The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is clearing things up for consumers.
The organization has tackled the problem of inaccurate information concerning how food is grown and raised by launching their new online resource, designed to bring accurate information to the forefront. The tool, called USFRA FoodSource, is a one-stop destination for consumers looking for information on the scientific and agricultural background of their food.
Bob Stallman, chairman of USFRA and president of the American Farm Bureau Federation said the alliance wanted to create one destination that compiled factual and unbiased information on food production. The site not only provides resources, but also includes answers from farmers and ranchers who are the ones responsible for growing our food.
The site compiles information from third-party experts like researchers and scientists. Currently, consumers can browse through nine topics including antibiotic use in farm animals, biotechnology in seeds, hormone use in farm animals, pesticide use, water quality, farm size and ownership, available food choices, food safety and animal care. The site also encourages users to submit questions and recommend additional resources.