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Tag: Consumers

04
Jan

How to Address Barriers to Agricultural Literacy

Split rail fence in front of a grassy field

Happy New Year, and welcome to the start of a new blog series! Like last year’s…

07
Dec

How to Research Food Controversies: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Woman examines a nutrition label in a grocery store

We’ve talked about a lot of common questions in this series. But there’s so many others…

09
Nov

“Which Bread is Healthiest?”: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Bread. It’s a pretty staple food. And it comes in a vast and wonderful array of…

26
Oct

Corn for the Class: Lifelike Artificial Corncobs

Six lifelike corncob models arranged in a ring, representing popcorn, field corn, and sweet corn

It doesn’t get much better than fresh corn on the cob in summer. Sweet, juicy kernels…

12
Oct

rbST and Milk: Answering Consumers’ Questions

You’ve probably seen labels on milk jugs saying something like, “From cows not treated with rbST….

14
Sep

Coffee Certification Labels: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Coffee beans spilling out of burlap sack next to white cup of coffee

Like last month’s topic in our series on common questions about food, September’s question also deals…

17
Aug

From Farm to Store: The “Make the Match” Display

Closeup of Exhibit Farm's Make the Match display, designed to show the connections from farm to store

Take a look around you: how many objects in the room come from a farm? Unless…

03
Aug

Wild-Caught vs. Farmed Fish: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Photo of fish lying in a row; used for article on wild-caught vs. farmed fish

We’re afraid we have to apologize: the title is somewhat misleading. Comparing wild-caught vs. farmed fish…

06
Jul

“Do Fortified Foods Work?”: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Nutrition panels on four cereal boxes; used in an article about fortified foods

After last month’s discussion of synthetic and organic fertilizers, we’re turning again to a question about…

22
Jun

How Does Your [Soybean] Grow?: Soybean Growth Stage Display

“Mistress Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” Did you ever hear that nursery rhyme?…