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Hillary E. Kaufman

Hillary E. Kaufman

Don’t Be Fooled by Food Labels

Don’t Be Fooled by Food Labels

There are so many food labels today: Organic, Grassfed, No Hormones or Antibiotics added, Non-GMO, Certified Humane…the list goes on. Ever wonder what all those food labels really mean? Well, we’re here to help you understand them and to know when you’re being fooled!

Food Ingredients, Food Regulations and Policy

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Rallying for our Flooded Farmers

Rallying for our Flooded Farmers

The ongoing flooding in Nebraska and Iowa has pushed many farmers over the edge, making the next harvest an impossibility for some. Many have lost their homes, their farms, and their livelihood. Here is how you can help.

Food Production, Food Regulations and Policy, Food Security

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The Green New Deal: Where's the Beef?

The Green New Deal: Where's the Beef?

Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal outlines how the ag industry can achieve net-zero emissions in the next ten years, but without any plans. However, farmers have had their own green initiatives in place for years now.

Food Production, Food Regulations and Policy

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Preparing for Pests: A Gardener's Guide

Preparing for Pests: A Gardener's Guide

What is the difference between organic and conventional pesticides? We’ve read about pesticides in our cereal, tea, and food, but what about our natural home garden? Organic pesticides are not always the best option for efficacy and the local ecosystem.

Soil and Crop Management

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Frozen Fruits & Veggies: Is Fresh Always Best?

Frozen Fruits & Veggies: Is Fresh Always Best?

When it comes to produce, is fresh always best? Or is frozen produce equally as nutritious?

Food Ingredients, Food Production

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Juice is Not Worth the Squeeze

Juice is Not Worth the Squeeze

Children’s excessive consumption of juice has been linked to an increased risk of weight gain, cavities, blood pressure, cholesterol and hyperactivity. So why are we feeding our kids this stuff?

Diet, Health

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with No Added Sugar

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with No Added Sugar

Eight delicious ways to satisfy your sweet tooth with no added sugar.

Diet, Food Ingredients, Health

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Healthier Holiday Cocktails

Healthier Holiday Cocktails

Nine recipes for holiday cocktails with less sugar.

Diet, Food Ingredients, Health

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It’s the Merriest Time of Year (for calories!)

It’s the Merriest Time of Year (for calories!)

How different are spirits, wine, and beer in terms of calories, sugar content and nutritional value?

Diet, Food Ingredients, Health

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