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Archive for January 2014

January 4, 2014

Waste Not Want Not 

peeling broccoli

Out With The Old, In With The Reused

For our first show of 2014, we're looking at ways to reduce food waste, from composting to making vegetable stock.

January 11, 2014

Waste To Energy 

steaming compost

Toast To Compost, Flowers For The Fire, Green Juicing

We continue our conversation from last week about compost. It's one of the few sources warm spots at Bread & Roses. And a recipe for green juice, cheers!

January 18, 2014

Warm And Toasty 

harvest moon local flowers for sale

Date Night: Bison Chili, Adult Hot Chocolate, Local Flowers

In addition to planning your next evening at home, we chat with Chef Del Sroufe about making healthy eating a permanent lifestyle adjustment.

January 25, 2014

Relationships 

farm truck packed with baskets of tomatoes

On-Call Farmer To The Chefs, Root Veggies, Seeds For Sale

A dozen eggs and a pound of kale coming right up! Farmer Teresa Birtles talks about custom growing for chefs. And, parsnips and celery root on the menu today.

January 2, 2014

Green Metro 

A child works a giant puppet made of styrene foam trays

School Lunchroom Movement Wins NY Styrene Fight

A national movement against plastic foam food containers got a boost of momentum as New York moves closer to a citywide ban.

January 3, 2014

Problem Pests 

1211_RNAi_rootworms

New Crops Could Kill Insects By Targeting Their Genes

With rootworms building resistance to GM corn that makes its own pesticide, seed companies are working on new crops that target the insects’ genes.

January 7, 2014

Meat Mystery 

wal-mart

China Wal-Marts Apologize for Tainted Donkey Meat

Chinese consumers skeptical over food safety have another reason to be concerned. Fox-tainted donkey meat was sold at the country's Wal-Marts.

January 8, 2014

First Amendment? 

corn

Ag-Gag Legislation Makes Second Debut In General Assembly

For the second session in a row, the General Assembly will discuss legislation that would make gathering media at Indiana farms illegal in certain situations.

January 8, 2014

No to Trans Fats 

stick of butter on a plate

Better With Butter: Consumption Reaches 40-Year High

In the past decade alone, butter consumption jumped 25 percent as Americans limit their intake of trans fats.

January 9, 2014

Polar Vortex 

Dr-Hubert-Karreman-with-Piglets

Organic Farmers Weather Cold Snap

This week's snow and subzero temperatures put stress on farmers and their animals, but there could be a sweet upside to the cold snap.

January 10, 2014

Cheers! 

craft-beer

Senate Bill Would Allow Microbrew Sales at Farmer’s Markets

Proposed Senate Bill 5 would allow Indiana microbreweries to sell their beer at local farmer's markets.

January 10, 2014

More Moo 

meat in grocery store case

New Direction For Beef Herd Could Ease Meat Prices

Retail prices for choice cuts of beef are up 8 percent over the past year, but a rise in the nation's cattle numbers could mean relief for consumers.

January 13, 2014

Added Value 

farmer Heffernan with sheep

Retailers Look To Sell Sustainability Of Food

Some retailers are capitalizing on the consumer demand for foods produced in environmentally friendly ways.

January 13, 2014

Let It Snow? 

snow-covered trees

Farms Hunker Down During Polar Vortex (Slideshow)

You thought the snow and subzero temperatures were rough on you! See photos showing how farmers and their animals were affected by the unprecedented cold snap.

January 14, 2014

Better At Home 

homemade-chicken-nuggets

Better Than Fast Food Chicken Nuggets

If you have family members who love fast food chicken nuggets or those packaged nuggets from the freezer aisle, guess what -- they're going to love these!

January 17, 2014

Hunger and Health 

fruit, vegetable stand in Utrecht

Best (And Worst) Countries To Get A Healthy Meal

Instead of ranking culinary prowess, the Good Enough to Eat index measures a country's supply of nourishing foods.

January 19, 2014

Betterr Homemade 

ingredients for cheeseball in a bowl

Old School Cheese Ball

This is the first recipe I ever wrote down when I was a kid. I have made it for years now so it's tucked away in my brain.

January 20, 2014

Wonder Bread 

loaves of snowmass bread on grocery shelf

New Wheat Behind Whole Grain White Bread

A new wheat variety may have cracked the code to marry the fluffiness of white bread with whole grain nutrition.

January 21, 2014

Local Change 

salad at a computer desk

Colleges Accept Challenge To Offer Real Food In Cafeterias

Indiana University is one of 20 American colleges that pledged to buy at least 20 percent real food annually by 2020.

January 22, 2014

On The Farm 

piglets

Virus Continues To Rip Through Hog Farms

A virus that kills piglets is ripping through farms around the country. Midwest pork producers are doing everything they can to fight it off.

January 22, 2014

Change is Ripe 

tomatoes

Wal-Mart Agrees To Fair Food Program In Florida

In a major win for organized labor groups, Wal-Mart has agreed to pay 1 cent more per pound of tomatoes.

January 27, 2014

What's Growing 

Ajay Nair holding sweet potatoes

Making The Leap: How Niche Crops Go Mainstream

Diverting acres away from a major commodity to an un-tested crop is risky, but sometimes farmers can reap the benefits of innovation.

January 28, 2014

Finally? 

Sunlight peeks through the windows of the Capitol rotunda.

Farm Bill Deal To Cut Subsidies And SNAP

Key lawmakers from the House and Senate – finally – hammered out a farm bill compromise on Monday that could come up for a vote as early as Wednesday.

