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Organic Frozen Foods On The List Of Recent Recalls

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Due to the long shelf life of frozen foods, officials are encouraging consumers to check their frozen products.

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Plateau But No Decline: Child Obesity Rates Hold Steady

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A new study finds 33 percent of American children are overweight. But researchers hope the findings don't overshadow the success stories out there.

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How A Cheese Factory Can Change A Landscape

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When a big food company builds a factory, it doesn’t just bring in new industry. Farmers change what they grow, expand their herds and buy new land.

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Gene-Edited Corn Could Be In Farm Fields In A Few Years

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CRISPR technology deletes segments of an organism’s own genome to engineer the expression of a particular trait.

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For Farmers, Every Planting Season Is A High Stakes Bet

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As farmers put seeds in the ground -- and their confidence in another season -- they know they get just one shot at making their business profitable this year.

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Study Finds Sweeteners Are Equally Bad For You

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A USDA study - partially funded by the honey industry - found no significant health differences between consuming honey, corn syrup or refined sugar.

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After Fires In West, Mushroom Hunters ‘Chase The Burn’

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Foragers are now scouring the hills in California in search of black morels — prized mushrooms which grow in land ravaged by forest fires.

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Europe Bans Herbicides Linked To Cancer And Infertility

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The European Commission has put a moratorium on the use of two weed killers that disrupt human hormones.

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GMO Fungus Could Soon Be Among Us

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A genetically modified mushroom could soon hit grocery store shelves, without governmental regulation or oversight.

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3 Things You Should Know About GMO Labels

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What are GMO labels, and what do they tell you? Here are three things you should know, from the reporters at Harvest Public Media.

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Farmers Back TPP Deal To Stay Competitive

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Free trade agreements open the door to get more American beef, soybeans and rice into other countries at more competitive prices.

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Acreage For GMO Crops Shrinks in 2015

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A new report says the amount of land used to grow genetically modified food declined last year for the first time in two decades.

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GMO Salmon Production Expanding In Canada

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AquaBounty wants to repurpose a 38-year-old fish hatchery on Prince Edward Island to support its growing GMO salmon operation.

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US House Passes Global Food Security Plan

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The US House passed a 5-year food security bill aimed at fighting hunger and malnutrition in developing countries.

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