‘Chew on This Tour’ Visits World Pork Expo

Joe Vansickle, Senior Editor

June 13, 2013

2 Min Read
‘Chew on This Tour’ Visits World Pork Expo

The “Chew on This Tour,” which visited World Pork Expo last week in Des Moines, IA, featuring its highly visible, shiny red tractor trailer, is spreading the message about food safety and quality, and sharing information about the use of technology in food production on the Drive to Feed the World.

The Chew on This Tour is a unique, interactive road show traveling the nation to heighten awareness about one of the biggest problems facing the world today: hunger. The tour will be stopping at feedmills, universities, fairs and civic events around the country.

Spokesman is Bill Goldberg, former NFL lineman and champion wrestler, who answers questions about world hunger and sustainable food production. Goldberg is accompanying the Chew on This Tour on various stops around the country.

Here is a list of Chew on This facts:

  • It is estimated that by 2050, the world will need 70% more food when the global population will be nine billion.


  • Already, about 870 million people worldwide don’t get enough food. Hunger kills more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. It kills more people than all forms of cancer combined.


  • There’s no nutritional difference between milk labeled organic and milk produced conventionally.


  • There are no nutritional benefits to free-range eggs compared to traditional eggs, according to USDA.


  • There are no nutritional benefits to eating organic or all-natural foods compared to traditional meats, fruits and vegetables.


  • There are numerous human food safety studies done by the Food and Drug Administration to ensure the safety of all antibiotics used in food animal production.

  • Agriculture continues to become more efficient as evidenced by the fact that the carbon footprint of a gallon of milk has decreased by 63% since 1944. One cow produces as much milk today as five cows did back in 1944.


Sponsors of the Chew on This Tour are Nutra Blend, a leading U.S. distributor and blender of quality micro-ingredients, and Elanco, a world leader in developing products and services that enhance animal health, wellness and performance.

For more information, go to www.drivetofeed.com.





About the Author(s)

Joe Vansickle

Senior Editor

Joe, a native of Indiana, is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He worked on daily newspapers in Albert Lea, MN and Fairmont, MN, before joining the staff of National Hog Farmer in 1977. Joe specializes in animal health issues, federal regulations, environmental concerns, food safety and writing about the swine veterinary community. Joe has won several writing awards from the Livestock Publications Council. In 2002, he earned the Master Writer Program Award from the American Agricultural Editors’ Association.

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