How a Farmer Helped a Nutritionist Grow

An old farmer standing in a corn field with a pitch fork

My first job was picking tomatoes on a small, family run farm in my hometown of Basking Ridge, New Jersey. The farmer was a funny old man with big, bushy white eyebrows and dark, deeply wrinkled skin, weathered from years
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True Grit

stone fence posts along the back roads of Kansas

I had a chance to revisit a special part of the High Plains last week. I was scheduled to meet with some farmers in a small Kansas town, so headed out in my truck along I-70.  I love the drive
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Two, Two, Two Killers in One

GMO,profesional in uniform goggles,mask and gloves examining corn cob on field

Okay, I’ll show my age by admitting that I can clearly recall the old Certs ads boasting about “Two, two, two mints in one.” It was probably the bikini-clad models, rather than the mints, that burned those ads into my
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We Gotta Kick the Chemical Dependency

Tractor spraying insecticide and herbicide chemicals in agriculture field

Wow, we gotta do something about chemical dependency. I don’t mean among everyday people, I’m talking about the chemical dependency in agriculture. The seed and chemical companies have been touting stories in recent years that their new genetically-modified varieties are
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Chemical Fertilizers are the Bomb

a bomb exploding

I’m a history buff, so I think it’s worth noting that the 100th anniversary of today’s chemical fertilizers occurred a couple of weeks ago. It’s an event called World War I. As Europe slid into war in 1914, chemists in
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