The recent editorial “Feeding the Future” in the Washington Post clearly articulated a major challenge facing us and the future of food while tackling the complicated issue of using certain agricultural techniques as a viable solution. When it comes to their food, consumers are rightfully passionate and they want to know more information about where it comes from and how it was grown or raised. With so much emotion attached to the food we consume, many Americans may adopt a particular stance for or against an issue that may not reflect all of the information or realities of farming and ranching. Many of these food challenges – and the potential solutions - are not black and white; they are incredibly complex and depend upon various companies across the food spectrum working together.

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) recently launched a long-term commitment to lead tough conversations about food and to address Americans’ most pressing questions about how our food is grown and raised. Farmers and ranchers are dedicated to not only continuously improving how they produce food, but also to set ‘a big table’ to foster and lead a dialogue with different viewpoints about important issues facing today’s agriculture. No matter your perspective on food issues including biotech seeds, USFRA encourages ongoing discussions to find common ground and to work together towards reasonable solutions. We invite you to visit our website at www.fooddialogues.com to join this conversation and to view a live webinar with two third-party experts on the topic of biotech seeds.

Bob Stallman
Chairman
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance