Author Archives: Megan Loberg

Conventional Food: Way More Cost-Effective, Just As Healthy?

Notice, in the title, I didn’t say “healthier for you”. What we know (based upon scientific research to date) is that organic and niche agricultural products are just as healthy for consumers as conventionally grown. The bias against conventional food … Continue reading

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Farm Bill Sweet Farm Bill

If you ask many farmers in the current day and age, they would probably say that they would be happy to see less regulations coming from both state and national government. But that’s not going to happen, so we have … Continue reading

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Dumpster Diving to Avoid GMO’s

The documentary “GMO OMG” is playing around the nation, and as I sat down to learn more, I was astonished to see a familiar face! Last year, as a treat for my students in Foods and Nutrition class, we watched … Continue reading

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Smile for the Drone

If you’re looking to make a buck on an oddball idea (and let’s face it, we all are) it sounds like you should start creating a fleet of drones for PETA. The group says that they are going to start … Continue reading

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A Pork Chop By Any Other Name Still Tastes as Tasty

When you go to the store to buy meat, do you find yourself scratching your head? So many different cuts. The strip steak, New York strip, club steak, shell steak, and top loin steak all come from the same section of … Continue reading

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Nancy Kerrigan, Bt Corn, and Dry Sarcasm

MSN recently published an article listing the “14 Foods You Should Never Eat“. In it, they call out bread, beef, non-organic produce, and McDonald’s. Also, they present the same information we’ve heard sensationalized in anti-ag media for years and act … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Surprise

I’m feeling pretty sheepish right now- I took a new job and haven’t been able to write as much and keep up with agricultural news. I checked my phone tonight and saw that I had over 20 emails. They keep … Continue reading

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Doing My Homework: 5 Days of Anti-Agriculture Reading

Monsanto. Whether you think this is a “dirty word” or it plays a beneficial part of your everyday life, there is no one in America who should be uninformed about one of the biggest agricultural biotechnology corporations in the world. … Continue reading

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Doing My Homework: 5 Days of Anti-Agricultural Reading

There are titles in food production and processing literature that are known to most. Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Marian Nestle- their writing has made a splash with many Americans, promoting vegan and vegetarian lifestyles. The CAFO Reader includes excerpts from … Continue reading

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Doing My Homework: 5 Days of Anti-Agricultural Reading

The holidays are a great time to read. If you follow the blog regularly, you know that it is one of my favorite hobbies. I love to read. I’ve collected quite a few books in the last few years, and … Continue reading

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