Cow Pie 2017 Award

2017 Cow Pie Awards

Congratulations to this year’s SAIFood Cow Pie Award recipients! This year, perhaps more than others has witnessed the shameless exploitation of consumers for corporate greed. This was particularly evident in the area of food labels designed to mislead consumers. In light of the food industries lack of respect for consumers, the Read more…

Jury finds Greenpeace guilty

Guilty as Charged

Greenpeace convicted guilty of crimes against agriculture Regrettably, Greenpeace will not be held responsible by the courts for the false and misleading statements it has made about agriculture. While the federal courts might not be taking action against Greenpeace, my undergraduate Agricultural Policy class has brought Greenpeace to task on Read more…

pests like the asian fruit fly can create devastating crop damage to horticulture

The Economics of Crop Damage

Losing a harvest can devastate a farm When the thought of crop loss comes to mind, it’s common to think of drought, flooding or hail, as these are certainly devastating. While they certainly are the most common losses for large-scale, bulk commodity production, the same can’t be said for smaller Read more…