Cindy Zimmerman 3 Comments

One of the positive outcomes of the 2012 election was that Californians actually voted against Proposition 37, which would have required the labeling of foods containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). However, those opposed to GMOs continue to attack the technology that increases safe, affordable and abundant food by stepping up their scare tactics. GMOinside, for example, is urging people to “Celebrate …

Biotech, Food, Opinion

Grocers Join Opposition Against Farmers

Joanna Schroeder Leave a Comment

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to interview retired farmer Merle Anderson for my Between the Lines blog (Three Pieces of Advice From the Father of Ethanol). For those who truly know, love and respect Merle, he is none other than the “Father of Ethanol”. Thirty four years ago, Merle got a group of farmers together in Minnesota (he …

Agribusiness, Corn, Ethanol, Opinion

R-CALF President Says Livestock Pub Editors Should be Fired

Cindy Zimmerman 3 Comments

R-CALF USA is not very happy with the way “mainstream” livestock media editorialized about the DOJ/USDA workshop in Colorado last week that was primarily about the proposed Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) rule. In fact, if it were up to the president of the organization, he would “Fire Them All.” I guess hangin’s too good for ‘em! The …

General, GIPSA, Livestock, Media, Opinion

Why Is Everyone Hating on Meat?

Joanna Schroeder 1 Comment

Many of us still have the sting of “Michigan’s Meat Out Day” on our mind. Among the purported reasons for reducing (or eliminating) meat from your diet are to save the Earth from global warming, (cows fart you know), reduce chronic disease, save you money at the grocery story, cure and prevent cancer and prevent childhood obesity. While I will …

Opinion, Vegetarians