January 29, 2014

Save The Bees 

A honeybee slumps on a leaf

Beekeepers Seek More Sway Over New Pesticides

Beekeepers are pushing the EPA to consider impact on pollinators when reviewing new pesticides.

January 29, 2014

Calories and Sugar 

Strawberry jam lists sugar and high fructose corn syrup as its top ingredients.

FDA Will Update Nutrition Labels

Nutrition science has changed over the past 20 years, but nutrition labels on food haven't — until now.

January 30, 2014

Finally Farm Bill 

tractor in a field

Farm Bill Passage Doesn’t Mean Less Benefits For Hoosiers

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new Farm Bill , which cuts SNAP benefits and farm subsidies. But these reductions aren't bad things for Hoosiers.

January 14, 2014

Better At Home 

homemade-chicken-nuggets

Better Than Fast Food Chicken Nuggets

If you have family members who love fast food chicken nuggets or those packaged nuggets from the freezer aisle, guess what -- they're going to love these!

January 19, 2014

Betterr Homemade 

ingredients for cheeseball in a bowl

Old School Cheese Ball

This is the first recipe I ever wrote down when I was a kid. I have made it for years now so it's tucked away in my brain.

January 2, 2014

Green Metro 

A child works a giant puppet made of styrene foam trays

School Lunchroom Movement Wins NY Styrene Fight

A national movement against plastic foam food containers got a boost of momentum as New York moves closer to a citywide ban.

January 3, 2014

Problem Pests 

1211_RNAi_rootworms

New Crops Could Kill Insects By Targeting Their Genes

With rootworms building resistance to GM corn that makes its own pesticide, seed companies are working on new crops that target the insects’ genes.

January 7, 2014

Meat Mystery 

wal-mart

China Wal-Marts Apologize for Tainted Donkey Meat

Chinese consumers skeptical over food safety have another reason to be concerned. Fox-tainted donkey meat was sold at the country's Wal-Marts.

January 8, 2014

First Amendment? 

corn

Ag-Gag Legislation Makes Second Debut In General Assembly

For the second session in a row, the General Assembly will discuss legislation that would make gathering media at Indiana farms illegal in certain situations.

January 8, 2014

No to Trans Fats 

stick of butter on a plate

Better With Butter: Consumption Reaches 40-Year High

In the past decade alone, butter consumption jumped 25 percent as Americans limit their intake of trans fats.

January 9, 2014

Polar Vortex 

Dr-Hubert-Karreman-with-Piglets

Organic Farmers Weather Cold Snap

This week's snow and subzero temperatures put stress on farmers and their animals, but there could be a sweet upside to the cold snap.

January 10, 2014

Cheers! 

craft-beer

Senate Bill Would Allow Microbrew Sales at Farmer’s Markets

Proposed Senate Bill 5 would allow Indiana microbreweries to sell their beer at local farmer's markets.

January 10, 2014

More Moo 

meat in grocery store case

New Direction For Beef Herd Could Ease Meat Prices

Retail prices for choice cuts of beef are up 8 percent over the past year, but a rise in the nation's cattle numbers could mean relief for consumers.

January 13, 2014

Added Value 

farmer Heffernan with sheep

Retailers Look To Sell Sustainability Of Food

Some retailers are capitalizing on the consumer demand for foods produced in environmentally friendly ways.

January 17, 2014

Hunger and Health 

fruit, vegetable stand in Utrecht

Best (And Worst) Countries To Get A Healthy Meal

Instead of ranking culinary prowess, the Good Enough to Eat index measures a country's supply of nourishing foods.

January 20, 2014

Wonder Bread 

loaves of snowmass bread on grocery shelf

New Wheat Behind Whole Grain White Bread

A new wheat variety may have cracked the code to marry the fluffiness of white bread with whole grain nutrition.

January 21, 2014

Local Change 

salad at a computer desk

Colleges Accept Challenge To Offer Real Food In Cafeterias

Indiana University is one of 20 American colleges that pledged to buy at least 20 percent real food annually by 2020.

January 22, 2014

On The Farm 

piglets

Virus Continues To Rip Through Hog Farms

A virus that kills piglets is ripping through farms around the country. Midwest pork producers are doing everything they can to fight it off.

January 22, 2014

Change is Ripe 

tomatoes

Wal-Mart Agrees To Fair Food Program In Florida

In a major win for organized labor groups, Wal-Mart has agreed to pay 1 cent more per pound of tomatoes.

January 27, 2014

What's Growing 

Ajay Nair holding sweet potatoes

Making The Leap: How Niche Crops Go Mainstream

Diverting acres away from a major commodity to an un-tested crop is risky, but sometimes farmers can reap the benefits of innovation.

January 28, 2014

Finally? 

Sunlight peeks through the windows of the Capitol rotunda.

Farm Bill Deal To Cut Subsidies And SNAP

Key lawmakers from the House and Senate – finally – hammered out a farm bill compromise on Monday that could come up for a vote as early as Wednesday.

January 29, 2014

Save The Bees 

A honeybee slumps on a leaf

Beekeepers Seek More Sway Over New Pesticides

Beekeepers are pushing the EPA to consider impact on pollinators when reviewing new pesticides.

January 29, 2014

Calories and Sugar 

Strawberry jam lists sugar and high fructose corn syrup as its top ingredients.

FDA Will Update Nutrition Labels

Nutrition science has changed over the past 20 years, but nutrition labels on food haven't — until now.

January 30, 2014

Finally Farm Bill 

tractor in a field

Farm Bill Passage Doesn’t Mean Less Benefits For Hoosiers

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new Farm Bill , which cuts SNAP benefits and farm subsidies. But these reductions aren't bad things for Hoosiers.

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