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Archive for August 2016

August 4, 2016

 

Community Kitchen of Monroe County

100-Percent Juice: A First Step To Healthier Food For Kids

In the podcast, Vicki Pierce talks about the Community Kitchen of Monroe County's summer meal program for kids and how her organization defines 'healthy food.'

August 20, 2016

 

Feijoada

A Taste Of Rio For The Closing Ceremonies

In addition to Daniel Orr's Brazilian recipes for the final days of the Olympics, we offer two more ways to prepare chanterelles with Chef Jeff Finch.

August 1, 2016

 

Kristie and Drew Harper

Rural Towns Banking On More Than Just Farming To Survive

Rural towns like Brookfield, Missouri are trying to sell businesses on their assets, including a ready workforce, central location and affordable land.

August 2, 2016

 

soybeans

How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas

A new type of genetically engineered crop is tempting farmers to use a weedkiller illegally. The illicit chemical use has damaged nearby crops.

August 2, 2016

 

Cypress tress in wetlands

Indiana Conservation Practices Affect Gulf Of Mexico

Nutrient runoff isn’t a concern in Indiana because nutrients move away with water. When they settle in Lake Erie, for instance, is when they become a problem.

August 2, 2016

 

Ripe summer hops good for making beer

Hop Growers Cheer Craft Brewers For Saving Ailing Industry

The spike in demand for small-batch beers has infused new life into small, family owned hop farms that were teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.

August 3, 2016

 

Taryn Riediger

Despite Changing Gender Roles, It’s Sons Who Go Home To Farm

The tradition of sons returning home to take over the farm remains a strong one. Gradually, though, women are starting to notice some changes.

August 4, 2016

 

food

Study Says Grocery Tax Affects Low-Income Families

The three states with the highest level of food insecurity are Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama - and all three states have a high grocery tax in place.

August 4, 2016

 

4-H participant and cow

As Agriculture Modernizes, County Fairs Work To Keep Pace

It's fair season in Indiana. This means lots of 4-H activities happening around the state -- but they might not be the ones you're picturing.

August 4, 2016

 

Packages of chicken and other meats line the shelves of a supermarket

Poultry Company Calls Antibiotics-Free Labels A ‘Gimmick’

The country’s third-largest poultry producer has launched an ad campaign to defend its use of antibiotics and slam competitors for using “misleading” labels.

August 4, 2016

 

vicki pierce

Vicki Pierce: “What Has Changed Is The Way We Feed Kids”

As the Community Kitchen of Monroe County prepares for the 10th annual Chef's Challenge, Executive Director Pierce reflects on how her organization has evolved.

August 5, 2016

 

chicken mcnuggets

McDonald’s Serves Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics, Mostly

The fast-food chain's suppliers are still allowed to use certain types of antibiotics that aren't used to treat people.

August 6, 2016

 

egg cartons

Organic Food Fights Back Against ‘Non-GMO’ Rival

Sales of food labeled "non-GMO" are booming, and it's starting to annoy organic food companies.

August 7, 2016

 

spaghetti

Most Of Us Think We Eat Healthy, Evidence Says We’re Wrong

80 percent of American adults don't eat enough fruits, veggies and whole grains. Yet a Truven Health Analytics poll suggests we eat with blinders on.

August 8, 2016

 

insects in a hand

Watch: The Insect Factory That Breeds Better Bugs

Colorado’s Insectary began in response to a peach pest called oriental fruit moth that devastated the local crop in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

August 8, 2016

 

farmer Tom Willis

Kansas Farmers Try New Irrigation System To Save Water

Kansas Water Office is teaming with farmers to demonstrate that new irrigation methods can reduce the demand on the Ogallala Aquifer without sacrificing yields.

August 8, 2016

 

berries

Driscoll’s Berry Pickers Organize Boycotts, Protests

Workers at Sakura Bros. farms in Washington state are locked in a years-long battle with their employer for better working condition and wages.

August 11, 2016

 

watermelon pickers

Fair Wages Elude Farmworkers, 50 Years After Historic Strike

Farmworkers in South Texas marched 200 miles for better wages and working conditions, but the strike failed and workers today are still systematically underpay.

August 11, 2016

 

pig farm

Chicago Tribune: Illinois Pork Production Regulation Flawed

The Tribune found the regulatory system designed to protect rural communities actually exploits state laws to build more facilities that mass-produce pork.

August 12, 2016

 

A half-rolled yoga mat lies on a floor

Fast Food Companies Quietly Drop Yoga-Mat Chemical

Two years ago Subway removed a chemical used in yoga mats and other industrial products from its bread. Others have too, but why don’t they brag about it?

August 14, 2016

 

cartoon

Should We Make Room For Worms On Our Dinner Plate?

Earthworms are a source of protein, calcium and much more. But they may not be the top option for feeding a hungry world.

August 15, 2016

 

hops in hand

Indiana Hops Farmers Go All-In On Trendy Specialty

The booming craft beer industry is encouraging more and more upstart Indiana growers to invest long-term in hops.

