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Jamie Oliver, well-known chef and food campaigner, went viral this week after proclaiming his vote for organic food. But it was not his announced loyalty to organic food that caught fire, it was the entire lack of knowledge he portrayed on social media about the food industry in general.
“WHEN IT COMES TO OUR FOOD, GENETICALLY MODIFIED INGREDIENTS DON’T MAKE THE CUT.” -Chipotle Mexican Grill
In April of 2015, Chipotle Mexican Grill proclaimed its decision to terminate the use of genetically modified ingredients. According to Chipotle Mexican Grill, “A GMO is created by inserting genes from one species (typically bacteria or a virus) into the DNA of another.” Continue reading
The internet is a great way to research agricultural topics in today’s world, but the internet can also be a dangerous source of credible information if you are not careful. With so many controversial issues revolving around agriculture, there is bound to be some false information floating around on the web. I’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’ts to follow that can be valuable when searching for credible sources on the internet.
The first time I entered the show ring at eight years old, I had a million thoughts running through my mind. Keep my eyes on the judge, keep my steer’s head held high, set him up quickly, watch out for others, and so on. Now fast forward ten years. I am standing outside the show ring at the 2015 Illinois Beef Expo, with a million thoughts still running through my mind. A million different thoughts. This would be my last time entering this show as a junior exhibitor. This is my final year of showing cattle altogether. So what traits have I acquired from my past ten years of experience in the show ring? Continue reading