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Archive for October 2014

October 2, 2014

 

gnarly apples

Waste Not, Want Not (Part 1)

Jonathan Bloom's professional interest in food waste has crept into his everyday life. We look at food waste on the farm. Apple butter made from gnarly fruit.

October 9, 2014

 

making vegetable stock

Waste Not, Want Not (Part 2)

How food insecurity and obesity are tied to the massive amounts of food Americans waste, in our conversation with Jonathan Bloom. Lessons in compost and stock.

October 17, 2014

 

shelf of cookbooks

Food Books From American History, Corn Harvest, Radish Snack

Vivian Halloran curated an exhibition of historical books about American food. Radish sandwiches as a snack. Two stories from this year's record corn harvest.

October 2, 2014

 

compost

Technology, Infrastructure Cut Down On Food Waste On Farms

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.

October 6, 2014

 

bananas for sale

Grocery Stores Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Historically, produce like bananas with brown spots would be headed for the landfill because shoppers often expect their fruits and veggies to be immaculate.

October 7, 2014

 

A corn field in Texas withers from drought

Few Researchers Seeking Crop Solutions For Future Climate

Researchers are simulating future growing conditions to help predict climate change effects and stave off food-system challenges ahead.

October 7, 2014

 

mcdonalds_japan

McDonald’s Japan To Post First Loss Ever After Food Scare

McDonald's Japan is still reeling from a food safety scandal that erupted when a video surfaced showing suppliers mishandling meat products.

October 9, 2014

 

salad bar at school cafeteria

Choices Can Cut School Food Waste

Many schools are finding that giving kids a say in what they eat can cut down on what ends up in the trash.

October 9, 2014

 

woman studies product in grocery aisle

Report Finds GMOs Hidden In “Natural” Foods

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

October 12, 2014

 

hamilton family at musgave orchard

Tradition Is As Sweet As Apple Cider At Musgrave Orchard

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

October 12, 2014

 

produce for sale at farmers market

Best Of The Season: Portland

Here's a snapshot of the seasonal food scene in Portland as experienced through the city's farmers markets.

October 13, 2014

 

Heirloom tomatoes, peppers and tomatillos

Tomatoes Are (Still) The Taste Of Oregon Farmers Markets

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!

October 14, 2014

 

Harlan Jacobson

At Harvest, Corn Huskers Still Pick By Hand

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."

October 16, 2014

 

flowers

Whole Foods Announces Sustainability Rating For Produce

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.

October 20, 2014

 

TV's Grant Imahara inspecting beef

Will McDonald’s New Media Blitz Reset Its Image?

McDonald’s has launched an aggressive advertising campaign to counter unflattering claims about its food. Will myth-busting restore trust in consumers?

October 20, 2014

 

combinerear

Farmers Gear Up For Record Harvest, Brace For Lower Prices

Demand can’t keep up with the jump in supply. Grain prices are at their lowest level since 2009.

October 21, 2014

 

whole foods

Whole Foods Launches National Commerical Campaign

As sales slump for the organic retailer, Whole Foods seeks to expand its audience with a nationwide commercial campaign.

October 2, 2014

 

compost

Technology, Infrastructure Cut Down On Food Waste On Farms

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.

October 6, 2014

 

bananas for sale

Grocery Stores Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Historically, produce like bananas with brown spots would be headed for the landfill because shoppers often expect their fruits and veggies to be immaculate.

October 7, 2014

 

A corn field in Texas withers from drought

Few Researchers Seeking Crop Solutions For Future Climate

Researchers are simulating future growing conditions to help predict climate change effects and stave off food-system challenges ahead.

October 7, 2014

 

mcdonalds_japan

McDonald’s Japan To Post First Loss Ever After Food Scare

McDonald's Japan is still reeling from a food safety scandal that erupted when a video surfaced showing suppliers mishandling meat products.

October 9, 2014

 

salad bar at school cafeteria

Choices Can Cut School Food Waste

Many schools are finding that giving kids a say in what they eat can cut down on what ends up in the trash.

October 9, 2014

 

woman studies product in grocery aisle

Report Finds GMOs Hidden In “Natural” Foods

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

October 10, 2014

 

An organic food label at a Walmart store

How Serious Is Walmart’s Sustainable Food Push?

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

October 14, 2014

 

Harlan Jacobson

At Harvest, Corn Huskers Still Pick By Hand

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."

October 16, 2014

 

flowers

Whole Foods Announces Sustainability Rating For Produce

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.

October 20, 2014

 

TV's Grant Imahara inspecting beef

Will McDonald’s New Media Blitz Reset Its Image?

McDonald’s has launched an aggressive advertising campaign to counter unflattering claims about its food. Will myth-busting restore trust in consumers?

October 20, 2014

 

combinerear

Farmers Gear Up For Record Harvest, Brace For Lower Prices

Demand can’t keep up with the jump in supply. Grain prices are at their lowest level since 2009.

October 21, 2014

 

whole foods

Whole Foods Launches National Commerical Campaign

As sales slump for the organic retailer, Whole Foods seeks to expand its audience with a nationwide commercial campaign.

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