• Josh Flint

    Not All Food Miles Are Created Equal

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on June 26, 2013

    The farmers’ market season is upon us. If you buy local because it’s fresher and you enjoy the idea of supporting local farmers – good for you. If you do it because it’s better for the environment, keep reading. Numerous studies have been conducted on food miles. However, as Tyler Cowen pointed out in his book An Economist Gets Lunch, not all food miles are created equal. If we’re talking asparagus, local sources will probably win out in the food…

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    5 Apps To Help You Make It Through the Summer

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on June 14, 2013

    It's summer. Between planting, scouting and spraying, you probably have oodles of little league games, a week or two of summer vacation and perhaps a few dance recital weekends. Are you effectively using your smartphone to manage your busy schedule? If you're anything like my family, I'd say no. Here's a list of apps I can't do without. Also, I've included some tips on how to get the most out of them. CalenMob: Back when I used an Android phone, I started…

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    Let's Get Real About GMO Labeling

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on June 4, 2013

    A Rebuttal to the Monsanto Protestors garnered a lot of attention. The GMO haters turned out en masse to tell me why I was an idiot (and a few other things I can't print here) on this topic. One thing came through crystal clear – nearly all of them want GMO labels for our food supply. Another thing was clear – very few of them understand how food makes its way from the farm to the fork. I’ll start by addressing the farm to fork information gap that…

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