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Tag: Consumers

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?…

08
Jun

Synthetic vs. Organic Fertilizers: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Tractor and sprayer in a field; used for article on synthetic vs. organic fertilizers

Chemical vs. organic fertilizers. Those are some loaded words, right? Many consumers distrust any idea of…

11
May

“Is Local Food Always Better?”: Answering Consumers’ Questions

Seller handing apple to buyer at farmer's market; used for article on local food

It’s spring! (Or it’s getting there, depending on where you live.) Warmer temperatures mean flowers, sunny…