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Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year's Eve weekend and that you're all ready to jump headfirst into 2011.
I'd like to challenge each and every reader to evolve in 2011. This isn't a Charles Darwin lecture -- this is about evolving as a consumer; become more informed and educated about the food you choose to eat, where it comes from and who produces it. All of us, producers and consumers alike, regardless if you live in the country or the big city, should make educated decisions about what we put on our plate. So I strongly encourage that if you hear gossip about a certain food, agriculture practice or eating lifestyle - check it out for yourself. Form your own opinion - don't just take someone's words as truths.
At Food For Thought, we strive to facilitate learning about food and agriculture production. Many of our previous posts have done just that. Below are some of the posts that explain a little more about certain agriculture practices and foods - I hope you enjoy them!
Getting to know your BEEF
Cotton is King: Part 1 and 2
The Story of Wheat: As Told by a 3 Year Old
Amber Waves of Grain
Additionally, you can check out these resources for more information on nutrition and food safety in the United States.
Nutrient Rich Food Coalition
Tips on Choosing Produce and Keeping it Fresh and Safe from Plant to Palate
Food Safety Education - Meat and Poultry Hotline
I hope that you'll all join me in becoming a healthy, informed consumer!
Until next time,