Book shares insights from farm to table


LEBANON, Ind. — Grocery shoppers can save time and take home less guilt if they spend a few hours to learn the truth about their food.

On average, Americans spend over $7,000 per year for food, and nearly a week shopping for it. So understanding food choices is key, according to Michele Payn, author of a newly released grocery guidebook.

Her goal is to offer an informed voice of reason within an overly sensationalized food and health arena to help consumers feel better about the food they buy and eat.

The book

Payn’s Food Truths from Farm to Table — 25 Surprising Ways to Shop & Eat Without Guilt (ISBN 978-1-4408-4997-8, hardcover), a No. 1 new release on Amazon, provides a transparent window into today’s farming and ranching practices.

Each chapter includes a story about food producers and answers questions around major food issues such as organics, animal welfare and sustainability.

Fifty-five food, agriculture and health experts contributed to the book, which references 119 research studies.

Food Truths from Farm to Table author Michele Payn also wrote No More Food Fights! Growing a Productive Farm & Food Conversation. Reach her at

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