Boycott Congress and the White House

Cindy Zimmerman 3 Comments

I really resent Congress and President Obama for the absolute stupidity they have been exhibiting during this holiday season. Some of us would like to be relaxing with friends and family, enjoying holiday football and taking a last holiday break before having to get back to more regular work schedules again. We wish you all in Washington DC had decided …

Government, Opinion Cindy ZimmermanBoycott Congress and the White House


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 Cindy ZimmermanOMG GMO!

Grocers Join Opposition Against Farmers

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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 Joanna SchroederGrocers Join Opposition Against Farmers

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 Cindy ZimmermanR-CALF President Says Livestock Pub Editors Should be Fired

Can the Local Food Movement Feed the World?

Joanna Schroeder 1 Comment

I think that one, living in California, and two, living on a ranch, is causing me to obsess about food. Or maybe it is because publishers keep sending me books about food to review (come back next week for one of those very reviews). Regardless of the reason, I was in Whole Foods last week and the last few times …

Farming, Food, Grocery, Opinion Joanna SchroederCan the Local Food Movement Feed the World?

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 Joanna SchroederWhy Is Everyone Hating on Meat?

Buy Triscuits, Grow Your Own Garden

Joanna Schroeder 2 Comments

I was in the grocery store last night and just happened to find myself in the cracker isle when a box caught my eye. It was the new branding for Triscuits. What struck me was that NabiscoWorld is now promoting “home gardening” on the box. When you look at the back of the box there are instructions on how to …

Farming, Food, Opinion, Organic Joanna SchroederBuy Triscuits, Grow Your Own Garden