When did food get so complicated?

When did food get so complicated? Buzzwords like local, sustainable and responsibly raised are part of everyday conversations and greet us at the meat counter, the milk cooler, the cereal aisles and farmers markets. But what do they really mean?

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Providing Safe Food for your family and mine

Learn a few things that local farmer Thomas Titus does on his farm to provide his animals with the best care and make sure you get safe, healthy food.

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Local Food

Farmers markets aren't the only place to find locally grown...

The GMO Disconnect

You don’t have to buy into GMOs, but you shouldn’t...

Organic and Conventional

Organic and conventional are often looked at as black and white...

Label Lingo

Claims, labels and terms to master before navigating the aisle...

Animal Welfare

An uncompromising commitment to the animals we raise...

Chemicals

Protecting our food – and what that means for our...

Farmers of Illinois

Kristin Srail

"We grow fruits and vegetables. We love using our hands to grow the finest quality foods."

Thomas Titus

"We raise pigs as well as corn, soybeans and hay on our farm in Elkhart."

Trent Sanderson

"I grow corn, soybeans, wheat and beef cattle with my family."

Paul Taylor

"I grow organic, conventional, GMO and non-GMO crops. When you open a can of DelMonte corn, you might be eating food grown on my farm!"

Alison McGrew

"I raise cattle with my husband and two children in western Illinois."

Andy and Katie Pratt

"We grow corn and soybeans with our family in northern Illinois."

Jesse and Mary Faber

"We raise dairy cattle with my family while raising two kids of our own."

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Everyone can fall victim to marketing ploys, even future dietitians

Everyone can fall victim to marketing ploys, even future dietitians

As a future dietitian and beef consumer, it was a great eye-opening...

Some Say GMOs Are Safe, Some Say GMOs Are Unsafe – Who Should I Believe?

Some Say GMOs Are Safe, Some Say GMOs Are Unsafe – Who Should I Believe?

As a registered dietitian mom who shares your concerns, I’d like to...

Food Safety Starts on the Farm

Food Safety Starts on the Farm

Bringing safe food to the plates of Americans  requires an “all hands on...

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Corn and cattle — what's the connection?

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We’re Illinois farmers, and we – along with other experts – want to share our perspectives and provide you with accurate information to make informed choices.

You’ll find we don’t all farm alike or have the same answers to every question. What we do have is a commitment to providing safe, healthy food for every table. Yours and ours included.

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