any foreign aid conversation and then mean it!! #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: RT @shaunhaney Q3: gov in developing world could work to educate the farmers on more modern farming practice #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: The Farmers’ Market, Reimagined as a Neighborhood Food Truck http://bit.ly/2T3zY7 #foodchat #profood
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

unhealthytruth: Approval of corn containing insecticidal proteins in DNA stumble at EU hurdle while being tested on Americans http://bit.ly/1mR1RY #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: Q3 Support ag infrastructure development, Ukraine example of no knowledge, poor yields, HUGE potential. Need 2 stop corruption. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: Q3. gov’s in dev. world should encourage more farming of food for local consumption rather than cash crops for export. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: Q3 helpful for governments to understand & represent needs… tough issues on the global marketplace with trade barriers, etc. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

agbiotech: One thing Gov’ts should do is approve the use of new technologies to help increase crop yields and productivity #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

WriteNowBiz: tweetchat won’t let me log on tonight for #foodchat – since been phished and changing much doesn’t work. :-/
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Q3: Make sure that aid for farmers goes directly to farmers themselves, not middlemen, not consultants, not any others. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TruffleMedia: @bencwilson Q2 #foodchat also food education is not great:do as I say not as I do;schools teach food prism but serve fried/greasy foods
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

GAagribusiness: @agbiotech what YOU call “drought and climate change” WE call weather. No guarantees in life or farming…weather happens. #foodch
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: Q3: dev. world can’t stop exporting cash crops unless their debts are eliminated. Until then, farmers can’t feed their own kids #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: If you aren’t at #foodchat, you are missing it — lots of ideas exchanging on #food, #ag, #farm & #hunger #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodculturist: Q3 grassroots resources directly to farmers and small players in food system #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: RT @TruffleMedia: also food education is not great:do as I say not as I do;schools teach food prism but serve fried/greasy foods #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: Q3. Govt’s can stop imposing non-scientific barriers to food availability, whether imported or locally-produced. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: We have you in the stream @WriteNowBiz #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: @hyperlocavore introduce yourself and join us in #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

i8la: http://twitter.com/JeffFowle RT @shaunhaney: are you a foodie? join us at #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

unhealthytruth: To the amazing farmers working on Top Producer, is there anything I can do to help w/your kids? #foodchat #adhd #allergies #asthma
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TruffleMedia: @JPlovesCOTTON #foodchat Specific parts of Africa; There are 47 countries in Africa; some have good systems/some not so much.
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

firstthebasics: RT @hyperlocavore: The Farmers’ Market, Reimagined as a Neighborhood Food Truck http://bit.ly/2T3zY7 #foodchat #profood
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: Q3 Once people are able to produce, they need to be able to keep & eat. Corrupt govs too often take and don’t return. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Q3 RT @ederdn Q3. Govt’s can stop imposing non-scientific barriers to food availability, whether imported or locally-produced #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

wheatworld: RT @ederdn: Q3. Govt’s can stop imposing non-scientific barriers to food availability, whether imported or locally-produced. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: @unhealthytruth Can you introduce yourself to everyone. Welcome. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: @bencwilson So do you think in an ideal world, dev. countries should _not_ be exporting cash crops? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: Hi folks! I run a site called hyperlocavore.com – helping folks share space skills and tools to grow their own food. (Wave!) #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: Q3 enabling agriculture education initiatives can be huge… many want to make a difference in their homes. Enable that commitment #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

lisamackhill: Small diversified farmer in NH. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: Q3: perfect example of non-sci barrier to food imports is closing of Canadian/US border to beef over BSE. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Q3 @JPlovesCOTTON Yes! Enabling ag ed #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

mamaverde1: Rt @hyperlocavore Hi folks! I run a site called hyperlocavore.com-helping folks share space skills & tools 2 grow own food.(Wave!)#foodc
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: @bencwilson when you are starving don’t you think it is understandable that you would sell for the best price #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: @TruffleMedia Sorry for the generalization… Certainly vast differences in Africa in farming, politics, economics, etc #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: RT @bencwilson: Q3: perfect example of non-sci barrier to food imports is closing of Canadian/US border to beef over BSE. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: @ederdn not to the extent they are now. when forced to compete with world market prices places like Jamaica can’t even buy bananas #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

cowartandmore: Evening all! Kathy Swift, veterinarian, artist, wine drinker and ag lover in Florida. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Q3: Demand accountability 4 each dollar in non-direct food aid that is given to developing nations. What projects, farmers, crops? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: @hyperlocavore welcome and glad to have you #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: Dictatorships fear a nourished population. Fed people become empowered. Empowerment leads to desires for freedom. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Q3 @bencwilson Or US pork & H1N1 to … pretty much everywhere #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: We’re wrapping up Q3. Get ready as we have a lot more to talk about. Thanks for all the great input! #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Please join our #Agchat & #Foodchat group on FB at http://bit.ly/zAl1J
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TruffleMedia: @hyperlocavore #foodchat thanks for link “Farm on Wheels” article; hopefully teams can move designs forward with revenue to sustai
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

kanorthey: @shaunhaney but is the farmer getting the best price or is the middlman/gov. getting it? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

