CFI Op-eds

Are There Antibiotics in My Meat? Let’s Clear the Confusion
Nov. 15, 2017 – I was stunned to hear a mother express guilt about being “unable to afford meat that doesn’t have antibiotics in it.” One look at common questions being asked on Internet search engines tells us this misperception is distressingly common … read more.

Labeling Added Sugars: Sweet Idea or Bitter Pill?
October 13, 2017 – Sugar is sugar, right? Wrong, according to the government. There is sugar and then there’s “added sugar,” which is the same as sugar. But, despite FDA delays in implementation of new food labeling rules…read more.

Why Isn’t Ag invited to the Party? Earning Trust in Innovation
October 3, 2017 – Most Americans celebrate innovation when it comes to communication, transportation and medical breakthroughs. But where’s the excitement when it comes to technology and food? Why isn’t agriculture invited to the party…read more.

Before crisis strikes: Earn consumer trust through transparency
September 14, 2017 – No one is immune from a food safety crisis and its ripple effects on consumers, stakeholders and hard-earned reputations… read more.

“Eat this and die.” Two Steps to Outsmart Media Marketing of Fear
August 15, 2017 – Whether you’re a Trump fan or not is irrelevant when it comes to the mainstream media’s role in his election… read more.

USDA Report Shows Trust in “Local” Grows: So How Does “Big Ag” Connect?
August 8, 2017 – Consumers have more opportunity than ever to buy local with more than 8,200 farmers markets sprinkled across the U.S., according to a new report from the USDA… read more.

Can the food industry learn from the GMO story? Five ways to earn trust in gene editing
July 12, 2017 – Despite the many benefits of GMOs, including life-saving traits like those recently announced vitamin A-rich bananas… read more.

Getting It Right: A New Approach to Ag Biotech
May 15, 2017 – Most Americans celebrate the latest innovations when it comes to their smartphones, cars or shiny kitchen appliances… read more.

Ag Week 2017: Why U.S. Farmers Should Get Out – Now
March 20, 2017 – Most farmers I know didn’t pursue their passion for raising food to hone their public relation skills… read more.