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‘Tis the Season for Sugar

‘Tis the Season for Sugar

As the holidays approach, sweets are everywhere! Each day, most of us consume two to three times more sugar than is recommended by the American Medical Association. Further compounding the problem are foods with hidden sugars. So what does this excess sugar mean for our health? Let’s take a look.

Diet, Food Ingredients, Health

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The Dirt to Dinner Team: Giving Thanks

The Dirt to Dinner Team: Giving Thanks

It‘s far too easy to get caught up in our day-to-day lives and take so much for granted. The holiday season offers us the perfect opportunity to reflect and give thanks…and the Dirt to Dinner team is eager to do just that. And, boy, do we have a lot on our list to feel grateful for! Here are a few things that us team members will be giving thanks for this year as we celebrate with our family and friends.

Food Production, Soil and Crop Management

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Our Agricultural Extension Service: From Gardening to Food Safety

Our Agricultural Extension Service: From Gardening to Food Safety

Did you know that we all have a tremendous service available in our local vicinity? In 1914, the federal government created the modern agricultural extension services program designed to teach people not just how to farm productively, but how we all can benefit from that agricultural system for a better life. And it still thrives today.

Soil and Crop Management

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Coffee: Uniting Our Worlds

Coffee: Uniting Our Worlds

Our morning brew is so much more than just another beverage! Each cup connects us with the farmers along the equator. And the crop's proximity to rainforests and mountains highlights the importance of sustainable farming. To bring our cup of joe to life, we introduce sustainability-rated Colombian coffee producer, Finca El Ocaso.

Food Ingredients, Food Production, Food Trade

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