Beyond the fence post also means that I must be involved. There are so many different aspects to agriculture. The more I learn through involvement, the better I can be as a farmer. I believe that it is important to “AgVocate” for agriculture at the local level and beyond. - Jeremy Brown, Beyond the Fence … Continue reading Raising Texas Cotton with Jeremy Brown | Agriculture Proud Podcast 027
Soylent Speaks Out On GMO Safety
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
The Farmer’s Life and Farm Videos with Brian Scott | Agriculture Proud Podcast 010
Brian Scott, Indiana Farmer, blogger at TheFarmersLife.com It's always a great day when farmers gather a great audience on social media when sharing their story. In recent weeks, Brian Scott has seen his audience grow multiple times over when he posted a video of his 6-year-old son operating the tractor during planting season. The video, … Continue reading The Farmer’s Life and Farm Videos with Brian Scott | Agriculture Proud Podcast 010
CBS Sunday Morning: Is GMO Fear Justified?
"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?
GMO Conversations with Janice Person | Agriculture Proud Podcast 001
Janice and Ryan clowning around on a discussion panel. Janice Person is a great friend to many people in the agriculture world. She's passionate about cotton and loves people. Janice blogs at janiceperson.com and you can find her as @JPlovescotton on Twitter, Instagram and Periscope. If you haven't investigated her Cotton 101 series, you're missing … Continue reading GMO Conversations with Janice Person | Agriculture Proud Podcast 001
Campbell’s Shows Support For GMO With Labeling
This week, Campbell's set the bar high for its competitors with the announcement of a voluntary labeling of foods containing GMO ingredients. In some aspects this has folks on both sides of the GMO debate in agreement. While this is great news for those who want more information about our food supply, there is a piece … Continue reading Campbell’s Shows Support For GMO With Labeling
Chipotle And Cancer – Will They Remove Beef and Pork?
Some days, I feel exhausted when it comes to Chipotle Mexican Grill and their lack of integrity in marketing and lack of support for modern family farming and ranching. I've written several times about the burrito chain, summarized a conversation I had where their marketing department questioned the integrity of family farmers and highlighted the … Continue reading Chipotle And Cancer – Will They Remove Beef and Pork?
Dear Chipotle: Let’s Not Be At Odds, Farm Families Aren’t Evil
Attacks by Chipotle Mexican Grill on our country’s food system have hit the heart of American farming and ranching families, something their marketing team fails to recognize. One of these farming families includes Bob and Mary Mertz, 4th generation farmers from Riley County, Kansas who raise Simmental cattle, soybeans, corn, and sheep for 4-H and FFA … Continue reading Dear Chipotle: Let’s Not Be At Odds, Farm Families Aren’t Evil
Chipotle Called Out Over Misstep In Non-GMO Announcement
In the last week of April, Chipotle Mexican Grill, with more than 1,800 locations, announced their ingredient lists will no longer contain Genetically Modified Ingredients (GMO). Note, this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Since 2011, the restaurant chain has emphasized their "Food With Integrity campaigns and began identifying which foods contained GMOs in 2013. Chipotle … Continue reading Chipotle Called Out Over Misstep In Non-GMO Announcement
A Timeline of Food With Integrity from Chipotle Mexican Grill
“But sourcing beef from cattle raised with antibiotics or added growth hormones? No, thanks. And if ever the very best Responsibly Raised(R) beef isn’t available, we’ll let you know. Who could have a beef with that?” Your everyday American beef cattle producer. That’s who! That’s how the full page advertisement at the back of this … Continue reading A Timeline of Food With Integrity from Chipotle Mexican Grill