We live in an era of information. It is easy to access and there is a lot of it. This makes it difficult for us to figure out what is right and what isn’t, especially when you aren’t an expert in the field. Food and agriculture is no exception. These days it seems everyone is a nutrition expert and people are adamant that if we all just stopped eating beef, the world would be saved.
Misconceptions and misinformation about how food is grown and how we should eat exist everywhere and it is doing us more harm than good. I want to take this opportunity to dispel some of these myths and shed some light on the misconceptions so many people think are truth.
You may ask, what makes me qualified to tackle these issues with any kind of credibility. Well, here it is: I am no farmer, but I know some personally and have worked with them one-on-one on issues they are facing, including climate change. I may not be a registered dietitian (and I don’t pretend to be), but I have a degree in Human Nutritional Sciences and that makes me a trustworthy source to anyone who asks for basic nutritional advice. I am also a Professional Home Economist, which makes me a reliable source on food preparation.
My passion for food is not only for sharing the right information, it’s also for sharing the right recipes. So come for the myth-blasting info, but stay for the tasty recipes!