Over the past several months, many headlines have given attention to processed plant protein entering the marketplace. Let's get one thing straight, black bean burgers have been on restaurant menus for a very long time. This isn't something new. But this time, the latest iteration showed up with a bigger marketing budget. The Impossible Burger … Continue reading Plant Protein Alternative Comparisons Go Awry
Growing up on my family's cattle ranch, we always had beef in the freezer. While there were other proteins - pork from the neighbors, eggs from chickens in the barn - beef protein was always our primary choice. To be honest, I am still shocked when I meet adults who admit to never having cooked … Continue reading Can beef protein fuel strength for running?
For 25 years, beef has been what's for dinner. Most people recognize that phrase and acquaint it with early television ads. But things in the food world have changed and we're keeping pace with the world. And now, we're working to show you how that is done. We're at odd cross-hairs in the food and … Continue reading Rethink The Ranch – Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner.
As a society, we have an ever-increasing desire to learn more about where our food comes from. However, seeing as fear and emotion (looking at you Food Inc.) sell much easier than truth and science, we seem to have an uphill road to climb when trying to share educational material or documentaries about food and … Continue reading Educational Documentaries Sharing the Real Stories of Agriculture
As I've been traveling around the country much of this summer, I have encountered a slew of people from many walks of life. We all come from different places and have different ways of doing things. And likely, just as many different preferences for the food we eat. Agriculture innovations become part of that story … Continue reading Sharing your story of agriculture innovations
Over on my Facebook page, a friend asked about my strategy for fueling on my runs. While I don’t have it down to a science, I have found what works for me while running. Asking for fueling advice is like asking for recommendations on the best vehicle, the best travel credit card, or the best trails … Continue reading How do I fuel my runs?
I'm well aware negative spin headlines garner all the attention these days. However, when a fellow ag blogger took on a list of restaurants people should avoid due to anti-science stances, I decided to take a positive look at the story. I believe it can be a mistake to slam the door in the face … Continue reading 5 restaurants farmers should visit, including Chipotle
Just a quick note today on the topic of Genetically Modified Organisms. As debates heat up about the labeling of food products containing GMO ingredients, food companies have been slowly taking stances on the issue. In case you haven't been paying attention, Vermont passed a law to require labeling, which went into effect on July … Continue reading Soylent Speaks Out On GMO Safety
Even though I grew up in Eastern Arkansas, I had never made a trip to New Orleans, or even Louisiana for that matter. This month that changed with an opportunity to visit the Big Easy for the AgVocacy Forum hosted by Bayer. The city is big, loud and has an active nightlife with unique personality.... … Continue reading My First Trip to New Orleans
"The big question is: Is all this fear justified?" CBS Sunday Morning aired a cover story on the Safety of GMOs this morning that takes a look at the origin of genetically engineering food and the opposition to the idea of genetically altering our food. The story features perspectives from plant pathologist, Dennis Gonsalves and his … Continue reading CBS Sunday Morning: Is GMO Fear Justified?