The slate of speakers at the Wall Street Journal Global Food Forum included Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, former North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp, agribusiness leaders and celebrity chefs. National Black Farmers Association President John Boyd spoke about farm input costs, saying those costs have tripled in the past year. Panelists also discussed the use of gene-editing technology, claiming a “blockbuster” consumer product is one-to-four years from happening.
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