While there is a strong awareness among the food industry to use antibiotics responsibly to keep animals healthy, all meat, poultry, dairy, and fish are antibiotic free when they reach your grocery store.
The science tells us that glyphosate is safe to use as directed. Farmers use it because it enables them to use less herbicide and practice no-till farming, which is beneficial for soil health. Why is it still making headlines as a "toxin" in our food?
Glyphosate is the most widely used weed killer in the world. Between a recent jury award to a groundskeeper who regularly used Roundup and headlines claiming glyphosate residues in our food, what is going on?
The U.S. recently experienced a multi-state E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce. Five people died and hundreds became sick from eating the contaminated lettuce. Though the infected romaine is no longer for sale
Soon farmers’ markets will be bustling as consumers flock to buy fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and meat from local farmers. What food safety regulation applies to the food there? The same as or different than the fruits and vegetables we buy at the grocery store?
With the advancement of drone and satellite technology, “precision farming” is taking on a whole new dimension. These technologies help farmers monitor their crops, track animal health, protect the environment, and save resources, like money and time.
The New York Times recently published an article claiming that genetically modified (GM) or engineered (GE) crops have not lived up to their most basic promises that they increased crop yields and reduced overall chemical pesticide usage. Dirt-to-Dinner summarizes the reaction to the article by respected researchers and scientists.
The fish on our plate often comes from all over the world, but we really have no knowledge of exactly where the fish spawned, swam, and was processed. Has the fish on your plate been caught or farmed sustainably? Was it fed a healthy diet before it was harvested?