AFBFMace: #foodchat Will we have 2 choose btwn feeding hungry wrld or killing intensve ag? We can feed US less intensively, but nothing to export.
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: via @JeffFowle Dictatorships fear nourished population. Fed people become empowered. Empowerment leads 2 desire 4 freedom. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: NASA (that well known enclave of treehugging hippies) on catastrophic climate disruption http://bit.ly/ldOMC #foodchat @GAagribusiness
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: RT @ederdn: RT @bencwilson: perfect example of non-sci barrier to food imports is closing of Canadian/US border to beef over BSE. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hogs_r_us: Q3It still comes back to it has to be viable business new technology or not gov need to encourage and protect there farmers #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodculturist: RT @JeffFowle: Dictatorships fear a nourished population. Fed people become empowered. Empowerment leads to desires for freedom. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

NYFarmer: My friends in Kenya tell me so much ag development goes to grrenhouses for flowers export not food 4 people #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

at_the_farm: Megan Morgan, farming farmwife who grows corn/beans, hogs, cattle, & kids in MidMO/ #foodchat Just lurking
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Q3: And hate to keep harping on this but … really encourage more stable governments, reward them. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Q3 I visited a former Soviet commune once, tried to picture everyone happy, toiling away. Didn’t work. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Q4 Should we fix our own problems of hunger in the U.S. before we start trying to help the rest of the world? via@TysonFoods #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: #foodchat I don’t understand why corporate ag gets to claim the mantel of ‘science’ – They don’t own science, biology or economics.
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

FarmerHaley: Hey #foodchat I wont make it 2night, I will b harvesting till the dew sets in!
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: @NYFarmer I heard that once at an ag conference, abt the export flower market developing in Africa, esp. southern nations. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: RT @AFBFMace: Will we have 2 choose btwn feeding hungry wrld or killing intnsv ag? We can feed US <intensively, but no export. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: @iTweetMeat Q3 They’re still not happy in Ukraine, but much happier than they were…mostly. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Good to see several others join in, either actively or to watch… if you are out there and haven’t intro’d, please do #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Q4: We can do both at the same time. We have the resources to help our own citizens as we help the world’s citizens. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

cowartandmore: Q4 Do they have to be mutually exclusive? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

CoryRitter: #foodchat Q3 can’t forget the importance of education in dev countries. Hi, in Central IL unloading a semi of beans, sitting on a tailgate
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

cowartandmore: Q4 Aren’t our problems of hunger in this country different than the reasons of hunger in countries with unstable gov’ts? #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

AgriLawyer: @NYFarmer That was our country in the beginning, the govt forced people to equal corn with tobacco prod. to avoid starvation. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bkfarmyards: Indeed! RT @foodculturist @JeffFowle: Dictatorships fear nourished population. Fed peop bcome empowered, leads 2 desire of freedom #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: RT @hyperlocavore: I dont understand why corp ag gets to claim the mantel of ‘science’ – They don’t own science, bio or economics. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Q3 @TopProducerMag I think looking at Soviet system ideals marred by various int’l relationships, we can learn much re food system #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: @hyperlocavore Nobody claiming to own ideas here… just discussing ideas. All are welcome in #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hogs_r_us: RT @JeffFowle: Dictatorships fear a nourished population. Fed people become empowered. Empowerment leads to desires for freedom. #foodchat
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

WriteNowBiz: @Revvell how about going to #foodchat and getting facts ? Rather than blaming?
08:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Like to remind everyone to remain professional even when differences of opinions arise. Best exchange is diversity of ideas. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

agbiotech: Q4 @cowartandmore I agree, we should attempt both at the same time. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: @hyperlocavore I don’t think corp ag said they own any of those. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: Q4 They are not mutually exclusive, but must not enable nor foster dependency. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: @iTweetMeat Yes. Non EU frmr Soviet repubs will never break free of Russia. So maybe Q3 answer is more International? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TysonFoods: REALLY sorry the extremely passionate hunger community is not weighing in on the lively discussion on food insecurity at #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: Q4 – Interests of people and interests of corporations are not the same. Who is this ‘we’? #foodchat – Send seeds, not loans to buy US food.
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodculturist: Q4 ditto=attempt both at same time #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffCutler: RT @TysonFoods: sorry the extremely passionate hunger community is not weighing in on the lively discussion on food insecurity at #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: RT @TysonFoods REALLY sorry the extremely passionate hunger community is not weighing in on lively discussion on food insecurity #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

