COVID Disruption is an Existential Threat to Non-Profits: This Unconventional Approach May Save Them from Extinction

As individuals, we sift through our daily lives focused narrowly on the core human values of safety and security. Organizations, shaken to their core by this heinous public health crisis, have toggled from growth to survival mode in an instant.

COVID Disruption is an Existential Threat to Non-Profits: This Unconventional Approach May Save Them from Extinction2020-12-16T20:29:52+00:00

Lessons Learned: 21 Days of COVID-19 Communications in the Consumer Goods Sector

Lessons Learned: 21 Days of COVID-19 Communications in the Consumer Goods Sector On March 16th the first email arrived from a client asking for help in communicating critical information about the Coronavirus. Two days later, another. A few days after that, another. Then the signing of two new clients asking for the same help. Over [...]

Lessons Learned: 21 Days of COVID-19 Communications in the Consumer Goods Sector2020-12-16T20:29:52+00:00

The Long and Short of It: Are Food Companies that Placed Enormous Bets on Values-Based Food Production About to See a Big Payoff?

Globally, 108 million children between the ages of five and seventeen are engaged in farming, livestock, forestry, fishing or aquaculture, putting their safety at risk and infringing on their human rights, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

The Long and Short of It: Are Food Companies that Placed Enormous Bets on Values-Based Food Production About to See a Big Payoff?2020-12-16T20:29:52+00:00

Animals, Plants and Labs: Protein Sector Must Not Forget Consumers Amidst Contentious Public Policy Debate

Conventional wisdom has long held the post-World War II era was the golden age of American food production.  While that was an impressive run, you don’t have to be Albert Einstein to see food production is in the midst of another, even more impressive, transformation.

Animals, Plants and Labs: Protein Sector Must Not Forget Consumers Amidst Contentious Public Policy Debate2020-12-16T20:29:53+00:00

Is FDA Trying to Thread the Needle with its Food Policy Agenda?

The current occupant of the White House thrives on chaos. From its foreign policy with North Korea and Iran, to international trade and its regulatory approach here at home, the Trump Administration leaves observers guessing with its unorthodox approach to governing.

Is FDA Trying to Thread the Needle with its Food Policy Agenda?2020-12-16T20:29:53+00:00

Paradigm Shift: Defining a New Role for Food Trade Groups in an Era of Disruption

Paradigm Shift: Defining a New Role for Food Trade Groups in an Era of Disruption The word “disruptive” has become a buzzword in today’s culture. Long used in a negative light, it has been adopted in business to describe innovative companies that challenge the status quo with new ideas and new ways of doing business. [...]

Paradigm Shift: Defining a New Role for Food Trade Groups in an Era of Disruption2020-12-16T20:29:53+00:00

Are We About to Reach the Third Wave of Food Consumerism?

Are We About to Reach the Third Wave of Food Consumerism? As I sat in a sun-drenched conference room overlooking Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood and the Potomac River on a clear cold winter day in 2003, a newly appointed senior health and wellness executive from one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies told [...]

Are We About to Reach the Third Wave of Food Consumerism?2020-12-16T20:29:53+00:00

Red, Yellow or Green? Score-carding Your Advocacy Communications Capabilities

Red, Yellow or Green? Score-carding Your Advocacy Communications Capabilities The Obama Administration has issued more than 20,000 new regulations and 235 Executive Orders since it came into office in 2009. The 114th Congress has passed more than 200 new laws since called into session in January of 2015. This virtual tidal wave of public policy [...]

Red, Yellow or Green? Score-carding Your Advocacy Communications Capabilities2020-12-16T20:29:53+00:00

Data and Time: An Interesting Paradox for Food Interventionists

Data and Time:  An Interesting Paradox for Food Interventionists By the end of the 1990’s, as data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) mounted, society reached consensus that obesity had reached epidemic proportions among children and adults. Likewise, everyone agreed on the negative impact obesity and its related diseases have on the healthcare system, [...]

Data and Time: An Interesting Paradox for Food Interventionists2020-12-16T20:29:53+00:00

There is a Better Way: Government Should Expire its Interest in Food Expiration Dates

There is a Better Way: Government Should Expire its Interest in Food Expiration Dates When consumers want to know if something in their fridge is edible, most simply give it the old “whiff” test. If that still leaves doubt, they begin searching the package for information that helps them determine if the product is safe [...]

There is a Better Way: Government Should Expire its Interest in Food Expiration Dates2020-12-16T20:29:53+00:00
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