Food Science Babe is the pseudonym of an agvocate and writer who focuses specifically on the science behind our food. She has a degree in chemical engineering and has worked in the food industry for more than decade, both in the conventional and in the natural/organic sectors. There are so many myths surrounding the food we eat — what’s in it, how it’s produced, what’s good for us/bad for us — that I present information based on scientific facts and encourage people to ask questions. Food Science Babe can be found on Facebook.
Jon Stika is a retired Natural Resources Conservation Service soil health instructor and current part-time professional at the North Dakota State University Dickinson Research Extension Center. He is also the author of “A Soil Owner’s Manual: How to Restore and Maintain Soil Health.”
Krista Stauffer is a wife, mother of three, and first-generation millennial dairy farmer. Krista met her husband in 2009 when he moved to her hometown to start his own dairy farm. They were married the following year. Today, she works side by side with him and their kids on their 140-cow dairy. She shares their everyday farm life on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her blog.
Tim Durham’s family operates Deer Run Farm — a 30-acre truck (vegetable) farm on Long Island, New York. With no shortage of “fake news” about farming, he decided to become an agvocate — countering heated rhetoric with sensible facts. Tim has a degree in plant medicine, the equivalent of a plant M.D. He’s currently an Assistant Professor of Agronomy at Ferrum College in Virginia.
Michelle Miller, the Farm Babe, was once a big-city girl and moved to rural Iowa for love. Once there, she learned that her original thoughts of modern agriculture were very inaccurate (based on mainstream Hollywood media and marketing) and now enjoys debunking myths and spreading facts about REAL farms from REAL farmers. Michelle can be found on Facebook, and Twitter.
U.S. farmers are the most efficient, productive, and environmentally-friendly in the world. The goal of The Farmer’s Daughter USA blog is to promote those farmers and tackle the misinformation swirling around the U.S. food industry. Amanda’s website can be found here, and she’s on Facebook, and Twitter.
A ninth-grader in an advanced biology class sent in questions to GMO Answers, and because I am one of the resident experts, they were forwarded to me.
Public health crises are no laughing matter, but sometimes it takes a funny, edgy, celebrity-style approach to get the point across.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s new “biological evaluation” makes access for trusted pesticides such as atrazine and glyphosate even harder.
It’s important to delve into the actual facts about chickens and to send the myths about poultry out to pasture. Here’s the real scoop.
Exploring the facts and scientific evidence for some of the most common low-calorie sweeteners on the market There’s probably no topic I get asked about more than artificial sweeteners: Are they safe? Do they enhance cravings? Do they cause weight gain? Do they affect the microbiome? I will admit that this was a topic […]
Ag attacking ag is rarely a good idea. Farmers have enough day-to-day stresses to deal with from breakdowns, market prices, weather, and uninformed activists.
A Washington court has ruled that farms need to pay overtime to workers — and that this rule could apply retroactively even if past laws were followed.
Crop yield has never been a good metric for success. Profitability & restoring soil health might be a better way to measure success in modern agriculture.
Celebrate and nominate forward-thinking agriculturalists through The Top Innovators campaign, which recognizes global innovation in agriculture.
By seeding doubt about GMOs from a first-world soapbox, Kavin Senapathy is doing a disservice to the same at-risk populations she professes to cherish.