I attended a conference today for work. Since I work in the ag industry, this was a conference centered around agriculture. I have been so busy the last few weeks I hadn't really had a chance to look at the agenda before actually showing up at the conference. Once there, I took a peak at it and one speaker stood out to me, Cassie Payne Webb.
Cassie grew up with an urban childhood, attended college at Vanderbilt University and was a school teacher in Brooklyn, NY. She readily admits she was a believer of all things Michael Pollan and had MANY questions about the safety of our food supply. She went on to get her Masters Degree at Texas A&M University in Animal Science. She now understands the degree of safety and system of checks and balances the U.S. food supply undergoes and is now advocating for the industry!
Check out her blog, Food, Think! Cassie does a great job at getting right to the heart of the matter of food safety and dispells a lot of the myths that are out there. It goes to show that first-hand experience is the best way to change someone's opinion. If someone is willing to learn, we should be willing to teach. Let people come to your farms and answer the questions that they have.