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Why Are Americans Failing Science?

May 28, 2014

I don’t usually crosspost things between the “food side” and “farm side” but this one is important to understand. For your family, your food choices, your home choices – be sure you understand the differences here.

Food, Farm, Life Choices

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOften when there is a discussion between those in agriculture and those who just eat, it seems battle lines are drawn between science and emotion. Both are considered when making decisions for your family’s food.

We like the illusion that Americans are smarter than those from other countries, but so often reading comments online I can’t help but think there needs to be more biology books less American Idol in American homes.

It reaches a fever pitch with recalls and other issues. It spirals to kitchen sink arguments faster all the time. For some basics let’s look at some definitions – facts, if you will.

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Bacteria: Group of microscopic, single-celled organisms that inhabit virtually…

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