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Chew on This Tour Stops at ASU

April 24, 2013

Close to 1,000 Angelo State University students, faculty, staff and special guests participated in the Chew on This Tour stop today (April 24) in the parking lot next to the ASU Food Service Center on Vanderventer Street.

The Chew on This Tour is a collaborative effort between Elanco Animal Health and Nutra Blend that features two custom-built tractor trailers, one a high-tech movie theater on wheels and the other a mobile BBQ kitchen.  The road show is stopping at universities, feed mills, fairs and other civic events throughout the U.S. to spread the word about world hunger and sustainable food production.  Participants enjoy a hearty BBQ meal, watch a short film hosted by Bill Goldberg, former NFL lineman and champion professional wrestler, and test their knowledge at interactive kiosks.

“We were very excited to host this event,” said Dr. Micheal Salisbury, chair of ASU’s Agriculture Department.  “It was an amazing opportunity for our students, faculty, staff and guests to get together and get fired up about the challenge of feeding a hungry planet.”

Information presented in the film included:

  • 870 million people worldwide do not get enough food.
  • The global population is expected to grow to more than 9 billion by mid-century.
  • By 2050, we will need 70 percent more food, and most of it will have to come from efficiency-enhancing products and technologies.
  • The carbon footprint of a gallon of milk has decreased by 63 percent since 1944.  One cow today produces as much as five cows did in 1944.

The Chew on This Tour is a component of the Drive to Feed the World initiative.  Co-sponsor Nutra Blend is the leading distributor in the U.S. of feed micro-ingredients, including vitamins, minerals and other nutrient additives.  Elanco is a global leader in animal health, and is a division of Eli Lilly and Co.

For more information on the Chew on This Tour, contact Colleen Parr Dekker at Elanco Animal Health at 317-276-4076 or parr_dekker_colleen@elanco.com.  More details on the Drive to Feed the World initiative are available at www.drivetofeed.com.

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Colleen Parr Dekker
317-276-4076
parr_dekker_colleen@elanco.com