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Monsanto Says No To $62 Billion Bayer Buyout


The agrochemical giant rejected Bayer's offer, but says it's open to further negotiations with the German pharmaceutical company.

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To Save The Monarch Butterfly, Many Are Turning To Milkweed

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Milkweed is the literal lifeblood for the monarch caterpillars, serving as the insect’s sole food source early in their life cycle.

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An ‘Added Sugar’ Label Is On The Way For Packaged Food

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The Food and Drug Administration has brushed aside industry objections and will require food labels to disclose how much sugar has been added to packaged food.

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New Labels Warn Tender Steak Could Be A Little Dangerous

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Mechanically tenderized meat has a greater chance of being contaminated and making you sick.

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Doctor: Don’t Make Your Kids Go Gluten-Free

A box of Rice Krispies carries a 'gluten free' label on a supermarket shelf

A pediatrician is warning that parents should not put children on a gluten free diet unless they really need it.

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Buzzkill: Surveys Say Bee Colonies Continue To Decline

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According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service survey, varroa mites were the top colony stressor for beekeeping operations with five or more colonies.

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Many Schools Short On Equipment For Making Healthy Meals

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In the absence of equipment for making their own meals from scratch, schools rely on large manufacturers to provide them pre-made.

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Coastal Foodies And Montana Farmers Meet Over Lentils

Liz Carlisle's Lentil Underground

Liz Carlisle's "Lentil Underground" tells the story of the changing ag landscape in Montana, but the lessons are applicable to farmers and consumers everywhere.

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Breakfast Bake Of Eggs, Cheese, Tomatoes And Greens


This dish will look like a crustless pizza when it comes out of the oven. The cheese curds and eggs create a base for the tomatoes and greens.

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Why Free School Lunches Might Be Harder To Get Soon

school lunch line

If the bill is passed, 120 Indiana schools with about 60,000 students would no longer be eligible to participate in the federal school lunch program.

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Drones May Help Keep Ranchers Safer During Burn Season

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Researchers in Nebraska are designing a new drone to start fires, which may help protect people while encouraging agricultural productivity.

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Minnesota Team Grows Faster, Less Expensive Lab Meat


A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota created a lab-grown meatball with $18,000 in under 21 days.

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Rooftop Radish Pickles

salted radishes

Hands up if your garden is producing more radishes than you know what to do with. This pickle recipe is here to help.

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Chickpea Meringues Sweeten Vegan Plates

Mirangue made from legume water decorates a vegan lemon pie

An Indiana software engineer has whipped up a frothy vegan alternative to egg whites.

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