Today, the average American is at least three generations removed from the farm which means you might have more questions about agriculture than you have answers, particularly when it comes to trending topics. It can be hard to find answers when there’s so much complex—and conflicting—information out there, so we did some of the heavy lifting for you. Here are some quick, easy-to-understand answers to the top questions surrounding animal ag today.
Dietitians translate food and nutrition science into practical solutions to help people consume a nutrient-rich diet to maintain and improve health. But many RDs never realized that clients, patients, and students would challenge them with questions about how their food is grown and the impact agriculture has on the environment, food safety, and sustainability.
It’s time to cut through the noise of “plant-based” eating and make it work for YOU to achieve YOUR optimal health. And I hope you’re sitting down for this one: your secret weapon in adopting a “plant-based” diet that puts the focus on actual plants (most importantly, produce in all forms) is animal protein.
Antibiotics have become a hot-button topic in both the agriculture industry and medical field. Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria continue to cause problems for both humans and animals, and many people are understandably concerned about antibiotic usage in farm animals.
Biosecurity is an absolutely essential part of every swine farm. What the outside world sees is a fence and/or enclosed barns, but what they don’t realize is that these facilities function to keep the pigs as healthy as possible.
There’s no denying that Thanksgiving will look different this year. Small, festive gatherings are likely to take precedence over large-scale reunions, leaving some to question the practicality of their time-honored traditions amid a global pandemic.
I am 30 years old, and never in my life have I seen the grocery stores as full with people, and as scarce with items.
Here are some of the myths perpetuated by the latest Netflix documentary.
As a mother whose children have experienced hunger, I am concerned about the consequences Meatless Mondays will have on the city’s most vulnerable students.
Erica Ballmer, winner of the 2017 College Aggies Online program, shares why other agriculture students should sign up for the scholarship competition.