In the years ahead, you can expect to hear a lot of favorable news about industrialized agriculture—GMOs, pesticides and factory farms—coming out of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR). That seems like a reasonable assumption looking at the foundation’s directors, funders, advisors and staff, who, in many ways, are a who’s who of industrial ag supporters.
Chicken is by far the most popular meat in the United States. In 2010, chicken overtook beef as the country’s most-consumed meat.
Today President Barack Obama will return to Iowa for an official “grassroots event” at the Iowa State Fair in an effort to fire up his base in the state where he unexpectedly won the first in the nation caucus in 2008, launching him on the road to the White House.