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Jun 17, 2014

Farmers’ markets play important but not exclusive role

I frequent the Denton farmers’ market and several other fruit and vegetable stands around town to pick up fresh tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and tree-....More
Jun 13, 2014

How I spent my summer vacation

I’m not sure I can think of a better way to start a morning than to sip my first cup of coffee on a balcony overlooking the ocean, watching a few....More
Jun 06, 2014

Conventional ag critic lets bias show

We can’t rely on organic alone to feed 9 billion people. And pitting one part of the food industry against another is absurd....More
Jun 02, 2014

First graders appreciate time and attention

But today was the last day I read to a first-grade class at a nearby elementary school. I’ve done this for five years now and always look forward to....More
May 29, 2014

Don’t shoot the messenger; he’s just doing his job

If you read a report with which you disagree, please let me know. But don’t blame the messenger for delivering news you don’t like. It’s my job....More
May 19, 2014

Rain brings hope to some while others persist in drought

The latest Drought Monitor shows 83 percent of Texas now in drought, ranging from moderate to exceptional. Oklahoma is not much, if any, better....More
May 08, 2014

My mind is a terrible thing

You know how it is: You see something that reminds you of an event that happened years ago, and that memory triggers another that has at least a....More
Apr 22, 2014

A man’s gotta know his limitations, or should

As I wiped water from my face I could do nothing but laugh. “A man’s gotta know his limitations,” I thought. Monday, I’m calling a plumber....More
Apr 01, 2014

Bee decline more complex than blaming pesticides

We need to put our best science to work to find out what causes the disappearance of whole colonies of bees and then find ways to prevent that from....More
Mar 28, 2014

You just can’t cure stupid

Stupid pretty much defines the comment I received earlier this week following the blog on farmers as the backbone of America....More
Mar 25, 2014

Farmers and ranchers are the backbone of the nation

And today, I say thank you, America’s farmers and ranchers. You are the backbone of this nation....More
Mar 17, 2014

After sinus trouble, doing as well as expected, or almost

Last Monday I wrote about my optimism that I would avoid the head cold that seemed hell-bent on knocking me for a loop. Well I didn’t avoid it and....More
Mar 10, 2014

I really don’t want to catch a cold

So why did I wake up this morning with a scratchy throat, queasiness and a bit of tightness under my eyes that typically mean my sinuses are about to....More
Mar 04, 2014

So much of what consumers know about food is wrong

Most people base their opinions on the safety of conventionally-grown and GMO food on rumors, anecdote and the misinformation that abounds in the....More
Feb 13, 2014

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain

Doctor Oz adds to misinformation, confusion about GMO foods....More
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