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USSEC Participates in 2015 Seafood Expo North America

Seafood Expo North America Mark Jackson

USSEC participated in the 2015 Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America in Boston, Massachusetts from March 15-17.  Billing itself as the largest seafood trade event in North America, the event attracts over 20,000 buyers and suppliers of fresh, frozen, packaged and value-added seafood products, equipment and services, and attracts attendees from more than 100 countries.  The expo is formerly known as the International Boston Seafood Show/Seafood Processing America.
Grower leaders, including Mark Seib, United Soybean Board (USB) director, and Mark Jackson, American Soybean Board (ASA) director, joined USSEC staff working in the USSEC booth and networking to continue to differentiate and build preference for U.S. Soy.  USSEC staff included Regional Director – Americas Francisco de la Torre, Americas region consultant Jairo Amezquita, USSEC Southeast Asia Technical Director – Aquaculture Lukas Manomaitis, USSEC Aquaculture Marketing Manager Colby Sutter, and USSEC Senior International Aquaculture Program Advisor Dr. Michael Cremer.  The USSEC booth promoted the use of U.S. Soy products in aquaculture.
Mark Jackson, who is featured in our latest Soy in Aquaculture video highlighting sustainability and the intensive pond aquaculture (which can be viewed HERE), was able to talk with a food blogger who stopped by the booth confused by how we could be referring to biotech as sustainable.  Mark was able to speak first-hand about how he is growing to ensure his grandchildren can continue to farm the land his great grandfather once owned.  A key takeaway for the food blogger was that sustainable practices, like no till, are made able because of biotechnology.