August 15, 2016

 

bees

The Colony-Killing Mistake Backyard Beekeepers Are Making

Bee experts warn that novices may be inadvertently putting their hives in danger by not keeping the mite population in check.

August 15, 2016

 

Chefs Massimo Bottura and Carlos Garcia

Chefs Turns Leftovers Into Fine Dining For Brazil’s Hungry

World-renowned chef Massimo Bottura is putting his culinary skills to use with a world-class soup kitchen in Rio de Janeiro.

August 16, 2016

 

Auctioneer Spanky Assiter

Buy And Dry: Farmers Sell Water Rights To Thirsty Cities

Increasingly, water in Colorado is more valuable coming out of lawn sprinklers and bathroom faucets than growing sugar beets.

August 18, 2016

 

chickens

Study: Vegan Diet Less Sustainable Than Previously Thought

The study confirms that a diet incorporating some meat and animal products may feed more people around the globe.

August 19, 2016

 

bread bits

Can You Turn Scraps Into Premium Products?

Entrepreneurs hope customers will pony up for high-end foods made from rescued ingredients.

August 21, 2016

 

shrimp

Shrimp Grown In Tanks Coming To A Market Near You

The U.S. appetite for shrimp is often fed in unsavory ways. In New York's Hudson Valley, an indoor aqua farm is raising an alternative.

August 22, 2016

 

barn weather vane

Old Barns Are Turning Into Hot Decorating Product

While the dilapidated barn might be a nuisance for farmers, reclaimed barn wood is a hot decorating trend from Manhattan to Manhattan Beach

August 22, 2016

 

Undaria pinnatifida

Better Burgers, More Healthful Hot Dogs… With Seaweed

Some scientists want to boost the nutritional profile of hot dogs and hamburgers by adding seaweed to the meats.

August 22, 2016

 

tom vilsack

Vilsack Hopes Next Administration Continues Diverse Scope

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is the only remaining member of President Obama’s original cabinet, and has been at the helm of USDA since 2009.

August 22, 2016

 

frittata

Recipe: Finch’s Chanterelle Frittata

Brunchers won't have many more chances to enjoy Jeff Finch's chanterelle frittata. It's available only as long as foragers provide him with fresh mushrooms.

August 23, 2016

 

savories preserves

Surge In Savory Spreads Presents Riddles For Purists

Savory jams tap into a love affair with foods that marry salt and sugar. They let people eat local fruits and vegetables year-round.

August 24, 2016

 

berkeley soda tax

Berkeley’s Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption

A new study finds the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugary drinks, but it's uncertain if the effect will be permanent.

August 24, 2016

 

making jam in a pot

What Can The Sharing Economy Do For Local Food?

Commercial kitchen space can be hard to come by and expensive to build. One tech startup is trying to fix that, using concepts from the sharing economy.

August 24, 2016

 

milk cartons

Casein Casings: The Newest Food Packaging

Casein is a milk protein that is 500 times as effective as plastic at preventing food spoilage.

August 22, 2016

 

frittata

Recipe: Finch’s Chanterelle Frittata

Brunchers won't have many more chances to enjoy Jeff Finch's chanterelle frittata. It's available only as long as foragers provide him with fresh mushrooms.

August 1, 2016

 

Kristie and Drew Harper

Rural Towns Banking On More Than Just Farming To Survive

Rural towns like Brookfield, Missouri are trying to sell businesses on their assets, including a ready workforce, central location and affordable land.

August 2, 2016

 

soybeans

How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas

A new type of genetically engineered crop is tempting farmers to use a weedkiller illegally. The illicit chemical use has damaged nearby crops.

August 2, 2016

 

Cypress tress in wetlands

Indiana Conservation Practices Affect Gulf Of Mexico

Nutrient runoff isn’t a concern in Indiana because nutrients move away with water. When they settle in Lake Erie, for instance, is when they become a problem.

August 2, 2016

 

Ripe summer hops good for making beer

Hop Growers Cheer Craft Brewers For Saving Ailing Industry

The spike in demand for small-batch beers has infused new life into small, family owned hop farms that were teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.

August 3, 2016

 

Taryn Riediger

Despite Changing Gender Roles, It’s Sons Who Go Home To Farm

The tradition of sons returning home to take over the farm remains a strong one. Gradually, though, women are starting to notice some changes.

August 4, 2016

 

food

Study Says Grocery Tax Affects Low-Income Families

The three states with the highest level of food insecurity are Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama - and all three states have a high grocery tax in place.

August 4, 2016

 

4-H participant and cow

As Agriculture Modernizes, County Fairs Work To Keep Pace

It's fair season in Indiana. This means lots of 4-H activities happening around the state -- but they might not be the ones you're picturing.

August 4, 2016

 

Packages of chicken and other meats line the shelves of a supermarket

Poultry Company Calls Antibiotics-Free Labels A ‘Gimmick’

The country’s third-largest poultry producer has launched an ad campaign to defend its use of antibiotics and slam competitors for using “misleading” labels.

August 5, 2016

 

chicken mcnuggets

McDonald’s Serves Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics, Mostly

The fast-food chain's suppliers are still allowed to use certain types of antibiotics that aren't used to treat people.