WalkandKnock: Baltimore ‘s Gerassi makes improvements on a budget: school lunches, greenhouses, farming. Pilot Program? #foodchat http://bit.ly/3Gz0OW
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

firstthebasics: Baltimore ‘s Gerassi makes improvements on a budget: school lunches, greenhouses, farming. Pilot Program? #foodchat http://bit.ly/3Gz0OW
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: @hyperlocavore Q4 Who will pay for the seeds? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: Pork chops are calling my name. Check back in later. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Q4: I think if you are a farmer & u raise any commodity that goes to feed whoever’s hungry you are in the “hunger community.”
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Q4 Based on Q1-3, what elements of that tie into to solving domestic hunger issues? Access? Cost? Debt? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: that question seemed to get a resounding all fronts need work & commitment… we’ll wrap & move to Q5 soon #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: @hyperlocavore I’m a “person.” I work for a corporation. Most of the people who work we me care a lot. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: @WalkandKnock and @firstthebasics please intro yourself and join the discussion #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: Q4: important to feed the hungry locally of course. strong communities at home are better equipped to help the rest of the world. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TruffleMedia: #foodchat Q4 Important to recognize that parts of USA have food security risks now and growing risks in near future re: water issues in west
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: @foodchat Of course all are welcome, but some do maintain industrial ag is the only ‘scientifc’ option….This is an ‘idea.’ #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: @WalkandKnock @firstthebasics Interesting how what was once a major component of education could now be called “pilot” #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

leahbeyer: @foodchat trying to monitor convo from the BB. Soon to be ex-dairy farmer and livestock director for IN corn and soybean checkoff. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hogs_r_us: Q4 Its not a either or ? we will never completely solve hunger to many variables doesn’t mean we stop working on it though. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: @hyperlocavore BTW, we’re sending baby chicks and experts to teach Rwandan women to grow (in their backyards). #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

BethStuever: Enjoying lurking #foodchat tonight. Too tired and frenetic to participate much.
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

NYFarmer: @featherchick my friends + I have an NGO in Kenya www.oneheartwithafrica.org funding education 4 gifted #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Q5 What role do farmers play in this call to action? (via @shaunhaney) #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

AFBFMace: Pollan says we need 20 to 30 million more people on the land farming in a less intensive way. How is that ever going to happen? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: RT @hogs_r_us: Q4 Its not either or ? we’ll never cmpltly solve hunger to many variables doesnt mean we stop working on it though. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

kanorthey: @AFBFMace start using backyards? 🙂 #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Just attended a Foods Resource Bank harvest celebration. Program involves church congregations & farmers working on projects. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: @shaunhaney Then you arent reading their arguments – in general. Don’t mean to divert the discussion. Sorry. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: REVOLUTION! LOL RT @AFBFMace: Pollan says we need 20 to 30 million more people on the land farming in a less intensive way. How #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ChrissieM: Following #foodchat in tweetchat. First time I have managed to follow the discussion (from Australia). #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

cowartandmore: @ederdn It’s amazing the “technology” animal farmers have in this country and that others willing to share it. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: @AFBFMace if farmers kept higher % of food dollars there would be a LOT more farmers in a hurry. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

WriteNowBiz: @AFBFMace with the numbers who don’t want to get dirty/sweaty/give up hi$ jobs it’s doubtful #foodchat – still not allowing twubs posts
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

NYFarmer: #foodchat Our NGO we started to do water projects when NGO rep told us water going to rose greenhouses in kenya
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

cowartandmore: @AFBFMace Have that many and have them all make enough money to stay in business? Wow, pretty tough order. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Q5: How about making hunger and food insecurity frontburner issues for farm commodity and member groups? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: I think the farmers in many parts of the developing world are anxious to learn more, whether it’s plant mapping, seeds, etc. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: Q5: Rather than emphasis on yields and biotech, we simply need more people growing food, using all methods, biotech & organic. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Q5 An important role for today’s farmer is perhaps to realize just how much he/she knows and act on it #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

OliverRanch: Hm, did mini-tasting tonight, steak had sour almost effervescent gamy/feral taste. Not bad but not for me. Can’t place which game #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

jonesabi: Hi, I raise $ for my local food bank I believe that nobody deserves to go to sleep hungry. That’s humanity, not activism. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: Those farmers are looking for ways to meet their challenges, trading ideas via SMS or whatever could be helpful #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: @TopProducerMag Interesting. Money is sent in anycase – give a man a fish…. he eats for a day, give him non terminator seeds.. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

NYFarmer: #foodchat Virtually all real estate sales of farms in central NY going to city folks
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

OliverRanch: @JPlovesCOTTON Oh, didn’t mean to post steak tasting in #foodchat. Hardly on topic. Apologies. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bkfarmyards: Late following #foodchat Stats say we grew enough food to feed 9 billion, but threw a lot away (current population 6 billion)
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

agbiotech: RT very interesting! @JPlovesCOTTON: I think farmers are anxious to learn more, whether it’s plant mapping, seeds, etc. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

