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Archive for April 2014

April 4, 2014

 

sweet potatoes at farmers market

Farmers Market Seaon, Foraging For Dandelions, Ag Drones

Believe it or not, it's time for farmers markets! Robin Hobson gives us a behind-the-scenes view. And, will the wacky winter weather impact wild edibles?

April 12, 2014

 

homemade ricotta

Say Cheese With Rachel Dutton, Simple Cheese Recipes

Microbiologist Rachel Dutton studies cheese and its microbes. Chef Bob Adkins presents an easy cheese making tutorial. And, time for barbecue!

April 19, 2014

 

carrots with greens

Carrots From Farm To Plate, Magical Microbes, Will Allen

We look at an innovative food system in urban Chicago. Will Allen inspires students. And, carrots from field to plate.

April 26, 2014

 

baskets of strawberries

Chef On Campus, Co-Op Living, Solar-Powered Chiles

Chef Jackie Howard brings her local food philosophy to a sorority's kitchen. Susan Welsand's farm is solar powered. And, kale salad with strawberry shortcake.

April 1, 2014

 

child's hand holding strawberry

Three Foods To Help Spring Clean Your Diet

Two sweet options and the "food of kings" will start appearing on farmers market tables early spring.

April 1, 2014

Fizzle Out 

empty coke bottle

Soda Sales On The Decline For Ninth Straight Year

As soda sales drop for a ninth straight year, diet soda sees a particularly large plummet amid health concerns.

April 2, 2014

World Hunger 

sun

Global Climate Change Impacts Food Supply

A warming world will affect everything from crops to the oceans, a new UN study says.

April 3, 2014

 

shopping at grocery

Indianapolis Ranks Lowest In Country For Food Access

A recent report ranks Indianapolis as the worst city in the country for food access options.

April 3, 2014

 

A lunchroom attendant hands out sliced apples.

Food Waste In Schools: A Side Effect Of Healthy Standards?

Critics of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 argue the standards are forcing kids to take food they won't eat and thereby creating more waste.

April 4, 2014

 

industrial hemp field

State Chemist Seeks Permission To Regulate Industrial Hemp

Indiana law puts hemp regulation under the state chemist's office pending federal approval.

April 4, 2014

 

bloomington community farmers market

Bloomington Farmers’ Market Opens For 40th Year

Despite record cold snaps this winter, organizers promise plenty of fresh produce on the first Saturday of the Bloomington Community Farmers Market.

April 5, 2014

 

dandelion in the snow

Spring Foraging Off To Slow Start

Author and homesteader Eric Brown worries that the record cold temperatures this winter will further delay the appearance of wild edibles.

April 6, 2014

 

mykugelhopf homepage

Around The World In 5 Food Blogs

Be transported to another culture by these bloggers' accounts of good food from around the globe.

April 7, 2014

 

ffa crest

While Farm Life Changes, FFA’s Blue Jacket Stays The Same

Those involved with FFA tout the record enrollment as a testament to the organization’s nimbleness in the face of an increasingly urbanized society.

April 8, 2014

Sustainable Farming 

will allen hand in dirt

Former Pro-Athlete Will Allen Promotes Urban Agriculture

Through his organization Growing Power, Will Allen establishes urban community farms and teaches local residents how to grow their own food.

April 9, 2014

 

listeria

Using DNA Data To Prevent Food-Borne Illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is approaching food-borne illness in a different way -- by mapping the DNA of harmful bacteria.

April 13, 2014

 

spilled milk iTunes list

Tune In To These Five Food Podcasts

Listen and learn on the go with these five informative, fun and sound-rich podcasts.

April 14, 2014

 

walmart

Wal-Mart Partners With Wild Oats On Organic Line

Researchers for Wal-Mart found that 91 percent of their customers would buy organic foods for the right price.

April 14, 2014

 

the plant chicago

The Plant Grows Out Of “The Jungle”

This area of Chicago was once known for the meatpacking industry. Today, The Plant hopes to make it a destination for sustainable agriculture.

April 16, 2014

 

morel mushrooms

Morel Mushroom Hunters Can Now Hunt Off Trails

A new law in Indiana allows foragers to legally hunt for mushrooms off trails.

April 16, 2014

Organic Matters 

farmer hauling greens on tractor

Walmart Goes Organic: What Does It Mean For The Industry?

Walmart's announcement last week that it would sell organics at prices comparable to conventional foods has been met with skepticism.

