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.
It’s no surprise that people may wonder whether the Certified Angus Beef branding has value or if it’s built around meaningless marketing.
Assemblymember Ian Calderon introduced legislation that revises a California Act that regulates the handling of solid waste, like leftover food.
It blows Food Science Babe’s mind that people actually believe that alcohol can be made healthier by being “clean” or “organic.”
When food companies sell cage-free or free-range eggs, it most likely doesn’t mean what you may think. But the way hens are raised is done for a reason.
In an era where information is a hot commodity, does the open-source model have a future in agriculture, or is it a flirtation destined to fail?
Bees need farmers and farmers need bees. So we’ll continue to protect them, without help from sensationalist companies like BeeProductedUsa.
Michelle Miller had a call with Burger King’s chief marketing officer to express why so many in agriculture were offended and bothered by the #cowsmenu ad.
Burger King’s new musical commercial about climate change is nothing more than virtue signalling — agriculture itself is already making huge strides.
Summer is here and you know what that means: Farmer tans are here, too! We’ve all probably heard the expression “farmer tan.” Although many career paths lead you to working outside, no one does it quite like the farmer. One of the oldest and arguably most noble professions, farmers have long been outside all day, […]
Study after study has shown the active ingredient glyphosate to be one of the least toxic herbicides on the market.