CoryRitter: #foodchat farmers is where this starts! I am the one that gives the feedback to the companies that dev. techs that will help w/ hunger
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Q5 There are lots of us on here tonight w/ farm background, experience. And we’re _talking_ about it, many very openly #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ChrissieM: @TopProducerMag @AFBFMace Well having more people working in jobs on the land would help solve the issue of unemployment as well. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

cowartandmore: @jonesabi Especially children. I hate to think children go to bed hungry. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: @hyperlocavore who said anything about terminator genes. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: Q4 – Link all food subsidies directly to local farms.. Get fresh food to people. You know the kind you eat and feed ur kids. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

NSFoodsMemo: Food insecurity: How about providing unemployed with food vouchers in return for doing community-oriented work while unemployed? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

dairylu: Sorry to pop in late. Dairylu here– Indiana dairy farmer #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bkfarmyards: World hunger is a distribution problem not a growing problem. We don’t need genetically modified seeds to grow more #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: Q5: world needs more places just like this for farmers to share the story of where food comes from! and how much work it is! #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: RT @CoryRitter: farmers is where this starts! I give the feedback to the companies that dev. techs that will help w/ hunger #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: @hyperlocavore OK. Thanks. So what if a biotech company sent seed. No go? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Q5 Discussion is where it starts. I think of #foodchat as some sort of Town Hall meeting #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: @hyperlocavore agreed. are you familiar with the water efficiency maize in Africa project with multiple partners? great support #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: @ederdn That is a non sequiter – Lots of good poeple work for corporations. Corporations by law have to provide short term profit. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

tbtamartin: Q4 Farmers have the huge problem of corruption and urban agendas that needs to be solved so all can be on same page #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ChrissieM: @jonesabi Well said. Helping people by raising and allocating funds should not be seen as just activism. It is basic humanity. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: @ederdn this is by definition a long term problem not amenable to always being one Q profit turnaround… #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

OliverRanch: @bkfarmyards Throwing away food is great point to raise. We need to rethink need for full shelves at grocery, eat what’s on hand #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

AFBFMace: More farmers of ANY kind wd be GREAT. Just don’t see people rdy to get hands dirty. Hard work & fewer food acres under cap&trade. #f
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hogs_r_us: Q5 Everyone that is not a farmer has delegated the task to another farmer for some reason. It has to be profitable 2 produce food #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

cowartandmore: Q5 @iTweetMeat How do you reconcile that many ag folks are losing in this economy? How do you convince them to “feed the world”? #
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

Indianawinebabe: Agree, but its too bad RT @WriteNowBiz: @AFBFMace w/the numbers who don’t want to get dirty/sweaty/give up hi$ jobs it’s doubtful #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

kanorthey: @hyperlocavore I agree we need change. But slower easier steps at first are more likely to be sustainable than extreme. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

Cocoxochitl: My main grower, Plugconnection in San D, grows 200 million seedlings 4 the likes of Home Depot, Armstrongs and… my kids at LAUSD #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: @ederdn That is wonderful. Excellent work. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

NSFoodsMemo: Food insecurity/vouchers 2: Congress allocates $1 bil to start. Provide vouchers for community work along with unemployment checks #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

Indianawinebabe: @OliverRanch But it sounded good and made me hungry! #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: @AFBFMace When oil moves above 180 a barrel – permanently – we will have no choice. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: RT @hogs_r_us: Q5 Everyone not a farmer has delgtd task to another farmer for some reason. It has to be profitable 2 produce food #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: We’re going to start moving on… can’t believe we’ve already talked for an hour. We’ll move on to Q6 in a second. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

WriteNowBiz: @OliverRanch the waste goes further than that – reusing waste from restaurants instead of putting in landfills too #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: I have to say, the Yankees have 1 run and bases loaded… only 1 out. (Bad co-host but big Yankees fan) #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

NSFoodsMemo: Food insecurity/vouchers 3: Vouchers also serve as stimulus for economy; benefit farmers/suppliers/retailers as well as unemployed #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Q6 At WFP leaders said that we need better collaborations, investments in ag research to address food security – how do we do this #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

CityMama: @foodchat although tonight we had IKEA meatballs. I’m a libra. My intentions are always good. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

kanorthey: @ederdn does it matter if its worse than before? Point is its obvious some things need to change. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: @JeffFowle @OliverRanch We could have a whole other discussion about breed integrity, couldn’t we? Little diff in breeds anymore. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: @AFBFMace Deep relocalization becoming part of the answer. Limit petro inputs to the system as much as possible. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: @ederdn yes. There are roughly a billion ppl worldwide suffering from malnutrition and a billion suffering from obesity! #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: @bencwilson Agree but why then won’t so many inner-city green markets and farmers markets accept public aid, LINK, WIC, etc.? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: RT @featherchick: Q7: Understanding is a huge step. All types of agriculture will be needed to address local & world hunger. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

tbtamartin: Got to start dinner! Thank God and all farmers and advocates for my safe quality food I am going to prepare! U make me proud! #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: RT @featherchick: Q7: I think understanding is a huge step, I think all types of ag will be needed 2 address local, world hunger. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

