Kathy's Commentary: Calling out food misinformation where we find it

Kathy's Commentary: The good and bad of the legislative session

This issue of Farmer Goes To Market takes on the validity of a recent report that was put out by Consumer Reports regarding the safety of the beef we eat. Part of the objective of our publication is to call people out on misinformation that is published - and that is exactly what we are doing in our lead story. We want our readers to know the truth about the food farmers grow, grocers sell and our customers consume. Misleading information causes confusion and distrust of the entire “farm-to-table” industry.

We hope you enjoy this edition of Farmer Goes to Market, and we encourage you to share this publication with your friends and associates. We have published other articles in the past that share the truth about the food we eat and the misconceptions that are spread through the Internet and other published articles, along with items of interest to explain why things are done a specific way. All issues of Farmer Goes to Market can be found under the “Publications” tab on our website

Kathy Siefken
Executive Director
Nebraska Grocery Industry Association


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