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Alltech’s 30th Symposium Examines the Future of the Food Chain

Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech, stood with his adult children Wednesday, May 21 at the closing session of Alltech’s 30th Annual International Symposium in Lexington, Ky. USA.  Dr. Mark Lyons is vice president of corporate affairs at Alltech and Dr. Aoife Lyons is the director of the Alltech Career Development Program. All presented in sessions during the three-day event May 18-21. Credit: ZimComm
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – From antibiotic-free meats to healthy bees, anticipating the future of the food chain is one of the keys to successfully feeding a rapidly growing world population, delegates learned during the closing session of Alltech’s 30th Annual Alltech International Symposium. The three-day event explored the curiosity-invoking theme of “What If?” in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, from May 18-21.

The Future of Science is in Good Hands - Alltech Young Scientist Winners Announced

From left to right: Dr. Inge Russell, director of the Alltech Young Scientist Competition, Gillian Johnson, undergraduate winner of the Alltech Young Scientist Competition and Dr. Mark Lyons, Alltech vice president, during the Closing Session of the 30th Alltech Annual International Symposium in Lexington, Ky, USA, May 18-21. Credit ZimmComm.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Investigations of a rainbow trout gene (Kpna7) and its role in oocyte and early embryonic development and a novel β-Defensin Gene Cluster expressed in the reproductive tract of both mares and stallions were the two winning topics in this year’s Alltech Young Scientist Program, announced today at Alltech’s 30th Annual International Symposium, which draws to a close today in downtown Lexington, Ky., USA.

Alltech Awards Father of Green Revolution, Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, with 2014 Medal of Excellence

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – In a global effort to feed humanity, it was one man’s scientific intellect that sowed the seeds. This morning, Alltech, a global leader in animal health and nutrition, posthumously awarded the Father of the Green Revolution, the late Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, with the 23rd annual Alltech 2014 Medal of Excellence for saving more than one billion people from starvation and paving the path to feeding more than 9 billion by 2050. Approximately three months after what would have been his 100th birthday, Borlaug’s granddaughter, Dr.

Dr. Pearse Lyons of Alltech to Award up to $500,000 Annually to Budding Entrepreneurs

The University of Louisville team won first place at the 2014 Alltech Innovation Competition in Lexington, Ky. on April 26. The team's venture - Trifecta Cooking Equipment, LLC - is the patented FuturFry deep fryer, which will help restaurant operators save 40 percent on annual cooking oil costs. Pictured from left: Ryan Cash; Bridget Kueber; Matt Long; Brittany Moneymaker; Wyatt Taylor; Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Perhaps you could call it a fermentation tank instead of a “Shark Tank” owing to Dr. Pearse Lyons’ billion-dollar business built around yeast fermentation: Dr. Lyons announced today the formation of the Lyons’ Den Innovation Fund. This fund, personally endowed by Dr. Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, will award up to $500,000 annually to entrepreneurial projects of interest.

Alltech’s 30th Symposium Asks “What If” for the Future of Food and Agriculture?

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – More than 2,000 delegates from 60 countries have gathered for “What If?” the 30th Annual Alltech International Symposium, which is taking place in downtown Lexington, Ky., USA today until May 21. The Symposium opened with a welcome address from Alltech founder and president Dr. Pearse Lyons who posed the question of “what would you do with $10,000” to the gathered audience who were eager to discover more about what lies ahead for the agri-business industry.