Category Archives: farming

Hormones in Beef Production: a Candid Video from the Beef Belt

Hormones in Beef Production: a Candid Video from the Beef Belt

ShareTweet A few months ago, I traveled to Texas as a guest of the Beef Checkoff to learn more about beef production in America. During the trip, we had a very candid conversation about hormone implants and antibiotic use with Dr. Paul Defoor, COO of Cactus Industries, a company that manages large cattle feed yardsContinue Reading

The New Face of Pig Farming: Food Produced from the Heart

The New Face of Pig Farming: Food Produced from the Heart

ShareTweet Do you worry about the meat you find at the supermarket? Debate the benefits of grass fed versus corn fed? Have concerns about hormones and antibiotics? I certainly do. Every time I shop, whether its at the Jewel Osco around the corner or Whole Foods a block away, I struggle with every item IContinue Reading

Storing Sweet Corn for Winter

Storing Sweet Corn for Winter

ShareTweet Summer corn is my children’s favorite food. On the cob and off the cob. On the grill and boiled. They’ll take their corn any way they can. In years past, we’ve spent all winter missing the surprise sweetness of that first kernel bursting on the tooth. But this winter, I’ve got some surprises inContinue Reading

A Mom’s Dairy Adventure: Milk From Farm to Fridge

A Mom’s Dairy Adventure: Milk From Farm to Fridge

ShareTweet What type of milk do you buy for your family? Whole? 2%? Skim? Do you buy organic or conventional? Or do you reach for soy, almond, or even hemp milk in your dairy case? Having so many choices and so many conflicting news reports to sort through has made purchasing milk an overwhelmingly complicatedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

The Uncertain Future of Food

ShareTweet Over the last few months, I’ve read some articles in the New York Times that have terrified me, articles that seemed to be straight out of a futuristic science fiction model. The tone of the news has changed and events that seemed to be far off in the future, worries about the world weContinue Reading