While the current U.S. Department of Agriculture food-price forecast for 2012 is below some recent food-inflation rates, such as the spikes in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2011, shoppers can expect to pay a little more at the grocery store this year. Some consumers might wonder where those extra food dollars go. So how should farmers respond? Here are some helpful facts:
Research Shows How Much GMO Labeling Could Affect Soybean Farmers Mandatory labeling for food made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is a hot topic that pushes farmers’ — and consumers’ — buttons. With the federal
Global beverage producers, including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have announced the removal of brominated vegetable oil (BVO) in many popular soft drinks, which could put a significant dent in the food industry’s demand for soybean oil.
Use shared values to start conversations with consumers about biotechnology, other hot topics Farmers know why they plant seeds enhanced by biotechnology — they help increase production in tough environmental conditions. They eliminate the need