What’s Next for Food Labels?
Should foods containing biotechnology-enhanced ingredients be labeled? That’s the key question in an ongoing debate taking place at polling places around the United States. Bills requiring mandatory labeling have been introduced in Congress, and there have also been attempts to place citizens’ initiatives on statewide and local ballots. On one side of the debate are consumers who emphasize their right to know what’s in their food. On the other side are opponents who say expense and logistical challenges make labeling unrealistic ...
While Americans love farmers and ranchers, research has shown that many people are concerned with the way farmers and ranchers produce food, most of which they believe comes from what they call ‘big ag.’ In an effort to combat this ...Read More
Two hours of conversation a month to educate consumers on the benefits of modern agriculture. While that might not sound like a number that can make a difference, take a moment to consider a few figures. There are more than two ...Read More
The Issue: There’s no doubt that for most of us, family feasting is a hallmark at this time of year. As you sit at the table to share the holiday fare, it’s possible you’ll hear your non-farm friends mention food ...Read More
When the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History began work on a new exhibition to show how the United States grew from a colony to a superpower, it was obvious that agriculture had to be a part of the story. Thanks ...Read More
When asked to describe the philosophy of her family dairy farm, Beth Chittenden responds without hesitation. “We use modern agricultural practices to produce a high-quality product and provide a profit for the owners of the farm,” she says. While this phrase may ...Read More
The latest episode of "Beyond the Bean On-Air" highlights how USB and other soy organizations are answering customer demands to show how U.S. soy is sustainable. View the entire video below or skip to a specific topic: Sustainability Pledge: To answer demands for ...Read More
Cooking enthusiasts in Topeka hit the “food jackpot” in a recent partnership cooking demonstration including Hy-Vee's Chef Alli, nutritionist Amber Groeling and CommonGround Kansas volunteer LaVell Winsor on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Attendees not only learned tips to create a tasty ...Read More
Organic. Biotech. Local. Big ag. With so many buzzwords tossed around, it can be hard for consumers to make sense of their food. Restaurant operators see much of this confusion and are in a great position to set the record straight. USB ...Read More
Just finding the time to visit the grocery store can often be a challenge in itself. Add to that the extra chore of deciphering the numerous buzzwords and labels that adorn many food packages and the trip can become unbearable. CommonGround, ...Read More