Category Archives: Organic

AG-IFY YOUR HEALTH CLASS LESSON

It’s pretty simple to incorporate another subject into whatever lesson you are teaching. We do it all the time in agriculture education without even thinking about it. For example, in a BSAA (biological science applications in agriculture) class we practice … Continue reading

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WHEN GMO AND ORGANIC APPEAR IN THE SAME SENTENCE

What do Organic and GMO have in common? Organic and GMO have at least one thing in common, and that is they both use Bacillus thuringiensis, also known as bT. What’s the significance of bT? In its simplest form, bT … Continue reading

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FIVE FARM WOMEN TO WATCH

Move out of the way gentleman. Here come the ladies in agriculture. These five farm women are making waves in the “agvocation” of agriculture by sharing their personal experiences and daily lives with others on social media. Between Instagram, Twitter, … Continue reading

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FOOD LABELS

Going to the grocery store can be an overwhelming experience, especially when it seems like new labels are appearing on products all the time. It is nearly impossible for a consumer to keep up with meanings of food labels. Wading … Continue reading

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IFF: LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT’S ON YOUR TABLE

Chicago moms have questions about GMOs, and Illinois farmers have answers. So, let’s talk about what’s on your table. Learn more at www.watchusgrow.org

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FARMERS CHOOSE GMOS, AND HERE’S WHY

Monsanto. Illustrated as an evil among many consumers, Monsanto forces farmers to plant genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and somehow the government influences farmers to comply. So how does this happen? Quite simply, it doesn’t happen. Farmers are not forced to … Continue reading

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7 SECRETS ABOUT AGRICULTURE THAT NO ONE TALKS ABOUT

THE FARM BILL IS NOT JUST ABOUT FOOD AND FARMING The Agricultural Act of 2014, better known as the Farm Bill, “is an omnibus, multi-year piece of authorizing legislation that governs an array of agricultural and food programs.” On the … Continue reading

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TWO THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU READ A FOOD ARTICLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

We could spend hours talking about the incredible and often ridiculous food information that is thrown our way on social media. From dieting how-tos to organic eating guides, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are chock-full of information about food. As consumers … Continue reading

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NERVOUS ABOUT PESTICIDES?

We know non-farmers have a lot of questions about pesticides.  They are confusing and scary and the fear and concern you might have completely makes sense. This mom went to out to talk to other moms about pesticides and how … Continue reading

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BEST POSTS OF 2015: AN OPEN LETTER TO AMERICANS WHO DON’T BELIEVE IN SCIENCE

As we head into 2016, we’d like to look back at the best performing posts of 2015.  All week, we’ll repost the articles you liked best!  Enjoy!! AN OPEN LETTER TO AMERICANS WHO DON’T BELIEVE IN SCIENCE Dear Every American … Continue reading

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