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By on May 10, 2015

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Got Questions About GMOs? Leave A Message!

By on Apr 23, 2015

This Saturday the Illinois Farm Families have invited a handful of guests (including yours truly) to join them for a tour of the Monsanto Biotechnology Research Center! Finally, I have the opportunity to engage with the scientists and the business minds behind the ever controversial GMOs. The Monsanto name has become synonymous with GMOs despite the efforts of competitors like Dupont and Syngenta (to name a few) who are also trying to corner the market on GMOs. Monsanto has managed to capture most of the seed market. In fact, Monsanto lead the charge to apply the biotechnology business model to agriculture, a model that was typically associated with drug companies. Using this business model, a company invests in the research and development of a product and recoups their costs from the patents. Monsanto markets patent protected seeds with enhanced traits or genetics. As a result, ...

Former Bouncer Turned Exec. Chef Shares Winning Pork Belly Recipe

By on Apr 16, 2015

Meet Mark, a former bouncer turned Executive Chef. He is the proud Executive Chef for FLIK, a food service company servicing Independent Schools. We met many moons ago when I was a student at Western Reserve Academy. Anyone who knows me knows that I loooove to eat, so it should come as no surprise that the kitchen crew at my Alma mater were some of my favorite folks. In fact, they were so awesome that as soon as they would see me in the breakfast line-up they would automatically begin frying my eggs hard… just the way I like them. It would be many years before I would appreciate the art of over-easy eggs. My previous post spoke about the woes of Facebook and how it can be a vehicle for spreading misinformation, but today I’m reveling in the joy of Facebook because I can marvel at Mark’s chefdom! For the last few months my Facebook news-feed has been punctuated with...

Fact or Fiction: 3 Ways to Uncover the Truth about the Food YOU Eat

By on Apr 8, 2015

You need only to look as far as Facebook and Twitter to see an excessive amount of misinformation regarding farming and food production. Just recently, I stumbled across a post that inferred that farmers were pumping their chickens with fluid to make them bigger. The person who posted it on her timeline concluded that she couldn’t trust anyone as a result of this discovery. The source of the article was a health food blog. Similarly, earlier this year a blog post resurfaced via MSN on January 15, 2015 and began cycling its way through Facebook post shares and eventually landed in my news feed. The heading read “Finally! The FDA Admits That Nearly Over 70% of U.S. Chickens Contain Cancer-Causing Arsenic,” giving the impression that the FDA had been hiding the test results from the public. The article also gives the impression that the drug is primarily used to...

Because Momma Know’s Best: Potty Training Snafu

By on Jan 28, 2015

There’s been times when I didn’t listen to my Momma, and most of those times I wished that I had. But for the most part I’ve been a good steward of the advice that she’s offered me over the years. I figured that she’s seen enough in her years to be able to help me avoid both major and minor pitfalls. Why make life harder than it already is? You see, this Mommy/Daughter trust relationship starts at a young age, and while I understand giving your kids the space to make their own mistakes, there is something to be said about encouraging your kids to just trust Momma’s wisdom. I’ve been trying to strike the proper balance between advising Zoe and Jada and giving them the freedom to make their own decisions. I let them dress however they like during the day, no matter if they’ve layered on 2 princess dresses and 4 tutus  all at once. They can...

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