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Ahold Becomes Largest Grocer To Join Fair Food Program

Stop and Shop

Ahold USA became the largest conventional grocer in America to partner with the CIW's Fair Food Program, ensuring better rights for farmworkers.

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Prosecutors Seek Life Sentence For Tainted Peanut Butter

A finger track marks the first taste of a newly opened jar of peanut butter.

An executive with the Peanut Corporation of America faces a life sentence for covering up a salmonella outbreak blamed for nine deaths.

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‘Farm To Food Bank’ Promises Fresh, Local Produce


Indiana's food banks are starting a new Farm to Food Banks program that aims to get more fresh produce to low-income Hoosiers.

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Fat, The Sixth Taste?

ice cream

Introducing oleogustus: "oleo" is the Latin root word for fatty and "gustus" means taste.

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Purdue Salmonella Detection Technology Wins FDA Competition

Purdue Research Foundation

A team of Purdue University researchers have developed a technology that detects salmonella more quickly than current methods.

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Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

grape leaf damage

Farmers use nearly 900 million pounds of pesticides every year. Sometimes those chemicals drift to neighboring property, which can ruin crops on organic farms.

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Dulce: Bacon Of The Sea?

Dried flakes of dulse seaweed sprinkled on a table

Researchers might have discovered the Holy Grail of meat replacement - seaweed that tastes like bacon and packs more vitamins than kale.

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Gojju: Blackberries In Hot, Sweet And Sour Gravy


Here's a new way to enjoy fresh-from-the-bush blackberries.

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House Passes Bill To Block GMO Labeling


A bill that would usurp states' abilities to create mandatory GMO labeling within their borders has passed the House.

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US Braces For Return Of Bird Flu

girl holding a duck

State agriculture departments are already preparing for a possible resurgence of avian flu this fall, while several states ban poultry competitions at fairs.

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Wage Increase Expected For New York’s Fast-Food Employees

Fast food strike

After over two years of rallying, New York fast-food workers will likely see a significant increase in their hourly wage.

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Technology, Growth Spur Ag Jobs Far From The Field

Heath Gerlock of Farmobile

Huge companies and start-ups alike are investing in technology designed to support and improve agriculture and, in the process, they’re creating new jobs.

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Dare To Go Dark With Caramel Sauce For Flan

flan, ready to eat

Seth Elgar pushes his caramel sauce past sweet into dark, rich and deep. It's the perfect sauce for this simple flan recipe.

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Food Producers Assess Damage From #BoycottIndiana Movement

susan welsand in greenhouse

Judy Schad says her business was not affected by the boycott, while Susan Welsand saw her mail-order sales drop by half.

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