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October 29, 2013
Raising Pigs: Because "We Care"
Raising Pigs: Because "We Care"

Imagine a world where there are no farmers. Where would your food come from? It isn’t by magic that the food on the dinner plate appears. It is due to the passion of the people in the industry that grows it. Many people all over the world have passion for all kinds of things from art to music to helping others. Farmers and chefs are no different. Their passion has a great deal to do with you, your health and the food you eat.

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October 24, 2013
Passion for Farming: Raising Food for a Growing World
Passion for Farming: Raising Food for a Growing World

In the house of farm-mom Lana Hoffschneider is a print framed on the wall that says, “Feeding the World”.

This phrase, “Feeding the World,” invokes a sense of pride for the importance of Lana’s vocation – a passion for farming and raising food for the growing world.

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October 21, 2013
Soy Farmers: “Grateful & Proud” To Feed Families
Soy Farmers: “Grateful & Proud” To Feed Families

With all the media coverage surrounding food today, it’s not uncommon to come across someone who has a question about the food they eat or prepare for their families. Every day there seems to be another study published saying you should eat more of this or cut that out altogether.

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October 16, 2013
Are There Growth Hormones in Milk?
Are There Growth Hormones in Milk?

Recently, Best Food Facts received a reader comment asking which brands of milk contain growth hormones. To answer this question, we reached out to Dr. Ann Macrina, Research/Teaching Associate at Penn State University. Dr. Macrina previously answered questions about hormones in milk.

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October 11, 2013
Growing Healthy Beef: Dedication to Animal Care
Growing Healthy Beef: Dedication to Animal Care

Anne Burkholder grew up in the urban sprawl of south Florida, and graduated as a psychology major from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, where she met her future husband, Matt, the son of a Nebraska farmer.

That’s where her life took an unexpected turn.

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