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Hello ZimmComm Fans:

With the help of new ZimmComm editor, Jamie Johansen, Chuck attended the 2012 Alltech International Symposium last week. You can find all their photos online and scroll through the story posts here. They’ve still got several stories to post. This week Chuck will be back on the road to the Mississippi Delta Region for the 2012 Conservation in Action Tour with the support of the Conservation Technology Center and AGROTAIN.

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Who should be responsible for child nutrition?” We’re all for good food nutrition for our children. But who is responsible? It seems like the government thinks it should have some control. We”ve heard and read lots of people saying we need more nutrition education. But don’t we have more than enough of that? How long has USDA made good nutrition information available? But we still see the problem of overeating. So, here’s what our poll found. 72% said Parents! Amen to that. Of course then you might ask why aren’t parents doing a better job of controlling what their kids eat. 24% said All of the above and 4% said Schools and no one chose specifically Government or Nutritionists. Interesting results.

Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “Which group should restaurants consider experts on animal care?” This past weekend many folks in agriculture participated in an online thank you campaign for Domino’s Pizza. Why? Because the restaurant chain made a decision based on good humane animal practices and did not give in to the demands of the animal activist group HSUS. So, let us know your thoughts on this question. We appreciate it.

We hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend as we honored all the men and women who lost their lives in service to our country.

Here are some interviews/audio from this week you might have missed:
Alltech Crop Science Launch Press Conference
Dr. Dwight Armstrong, CEO, FFA, talks about the future farmer
Damien O’Reilly, Irish National TV/Radio, about Alltech FoodPrint Discussion Dinner
An Alltech view of China with Dr. Mark Lyons
BASF Great Growers Interview with Steve Miller

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