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Archive for December 2016

December 2, 2016

 

candance minster talking to chefs

Wanted: Customers For All This Local Ginger

On this week's show, White Violet Center garden manager Candace Minster was surprised to see how much ginger she grew this season. Now, she needs customers.

December 1, 2016

 

american flag on a barn

Farmers Are Courting Trump, But They Don’t Speak For All Of Rural America

With Donald Trump's victory, farmers are hoping to profit. But most rural Americans aren't farmers. Small towns have their own priorities.

December 1, 2016

 

Workers wait at cash registers at a McDonald's restaurant in New York fitted with self-serve kiosks.

Minimum Wage Fight Not To Blame For McDonald’s Robots

Recent click-tempting headlines say the Fight for 15 movement caused McDonalds to replace cashiers with robots. Except it probably didn’t.

December 2, 2016

 

Honey bees tend to larvae in a hive.

Science Says Bee Brood Is Good Grub

A new study makes the case for using bee grubs wasted in honey farming as a protein-rich food source for the future.

December 2, 2016

 

A barn sits near Boulder County's Parks and Open Space Department

Colorado County Board Votes To Ban GMO Crops On Public Land

The vote puts in place a transition plan to remove GMO corn and sugar beets from public land within the next 5 years.

December 3, 2016

 

image

Are Food Allergies On The Rise? Experts Say They Don’t Know

Despite assumptions that food allergies are becoming more common, experts say they just don't know. Symptoms can be misinterpreted and diagnosis isn't easy.

December 4, 2016

 

squid salad

Squid Is Big Business, But Good Luck Eating Local Calamari

While the U.S. has a thriving squid industry, chances are the calamari you are eating made a 12,000-mile round trip before ending up on your dinner plate.

December 5, 2016

 

kale varieties

Kale Is About To Have An Identity Crisis

To develop a new variety of kale tailored, plant researchers are surveying consumer attitudes on the leafy green. The takeaway so far? "Be less like kale."

December 5, 2016

 

baby orange

After A Sour Decade, Florida Citrus May Be Near A Comeback

Recent scientific advances have offered some hopes of recovery to Florida's citrus industry, which has been declining over two decades due to citrus greening.

December 5, 2016

 

catfish in foil with vegetables

Catfish, Shiitakes Party In A Foil Boat

Some people say catfish has a muddy flavor; I prefer to call it earthy. This preparation mutes the catfish flavor with ginger, garlic and sesame oil.

December 6, 2016

 

Taylor holds two mating black soldier flies

These Voracious Flies Could Limit Food Waste, Feed Chickens

Mad Agriculture takes fly larvae and puts them in bins full of food waste – pulp from a local juice company – and lets them chow down for days.

December 6, 2016

 

gmo labels

Americans Don’t Trust Scientists’ Take On Food Issues

A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs — regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic.

December 6, 2016

 

The smoke bombs are burned to release the acid inside.

Crane Demilitarization Plant Turns Smoke Bombs Into Fertilizer

A new process takes smoke bombs and transforms them into phosphoric acid that then goes on to be fertilizer.

December 7, 2016

 

beef stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew, A Comfort Food Classic

My mom’s recipe for beef stew is one that has been with me since I was a child. I still remember how the ingredients looked on the counter as she prepared it.

December 7, 2016

 

farm village

Drought-Stricken Southern Madagascar Teeters On The Edge Of Famine

Fighting extreme poverty and failing crops caused by a three-year drought, U.N. food agencies are struggling to keep the region from succumbing to starvation.

December 7, 2016

 

pigs

Resistance To Important Antibiotics Found On U.S. Swine Farm

The CDC had already called carbapenem-resistance an "urgent threat" to human health that is responsible for about 600 deaths a year.

December 7, 2016

 

amazon logo

Amazon To Open Convenience Store With No Lines

The company envisions customers picking up whatever they want, then simply walking out with it. The items are automatically billed to their Amazon accounts.

