CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance announced that Ali Velshi, CNN chief business correspondent and anchor of Your Money and World Business Today on CNN International, will moderate The Food Dialogues℠: New York. This event, titled, "Straight Talk, Straight Answers," will include a series of back-to-back panel discussions designed to answer Americans' questions on some of today's most provocative topics related to food, including antibiotics and biotechnology (GMOs). Taking place at The TimesCenter in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday, Nov. 15, the event will bring together farmers, ranchers, industry experts, pundits and media.
"The goal for The Food Dialogues has always been to create an environment for balanced discussion on how food is grown and raised," said Bob Stallman, chairman of USFRA and president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. "The addition of a leading journalist like Ali Velshi is one way the USFRA ensures the conversation focuses on the tough questions that consumers and influencer audiences have about food production. We're thrilled that he will be a part of what we are certain will be a dynamic conversation."
Velshi will leverage his expertise as the chief business correspondent at CNN to moderate the day's discussions. The event will stream live at www.fooddialogues.com beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET and will conclude at 3:30 p.m. ET. Since announcing the event several weeks ago, USFRA today also provided updates on the event agenda and slate of panelists.
The first panel, Media, Marketing and Healthy Choices, will examine how the media's coverage of food and its health benefits have impacted consumer choice. This discussion also will address what more can be done to answer Americans' questions about how their
|SOURCE U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance|
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