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‘Tis the season for a food thermometer

By Jessica Domel With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, loved ones gathering and kids out of school, it can be easy to overlook even the simplest tasks. I typically forget at least one or two items on the grocery list, for example. We’re pulled in so many directions this time of [...]

What’s the beef with beef?

By Jessica Domel Beef. It is STILL what's for dinner in my home. I’ve seen a plethora of news stories and online posts sensationalizing a report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization, that claims processed meats like bacon could cause cancer. These reports go on to say [...]

October 27, 2015|Categories: Beef, Featured, Texas Agriculture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Chipotle: Marketing machine or responsible food supplier?

By Julie Tomascik No more GMOs? That’s the route Chipotle announced it’s taking. Because the burrito giant wants to sell food with “integrity.” I admire that. But I don’t admire the fear-driven marketing scheme that misleads consumers like you and me. The marketing plan they use 365 days a year. Chipotle wants you to believe [...]

Feeding a growing family

By Lindsey Bowers Eat, eat and eat some more. With two growing boys, it’s all we can do to keep enough food in the house. After a day of playing outside, learning at school and helping with chores around the farm, the boys are hungry. And we’re happy to feed their growing appetites, especially knowing [...]

Got food choices?

By Julie Vrazel Walk into a grocery store and you’ll find yourself wandering through the maze of food choices. Bright, bold labels help guide you to your selection—natural, GMO-free, local, organic, gluten-free. The possibilities are endless. But what do you really know about those buzzwords and the food you’re buying? Well, the farmers and ranchers [...]