On their farm in Maple Park, Ill., fourth-generation corn and soybean farmers Mike and Lynn Martz visited recently with one consumer to answer her questions about organic and non-organic farming methods, and how biotechnology is used in food production.
Long Island, N.Y., mother of three, Christine, toured the Martz's 6,000+-acre farm and talked extensively with the husband-wife team about why and how they grow and raise America's food. The discussion included answers about sustainability, the difference between organic and non-organic farming methods, and the price difference between the two products. Also addressed was the use of biotechnology in food production.
This Fall, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance is working with Anderson Live to coordinate sit-down visits with farmers and ranchers to have their questions about how food is grown and raised answered. On Oct. 23 the show followed Christine's visit to the Martz's farm to have her questions answered. The Anderson Live team launched an online contest where viewers can submit their food-related questions for the chance to be featured on the show, attend The Food Dialogues: New York and have USFRA arrange for a farm or ranch visit to have their food-related questions answered. This viewer's experience at The Food Dialogues: New York and their conversation with a farmer will be featured on the Anderson Live show Dec. 11.
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