• Jennifer Vincent

    I Bought The Whole Bird

    Michigan Musings

     by Jennifer Vincent
     on February 25, 2013

    Just about any conference I've been to in the last year or so has had at least one speaker make reference to the looming population expansion. Global population is expected to rise by 50% by the year 2050 with an additional 3 billion new mouths to feed. Most of this growth in global population will take place in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia. Food demands are not only growing, they are also changing as the growth of disposable income in countries such as China and India, will…

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    2012: Feast Or Famine, Farmers Plan Little Changes

    Michigan Musings

     by Jennifer Vincent
     on February 13, 2013

    The 2012 growing season was the best of times, and the worst of times, depending on where you are located in the state. An assembly of three growers on a panel underlined that dynamic during Michigan State University Extension's Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference in Lansing, Jan. 24. Yields were bouncing around more than a dozen five-year-old boys in an inflated cage. Devastation and celebration were in some cases defined by only a few miles. And in some cases, it was defined by…

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    Stop black balling baby carrots

    Michigan Musings

     by Jennifer Vincent
     on February 5, 2013

    I see it more and more these days, people seem to enjoy hitching a ride on the wave of negativity. When something sounds a foul or even the least bit suspicious, whether it be true or not, people are more than willing to join in the parade of crusaders to spread the news of some kind of wrong. The latest Facebook fallacy I recently came across was a smear tactic to undermine one of my ranch-dipping partners – baby carrots. How dare they bash bata carotene goodness. It’s one…

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