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Food and Agriculture at Aspen Ideas Festival

ASPEN, Colo. — If anyone still thought that the nation’s elite is uninterested in issues of food and agriculture, that idea was dispelled at this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, the annual gathering here of international intellectuals and leaders to explore the ideals and ideas that define a good society. Read More...

Glickman: Constituency needed for ag development

ASPEN, Colo. — Advocates for agricultural development in Third World countries need to develop a constituency for supporting those programs in Congress, former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman warned here during the Aspen Ideas Festival. Read More...

Young panelists discuss food and society of the future

ASPEN, Colo. — What are some of the nation’s most visionary young academic thinkers studying agriculture? Who are they? How food changes the organization of society, how computers are affecting food production and how food fits into the understanding of cities are some of the current hot topics, according to several rising academic leaders brought to the Aspen Ideas Festival for a panel called “Dispatches from the future: work, food and cities.” Read More...

Next Food Inc. previewed at Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. — A new film on hunger in America that the producers hope will have the impact of “Food, Inc.” was previewed here for attendees of the Aspen Ideas Festival, as former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman said it is bound to be controversial. Read More...

'Let's be Frank' provides grass-fed hot dogs

ASPEN, Colo. — Aspen Ideas Festival attendees had two meals per day — breakfast and lunch — included with their registrations, but the heart-healthy salads served in tents did not seem as popular as the hot dogs served from carts by “Let’s be Frank,” the California-based purveyor of hot dogs made from grass-fed beef that have become a tradition at the festival. Read More...