You Are What You Eat?

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

We all know food labels contain important  information, but they can also be overwhelming and confusing.  The authors of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) have provided some clarity regarding food labels.  Their recent paper examines how consumers react to labels, identifies the legal framework for labeling and provides policy recommendations based on the pros and cons of …

Ag Group, Food, Labeling, Public Relations

Iowa FFP Launches “Homegrown Food. Hometown Values”

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The Iowa Food & Family Project (Iowa FFP) is working together with farmers to serve locally grown food with the launch of it’s new campaign, “Homegrown Food.  Hometown Values.” The sentiment draws attention to the locality of food and the commitment of today’s farm families to provide that food in a safe and reliable manner that’s good for the environment …

Advertising, Ag Group, Food, Local

New Ad Exposes Chipotle’s “Burrito Disguise”

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

A full-page ad ran in the New York Post last week highlighting the Center for Consumer Freedom‘s Chubby Chipotle campaign.  The ad exposes Chipotle’s “healthy” burritos as 1,500 calorie meals.  The ad also points out that in addition to their Burrito Disguise, Chipotle is also facing a class-action lawsuit for alleged violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. “Chipotle …

Advertising, Ag Group, Animal Health, Food, GMO, Sustainability

Beef Excellence in Canada

Chuck Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Beef is what was for lunch during one of my tour stops at the Canadian Farm Writers Federation Annual Meeting. Excellent beef. Beef from the Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence to be precise. This center opened earlier this year and is a Canadian beef and veal innovation, training, education and culinary marvel. The key areas are a presentation room, meat …

Ag Group, Beef, CFWF, Food, International, Video

October is National Sausage Month

Kelly Marshall Leave a Comment

It’s tailgating season, and with fall in the air what’s not to love about sausages cooking on the grill.   In fact, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) says Americans love sausage so much they’ll eat 14 billion servings of it this year with peak consumption being autumn.  Thus October has been declared National Sausage Month. As part …

Ag Group, Contest, Cooking, Food

Fall Market Basket Survey from @FarmBureau

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

We’re seeing lower food prices at the grocery store than we did a year ago this time, according to a new survey just released from the American Farm Bureau Federation. Lower retail prices for several foods, including whole milk, cheddar cheese, bacon and apples resulted in a slight decrease in the 2015 Fall Harvest Market Basket Survey. The informal survey …

AFBF, Food

Research Reveals Consumers’ Transparency Wants

John Davis

New research is revealing consumers’ attitudes towards transparency from today’s food system. The information will be revealed at the upcoming Center for Food Integrity (CFI) Food Integrity Summit, Nov. 17-18 in New Orleans. “Transparency is no longer optional. It’s a consumer expectation for those in today’s food system,” said Charlie Arnot, CEO of The Center for Food Integrity. “We are …


Register Now for #BlogHerFood15

Kelly Marshall

The world largest conference for food blogger, #BlogHerFood15, is being held in Chicago, November 6-7.  The theme is “Experts Among Us” and includes celebrity invites such as keynote speaker Sarah Michelle Gellar and closing party guest, The Pioneer Woman’s Ree Drummond. Saturday morning will feature a panel of long-term bloggers ready to motivate when burn-out threatens.  With decades of collective experience this …

Blogging, Events, Food

Feed the Hungry with @FSServices at #FPS15

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK and the FS System are the folks who make the Farm Progress Show grow and go – so you definitely should stop by and visit them on the corner of Central and Eleventh before the show ends on Thursday afternoon. “We are the official fuel and agronomic sponsor of the field demonstrations here,” says Rachel Moore with the GROWMARK …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, Food, FS System, GROWMARK