OliverRanch: RT @bencwilson many poor people have access to cheap food, not same as affordable healthy food. Need accessible REAL food not junk #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Q8 What impacts could be realized with improved plant breeding or access to biotechnology? (via @JPlovesCOTTON) #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

CityMama: Speaking of fall fashion; hey #gno! do u know about the @clevergirlscoll #projectrunway parties? join us wkly http://bit.ly/EW1Pf #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Farmers & ag folks who aren’t harvesting will appreciate the next Q.. hope others find it as interesting. balancing input : ) #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hogs_r_us: Q7 Allow farmers to use new and current technology get it to people that need it pay us for doing it allow capitalism to work #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: RT @foodchat: Q8 What impacts could be realized with improved plant breeding or access to biotechnology? (via @JPlovesCOTTON) #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: @bencwilson There is physical access (the markets are there) but not financial. They don’t have $$ for sometimes pricey food. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

CityMama: ah crap. didn’t mean to tag that last one #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

Cocoxochitl: Folks in my school district(especially the kids)don’t realize the FreeLunch Program is a FarmSubsidy-1st #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

CityMama: RT @foodchat: Q8 What impacts could be realized w/ improved plant breeding or access to biotech? (via @JPlovesCOTTON) #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: We still have a few minutes on focus… shortly the afterparty will let many unasked questions come out as well #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: Q8 More research & development in drought resistant varieties would be beneficial. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

meredithmo: @featherchick Must politely disagree. In MANY cases, they do not have physical access either, esp for those w/o cars. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

mommyniri: RT @CityMama Speaking of fall fashion; @clevergirlscoll #projectrunway parties? join us wkly http://bit.ly/EW1Pf #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: Whether its conventional or biotech breeding…plant breeding will have a huge impact on the food insecurity outcome. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: @Cocoxochitl Good point. Nor that Food Stamps are much of USDA’s budget #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

OliverRanch: @JeffFowle Interes’g! Cull kiwis. Overripe, not pretty enuf for grocers/buyers, surplus? @TopProducerMag Should celebrate breeds! #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: @cowartandmore We need to capture that wasted food as energy for animals. There are fixes. We need to think systematically. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

BethStuever: MI is changing that. RT @featherchick: @bencwilson why then won’t so many farmers markets accept public aid, LINK, WIC, etc.? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

n_web: Q8: Improved breeding could help with disease-resistance. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

Cocoxochitl: Q8 Why would someone from Monsanto ask about “improved plant breeding” the b-word – “biotechnology” 😉 #foodchat http://
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: Q8 we select for feed efficiency in livestock, more focus on water efficiency in plants would be helpful. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: RT @Cocoxochitl: Folks in my school district(especially the kids)don’t realize the FreeLunch Program is a FarmSubsidy-1st #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: Q8 Frost-resistant crops in Ukraine…? Drought-resistant in sub-Saharan? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: Q8 would be good to see more crops receive breeding attention, be that cassava or whatever. Many crops could gain productivity. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: @meredithmo Several in inner-city Chicago, accessible from low-income areas, none accept any type of food assistance. It vexes me. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

cowartandmore: @hyperlocavore It’s always tough when feeding animals. Try to balance no waste with food safety and disease prevention. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

meredithmo: @BethStuever Indeed.. many states are changing that. NY accepts WIC and EBT at farmers markets too. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: @featherchick exactly my point. fresh food exsits but it’s not subsidized the way HFCS and other processed food ingredients are. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: @OliverRanch too ripe, not ripe, too big, too small, odd shapes, etc. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: Okay, the Yankees are now up by 5. A-Rod rocks @precisionfarmer — it’s another homer for him and we’re in the 5th #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: just so everyone is clued in. Monsanto engages in conventional breeding #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ChrissieM: Q8—There is great potential using #biotech / improv. plant breeding technologies if used for >drought/cold resistance, <disease #foo
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: The water efficiency traits through conventional breeding & biotech have great potential in some areas currently exp hunger #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

jonesabi: Q7: All of this talk is about more food, not enough about making fewer people. Howabout that? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

wheatworld: Q8 We think biotech can help with drought, disease and other stress – see bit.ly/17Hbca #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

PrecisionFarmer: @JPlovesCOTTON Thanks! #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hogs_r_us: Q8 We can’t control the weather, with new varieties of plants that can handle more stress it will = more food #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Q8: Monsanto is not only company in plant breeding/biotech/GMOs.That’s such old schtick, 2 blame Monsanto for all of world’s ills. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: RT @shaunhaney: just so everyone is clued in. Monsanto engages in conventional breeding #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

