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Whole Foods Announces Sustainability Rating For Produce

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Do you know what impact your produce has on the environment or the lives of the workers who farmed it? Whole Foods wants to help inform you.

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At Harvest, Corn Huskers Still Pick By Hand

Harlan Jacobson

When asked if Dick Humes thought picking corn by hand was in his blood, he laughed and said, of course. “It’s an art. A dying art."

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How Serious Is Walmart’s Sustainable Food Push?

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The nation’s largest grocer announced a program to curb its environmental footprint, but watchdogs are dubious amid a history of greenwashing.

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Report Finds GMOs Hidden In “Natural” Foods

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Without labeling, how difficult is it to identify products containing GMOs?

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Tomatoes Are (Still) The Taste Of Oregon Farmers Markets

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From the rolling hills of southern Indiana, I head to the Pacific Northwest’s Willamette Valley for a taste of new terrain. And it tastes like tomatoes!

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Sarah Ostaszewski

Sarah Ostaszewski is a student of anthropology and fine arts at Indiana University.

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Tradition Is As Sweet As Apple Cider At Musgrave Orchard

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Not only does Musgrave Orchard get their apples from a local farm, they have kept the same cider press since 1935.

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Ali Bullock

Ali Bullock is studying journalism and fine arts at Indiana University. She plans to pursue a career in digital design or related field.

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Technology, Infrastructure Cut Down On Food Waste On Farms

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A United Nations Report found that in developing countries, more than 40 percent of food waste happens on the farm or in the processing part of the food chain.

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Harvest Public Media

Harvest Public Media is a reporting collaboration focused on issues of food, fuel and ?eld.

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USDA To Bolster Organic And Local Food With $52 Million

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The USDA announced $52 million in grants to grow the organic industry and support food hubs.

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Chad Bouchard

Chad Bouchard has covered beats from Indonesia to Capitol Hill. He has also spent a lifetime gardening, foraging and eating weird stuff.

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