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Why I'm not labeling my beef as "natural" anymore

March 22, 2017

My beef still qualifies as “natural”, but I’ll no longer use the term. You see, the word had led to some confusion. I’m making a conscious decision to opt out of unnecessary labels.

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Why I'm not labeling my beef as "natural" anymore
Paying More for Scare Tactics

Paying More for Scare Tactics

March 20, 2017

There is an entire section in Hy-Vee dedicated to healthier choices, and almost every product on those shelves contained an organic or Non-GMO verification label. As consumers, we should be aware of what we are buying and stop paying more for scare tactic marketing.

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"Free-Range Popcorn” – A Food Label, From our Family Farm to Your Kitchen

March 17, 2017

While our popcorn fits all of these categories, we don’t want our packaging to turn into the dashboard of a NASCAR or a shiny billboard along the Las Vegas strip. At some point, there are too many labels.

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"Free-Range Popcorn” – A Food Label, From our Family Farm to Your Kitchen
Illinois Farmer Q&A: What food labels do you think are the most misleading?

Illinois Farmer Q&A: What food labels do you think are the most misleading?

March 16, 2017

You have questions about farm practices and food labels, and Illinois farmers have those answers. We asked local farmers your questions about various labels so you can get your answers straight from the source. Let's talk about what's on your table.

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