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As we enjoy our favorite summer foods, remember to ensure it's cooked safely and handled properly to prevent food-borne illness.
As our state resumes business after the COVID-19 shutdowns this spring, one of the first places that Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds allowed to reopen was the local farmers markets.
Meat comes from the farm, so recent meat shortages at your local grocery store must be caused by problems on the farm, right? False!
No question, our lives and routines have changed within the span of a few weeks, and perhaps nowhere is this more evident than how we choose to fill our grocery carts, fridges and pantries.
Thank you to our local heroes in schools, fields, and everywhere for keeping us fed and safe during the coronavirus outbreak.
Research shows animal-based proteins like meat, dairy and eggs help our brains function.
Diet culture isn't about health. It's about making money.
USDA testing ensures that meat and poultry are free of antibiotic residue, and farmers cannot use medically important antibiotics to "fatten" livestock.
In 2019, a group of university researchers and other experts representing government, agriculture and environmental organizations concluded that agriculture is on a trajectory to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 50%.
While there’s nothing wrong with adding plant-based foods to your meals—in fact, you should eat fruits and veggies!— there is also no shame or guilt necessary for also eating meat.