“Pivoting the GMO Conversation” Food Dialogues Hosted by
Nebraska Soybean Board and U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance

Food influencers, filmmakers and farmers convene Sept. 6 at University of Nebraska
at Lincoln to discuss the controversy surrounding GMOs’ impact on today’s food.

WHAT: American shoppers have access to more information than ever before. As a result, they have more opportunities to share their opinions about how food is grown and raised. In many instances, these concerns have resulted in a response b y major food companies to market food under myriad labels — from “sustainable” and “natural” to “GMO-free” and “locally-grown.” But what do these terms really mean, and what impact do they have on farm production practices? For farmers who have been focused on farming sustainably for generations, the marketing-speak can result in changes on the farm that may have negative environmental impacts. For consumers, these phrases cause confusion and concern as food companies may unknowingly be contradicting the actual practices that make farming sustainable.

Join Nebraska Soybean Board and U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance for an engaging panel discussion about “Pivoting the GMO Conversation,” which will include diverse viewpoints from thoughtful speakers.

This panel will aim to clarify modern farming practices, and how different farming methods strive to achieve a similar goal. Click here to learn more and register. The discussion also will be livestreamed on

WHO: Moderated by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, a film writer, director, producer & editor, with panelists including the co-founder of FoodTank; president of the Nebraska Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics; a Nebraska cattle, corn, pig and soybean farmer; a Texas organic cotton farmer; and executive director of the Office for Sustainability.
WHERE: University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Nebraska Innovation Campus) |2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE 68508

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 6

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. – Registration

1:00 p.m. “Pivoting the GMO Conversation” Panel Discussion with Q&A Session

2:45 p.m. Tour of University of Nebraska Food Processing Center (Optional)

About The Food Dialogues

The Food Dialogues’ signature events are designed to bring together farmers, ranchers, industry experts, scientists, media, and consumers for dynamic panel discussions on some of today’s most pressing topics related to food and food production. Since its launch in 2011, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has hosted more than 30 panels across the country.

About the Nebraska Soybean Board
The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.

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