Farmers aren’t evil. Now can we have a civil conversation?

I don't know about you, but I get pretty frustrated when trying to have a civil conversation, but can't wade through all of the mud that is being slung in the process. This happens a lot when trying to talk about food and farming online. These are emotional topics and each side of the table … Continue reading Farmers aren’t evil. Now can we have a civil conversation?

Tifton 85 Bermuda is a safe hybrid, GMO adverse effects not verified

Earlier this week a frenzy began in the media and on social networks when a CBS affiliate in Austin Texas incorrectly reported that a genetically modified grass releasing cyanide gas and caused cattle deaths. I wrote a brief post describing the condition known more commonly as prussic acid. The news station has since clarified the … Continue reading Tifton 85 Bermuda is a safe hybrid, GMO adverse effects not verified

Texas cattle died while grazing – Prussic acid information

There's been much concern about GMO bermudagrass killing cattle after reports from Austin, Texas this weekend claimed genetic modification of the grass caused a fatal release of cyanide gas. Don't go crying "GMO kills" until you have done some research. (More detailed information on the difference between GMO and Hybrids here)Bermuda grass has many hybrids … Continue reading Texas cattle died while grazing – Prussic acid information