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
Today, I stopped in McDonald's at 11 a.m. for a Sausage, Egg and Cheese McMuffin. I'm a fan of the new All Day Breakfast, which began on Tuesday, October 6 across the country. Social media rejoiced, McDonald's proclaims a great move by listening and responding to its customers and franchisees are calling it a logistics … Continue reading Is McDonald’s All Day Breakfast Bad Business for Beef?
Earlier this month, USDA approved nonregulated status for the commercial planting of a genetically modified potato, known as Innate. The approval was granted to Simplot Company, a well-known potato grower based in Idaho. You can read Simplot's petition to USDA for approval of the Innate potato on the APHIS website. Also available are the Determination of … Continue reading USDA Approves Simplot Innate Potato, GMO Opponents Vocal on McDonald’s Apparent Rejection
When responses get too long... I had a comment on my post about McDonald's new farmer ad campaign this weekend and my response became a bit lengthy. I guess it just hit a spot when people start assuming things about cattle feeding operations and that real farmers aren't out there in the pasture with their … Continue reading McDonald’s Advertisement Misleading, Cattle Full of Antibiotics
Have you seen the latest commercials from America's favorite burger chain? McDonald's launched its new ad campaign on January 2nd to emphasize the quality of ingredients and a farm to fork story. The ads feature four farmers (secondary suppliers) that produce potatoes, lettuce, and beef for the restaurant chain. The cattle rancher featured in the … Continue reading McDonald’s Launches Farmer Ad Campaign