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2021 Year in Review: Ketchum’s Most-Read Blog Posts

2021 Year in Review: Ketchum’s Most-Read Blog Posts

by Chris Ditner| December 23, 2021

If 2020 was the Year of Unknowns, 2021 has been the Year of Uncertainty. At times it has felt like one step forward, two steps back. We’ve seen a year marked by the highs of COVID vaccine availability, the reopening of shops and restaurants, the emotional reunions of families, and the evolution of how co-workers […]

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Helping Food and Agriculture Workers Find Stability

by Michele Murray| May 13, 2021

Helping food and agriculture workers thrive across America is not just vital to our economy, but to bringing food to the table. This workforce is at a critical juncture now, with food and ag employees struggling with a high level of burnout during the pandemic. As we put the pieces back together, how can employers […]

There Are No Good Guys or Bad Guys in Food - herd of black angus cattle in grass field

There Are No Good Guys or Bad Guys in Food

by Kim Essex| April 30, 2021

In food PR and communications, part of our job is to tell stories. But too many stories have heroes and villains, and the world of food production isn’t quite that simple. I’ve spent a better part of my career in the meat industry. I am passionate about animal protein on many levels: nutritionally, environmentally and […]

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What Food Marketing and Comms Pros Should Know—and Do—About the New Dietary Guidelines

by Lisa Bruno, MS, RD and Dylan Bailey, MS, RD| January 19, 2021

In case you missed it, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) in the typically quiet week between Christmas and the New Year. The DGAs are critically important for food policy decisions and will shape the general guidance on consumer eating patterns […]

2020: The Year We Stopped Taking Our Food Supply System for Granted

2020: The Year We Stopped Taking Our Food Supply System for Granted

by Kim Essex| October 15, 2020

I’ve been lucky. Raised in suburban Chicago in a two-bedroom ranch with a one-car garage, we didn’t live large. But my dad was a butcher at the A&P, and my mom was a great cook, so we ate well. My husband talks about eating salmon patties in the ‘70s. We were eating prime steak. Fast-forward […]