farming

Blog entry | Aug 24 2016
Twitter users often use #FF (short for "Follow Friday") to highlight people they think their followers should follow as well. Today, though, I’m using #FF for "Follow Farmers." When I first started to explore agriculture a few years ago, I was...
Blog entry | May 31 2016
Fourth in an occasional series. (See part one, part two and part three.) For Brian Scott, a row crop farmer in Indiana, self-driving cars aren’t all that futuristic sounding. “They’re very cool, but farmers have been able to let their tractors drive...
Blog entry | Apr 26 2016
There are 7 billion people on the planet, and in 30 years, that number will grow to 10 billion. While the population boom in the last century has encouraged an abundance of advancements in food safety, science, and convenience, we still have 795...
Blog entry | Apr 12 2016
It’s that time of year- The Environmental Working Group released its annual “Dirty Dozen” list today. The list features twelve fruits and veggies that EWG says have the “highest pesticide loads.” In actuality, the report features a lot of...
Blog entry | Nov 18 2015
From supermarkets to farmers markets, Americans can enjoy hundreds of nutritious, fresh and high-quality fruits and vegetables. In order to provide such a plentiful food supply, conventional and organic farmers have multiple options to protect crops...
Blog entry | Oct 07 2015
Biotech foods ('GMOs') are safe. Period. That may seem like a bold statement, but it comes with the weight of a huge body of research and global consensus among preeminent health organizations. To understand the safety of food biotech, it helps to...
Blog entry | Sep 30 2015
  IFIC Foundation Farm Tour for Registered Dietitians Friday, Oct 2, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Meeting Location:Bongo Java in Omni Hotel 250 5th Ave S Nashville, TN 37203 Scavenger Hunt Challenges   1. Take a selfie with a cow (bonus for >2 RDs!)...
Blog entry | Aug 24 2015
Water is kind of a big deal. Without it, there would be no farms, no food, no anything (except rocks).The earth would basically be a more temperate version of Mars. This World Water Week, we’re taking a moment to reflect on how technology is helping...
Blog entry | Jun 24 2015
We’ve seen some pretty crazy language about farming, pesticides, and our fruit and veggies. From the concrete jungle (we’re based in downtown Washington, D.C.), it can be hard to know what’s really going on with our food out on the farm. We spoke...
Blog entry | Jun 23 2015
Updated November 12, 2015 with additional information under #2. Call it the straw that broke the camel’s very, very overwhelmed back. The latest crazy headline driving people away from fruits and vegetables was too much for us. The last couple weeks...
Blog entry | Feb 20 2015
If you’ve gasped or swooned in the last month, chances are it had had something to do with season 19 of ABC’s The Bachelor. This season has been delivering the usual dose of romance, drama, and controversy. But the main reason for tuning in is the...
Blog entry | Feb 02 2015
When you think of your food growing, who do you picture? If it’s a grizzled old Andy Griffith character, you’re probably not alone. But you’re missing a big part of the picture. Last night, one of the favorite Super Bowl Ads was #LikeAGirl, an...
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Article | Sep 29 2014
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