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.
While there is space for meat and plant-based “meat” in our food system, there’s no room for companies like Impossible Foods that aren’t being honest.
Watermelons are a staple of summer fun, and knowing how they’re planted, harvested, and grown lead to some great watermelon facts.
What is this notion of pH, and why is it so mission critical? The symptoms of a problem are drawn out in farm soils: its creeping acidity, so to speak.
Epicurious says that it will no longer include new beef recipes on the site. Why? For environmental reasons, the site said in a blog post.
From the organic industry scaring people over non-organic foods to social media influencers making false claims, food shaming is a popular marketing tactic.
Gordon Ramsay is a world famous celebrity chef and has a long history of loving and promoting meat — and he stands up to vegan activism.
Aside from some differences between U.S. and Canada organic regulations, products accepted for certification in one country are accepted in the other.
Between a difficult breakup and the global pandemic, Farm Babe Michelle Miller found a new farm, a new state and so much more to lean on.
Pork, beef, chicken. Lamb, goat, venison? What is your favorite type of meat? Yes the first three mentioned dominate the U.S. marketplace, but wouldn’t it be great to have so many other kinds regularly accessible? There are so many proteins options out there, that finding an unusual meat to sample can be a real treat. […]
More research will show that farm landlord relationships don’t hinder conservation production methods and, in turn, foster community and trust.