August 6, 2016

 

egg cartons

Organic Food Fights Back Against ‘Non-GMO’ Rival

Sales of food labeled "non-GMO" are booming, and it's starting to annoy organic food companies.

August 7, 2016

 

spaghetti

Most Of Us Think We Eat Healthy, Evidence Says We’re Wrong

80 percent of American adults don't eat enough fruits, veggies and whole grains. Yet a Truven Health Analytics poll suggests we eat with blinders on.

August 8, 2016

 

insects in a hand

Watch: The Insect Factory That Breeds Better Bugs

Colorado’s Insectary began in response to a peach pest called oriental fruit moth that devastated the local crop in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

August 8, 2016

 

farmer Tom Willis

Kansas Farmers Try New Irrigation System To Save Water

Kansas Water Office is teaming with farmers to demonstrate that new irrigation methods can reduce the demand on the Ogallala Aquifer without sacrificing yields.

August 8, 2016

 

berries

Driscoll’s Berry Pickers Organize Boycotts, Protests

Workers at Sakura Bros. farms in Washington state are locked in a years-long battle with their employer for better working condition and wages.

August 11, 2016

 

watermelon pickers

Fair Wages Elude Farmworkers, 50 Years After Historic Strike

Farmworkers in South Texas marched 200 miles for better wages and working conditions, but the strike failed and workers today are still systematically underpay.

August 11, 2016

 

pig farm

Chicago Tribune: Illinois Pork Production Regulation Flawed

The Tribune found the regulatory system designed to protect rural communities actually exploits state laws to build more facilities that mass-produce pork.

August 12, 2016

 

A half-rolled yoga mat lies on a floor

Fast Food Companies Quietly Drop Yoga-Mat Chemical

Two years ago Subway removed a chemical used in yoga mats and other industrial products from its bread. Others have too, but why don’t they brag about it?

August 14, 2016

 

cartoon

Should We Make Room For Worms On Our Dinner Plate?

Earthworms are a source of protein, calcium and much more. But they may not be the top option for feeding a hungry world.

August 15, 2016

 

hops in hand

Indiana Hops Farmers Go All-In On Trendy Specialty

The booming craft beer industry is encouraging more and more upstart Indiana growers to invest long-term in hops.

August 15, 2016

 

bees

The Colony-Killing Mistake Backyard Beekeepers Are Making

Bee experts warn that novices may be inadvertently putting their hives in danger by not keeping the mite population in check.

August 15, 2016

 

Chefs Massimo Bottura and Carlos Garcia

Chefs Turns Leftovers Into Fine Dining For Brazil’s Hungry

World-renowned chef Massimo Bottura is putting his culinary skills to use with a world-class soup kitchen in Rio de Janeiro.

August 16, 2016

 

Auctioneer Spanky Assiter

Buy And Dry: Farmers Sell Water Rights To Thirsty Cities

Increasingly, water in Colorado is more valuable coming out of lawn sprinklers and bathroom faucets than growing sugar beets.

August 18, 2016

 

chickens

Study: Vegan Diet Less Sustainable Than Previously Thought

The study confirms that a diet incorporating some meat and animal products may feed more people around the globe.

August 19, 2016

 

bread bits

Can You Turn Scraps Into Premium Products?

Entrepreneurs hope customers will pony up for high-end foods made from rescued ingredients.

August 21, 2016

 

shrimp

Shrimp Grown In Tanks Coming To A Market Near You

The U.S. appetite for shrimp is often fed in unsavory ways. In New York's Hudson Valley, an indoor aqua farm is raising an alternative.

August 22, 2016

 

barn weather vane

Old Barns Are Turning Into Hot Decorating Product

While the dilapidated barn might be a nuisance for farmers, reclaimed barn wood is a hot decorating trend from Manhattan to Manhattan Beach

August 22, 2016

 

Undaria pinnatifida

Better Burgers, More Healthful Hot Dogs… With Seaweed

Some scientists want to boost the nutritional profile of hot dogs and hamburgers by adding seaweed to the meats.

August 22, 2016

 

tom vilsack

Vilsack Hopes Next Administration Continues Diverse Scope

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is the only remaining member of President Obama’s original cabinet, and has been at the helm of USDA since 2009.

August 23, 2016

 

savories preserves

Surge In Savory Spreads Presents Riddles For Purists

Savory jams tap into a love affair with foods that marry salt and sugar. They let people eat local fruits and vegetables year-round.

August 24, 2016

 

berkeley soda tax

Berkeley’s Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption

A new study finds the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugary drinks, but it's uncertain if the effect will be permanent.

August 24, 2016

 

making jam in a pot

What Can The Sharing Economy Do For Local Food?

Commercial kitchen space can be hard to come by and expensive to build. One tech startup is trying to fix that, using concepts from the sharing economy.

August 24, 2016

 

milk cartons

Casein Casings: The Newest Food Packaging

Casein is a milk protein that is 500 times as effective as plastic at preventing food spoilage.

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