The goal of this blog is to provide unbiased, sound, scientifically based information on food and agriculture and how it affects all of us. Insight into production practices, processing, distribution, marketing and retailing will be provided from a personal experiential perspective as well as from a review of published articles and peer reviewed research. Emotional and political driven agendas will be avoided to the maximum extent possible, but through review and citing of third party articles, some biased agendas will be unavoidable. A legitimate attempt will be made to identify such agendas in conjunction with information provided. In the interest of full disclosure, I have a formal education in agriculture, including animal science and economics, and have spent time in executive positions in production agriculture, food processing and distribution, and specialty market grocery retail and have owned and operated a large registered beef cattle ranch. I hope I can provide information and insight into food and agriculture that will help improve lives on a daily basis. I look forward to the journey.