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.
Not only do many artificial food additives make food taste better, they can make the food safer and healthier as well.
Its worth repeating from time to time that California-based Mann’s Fresh Vegetables removed the “non-GMO” label off of its products
It’s already happened with items like soda, and the way public opinion is headed, a meat luxury tax (or sin tax) isn’t out of the question.
Without the ability to protect crops, up to 80 percent of the world’s food production could be lost. But glyphosate is still targeted with public hatred.
“Fear” seems to be the new “sex” when it comes to selling something, especially food products.
In a Democratic presidential debate, Marianne Williamson made a negative reference about agriculture that no one had the courage or knowledge to challenge.
Farm Aid is no friend to they vast majority of America’s farmers. It seems as though it only cares about promoting organic production.
The entire organic webinar basically summed up my biggest problem with the USDA’s organic label: It’s just a big marketing gimmick.
Take a drive through Indiana, the plains of Oklahoma, open heaven’s doors to farm country and plant your stakes. You’ll understand why God made flyover states.
The milk aisle can be very overwhelming. There are so many options for dairy milk as well as a large selection of dairy-free “milk” products. So, how do we choose? Well, the answer depends on a number of factors. Some people can’t tolerate the lactose in dairy, so having non-dairy options is great. There are […]