So today we’re debuting a new recurring Farm Meets Table feature: Dig In, a roundup of all our favorite stories, perspectives, and ideas in food and farming, and we’ll tell you why we’re so psyched about them.
Enough with the appetizer. Let’s dig into this delicious main course of links from around the web.
10 Mega Myths about Farming to Remember on Your Next Grocery Run — The Washington Post
Farming: There's an App for That — National Geographic
Here Are 6 Ways GMOs Benefit Consumers — The Farmer’s Daughter
Stop the Food Label Fear-Mongering — U.S. News & World Report
Remember in high school, when labels were bad? If you don’t know what to look for, food labels can be similarly misleading. Food labels are supposed to give you relevant information about how your food affects your health. But often, the words on food labels don’t have much significance beyond trying to get your attention.
Facial Recognition is Set to Disrupt Agriculture — Digital Journal
What we expected this article to be about: Facial recognition enabling lifetime bans on eating beef for people who tip cows. What this article is actually about: How facial recognition technology is getting applied to animals and crop patterns. Still pretty cool.
Recipes for Sustainability, Meal by Meal — Food Tank
The public doesn’t trust GMOs. Will it trust CRISPR? — Vox
CRISPR is more accessible and affordable than any gene editing technology before it, which means many more people have the firsthand opportunity to understand it. It also has unprecedented potential to make farming more sustainable. Plus, even the name sounds tasty. (Mmm…kale chips…)
14,000-Year-Old Piece of Bread Rewrites the History of Baking and Farming — NPR
A final headline for you to chew on, and a very old piece of bread probably no one should chew on.