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.
There is so much pseudoscience being spread around nowadays, and sometimes it can be hard to spot, especially for those who don’t have a background in science. A lot of it is based on a small amount of truth and by people who you may think you can trust, so it can be difficult to […]
There’s lots to consider about acquiring a tractor, but the first thing you need to decide is whether you should lease the machine or purchase it outright.
Farm Babe wanted to raise awareness on what happens when marketing efforts thank farmers and hope this will be the new trend in advertising.
A lot has been said and written about agriculture since the dawn of human civilization. Some good, some bad, and a lot that isn’t worth repeating. I’m probably guilty of the last one. But there are some farming quotes so good they stick out and are worth repeating. So I’ve compiled a list of the […]
Veggie burgers and regular burgers have coexisted for decades just fine with no issues, so what’s changed in today’s world?
In today’s day and age, you can never be too careful to protect yourself and your home or farm. It seems like every day, you turn on the television to hear more about shootings and other crimes. But the good news is that there are many steps we can take to ensure on farm safety […]
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.