Category Archives: Food

A Taste Test of Biotech Sweet Corn

You may remember a while back when I wrote a post about biotech sweet corn, and how it could greatly reduce pesticide applications. Thanks to the popularity of that post (which still gets hits almost daily) I was afforded an … Continue reading

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Ramblings on GMO Food Labels

There has been a lot of talk about whether or not food suppliers should be required to label foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). Consumer demand for this type of labeling seems to be growing along with an increased … Continue reading

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I Occupy Our Food Supply Everyday

Today is the day.  The Occupy movement is going to occupy the food supply.  According to the occupiers and Farm Aid president Willie Nelson large corporations have too much control over our food.  I won’t deny that there has been … Continue reading

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Syrup or Maple Syrup? Which do You Prefer?

Remember the #BSLables? I like this one because it made me laugh a little bit.  Sometimes you’ve just got to be creative with your product.  I’m sure we all know the most famous aunt in the syrup world.  Today we … Continue reading

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Food vs Fuel: Beyond the Corn Field

Food versus Fuel is a phrase that’s heard a lot when talking about ethanol generated from corn.  I’m not going to rehash that whole debate here because I’ve covered it in other posts, but basically know that corn made in … Continue reading

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Just Another Reason Not to Get Diet Advice from Celebrities

I had a friend share this picture on Facebook today.  It comes from Jillian Michaels’ Facebook page, and here’s what she has to say about it.  Most people will probably recognize her from The Biggest Loser. “A fan posted this … Continue reading

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Want to Support Your Local Farmer? Shop at Walmart.

When people talk about local food and farmers there are certain things that come to mind.  Farmer’s markets, organic, sustainable, restaurants who buy local, all natural or whole foods stores, and even urban farms.  But what about farmer’s like me?  … Continue reading

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