It’s a curious feature of our culture that when we spell the word “Big” with a capital B, we often mean “bad.” Big business. Big government. Big Ag. These Bigs aren’t admiring adjectives. When we use Big like this, we are invoking our instinctive American fear of too much power being concentrated in too few hands.
Farmers already recognize that many consumers seek out specific food claims—natural, organic, non-GMO and farm-to-retailer marketing, among others. But three new values are expected to cross over into purchases of food, consumer products and more in the months ahead. Read moreRead More »
President Obama signed S. 764 at the end of July, making mandatory disclosure of bioengineered food the law nationwide and shifting the focus to the rulemaking process. In this opinion article, John Keeling discusses the benefits and concerns that come with this new piece of legislation. Read moreRead More »