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Food security: Let freedom…and the dinner bell ring!

Food security: Let freedom…and the dinner bell ring!

By Mike Barnett

America is food secure. Has a nice ring, doesn’t it?

When we think of security, we often think the physical safety of our loved ones and homeland. Too often we forget having plentiful and safe food as a part of that equation.

That doesn’t mean there isn’t hunger in America. More work needs to be done to make sure everyone has a full belly when they go to bed. But that’s not because American farmers don’t provide enough food for everyone.

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Can we win this race? We’d better…

Can we win this race? We’d better…

By Gene Hall

“The race is on…Slow Food is running up the backstretch, Starvation’s going to the inside. My fears are holding back, agriculture cannot fall…”

Forgive me, George Jones, for butchering your song. But I need to make a point. I ain’t scared of my food. I know what I should eat and how much, though I don’t always follow my own rules. I do know my food is as safe as it’s ever been. I’m a tough target for the food police because I know better. What am I afraid of? I’m afraid of losing the race.

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One man’s research is another’s propaganda

By Gene HallScientific Agricultural Research
In writing this blog, I have run across many people who claim to have done scientific research. Sometimes, these researchers use their findings to beat me over the head and take me to task for my opinion. That’s what this corner of cyberspace is for, so I am not complaining. Well, maybe a little.

I took a few science classes in my days at Texas A&M. I did some research that resulted in a grade of “C” or better. I learned enough then and since to know that a lot of what might be research is most assuredly not “scientific research.”

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When it comes to food, are you agriculturally incorrect?

Texas Farm BureauBy Mike Barnett

When it comes to abundant and affordable food, I guess I’m agriculturally incorrect.

Both Gene Hall and I have been talking about the rising cost of food recently. It seems to drive those who pooh pooh modern agricultural practices crazy.

In their eyes, the way we grow food for our nation and much of the world is much more than wrong—it’s a disaster waiting to happen which will make the Biblical ten plagues of Egypt look like a Sunday picnic.

Their perfect world calls for food production without pesticides and CAFOs and GMOs. Food, in their eyes, should be locally grown and all fertilizer should be natural.

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Hunger is an obscure notion for well-fed Americans

By Mike Barnett

 Hunger is an obscure notion for well-fed Americans.

 At least it is for me. I plead guilty for taking my food for granted.

That realization came to me as I sat in front of the television the other night; fork in hand, a steak and baked potato sitting on the tray in front of me. A report came on the evening news about the unrest in Egypt spreading to other third world countries. The focus ofTexas Farm Bureau: Hunger is an obscure notion for well-fed Americans the report was soaring world food prices and it partially blamed the high cost of food for rioting in the streets.

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