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Archive for March 2015

March 5, 2015

 

seed starters under newspaper

Jump-Start Your Garden, Meat Labels, Hands-On Corn Tortillas

Two stories about meat in America. We start seeds in the hoop house at Bread & Roses Gardens. And, taste-bud expanding marshmallows with 240sweet.

March 12, 2015

 

tandoori chicken with green onions cooking on a grill

Colleen Sen Talks Indian Food, Farmer Payouts, Curry Lentils

Colleen Taylor Sen talks about her sixth book on Indian food. Daniel Orr uses that as inspiration for curried lentils. And, how federal farm payouts work.

March 19, 2015

 

marked queen bee

Queen Bee Microbiome, Yams, Resistance To Organic Checkoff

Researchers analyze a queen bee's gut. Problems with an organic checkoff. Yams for dinner. A look at one Pakistani-American family's hybrid food traditions.

March 27, 2015

 

wine glasses with candles

Artful Strawberry, Wine With Brad Dunn, Food Safety Agencies

Strawberries serve as the inspiration for a smoothie and an art project. Eat like it's 1832 at the Hearthside Supper. Brad Dunn helps us navigate the wine list.

March 2, 2015

 

COOL label on beef

Ranchers Count On COOL To Stand Out From Global Competition

These country of origin labels, as they are known, are part of an ongoing international trade dispute that has swept up Midwest ranchers.

March 3, 2015

 

frosted flakes

Kellogg Suffers Seventh Straight Quarterly Decline

Cereal sales are in decline and Kellogg's is feeling the slump.

March 4, 2015

 

livestock

Bill Would Limit Antibiotic Use In Livestock

An estimated 107 antibiotics are currently allowed for continuous use or without limit in livestock by the FDA.

March 6, 2015

 

cloudy sky with mcdonalds sign

McDonalds To Ditch Human Antibiotics In Chicken

The country's largest consumer of chicken says it plans to phase out “antibiotics that are important to human medicine” used in its poultry products.

March 9, 2015

 

Cupcakes decorated with pills and the figure of a doctor

Research Shows Junk Food Could Be Literally Like Crack

A new study indicates that some people show signs of addiction when consuming processed foods with high fat and refined carbs.

March 10, 2015

 

farmer Matt Russell and chickens

Paying Farmers Not To Farm? Not Exactly

Some have complained that the government pays farmers not to farm. It’s actually a complicated program sought by sustainable agriculture advocates.

March 11, 2015

 

sxsw

SXSW SouthBites Is Back With Slow And Fast Food

McDonald's involvement in this year's SXSW SouthBites Interactive conference is turning heads.

March 12, 2015

 

Chuck Earnest

Anticipating The Benefits Of A Trade Deal In The Pacific

For U.S. soybean producers, the deal could mean no longer paying tariffs as high as 20 percent in countries like Japan.

March 13, 2015

 

turkey flock

Bird Flu Found In Midwest

The strain of avian flu is thought to spread mostly through contact with infected wild birds.

March 16, 2015

 

sow

Nebraska Farmers At Center Of Pork Industry Debate

As the pork industry becomes more concentrated, small and mid-sized producers are forced to either get bigger, get out, or get into a niche market.

March 19, 2015

 

kraft singles

Kraft ‘Cheese Product’ First To Receive Kids Eat Right Label

Kraft Singles, the individually wrapped yellow slice that forms the glue in so many grilled sandwiches, has been given the Kids Eat Right label.

March 19, 2015

 

Farmers Jason and Natalie Condon

Factions Clash Within The Organic Food Industry

Checkoffs have been the subject of Supreme Court cases, where farmers have argued that a mandatory payment for advertising infringes on free speech.

March 19, 2015

 

queen bee marked with a green dot

Researching What’s Inside Honey Bees Could Help Save Them

To find out what's inside a healthy queen bee, an IU Biology professor and other researchers looked at queen bees’ gut bacteria — called a microbiome.

March 19, 2015

 

Ameera Siddiqi, her grandmother and mother

Blending American And Pakistani Food Traditions In Indiana

Ameerah Siddiqi's family finds ways to put a Pakistani twist on American foods, despite living in suburban Indiana.

March 19, 2015

 

milk shelf

Coca-Cola ‘Simplifies’ Milk In A Bid To Boost Profits

Coca-cola has seen its profits tumble in developed nations and instability in its developing markets. So what is a soda giant to do?

March 23, 2015

 

farmland

Deadline Approaches To Sign Up For Farm Bill Crop Insurance

The new farm bill includes three crop insurance options for farmers – this is the first time there's been more than one choice.

