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?
4 Farm Moms and the Labels They’re Not Buying
Farm moms have an insider’s view of how food is grown and raised. Get the scoop about which food labels they reach for and which ones they leave on the shelf.
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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...
Claims, labels and terms to master before navigating the aisle...
An uncompromising commitment to the animals we raise...
Protecting our food – and what that means for our...
Farmers of Illinois
Scott and Karen Bohnert
"We team up with Scott's parents to raise dairy cows and crops in East Moline, IL."
"We raise dairy cattle and crops in northern Illinois."
"We have three children and raise pigs with Ben’s family in central Illinois."
Chris and Angie Eckert
"We run a country store and have orchards full of fruit trees!"
"I grow corn and soybeans with my family in central, IL."
"I raise cattle with my sons."
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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.