Tag: Jayson Lusk

Food fights likely to just get more contentious

For much of our human history, we’ve toiled to simply meet our most basic of human needs — having enough to eat to survive and raise a family. It’s only in recent history, really, that the bulk of North America has moved up from the basics to the privilege of abundant food choices. Last week… Read more »

“Africa’s Norman Borlaug” receives 2017 World Food Prize

The president of the African Development Bank Group and former minister of agriculture for Nigeria received the 2017 World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday. Akinwumi Adesina has been referred to as “Africa’s Norman Borlaug” for his work in improving African agriculture. The program recognized his efforts to expand agricultural production, thwart corruption… Read more »

Pushing Back Against the “Food Police”

There are tradeoffs that need be considered when it comes to decisions about food and food policies, whether it’s prioritizing “good” fats, local food or requiring different animal care procedures. “We’re in the early stages of the arguments being made for greater control of our food system,” explains Dr. Jayson Lusk (@JaysonLusk). “The danger is people… Read more »