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  • The 10 Reasons They Hate You

    Why can't we all just get along? Mike Smith sifts through the new-age philosophy behind today’s resentment toward Big Farming. Read full story.

  • Thou Shalt Not Kill (Animals)?

    Is this a blanket condemnation of food-animal production? Read full story.

  • The Horror Show that Won't Die

    Food Inc. follows in the footsteps of other modern campy horror flicks: Splashy, escapist and horrifying for all the wrong reasons. Read the full story.

  • Earth is Great; Earth is Good. Let us Thank Her for our Food

    Here’s why the faithful should shun the Church of the Divine Palate. Read the full story.

  • The New Food Puritans

    Why moralizing about food choices has replaced moralizing about sexual choices: A Truth in Food conversation with author Mary Eberstadt. Listen to the interview.

  • Where Have You Gone, Moral Champion?

    Our food chain turns its lonely eyes to HSUS. Here’s why agriculture must reclaim its moral birthright, starting now. Read the full story.

  • Give Me My Butterfinger, or Give Me Death?

    Will conceding government's role in telling food retailers how to market and sell junkfood put us on a slippery slope to freedom lost? Read the full story.


Past Truth in Food Feature Stories
Action Alert: An Open Letter to Hyatt Regency and Truth in Food Readers Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Murphy   

Hyatt may want to Thoughtfully ReconsiderOn Aug. 2, I shared with you my personal experience of having been exposed to the Hyatt Regency’s Food Thoughtfully Sourced and Carefully Served campaign. I contended Hyatt Regency’s marketing efforts were highly flawed and downright dishonest. Here's how Susan Santiago, vice president of food and beverage for the global hotel and resort chain, answered my inquiry:

 
Has Hyatt Simply Dressed Up Chipotle's Message with White Tablecloths? Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Murphy   

Is Food Thoughtfully Sourced an extension of Food With Integrity?

Thoughtless food need not applyThis year the American Dairy Science Association and American Society of Animal Scientists added a unique component to their joint meeting, one that has been sorely lacking from past agendas and one ASAS President James Sartin and ADSA President Ken McGuffey labeled a “new and emerging topic:” bioethics -- the field of study concerned with ethical behavior within our life sciences.


Click here to add your name to the list of those urging Hyatt to Thoughtfully Reconsider its marketing campaign.


For several years now I have been warning the agricultural community of the swift and unfettered advancement of the Food Morality Movement. This movement condemns agriculture and challenges it to explain its behavior based on the grounds of religion, ethics and morality.

Richard Reynnells, former national program lead for the United States Department of Agriculture, extended a kind invitation to have me speak at the 2013 meeting after reading Where Have You Gone Moral Champion? a story exposing the weakness of agriculture’s over-reliance on science alone as a defense to a moral inquiry.

 
Give Me My Butterfinger, Or Give Me Death? Print E-mail
Written by Mike Smith   

Should the government be dictating candy placement to control obesity?

Photo: Anthony Easton/Flickr

Will conceding government's role in telling food retailers how to market and sell junkfood put us on a slippery slope to freedom lost?

 
Where Have You Gone, Moral Champion? Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Murphy with Mike Smith   

Where has the moral farmer gone?

 

Our food chain turns its lonely eyes to HSUS, as modern American agriculture shies from its birthright of moral authority. Here’s why agriculture must reclaim it, starting now.

 
No Such Thing as a Free (Market) Lunch? Print E-mail

On the contrary, argues the author of Money, Greed and God: Why Capitalism is the Solution and Not the Problem. Capitalism is the last, best hope to save the planet and feed it at the same time

 
Farm Aid Chases Down the PC Food System Print E-mail

How an Aging Rock-Star Caravan to Fund Family Farmers Has Deteriorated into a Home for New Age Food-System Discontent

 
Earth is Great; Earth is Good. Let us Thank Her for our Food Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Murphy   

Churches flirting with the fashionable righteousness of Earth Day foodie-ism are entertaining a false prophet. Here’s why the faithful should shun the Church of the Divine Palate.

 
Working on the Chain, Gang Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Murphy   

 

Direct-to-consumer advertising campaigns to enhance the farmer’s image will ultimately fail.
Here’s why, and a better way forward

True stories:

  • ewwAfter passing a half-dozen too many times beneath the 4-foot-tall red-on-black banner that hangs over my favorite local grocer’s meatcase – OUR BEEF CONTAINS NO CARBON MONOXIDE -- I finally ran down the store manager, a personal friend, and asked him what he thought he was really accomplishing. “Oh,” he looked up as if actually reading it for the first time, “we’re scaring our customers, aren’t we?”

 
The Horror Show that Just Won't Die Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Murphy with Mike Smith   

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Food Inc. follows in the footsteps of other modern campy horror flicks:
Splashy, escapist and horrifying for all the wrong reasons

 
The New Food Puritans Print E-mail

Why moralizing about food choices has replaced moralizing about sexual choices: A Truth in Food conversation with author Mary Eberstadt

 
Why a Rat is no Pig is no Dog is no Boy Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Murphy   

 

'Animal Rights' is an empty philosophy, and here's how farmers can expose its weaknesses to the light of truth: A Truth in Food conversation with author Wesley J. Smith

 
Tell Us a Tale, Katie Anne Print E-mail
Written by Mike Smith   

 

Tylan! and Keflex! and Bayer’s! Oh My!

Forget Liberal Bias. There’s a More Worrisome Threat Underlying BigMedia’s Attack on Antibiotics and Modern Farming

 
The Warriors Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Murphy   

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This Turf is your Turf; this Turf is my Turf

 
The Ten Reasons they Hate you So (Part II) Print E-mail
Written by Mike Smith   

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Confused over who's against you and why? More on the new-age philosophy behind today's resentment toward Big Farming.

 
The Ten Reasons they Hate you So Print E-mail
Written by Mike Smith   

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Why can't we all just get along? Mike Smith sifts through the new-age philosophy behind today’s resentment toward Big Farming.

 
Losing the War of Words Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Murphy   

 

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Why Today’s Farmer is Losing his Voice with the Consumer

 
Thou Shalt Not Kill (Animals)? Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Murphy   

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Is this a blanket condemnation of food-animal production?

 


Reader Comments

  • Wesley Smith is like the cancer of humanity. God created us and animals. A stone did not created animals. God did. Therefore we are equal! We and animals deserve the same respect. "Meat and dairy indu... More...
  • While I agree with about 99% of what Mike Smith writes, I'm guessing a part of that literary hug is that he writes it so damn well...I tell ya, Mike, there's a book in there somewhere...well done. More...
  • We are on the threshold of being able to produce synthetic meat on an industrial scale in such a way that -- 1. It is indistinguishable from the natural product (Except for the absence of all foreign ... More...
  • This Universe is created to be complete.There is edible, inedible and then there is poison too naturally existing! And then there is intelligence to be able to discriminate between what is edible, in... More...
  • Myself, a vegan choose not to be apart of the horrific injustice bestowed on the life around us so I can eat or look better. Its only because we have evolved that I can make this choice. A few hundred... More...
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