Cocoxochitl: Personally, I’m hoping some AG Phd dork at Cornell or Davis figures out a Blue Dahlia.Can I get an Amen? #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

elanaspantry: RT @unhealthytruth: corn containing insecticidal proteins stumble EU hurdle while being tested on Americans http://bit.ly/1mR1RY #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Q8: OK, down from soapbox. But what does it accomplish in the big picture to blame 1 or any single company? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: RT @jonesabi: Q7: All of this talk is about more food, not enough about making fewer people. Howabout that? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: Breeding for geography will be a huge benefit. Breeders sharing germplasm globally adds to improvements as well. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

kanorthey: RT @featherchick: Q8: OK, down from soapbox. But what does it accomplish in the big picture to blame 1 or any single company? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: RT @ederdn RT @jonesabi: Q7: All of this talk is about more food, not enough about making fewer people. Howabout that? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Q8: Yield boosts in crops, insect resistance, disease resistance, drought-tolerance, all of those can and shud b put to use. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: RT @shaunhaney: Breeding for geography will be a huge benefit. Breeders sharing germplasm globally adds to improvements as well. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: RT @featherchick: Monsanto is not only company in biotech.That’s such old schtick, 2 blame Monsanto for all of world’s ills. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Can’t believe its time to wrap that question & begin to draw to a close… As we do each week, let’s move to an executable idea #foodcha
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ChrisClaytonDTN: Sorry guys, looks like I missed a lot tonight… DTN ag policy editor here in the Big O. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Given the exchange of info tonight, what is your executable idea, an action you can take to continue learning or take action? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TruffleMedia: @iTweetMeat Super,providing alternative to assumptions! Just hope nobody goes the food made of people route:) http://bit.ly/3DmZ7o #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: welcome @ChrisClaytonDTN #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Focus on small, successful, local programs that are delivering results – and real food to those who are food insecure. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

PrecisionFarmer: @FoodChat Considering I took 3 pages of notes there better be an executable idea here somewhere.. Can I get back to you tomorrow? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

Cocoxochitl: I can blame Montanto 4 just doctoring health data on Round Up & making the Irish assume all GMO’s r bad #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodc
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ChrissieM: CSIRO—Australia’s scientific research center: Sustainable Agriculture Flagship: food security/productivity http://tr.im/Cudj #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

Grunniens: Thanx folks. New to this. What a great forum! #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: And accept that there are many ways to solve the issues of hunger and food insecurity. Not 1 system, not 1 type of farming. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: Look into possible programs to support ag education in developing countries. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: @kanorthey I think we take a lot for granted, I mean spoiled in that sense. And yes, we need to educate. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: Executable idea: Make more people aware hunger is real, no matter where you are in the world. Seek diverse input for solutions. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: @PrecisionFarmer LOVE IT! Yes, you get a pass for an idea later. Followup though! #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: @TruffleMedia Soylent Green … is … people! 😉 Just thinkin’ about population growth #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

Cocoxochitl: Conventional & Organic producers could benefit fr collaborative marketing… I just don’t C it happening #foodchat http://twubs.com/food
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ChrisClaytonDTN: Learned last week at the World Food Prize… you are basically starting almost from scratch in parts of Africa on ag projects #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Talk to the the hungry abt why they are hungry. War, politics, land issues, crop problems, what? Then act on what they say. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: Executable Idea: Look more into the barriers to food aid to dev countries. what stops farmers from growing to feed their families? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: One size doesn’t fit all. It will take diversity ingenuity to meet the needs of tomorrow. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

agbiotech: education about the issues is always important. Food insecurity is very complex. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

Cocoxochitl: @iTweetMeat more people means more customers… so try feeding more folks w/ more food… plz #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

CoryRitter: #foodchat Q8 I see farming become more specialty: growing certain hybrids of corn/beans for certain oil/protein/food Sry late, dumping semi
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

cowartandmore: RT @ederdn Make more people aware hunger is real, no matter where you are in the world. Seek diverse input for solutions. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: RT @JPlovesCOTTON: Look into possible programs to support ag education in developing countries. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: @shaunhaney Patented seed products and large corps buying up seed companies to privatize abilty to breed is the problem #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

kanorthey: @hyperlocavore yep they do.But if people are not educated and connected to their food source they don’t know that. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodculturist: RT @JeffFowle: One size doesnt fit all. It will take diversity ingenuity to meet the needs of tomorrow. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Stop blaming hungry or food insecure ppl for being that way, i.e. all on welfare don’t want to work. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: Ooops, One size doesn’t fit all. It will take diversity “&” ingenuity to meet the needs of tomorrow. #foodchat #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

mpaynknoper: Huge WOOT to @jplovescotton & @shaunhaney for work moderating #foodchat. Sure wish I could have been there to see them rock!
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ChrissieM: Education—a starting point across all areas both in our own countries and in those in most need, high on global hunger index. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Now is pitch time! That means no holds barred, feel free to talk about projects you have, etc. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Each time you check a suitcase, think about if you had to take all your food with you, too #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

