Dixie Vogel

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Dixie Vogel is a writer born and raised in northeast Kansas. Though she didn't grow up on a full-fledged farm, her earliest memories feature cows, pigs and poultry from her family's hobby farm. Dixie retained a deep respect for the work of farmers and ranchers, and seeks to share their stories and insight on modern farming with consumers.

  • Does soy increase estrogen in males?

    By Dixie Vogel on March 18, 2020

    As a food blogger, I get asked a lot of questions. Many I can answer confidently, but not this one—are “soyboys” a real thing? In other words, does consuming soy feminize males?  I had my hunches,...

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    Scientific Research

    By Dixie Vogel on February 17, 2020

    Imagine spotting the headline, "Study shows chocolate accelerates weight loss!" If you continued reading, you'd learn a team of German researchers from the non-profit Institute of Diet and Health...

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  • Food Waste Solutions

    By Dixie Vogel on December 11, 2019

    “Starving children in China would love to have those peas.” Like many mothers of the era, my mom tried to encourage me to clean my plate by invoking starving Chinese children. It never worked very...

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  • Assessing the Risk (of GMOs)

    By Dixie Vogel on January 31, 2018

    Some people are terrified of GMOs. Others are wholehearted advocates. I suspect most live somewhere in between: not especially frightened or especially enthusiastic about GMOs. Maybe people are a bit...

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  • Science of GMOs

    The Science of GMOs

    By Dixie Vogel on January 30, 2018

    I have a history of avoiding GMO conversations. It’s not the topic itself that bothers me. I dig science, and GMOs are straight-up science, applied in a way that impacts nearly everyone on the planet...

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    How to eat healthy

    By Dixie Vogel on January 2, 2018

    These days, I consider it nothing short of a minor miracle when people manage to find food they feel comfortable eating. To be smart and virtuous eaters according to what we’re told, our food must...

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