May 19

World Peace: Could Science Be the Solution?

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World Peace: Could Science Be the Solution?
What can we learn from Alltech’s 2014 Medal of Excellence winner, Norman Borlaug, the Father of the Green Revolution? Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may have said it best shortly after Borlaug’s death in 2009, “His life and achievements are testimony to the far reaching contribution that one man’s towering intellect, persistence and scientific vision can make to human peace and progress.”

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May 19

Take it to the Farmer: Bringing the Green Revolution to Africa

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Take it to the Farmer: Bringing the Green Revolution to Africa
Before Dr. Norman Borlaug passed away, he told his granddaughter his biggest regret - not being able to bring the Green Revolution to Africa. Borlaug, who passed away in 2009, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal and the Nobel Peace Prize for his adaptation of new wheat technologies and improved crop management practices in Mexico, India and Pakistan that went on to save more than a billion people worldwide from starvation. Today his granddaughter Julie Borlaug Larson hopes to bring the Green Revolution to Africa.

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May 17

Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest

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Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest
The inaugural Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest got off to a fantastic start today in the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Ky. More than 40 craft breweries from 18 U.S. states showcased their brews to an excited audience of beer enthusiasts. Just over one thousand craft brews were available for tasting. The Fest served as one of the culminating events for the Second Annual Lexington Craft Beer Week, which celebrates Lexington’s craft beer culture and best local and regional brews; and “celebrate” is exactly what more than 2,000 beer enthusiasts, who came from far and wide to attend, did.

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May 17

Could better nutrition be the answer to ADHD?

Could better nutrition be the answer to ADHD?
Five percent of children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to the American Psychiatric Association in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). In some U.S. states, rates have reached as high as one out of every 10 children. What is behind this modern epidemic? Could better nutrition be the answer? According to Dr. Aoife Lyons, licensed clinical psychologist, DHA supplementation could hold promise for prevention and treatment of ADHD and other cognitive health challenges.

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