I get a lot of emails telling me about new websites, cookbooks, magazines, etc. I usually just “skim and delete”, but every now and then, one will catch my eye. I recently received an email about the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, their FoodDialogues website, and their U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Facebook page. I was skeptical, yet intrigued. After taking a look around their website and facebook page I was pleasantly surprised and thought it was worth sharing. If you’re interested in where your food is coming from, you’ll want to check out their sites and read on for more information and a new giveaway.
The U.S Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) was founded in 2010 by America’s farmers and ranchers to start a dialogue about American agriculture. They are offering a lot of resources online such as “Learn About Your Food” videos, blog posts, and more. The best part I think, is that YOU (yes YOU, the consumer) can ask questions publicly and get a wide range of answers from not only American farmers and ranchers, but from others not in the industry. You can also comment and provide information for other consumers!
Do you wonder where your food comes from? Unless you are one of the lucky few who is growing their own produce and raising your own animals, you have probably wondered from time-to-time where everything is coming from and if it’s safe. If you’ve watched the news at all recently you’ve probably wondered like me about a few things. What is “pink slime”? Is organic dairy/produce better? What is GMO? I’m sure we could all add more and more questions to that list! The FoodDialogues website and U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Facebook page not only has a wealth of information, it also contains a lot of dialogues going on about these topics and much much more! I was going to ask some questions, but have been so busy reading through all the questions already there! I look forward to reading through more questions and dialogues and asking questions in the future. Do you have a question about your food and our food supply? ANYONE can post a question! You can start a dialogue where you will get many opinions from different sides of the “issue”. Then you can make your own decisions, so go ahead, ask some questions!
There’s been so much in the news recently about where are food is coming from, and as a mother of two small children, my concern has been growing. It’s hard to know what to believe and where to go for information, don’t you think? I’m concerned for my children’s health, my health, our planet’s health, and the health of anyone and everyone! I’m sure many of you agree, yes?
SNAPPY GOURMET USFRA GIVEAWAY:
(Check out my GIVEAWAY page regularly for any new giveaways!)
To kick-off this new alliance and resource, the USFRA has offered to give one reader a great prize!
Prizes: 1 winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card, a Crock-Pot Programmable 6-Quart Slow Cooker, and 2 reusable designer Envirosax shopping bags. (Total prize pack valued at about $168)
You have up to 8 chances to win so you can leave up to 8 comments (1 VALID comment = 1 entry). To enter, leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry using the comment form below on THIS blog post…
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8.) Leave a comment here telling me your concerns about our food supply. (1 entry)
NOTE: COMMENTS MUST BE LEFT HERE ON THIS BLOG POST TO BE VALID! Comments left on Snappy Gourmet’s Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest page, sent by email or comment page, or anywhere else will NOT count and will not be entered in this giveaway. I will be using random.org to choose entries. The number next to your comment here on this post is your entry number. If the comments with those chosen numbers are valid and follow all rules, they win, if not, new number(s) will be chosen.
Up to 8 entries per person (no automated entries or cheating allowed). Entries that are not valid and multiple entries will not be considered and will be thrown out when choosing winners. Each entry must be a separate comment and not a reply to a comment and not multiple entries within one comment. You must be 18 years or older and a United States Resident to enter. Prizes will be mailed to U.S. addresses only and can not be mailed to P.O. Boxes. Contest is void where prohibited by law. Giveaway is free to enter and no purchase is necessary. All entries must be received by April 30, 2012, 11:59pm EST. Your personal information will only be used to contact winners and will not be sold or distributed.
Snappy Gourmet will choose a winner using Random.org based on the number of valid entries on or around May 1, 2012. One prize per person. Winner will be notified by email and have 3 days to respond with their address before an alternate winner will be chosen and notified. Prize(s) may be sent by me or the sponsor of this giveaway.
All prizes were supplied by USFRA. Snappy Gourmet did not receive any personal compensation. All compensation that was offered is being given away as prizes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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