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Archive for May 2015

May 8, 2015

 

smiling young farmer

Honoring Farmers, Midwest Responds To Bird Flu, Cold Drinks

The newly adopted Bloomington Food Charter talks about "honoring farmers." An update from Midwest farms struggling with avian flu. Two refreshing summer drinks.

May 15, 2015

 

boxes of apples

Growing A Food Hub, Two Pestos, The Helpful Dung Beetle

What stands in the way of a Bloomington Food Hub? Stephanie Solomon, Michael Simmons explain. Cooked greens for dinner. The increasingly competitive CSA market.

May 22, 2015

 

two american guinea hogs

Farming In Retirement, Message To The Beef Industry, Kale In The Raw

Cali. drought has not meant new opportunities for Midwest farmers. Nicolette Hahn Niman has ideas for how the beef industry can do it better. And, kale salad.

May 5, 2015

 

McDonald's Taiwan

McDonald’s To Change Financial Structure Globally

McDonald's annouced it will restructure its global business to create a "modern, progressive burger company," according to CEO Steve Easterbrook.

May 5, 2015

 

red chicken

Chicken Farmers Weigh End-Of-Life Decisions For Their Birds

Hens can live up to ten years but they only lay eggs for about five. That’s when most birds end up on the chopping block. But in cities, it’s more complicated.

May 6, 2015

 

michael moss

Greater Health Awareness Slowly Changing Food Giant Ways

Journalist Michael Moss argues food companies have been deliberately bumping up the salt, sugar and fat levels in processed foods to get us hooked.

May 6, 2015

 

panera bread

Panera Cuts ‘Fake Food’ From Its Menu

Dubbed the "No No List," Panera has decided to eliminate over 150 ingredients from its menu by 2016.

May 7, 2015

 

chickens in cages

Officials Seek To Contain Avian Flu As Outbreak Spreads

Beyond containing the virus, there’s another huge challenge: disposing of all the dead birds.

May 11, 2015

 

Phanaeus vindex, a common dung beetle

Midwest Farmers Look To Dung Beetles For Help

Healthy dung beetle populations can make a cow pie disappear in a matter of hours, but dung beetle populations have been declining for decades.

May 12, 2015

 

Farmer Alice McGary

Local Farmers Get Creative To Compete In Crowded Market

Before the mid-1980s there were no farms in this country offering CSAs. Now there are upwards of 5,000.

May 18, 2015

 

Andy Daniels

California Drought Not A Midwest Windfall

Things were different fifty-years-ago when fruit and vegetable production was a larger part of Midwest farming. Now it’s all about corn and soybeans.

May 21, 2015

 

bees

White House Releases Strategy To Save Bees

The White House's plan outlines how to save habitat and promote research. Some environmentalists wonder if it goes far enough to protect pollinators.

May 21, 2015

 

Target store

Target Moves Away From Packaged Foods, Towards Fresh Foods

Target is a major player when it comes to food purchasing -- Americans spend $15 billion in food at its stores annually.

May 21, 2015

 

A look at the Vibrio bacteria through an electron microscope

CDC Report Shows Ups And Downs In Food Poisoning

A new report from the CDC shows that E. coli and other foodborne illnesses are down, but a deadly, less common type of food poisoning is growing.

May 21, 2015

 

dead poultry

Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory

The outbreak has affected 174 farms in 15 states. Because there's no vaccine, infected and even healthy birds must be killed to try to stop the virus.

May 22, 2015

 

Oil drums

Farm Loses 47,000 Turkeys To Tainted Oil Sold As Food Grade

The industrial waste oil passed off as food-grade oil contained lascadoil—a combination of oleic acid, soy oil, and lasalocid sodium, used in animal drugs.

May 5, 2015

 

McDonald's Taiwan

McDonald’s To Change Financial Structure Globally

McDonald's annouced it will restructure its global business to create a "modern, progressive burger company," according to CEO Steve Easterbrook.

May 6, 2015

 

panera bread

Panera Cuts ‘Fake Food’ From Its Menu

Dubbed the "No No List," Panera has decided to eliminate over 150 ingredients from its menu by 2016.

May 7, 2015

 

chickens in cages

Officials Seek To Contain Avian Flu As Outbreak Spreads

Beyond containing the virus, there’s another huge challenge: disposing of all the dead birds.

May 7, 2015

 

Crickets on display at a night market in Thailand

Study Questions Superfood Hopes for Crickets

New research indicates that crickets don’t convert feed into edible protein as efficiently as entomophagy proponents have suggested.

May 11, 2015

 

Phanaeus vindex, a common dung beetle

Midwest Farmers Look To Dung Beetles For Help

Healthy dung beetle populations can make a cow pie disappear in a matter of hours, but dung beetle populations have been declining for decades.

May 12, 2015

 

Farmer Alice McGary

Local Farmers Get Creative To Compete In Crowded Market

Before the mid-1980s there were no farms in this country offering CSAs. Now there are upwards of 5,000.

May 18, 2015

 

Andy Daniels

California Drought Not A Midwest Windfall

Things were different fifty-years-ago when fruit and vegetable production was a larger part of Midwest farming. Now it’s all about corn and soybeans.

May 21, 2015

 

bees

White House Releases Strategy To Save Bees

The White House's plan outlines how to save habitat and promote research. Some environmentalists wonder if it goes far enough to protect pollinators.

May 21, 2015

 

Target store

Target Moves Away From Packaged Foods, Towards Fresh Foods

Target is a major player when it comes to food purchasing -- Americans spend $15 billion in food at its stores annually.

May 21, 2015

 

A look at the Vibrio bacteria through an electron microscope

CDC Report Shows Ups And Downs In Food Poisoning

A new report from the CDC shows that E. coli and other foodborne illnesses are down, but a deadly, less common type of food poisoning is growing.

May 21, 2015

 

dead poultry

Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory

The outbreak has affected 174 farms in 15 states. Because there's no vaccine, infected and even healthy birds must be killed to try to stop the virus.

May 22, 2015

 

Oil drums

Farm Loses 47,000 Turkeys To Tainted Oil Sold As Food Grade

The industrial waste oil passed off as food-grade oil contained lascadoil—a combination of oleic acid, soy oil, and lasalocid sodium, used in animal drugs.

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