By Andy Eubank – Apr 21, 2013 Farmer-Chef Teams Return for Indiana Farm Bureau Event Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleDespite Tragedies the World is a Safer PlaceNext articleNCBA Turns to Supreme Court to Stop EPA GHG Regs Andy Eubank SHARE year 2 for Zest n ZingOne year ago a first time event was held in downtown Indianapolis that brought together chefs, consumers and farmers. Zest ‘n Zing: A Foodie Event for the At-Home Chef returns May 7th to the Eugene and Marilyn Glick History Center. Last year American Farm Bureau worked with Indiana Farm Bureau to create the event, according to Isabella Chism, 2nd vice president at IFB.“It was the Women’s Leadership Committee that thought we needed to make a greater connection with our consumers, people just like us who shop in the grocery store. That’s where the idea was birthed and then during the event, planning the event, and after the event we got nothing but positive feedback on how much they enjoyed having that time, having some fun, learn some information about their food and some of the people that may grow some of their food and take home some ideas and some freebies too.”She told HAT Zest ‘n Zing was successful at connecting consumers and farmers with what naturally ties them together, food.“Sharing the food together, having fun with it, learning how to cook it, food safety tips, food cooking techniques. I think that’s the big thing because if we can make that connection with everyone then it’s a little bit easier to understand farmers themselves and why they do the things they do to produce the food that we eat.”After last year’s event it was obvious it was successful when people told Chism, “This is great. I wish I had known about it sooner and if you have it again next year let me know because I want to bring my friends.”With limited tickets available that means get yours soon. Ticket sales benefit Gleaners Food Bank and tickets at $20 are now available at www.infarmbureau.org. Doors open at 5 PM and the cooking competition begins at 7 PM. Cattle farmer Ginny Tauer and hog farmer Nick Sommers will both team up with a chef to create dishes that consumers can easily make themselves at home.Judges include Heather Tallman, known for her blog basilmomma.com and host of Around the Kitchen Sink Radio and an attendee selected from the crowd.The event begins with a reception where attendees will have a chance to visit with Indiana food companies, including N.K. Hurst and Clabber Girl, and Indiana farmers while enjoying food and Indiana wines and beers.The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center is located at 450 West Ohio St., Indianapolis. Parking is free but limited at the history center. Home News Feed Farmer-Chef Teams Return for Indiana Farm Bureau Event
After frequent anti-media insults and rhetoric in the past, “France Unbowed” leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon has taken his guerrilla war against journalists to a new level, urging his supporters to “give them hell.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regards his comments as irresponsible and dangerous. to go further News October 23, 2018 Mélenchon’s ever-growing guerrilla war against the media Receive email alerts ALAIN JOCARD / AFP June 4, 2021 Find out more News FranceEurope – Central Asia RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 2, 2021 Find out more News FranceEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on France Help by sharing this information News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Organisation May 10, 2021 Find out more RSF_en The evolution in Mélenchon’s comments about or against the media reflect a steady growth in hostility and vengefulness. He used insults during the presidential campaign in March 2017, describing a France 5 reporter as a “dirty bastard” and a “dog” and referring to France 2 as the “enemy.” Last December, he called for a “professional tribunal” to deal with “liars, cheats and swindlers” in the media.Now he has passed from insults to anti-journalist proselytism, describing hatred for journalists in a blog post as “healthy and fair.” He has also described the media as “the first enemy of free speech,” claiming that “the media party (…) injects drugs into people’s brains” and concluding that “media power is above all conspiratorial.”Mélenchon is now very clearly urging his followers to take action against journalists. “Give them hell wherever you can, because we must get at least some result,” he wrote in a Facebook post on 19 October. “We need in the end to have thousands of people saying that ‘the France Info journalists are liars and cheats,’” he added.“We have on several occasion in the past had to condemn Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s irresponsible comments about journalists,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We now put this question to him: What will you say the next time, given your tendency to always keep taking your hatred against journalists to another level? How are you going keep advancing in your anti-journalist guerrilla war? If the simple-minded are inspired by your comments to carry out acts of violence, you will be held responsible.”The tactic employed by Mélenchon, who ran for president in 2017, is a frontal counter-attack whenever he feels he is being wrong-footed by journalists. Neither new nor completely improvised, his methods are toxic and dangerous.France is ranked 33rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index.