April 23 2018
A typical stroll down the grocery store aisle exposes the shopper to almost 40,000 different products
Oct. 30 2017
Understanding consumer demands and meeting them remain a challenge
June 13 2016
"TPP is very important, especially for dairy," reconfirmed Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) and Chair of the Senate Ag Committee in a conversation with dairy farmers who gathered for the 100th anniversary...
May 23 2016
Trust the experts - GMOs are safe to eat. Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, often get a bad rap. Some consumers are afraid that genetically engineered (GE) foods are unsafe, but once again, science...
Sept. 4 2015
Article in Washington Post is a huge and high profile challenge to common perceptions. We in agriculture are often angered by articles about food or farming in publications with huge readerships that...
Aug. 17 2015
Europe currently maintains a tight leash on farmers in terms of what genetically modified (GM) crops they can use. Just one GM crop is cultivated in Europe right now: maize. Almost 60 GM crops are permitted...
Nov. 6 2014
A small dairy area in far-northern California climbed aboard the anti-GMO bandwagon on Tuesday, when voters in Humboldt County approved the "Genetic Contamination Prevention Ordinance" by a 59 to 41 percent...
Oct. 20 2014
Reader Response: Emotion rules GE feed debate This letter is in response to the "The GE feed debate can finally rest" article in last week's Intel email: I am a big supporter of GE crops and BST injection...
Oct. 13 2014
The safety of genetically engineered (GE) crops remains a controversial social and political topic. Little highlights this better than recent events. Last fall, China began rejecting shipments of U.S....
Sept. 15 2014
Which type of consumer feels they know the most about genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? The answer may surprise you. At Charleston/Orwig's recent Thought Leadership event, Mauve Webster from Datassential...
Sept. 2 2014
Those promoting vegan agendas have spent a great deal of time, energy and resources trying to closely emulate the qualities of animal-based food products. The latest project reported by the green-leaning...
July 21 2014
Vermont is embroiled in a food industry lawsuit after passing a GMO (genetically modified organism) labeling requirement earlier this year. Yet, this move by the Green Mountain State set the stage for...
May 15 2014
GMOs are one of the most hotly debated issues on tap today; yet science and emotion seem unable to find a common ground. This past Thursday, Vermont firmly aligned itself on the side of emotion, becoming...
May 7 2014
How do you explain genetically modified organisms to a consumer without getting too science-based in your explanation? I recently heard the analogy of comparing the technology to produce GMO foods with...
April 25 2014
Even though the body of scientific evidence backing GMOs is overwhelming, humans more easily relate to emotions, not facts. With the name "genetically modified organism" identifying the GMO moniker, all...
March 10 2014
The non-GMO movement is knocking on Starbucks' doors. A staple on street corners and in airports, the high-value coffee chain is being pressured to serve only organic milk and cut ties with companies supplying...
Feb. 24 2014
The problems with the public perception of GMOs are difficult to deal with, as noted in the February 17 Hoard's Dairyman Intel item, "Food E-Vangelists don't want truth on GMOs." As the article says, it...
Feb. 17 2014
"You need science. But you never win debates on science, you win them by appealing to emotions." That recent quote from Larry Jensen, President and CEO of Leprino Foods Company, sums up the issue at hand...