May 21

The Nutritional Revolution

The Nutritional Revolution Dr. Karl Dawson - The Nutritional Revolution

Karl Dawson is the Chief Scientific Officer at Alltech. He leads Alltech’s research efforts. Dawson described the revolutionary changes in molecular science that are now providing us with the ability to understand nutrition at the genetic level. The breakthrough that cleared the way for these developments was the human genome project. Sequencing the human genome cost roughly $3 billion - equivalent to the cost of six space shuttle launches. It took about ten years to complete and when we were done we had a basic map for the human genetic code.

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May 21

Agriculture Proud in Lexington, Kentucky

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Ryan Goodman from Agriculture Proud

Ryan Goodman from Agriculture Proud

Ryan Goodman runs the Agriculture Proud blog and is attending Symposium this week. Ryan reported about his plans for Symposium this week and will continue to post updates and highlights while in Lexington. Be sure to tune into his blog as well throughout the week for more Symposium coverage.

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May 21

#AgFuture Blogger Shawna Aakre

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Shawna Aakre on the Future of Ag

Shawna Aakre on the Future of Ag

Shawna Aakre is one of our #AgFuture blog contest winners. She shared her thoughts on the future of agriculture on our blog. All of the contest winners received a trip to our 28th Symposium to join in the discussion on the future of ag, the future of food and the future world that we will leave to our children.

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May 21

A New Meaning to “Eat and Run”

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Alltech's Fun Run 2012

A recap of monday morning's fun run including interviews with the runners.

The Alltech Symposium delegates had a chance to work off their dinner from last night by taking part in the Fun Run this morning!

The guests were treated to some fine Kentucky cuisine at the International Dinner in the Lexington Convention Center last night and ran the historic streets of Lexington this morning before they attended the Alltech Symposium.

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