HOW TO SAY IT……?

This blog post has been rolling around in my head for probably about a year now…and Ive been trying to figure out the best way to put my thoughts to ‘paper’. I probably won’t do a good job here, but at least its from…

THAT’S THE MEAT OF IT…

Recently, I was part of a conversation on Facebook regarding the popular ‘meatless Monday’ idea. I use the term ‘conversation’ loosely, as we all know how conversations on Facebook can be. A popular movie, Food, Inc. had posted on their Facebook page about what…

It Starts With a Dollar

Most people want the world to be a better place…world peace, no violence, save the environment, etc. Shouldn’t we ALWAYS want to better our lives? However, most people are daunted by the assumed tasks of ‘saving the world’. I mean, what can I do…

“Bee” Aware of Harmful Toxins

You may have heard all the hype about GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) but the latest buzz is about a new class of pesticides called neonicotinoids. What’s all the Buzz About? Bees, the most important pollinators, are needed in growing many foods, but with the…

Are Chickens Supposed to Be Vegetarians?

When you go to your local grocery store or farmer’s market for some eggs, you may ask yourself a few questions. If you take any pride in where your food comes from you will try to determine the following: Where did these eggs come…

California’s New Egg Bill: A Step in the Right Direction

In 2010 California enacted a law that requires all eggs grown in the state to be from hens raised according to a minimum standard. Prop 2 passed by a vote of 63.5 percent. Californians want “safe” eggs. I’m not sure if I agree that…

FarmHer, Inc.

I frequently get comments like “But you don’t look like a farmer!” And, to be honest, this assumption makes me even more proud that I am a farmer! The agriculture business is changing, and more and more women like myself are leading the charge….

Plants Associated with Salmonella Outbreaks Remain Open

One of the major things that struck me with this article was the fact that the salmonella outbreaks are ‘resistant to antibiotics’. Why?! Because factory raised chickens are pumped full of antibiotics …increasing the chances of more resistant strains of virus and bacteria.

The State of Things

Lately I’ve been thinking about “the state of things”; the state of my household (that’s for another post), the state of our state, the state of our nation and the state of our world. Sometimes it’s easy to put blinders on and just go…

BT Corn and Other Stuff

I posted this picture on our FaceBook page the other day.   There was quite a discussion on the “benefits”(insert sarcasm here) of GM products and the company producing it. Anyway, one of the trends in conversation was “cant trust any food unless you…