March 24, 2015

 

spinach

Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Products For Listeria Concerns

Nearly 74,000 Amy's Kitchen organic products have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada for potential listeria contamination from spinach.

March 25, 2015

 

usda office building

Would Consumers Be Safer With One Food Safety Agency?

Altogether, 15 federal agencies play a role in food safety, from the EPA to the Centers for Disease Control.

March 26, 2015

 

machine spraying herbicides

Could Roundup Cause Cancer?

Here are five things you should know about the World Health Organization saying Roundup could cause cancer.

March 26, 2015

 

tomato ketchup

Ketchup Maker Heinz Buys Kraft Foods

The newly formed Heinz Kraft Co. will be the third-largest American food company and the fifth-largest food company in the world.

March 2, 2015

 

COOL label on beef

Ranchers Count On COOL To Stand Out From Global Competition

These country of origin labels, as they are known, are part of an ongoing international trade dispute that has swept up Midwest ranchers.

March 3, 2015

 

frosted flakes

Kellogg Suffers Seventh Straight Quarterly Decline

Cereal sales are in decline and Kellogg's is feeling the slump.

March 4, 2015

 

livestock

Bill Would Limit Antibiotic Use In Livestock

An estimated 107 antibiotics are currently allowed for continuous use or without limit in livestock by the FDA.

March 6, 2015

 

cloudy sky with mcdonalds sign

McDonalds To Ditch Human Antibiotics In Chicken

The country's largest consumer of chicken says it plans to phase out “antibiotics that are important to human medicine” used in its poultry products.

March 9, 2015

 

Cupcakes decorated with pills and the figure of a doctor

Research Shows Junk Food Could Be Literally Like Crack

A new study indicates that some people show signs of addiction when consuming processed foods with high fat and refined carbs.

March 10, 2015

 

farmer Matt Russell and chickens

Paying Farmers Not To Farm? Not Exactly

Some have complained that the government pays farmers not to farm. It’s actually a complicated program sought by sustainable agriculture advocates.

March 11, 2015

 

sxsw

SXSW SouthBites Is Back With Slow And Fast Food

McDonald's involvement in this year's SXSW SouthBites Interactive conference is turning heads.

March 12, 2015

 

Chuck Earnest

Anticipating The Benefits Of A Trade Deal In The Pacific

For U.S. soybean producers, the deal could mean no longer paying tariffs as high as 20 percent in countries like Japan.

March 13, 2015

 

turkey flock

Bird Flu Found In Midwest

The strain of avian flu is thought to spread mostly through contact with infected wild birds.

March 16, 2015

 

sow

Nebraska Farmers At Center Of Pork Industry Debate

As the pork industry becomes more concentrated, small and mid-sized producers are forced to either get bigger, get out, or get into a niche market.

March 19, 2015

 

kraft singles

Kraft ‘Cheese Product’ First To Receive Kids Eat Right Label

Kraft Singles, the individually wrapped yellow slice that forms the glue in so many grilled sandwiches, has been given the Kids Eat Right label.

March 19, 2015

 

Farmers Jason and Natalie Condon

Factions Clash Within The Organic Food Industry

Checkoffs have been the subject of Supreme Court cases, where farmers have argued that a mandatory payment for advertising infringes on free speech.

March 19, 2015

 

queen bee marked with a green dot

Researching What’s Inside Honey Bees Could Help Save Them

To find out what's inside a healthy queen bee, an IU Biology professor and other researchers looked at queen bees’ gut bacteria — called a microbiome.

March 19, 2015

 

milk shelf

Coca-Cola ‘Simplifies’ Milk In A Bid To Boost Profits

Coca-cola has seen its profits tumble in developed nations and instability in its developing markets. So what is a soda giant to do?

March 23, 2015

 

farmland

Deadline Approaches To Sign Up For Farm Bill Crop Insurance

The new farm bill includes three crop insurance options for farmers – this is the first time there's been more than one choice.

March 24, 2015

 

spinach

Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Products For Listeria Concerns

Nearly 74,000 Amy's Kitchen organic products have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada for potential listeria contamination from spinach.

March 25, 2015

 

usda office building

Would Consumers Be Safer With One Food Safety Agency?

Altogether, 15 federal agencies play a role in food safety, from the EPA to the Centers for Disease Control.

March 26, 2015

 

machine spraying herbicides

Could Roundup Cause Cancer?

Here are five things you should know about the World Health Organization saying Roundup could cause cancer.

March 26, 2015

 

tomato ketchup

Ketchup Maker Heinz Buys Kraft Foods

The newly formed Heinz Kraft Co. will be the third-largest American food company and the fifth-largest food company in the world.

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