In honor of Veteran’s Day, our Farm to Table segment takes a look at Homegrown by Heroes, a product label for food and farm products grown or raised by past or present members of any branch of the military.
As a Korean war veteran, Ray Ropp, with Ropp Jersey Cheese recently applied to use the Homegrown by Heroes label for the cheese, meat and other products made or raised on his family’s farm near Normal, IL.
Check out the story from this week’s Farm to Table segment episode 11.11.15. Tune in every Wednesday at 12:45 to hear to the Farm to Table segment onWJBC radio.
If a blueberry can’t be grown from a GMO (genetically modified organism) seed why label it GMO free? This story from the Wall Street Journal looks at why some farmers and food companies are paying the price for labels even when their product isn’t one of the eight crops with commercially available GMO seeds currently on the market.
For another look at the marketing motivation for GMO food labels, check out this story from NPR’s The Salt about the “health halo” driving some companies to label.