PrecisionFarmer: Be sure to check out #PrecisionFarmer & #PrecisionManager magazine! http://bit.ly/3mWnbn Time to head out #agchat #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: via @bencwilson Look more into the barriers to food aid to dev countries. what stops farmers from growing to feed their families? #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: Encourage more people to join the discussion, especially some family farmers who don’t yet have a voice online! #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

n_web: nice job, @JPlovesCOTTON and @shaunhaney for moderating. Thanks! #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ChrisClaytonDTN: DTN webinar on carbon credits and #climate legislation coming up Oct. 27. Look beyond capping your future. http://bit.ly/5KrWp #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

elizgreene: RT @mpaynknoper: Huge WOOT to @jplovescotton & @shaunhaney for work moderating #foodchat. Great job! #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: RT @n_web: nice job, @JPlovesCOTTON and @shaunhaney for moderating. Thanks! #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

mpaynknoper: Just posted a blog about 1 billion hungry mouths, right along with #foodchat subject. Http://causematters.wordpress.com
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

kanorthey: FarmOn.com latest podcast with co-creator of King Corn http://tinyurl.com/yh3kv3d #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: @kanorthey It’s been a 40 year discussion… What I am saying is the actual limit will force the choice… #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

PrecisionFarmer: Also check out @precisionfarmer in Wired – http://bit.ly/3XtOTV Article by @alexismadrigal on Future Farming! #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

elizgreene: why and how to vote MPK Twitter user of the year http://bit.ly/4EJ0YB #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

wheatworld: RT @mpaynknoper: Huge WOOT to @jplovescotton & @shaunhaney for work moderating #foodchat. Great job! #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

agbiotech: Thanks to our moderators for this wonderful chat! #foodchat #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Check out @agnews and www.agrinews-pubs.com for info on everything ag! #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: Check out my friends project http://bit.ly/19XRIV or on twitter at @farmingfirst #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: A few of us want to get @mpaynknoper recognition as twitter user of the year. See more at http://bit.ly/4EJ0YB — MPK started #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: We have a blog on the issue of hunger. http://hungerrelief.tyson.com Always welcome your comments. Also tweet @TysonFoods Thx! #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JeffFowle: RT @elizgreene: why and how to vote MPK Twitter user of the year http://bit.ly/4EJ0YB #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Thanks to this week’s #foodchat moderators! My first #foodchat and it was amazing!
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: Top Producer Seminar registration is open. www.TopProducerSeminar.com #agchat, #ag, #farm #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

AFBFMace: But if land isn’t arable, it just isn’t. RT @JPlovesCOTTON: Look into programs to support ag education in developing countries. #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TruffleMedia: #foodchat closing tweet: @nationalffa #ffa tweetup, Conseco Starbucks Wed 1-3 come out and put face with name:)
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

Cocoxochitl: I can’t resist…would Monsanto or ConAgra like 2 ADOPT an urban, organic school garden? #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

SaveOurWay: RT @JeffFowle: RT @elizgreene: why and how to vote MPK Twitter user of the year http://bit.ly/4EJ0YB #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ChrisClaytonDTN: Global hunger demands outrage. A speech from a WSJ reporter at the World #foodprize to ge the point across. http://short.to/u6ec #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: Don’t forget, nobody tells @mpaynknoper how this fell apart for @ShaunHaney & me!!! It’s our secret! #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: RT @elizgreene why and how to vote MPK Twitter user of the year http://bit.ly/4EJ0YB #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

PrecisionFarmer: one last link – REMAN Tractor parts and engines save $$ – Get a $300 rebate from CNH http://bit.ly/6q614 #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

elizgreene: RT @JPlovesCOTTON: A few of us want to get @mpaynknoper recognition as twitter user of the year. See more at http://bit.ly/4EJ0YB #foodchat
09:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

agbiotech: Also, I encourage you to check out our website for blogs and reports on tonight’s topic: http://bit.ly/45Lpv7 #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: @JeffFowle oooh Kiwi lamb- sounds scrumptious…WANT! #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ChrissieM: Looking for more people in the global food industry and #packaging industry to follow and discuss issues with. Great chat today. #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: check out FarmOn.com’s blog here: http://farmonblog.wordpress.com/ and follow @farmon #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: Check out my blog at Realagriculture.com where we talk about farming food, and everything else you need to survive in ag #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

Cocoxochitl: Our funding gala is being held this Sunday @ Paramount w/Richard Branson, Amy Smart, www.ema-online.org #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Everyone is welcome to continue visiting or some of you may need to head out. Thank you to all who participated! You made it easy! #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Composing a general summary of livestock breeds and #meat attributes for meatisneat.wordpress.com #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

samvance: Worked all day and missed #foodchat but here is my substitute. http://edibleintelligence.blogspot.com
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: Oh, and IMHO, @JPlovesCOTTON (great job!) should give us BBQ and R&B touts before we sign off. Baseball?: meh #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

PrecisionFarmer: @ShaunHaney @JPlovesCOTTON @mpaynknoper Thanks for a great #agchat & #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