December 1, 2016

 

Berries and leaves on a spicebush plant

How To Make Spicebush Tea

During the Civil War, spicebush tea often substituted for coffee when rations ran low. Pioneers also often made a spring tonic of spicebush tea.

December 4, 2016

 

squash fries

Buttercup Squash Fries With Sage Aioli

I was pleased to find that buttercup squash fries are very similar in taste and texture to sweet potato fries.

December 5, 2016

 

catfish in foil with vegetables

Catfish, Shiitakes Party In A Foil Boat

Some people say catfish has a muddy flavor; I prefer to call it earthy. This preparation mutes the catfish flavor with ginger, garlic and sesame oil.

December 7, 2016

 

beef stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew, A Comfort Food Classic

My mom’s recipe for beef stew is one that has been with me since I was a child. I still remember how the ingredients looked on the counter as she prepared it.

December 1, 2016

 

american flag on a barn

Farmers Are Courting Trump, But They Don’t Speak For All Of Rural America

With Donald Trump's victory, farmers are hoping to profit. But most rural Americans aren't farmers. Small towns have their own priorities.

December 1, 2016

 

Workers wait at cash registers at a McDonald's restaurant in New York fitted with self-serve kiosks.

Minimum Wage Fight Not To Blame For McDonald’s Robots

Recent click-tempting headlines say the Fight for 15 movement caused McDonalds to replace cashiers with robots. Except it probably didn’t.

December 2, 2016

 

A barn sits near Boulder County's Parks and Open Space Department

Colorado County Board Votes To Ban GMO Crops On Public Land

The vote puts in place a transition plan to remove GMO corn and sugar beets from public land within the next 5 years.

December 3, 2016

 

image

Are Food Allergies On The Rise? Experts Say They Don’t Know

Despite assumptions that food allergies are becoming more common, experts say they just don't know. Symptoms can be misinterpreted and diagnosis isn't easy.

December 4, 2016

 

squid salad

Squid Is Big Business, But Good Luck Eating Local Calamari

While the U.S. has a thriving squid industry, chances are the calamari you are eating made a 12,000-mile round trip before ending up on your dinner plate.

December 5, 2016

 

kale varieties

Kale Is About To Have An Identity Crisis

To develop a new variety of kale tailored, plant researchers are surveying consumer attitudes on the leafy green. The takeaway so far? "Be less like kale."

December 5, 2016

 

baby orange

After A Sour Decade, Florida Citrus May Be Near A Comeback

Recent scientific advances have offered some hopes of recovery to Florida's citrus industry, which has been declining over two decades due to citrus greening.

December 6, 2016

 

Taylor holds two mating black soldier flies

These Voracious Flies Could Limit Food Waste, Feed Chickens

Mad Agriculture takes fly larvae and puts them in bins full of food waste – pulp from a local juice company – and lets them chow down for days.

December 6, 2016

 

gmo labels

Americans Don’t Trust Scientists’ Take On Food Issues

A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs — regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic.

December 6, 2016

 

The smoke bombs are burned to release the acid inside.

Crane Demilitarization Plant Turns Smoke Bombs Into Fertilizer

A new process takes smoke bombs and transforms them into phosphoric acid that then goes on to be fertilizer.

December 7, 2016

 

farm village

Drought-Stricken Southern Madagascar Teeters On The Edge Of Famine

Fighting extreme poverty and failing crops caused by a three-year drought, U.N. food agencies are struggling to keep the region from succumbing to starvation.

December 7, 2016

 

pigs

Resistance To Important Antibiotics Found On U.S. Swine Farm

The CDC had already called carbapenem-resistance an "urgent threat" to human health that is responsible for about 600 deaths a year.

December 7, 2016

 

amazon logo

Amazon To Open Convenience Store With No Lines

The company envisions customers picking up whatever they want, then simply walking out with it. The items are automatically billed to their Amazon accounts.

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