Making Healthy Choices

How modern farming practices can affect — and protect — your health.

Food Safety

What Are The Most Common Ways Produce Becomes Contaminated?

Produce such as spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts and melons can become contaminated with Salmonella, Shigella, or  E. coli O157:H7. Contamination can occur during…

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Food Safety

Safety Measures Farmers And Ranchers Take To Keep Consumers Safe

Farmers and ranchers take a number of safety measures. Here are some examples of practices that keep animals free from…

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Food Safety

Are Animals Raised Indoors More Likely To Carry Food-Borne Illnesses Like Salmonella?

Animals raised in controlled environments, like pigs, actually carry less foodborne pathogens than those raised outside. Why? In controlled environments,…

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Food Choices and Prices

Teaching Children Ag Knowledge – Connecting Food, Nutrition, and the Farm

Playing with dirt was one of my favorite hobbies as a little girl. I remember digging deep in the dirt…

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Food Choices and Prices

Food Safety For The Holidays: Proper Cooking is a Must

At my house, parties, family dinners, and other holiday gatherings are typically centered around food. But holiday cheer can quickly…

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Food Choices and Prices

Is TMAO from Fish, Meat and Eggs Harmful?

In another confusing nutrition story that should be titled “is there anything left for us to eat?” recent research threw…

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Food Choices and Prices

Why It’s Okay to Eat Non-Organic Strawberries

“Is it worth it and necessary to buy organic fruits and vegetables?” That’s one of the top five questions I…

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Food Choices and Prices

What You Might Not Know about Eggs: Decoding Egg Production

Sometimes, the people who help get us through life everyday (farmers) don’t have the opportunity to tell us everything they…

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