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Announcing Ethos Chocolate:

UPDATE! When we launched Ethos Chocolate in February, we hoped our little bars would inspire a few people to help spread the sweet truth about GMOs. But when new orders started flooding in every 36 seconds, we knew we could do even more good. Now, with your help, we’re working to make a greater impact […] Read More

But What About All the Pesticides?

You have questions. Farmers, Registered Dietitians and moms have answers. We polled our online audience for your top questions on food and GMO Farming, then asked some smart women who know the issues from personal experience to weigh in with their perspectives. In this installment, you asked: I’ve heard some GMO crops are doused in […] Read More

Are GMOs Safe to Eat (or Grow)?

There’s no shortage of strong opinions or weak facts about food and farming out there. Honest, evidence-based answers? A little harder to come by. In this series, we pose questions from real people on Facebook to a diverse panel of independent experts — farmers, moms and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist — so you can make […] Read More

Why Mess With GMOs At All?

When you want to know more about how your food is grown, you have a few options: Wade through a sea of conflicting articles, try to untangle truth from rumor in fiery comment-thread debates — or ask someone with actual expertise yourself. But that’s easier said than done when just 2% of Americans still work […] Read More

The Facts About GMOs, From a Farmer Who Used to Oppose Them

As a 4-H kid with Hollywood dreams, my younger self would be SHOCKED to see me now, back on a farm instead of a movie set. Not to say I didn’t like growing up around my friends’ farms in Wisconsin. I absolutely loved farm life, especially working with animals and riding horses. And every aptitude […] Read More

Organic, Conventional or GMO? This Farming Mom Tested Them All:

Carpooler In Chief, Homework Enforcement Officer, President of Lunch-Packing, Bedtime Efficiency Strategist… When you’re a mom, you never wear just one hat. And over the years — as a working mom of two kids; a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and a farmer who’s grown with organic, GMO and conventional methods — I’ve worn them all. […] Read More

Concerned About GMOs? Come See My Farm and Meet My Family:

Raising four boys on a 4,000-acre family farm isn’t for everyone, but it’s a lifestyle I’ve always wanted. Now that I’m living it, one of the things I look forward to most each year is our springtime hunt for the great “Idaho ditch weed” — wild asparagus. The boys love that. We’ll ride bikes, or […] Read More

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Stress About Grocery Shopping

We’ve all experienced food shame — “You aren’t going to eat that, are you?” Or “I just think eating this way is the right thing to do,” as if there is clearly a wrong way to eat. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I love helping people dispel those unhealthy social pressures. Case in point is […] Read More

One Dietitian’s Mission: Ending Food Shame One Myth At A Time

When it comes to healthy eating, all too often we’re drawn to calling individual foods “good” or “bad” — labels that don’t quite fit because what really matters is our eating patterns and cultivating a joyful relationship to food that respects our preferences, cultural significance, and budgets. I’ve made it my job as a Registered […] Read More

A Nutritionist’s Search for the Truth on GMO Farming

Paleo? Whole 30? Goji berries? As a registered dietitian nutritionist, it’s my job to cut past the latest superfood hype, dieting craze and food blog trends to uncover the science about our food. I recently took an in-depth look at GMOs, and want to share what I learned. It’s important for me to review the […] Read More

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