Agriculture and Food Production

Blog entry | Aug 10 2017

Over the years, the Food and Health survey has found that consumers are concerned with sustainability when they make fo

Blog entry | Aug 08 2017

Summer time calls for barbecue, time at the pool and beach vacations.

Blog entry | Aug 02 2017

When most people think of processing and handling meat, they might think of a butcher carving tender cuts of meat or of dad grilling the perfect, medium-well steak.

Blog entry | Jul 28 2017

When you think of eating meat, what comes to mind? Is it pulled pork covered in BBQ sauce? A juicy cheeseburger? Savory bacon with eggs? A variety of choices may pop into your head.

Blog entry | Jul 20 2017

When you shop for groceries, you have a lot on your mind: finding the bread that has the latest expiration date, deciding what ingredients you need for a quick crock pot meal, comparing calorie cou

Blog entry | Jul 19 2017

I recently had the opportunity to attend the World Pork Expo (WPX) in Des Moines, Iowa.

Blog entry | Jun 22 2017

Few subjects about food and nutrition spark more intense discussions than genetic engineering, or GMOs.

Blog entry | Jun 20 2017

Imagine a beautiful, orange Monarch butterfly flying around your garden. Do you know why it’s there? Do you know what would happen if it wasn’t there? Probably not.

Blog entry | Jun 07 2017

The term “citrus greening” might sound harmless at first. “Citrus” refers to fruits like oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit. These fruits pack a punch for your vitamin C fix.

Blog entry | Jun 05 2017

Slime is typically linked to snails, Ghost Busters, and Nickelodeon pranks.

Blog entry | May 18 2017

“Genetic modification” and “genetic engineering” are terms we hear in relation to discussions about food production technology and the use of biotechnology for advancing our food supply.

Blog entry | Apr 19 2017

News stories and day-to-day conversations about the use of pesticides to protect our food supply can easily get misconstrued and leave us feeling confused about the safety of the foods we eat.

Blog entry | Apr 04 2017

What are "process contaminants" in food?  What are 3-MCPDs (3-monochloropropanediol) and GEs (glycidol/glycidyl esters)?  How did they get there, and what do they mean for the safety of our food?

Blog entry | Mar 20 2017

National Ag Day is upon us (March 21)!

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