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How can a farmer grow organic & GMO food on thousands of acres?

Food Bullying Podcast

How can a farmer grow organic & GMO food on thousands of acres?

 

If you’re a person who always wanted to know more about the behind-the-scenes work that happens at the farms that produce your food, this episode will open your eyes.

In our conversation, we cover:

  • What does “a sustainable farm” look like?
  • Why Ryan decided to farm organically
  • The potential and pitfalls of a farm going organic
  • The “behind the scenes” work and knowledge that goes into running a farm
  • Organic vs. Conventional vs. GMO farming and why all choices are right
  • Food bullying in agriculture
  • Food label fibs e.g. popcorn is not a GMO

The Conversation:

[3:19] What do you grow on your farm?

[4:52] What is a transitional crop?

[7:32] Why did you decide to go to organic?

[12:32] Is organic the only way to go?

[13:37] Are GMO’s wrong? 

[16:25] All the technology and science that goes into running a farm

[19:32] Dealing with criticism as an organic farmer

[25:00] 3 quick tips for overcoming bullying

Fabulous Guest Quotes

The hardest thing about organic is insurance…”

“I think the industry has made a mistake in using GMOs as the “easy” button.”

“Organic takes a lot of labor, a lot of work, and a lot of time…”

“One thing the American farmer is really good at is taking a market…”

 Links to Check Outorganic conventional farmer

Weeks Family Farms website

Weeks Family Farm on Facebook

Weeks Family Farm on Instagram

Weeks Family Farm on Twitter

Sustainable Seed Solutions website

Food Bullying: How to Avoid Buying BS by Michele Payn

 

 

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