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Is McDonald’s Just Saying No To GMO Potatoes?

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McDonald's released a statement saying the company does not source genetically modified potatoes.

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Promised Farm Bill Savings Look Elusive Today


In bad years, higher premiums and higher payouts cost taxpayers more. When prices are lower and premiums are lower, the public is not out as much.

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Meat Labeling Rules May Change


Country of Origin Labeling rules require meat labels to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

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Failing Prices Put Young Farmers’ Dreams On Hold

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With corn selling for nearly half of what it did in 2012, grain farmers are in the midst of a downturn and it’s hitting beginning farmers hardest.

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“Defending Beef” Means More Grass

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Author and rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman says her book "Defending Beef" is a constructive criticism of the beef industry.

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Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is an announcer and producer for Earth Eats and WFIU.

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Seed Banks Guard Against Uncertain Food Future, Not Doomsday


When the vault first came to the public’s attention, Cary Fowler says the apocalyptic structure was enticing to writers, far more than a frozen gene depository.

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

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Election Day Food Round-Up: GMOs Take Center Stage


On Election Day, GMOs are a hot topic in Colorado, Oregon and Maui.

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Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Chicago. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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US Groups Square Off Over Country Of Origin Labels

A cut of beef labeled as coming from the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Industry groups want congress to dial back rules requiring labels that trace the origin of meat -- a measure advocates say is better for consumers.

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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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