AFBFMace: But pressure is 4 less intensive ag and fwr food acres. RT @ChrisClaytonDTN Global hngr demands outrage. Speech from WSJ reporter #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

realagriculture: check out our interview today on the corn and soybean market http://bit.ly/2ouxT7 #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

cowartandmore: @iTweetMeat Swell! Let me know when it’s done and I will put it on my blog too. #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

cowartandmore: Must head out of the party on time tonight. Thanks all for a great #foodchat http://twubs.com/foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: @ederdn I’m a big fan of Memphis BBQ — pulled pork, wet or dry ribs, etc. Especially on the deck on a beautiful day! #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: Thanks, @cowartandmore! #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

PrecisionFarmer: Remanufactured Tractor parts and engines save $$ – Get a $300 rebate from Case New Holland http://bit.ly/6q614 #ag #agchat #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: Thanks everyone. Good discussion. #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

shaunhaney: And the brand of #foodchat survives . Thank you to everyone that joined. us Great job!!! #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iTweetMeat: High-five to @JPlovesCOTTON and @shaunhaney for a #foodchat well done #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: Anyone going to Indy to #FFA tomorrow? I’ll be judging Ag Comm contest. Just in for the day. #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

WriteNowBiz: RT @iTweetMeat: High-five to @JPlovesCOTTON and @shaunhaney for a #foodchat well done #foodchat I missed most due to tech diff but agree!
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: Thanks for the shout-outs! This was a lot of fun. Loved reading up on the topic & all the ideas! #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

CTFoodBank: RT @ederdn Executable idea:Make more people aware hunger is real, no matter where U R in the world.Seek diverse input 4 solutions. #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

bencwilson: Thanks everybody, great discussion tonight! #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: Thanks to the good people of #foodchat!
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

kanorthey: Thanks all, peace out 🙂 #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

RealTalkBLewis: RT @hogcatch: Obesity rampant in this country, hungry children going to bed without food? Social disconnect not food shortage! #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

at_the_farm: RT well said! @JeffFowle Ooops, one size doesn’t fit all. It will take diversity “&” ingenuity to meet the needs of tomorrow.
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

AggieMegg: So true RT @JeffFowle Ooops, one size doesn’t fit all. It will take diversity “&” ingenuity to meet the needs of tomorrow. #fo
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

hyperlocavore: @AFBFMace EROI – Energy Returned for Energy Invested. #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ChrissieM: Anyone interested in participating or following future #foodchat discussions—follow @foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Excited to have great discussion on vital issue of food insecurity and find some great new follows on my first #foodchat.
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ChrissieM: Anyone who has followed me from #foodchat please send me @ reply so I know to follow you back. Thanks!
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

foodchat: Thanks! We also do #agchat through @agchat for those with a particular agricultural interest. RT @ChrissieM #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

cowartandmore: RT @iTweetMeat High-five to @JPlovesCOTTON and @shaunhaney for a #foodchat well done
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

TopProducerMag: @ChrissieM I’m adding you now. #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

nel1jack: @JPlovesCOTTON and @shaunhaney ^5 for a #foodchat well done
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

featherchick: Bravo! Bravo! via @cowartandmore @iTweetMeat High-five to @JPlovesCOTTON and @shaunhaney for a #foodchat well done
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

PrecisionFarmer: Great stuff tonight on #agchat & #foodchat tonight thanks again to all those who participated! See you next week. #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ederdn: RT @featherchick: Bravo! via @cowartandmore @iTweetMeat High-five to @JPlovesCOTTON and @shaunhaney for a #foodchat well done #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

ChrissieM: RT @foodchat: Thanks! We also do #agchat through @agchat for those with a particular agricultural interest. RT @ChrissieM #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

iMwhatIeat: #foodchat – a quick scroll through; encouraging to see such a productive dialog. traveling but aspire to join another time
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

scrappygreenmom: RT @hyperlocavore If an apple takes years & years to decompose it’s because its in a landfill and not a compost pile…@bencwilson #food
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

agchick: Sorry I never made it to #foodchat. As soon as I got home I had to do chores and help the kids with homework.
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

JPlovesCOTTON: THANK GOD!RT @shaunhaney: And the brand of #foodchat survives . Thank you to everyone that joined. us Great job!!! #foodchat
10:10pm Oct. 20 2009 EDT

About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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    […] 5.   #foodchat – This is the sister to #AgChat and gave us a chance, once the ag conversation was going so well, to do some broadening of the community.  The connection this brought between farmers and consumers and others in the food chain seems so obvious now, but wow.  It made an impact and continues to help foster conversation.  This hashtag also had a serious side for me and Shaun Haney as we guest moderated.  The pressure was clear for us — encourage lots of participation, be sure everyone feels welcome, keep the convo going the next time and more.  Hope the stress didn’t show — we had a great time!  (Transcript here) […]

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