Let’s Talk About Food

In Activism, Farming, Food, New Media, USFRA by Cathryn

For years now, the National Corn Growers Association, along with a broad array of other agricultural groups, has stressed the need for farmers to tell their own stories about food and farming. Time and time again, they have tried to direct attention to the growing public desire to understand what happens to the food on their tables prior to its …

More Moms Bring Home the Bacon, But Do They Know Where It Came From?

In Activism, Food, General by Cathryn

This week, the Pew Research Center released its analysis of Census and polling data showing that four in 10 American households with children under age 18 now include a mother who is either the sole or primary earner for her family. Coupled with the notion that consumer food questions are on the rise, the importance of communicating the real story …

Truth in Labeling

In Biotechnology, Food, government by Cindy

Bills were introduced last week in the U.S. House and Senate that would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to “clearly label genetically engineered (GE) foods so that consumers can make informed choices about what they eat.” The legislation would require clear labels for genetically engineered whole foods and processed foods, directing the FDA to write new labeling standards …

Without You, There Would Be No Us

In Food, Guest Blogger, HFCS by Cathryn

Today, Corn Commentary joins with the Corn Refiners Association in celebrating their 100th anniversary. In doing so, CRA offers this guest post to America’s corn farmers. A post authored the National Corn Growers Association will be featured on their blog also. Click here to view NCGA’s thoughts offered in celebration of this momentous event. Without You, There Would Be No …

Sweet News about Your Valentine’s Day Sweets

In Activism, Corny News, Food, Guest Blogger, HFCS by Cathryn

Today, Corn Commentary offers a guest post from blogger Sara Ross, a CommonGround Iowa volunteer. Ross, along with 85 volunteers in 15 states, is participating in a movement that looks to open a conversation between the women who grow food and those why purchase it. CommonGround was formed by the National Corn Growers Association, the United Soybean Board and their …

What’s in My Beef?!?!

In Activism, Farming, Food, Guest Blogger, Livestock by Cathryn

Today, Corn Commentary offers a guest post from blogger Lana Hoffschneider, a CommonGround Nebraska volunteer. Hoffschneider, along with 85 volunteers in 15 states, is participating in a movement that looks to open a conversation between the women who grow food and those why purchase it. CommonGround was formed by the National Corn Growers Association, the United Soybean Board and their …

Chicken Wing Shortage Claims Are as Bogus as the Calls of a Replacement Referee

In Food, Food Prices, Food vs Fuel, General by Cathryn

Newspapers, online sources and television reports alike have spent days now terrifying a hungry public with reports that party food favorite buffalo chicken wings will be in short supply this Super Bowl. Linking the supposed shortage to a variety of factors, from the drought to government biofuels policy, these reporters need to check their readily available facts. Chicken wings will …

The Relevance of Agriculture

In Farming, Food by Cindy

Definition of Relevance \ˈre-lə-vən(t)s\ – noun a : relation to the matter at hand b : practical and especially social applicability I’ve heard the word relevant in relation to agriculture several times in recent months – from Senator Chuck Grassley, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and National Corn Growers Association president Pam Johnson, among others. Not that they are questioning the …

Dropping HFCS Doesn’t (Necessarily) Drop Dress Sizes

In Food, HFCS by Cathryn

In 2012, Americans consumed less high fructose corn syrup per person than they have since 1997. Dieters, who have become increasingly conscious of calories in HFCS sweetened beverages such as soda, have dropped their HFCS consumption but not the extra weight. Levels of obesity continue to grow despite waning HFCS consumption? How could this be when pseudoscientists such as the …