April 17, 2014

More Edible Waste 

man hunched over looking inside a dumpster

Calling All Dumpster Divers

Dumpster divers may share ideals and good dumpster locations, but they maintain minimal contact, loose structural organization and, as a result, secrecy.

April 17, 2014

 

corn

Vermont Senate Passes GMO Labeling Law

Vermont's bill differs from bills passed in Connecticut and Maine as it doesn't contain a clause that requires other states to pass similar measures.

April 18, 2014

 

chocolate bars

Plain And Simple Chocolate: A Taste-Test

Here is a guide to choosing, tasting and appreciating chocolate -- no frills, no add-ins.

April 18, 2014

 

Will Allen speaks with Indiana University students

Campus Gardens Serve As Training Grounds For Young Farmers

Urban farming pioneer Will Allen says campus gardens, like the one at Indiana University, are popping up all over the country.

April 19, 2014

 

greens growing under lights

Vertical Farming: Towering Vision, Uncertain Future

Growers across the country are heading indoors, using greenhouses and hydroponics. Vertical farming takes that to a new level.

April 20, 2014

 

Lady and Pups

Five Blogs For Unique Eats

We’ve compiled a list of food blogs with inventive recipes utilizing some pretty unique ingredients.

April 21, 2014

 

sod house wall

Unlocking Prairie Secrets From A Sod House

Ecologists in Nebraska are trying to find out what the Great Plains looked like when homesteaders settled there in the 19th century.

April 22, 2014

 

prairie-chicken-male

Federal Plan To Save Prairie Chicken Ruffles Feathers

The Fish and Wildlife Service has been threatening to step in and protect the lesser prairie chicken for years, a sour prospect for farmers and ranchers.

April 23, 2014

 

wooden cutting board, after oiling

How To Maintain Your Wooden Cutting Boards, Spoons

Your wooden kitchen equipment will smile at you if you follow two simple rules: do not soak and oil regularly.

April 23, 2014

 

panera bread

Fast Food: Evolve Or Get Left Behind

Millennials hold a significant amount of buying power, which can make or break fast food restaurants.

April 24, 2014

 

fisherman Jeff Smith with asian carp

Chinese Market Could Help Rid Rivers Of Invasive Asian Carp

A carp fishing industry is springing up along carp-infested U.S. waters and processors are exporting the U.S. problem fish to Chinese diners.

April 24, 2014

 

Oliver Winery may lose many of their grapes this year.

Harsh Winter Might Have Killed Half Of Oliver Winery’s Crop

Oliver Winery should have enough inventory to meet demand this year, but it is still determining how much wine it will be able to make for future years.

April 24, 2014

Hard Times 

drought

Drought Puts Pinch On Produce Prices

California is suffering the worst drought in decades, and the repercussions are being felt nationwide.

April 27, 2014

 

Food Loves Writing

Good Stories From These Five Food Writers

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and read stories by these award-winning authors and bloggers.

April 28, 2014

 

Neglected apple orchard

Dumpster Diving, Gleaning Result In Tasty Apple Dessert

My investigative research into the subculture of dumpster diving culminates with my own dabbling into dumpster foraging and gleaning at an orchard.

April 28, 2014

 

slicing a lime

Nationwide Lime Shortage Reaches Indiana Establishments

The cost of limes is skyrocketing, making them harder to get at local bars and restaurants.

April 28, 2014

 

Farmed salmon swimming in a fish pen

GE Salmon Rivals Agree: FDA Reform Needed

Four years after the FDA first considered a proposal to raise genetically modified salmon, no decision has been made. What gives?

April 29, 2014

 

canned food in a box

Food Insecurity Plagues One Million Hoosiers

A new report from Feeding American says 16 percent of people in Indiana are food insecure.

April 29, 2014

 

Day Three sprouting Wheat Berries

Time To Sprout: Tapping Into Seeds’ Nutrients

Springtime means new life. Sprouting seeds, beans and grains in your kitchen is an easy way to make your own food - no garden necessary!

April 29, 2014

 

chef jackie howard making bread pudding

Chef Jackie Howard Brings Local Food To Cafeteria Cooking

Howard has watched the food preferences of the women at Alpha Xi Delta change over her five years in the kitchen. Now, they go crazy for local kale salad.

April 1, 2014

Fizzle Out 

empty coke bottle

Soda Sales On The Decline For Ninth Straight Year

As soda sales drop for a ninth straight year, diet soda sees a particularly large plummet amid health concerns.

April 2, 2014

World Hunger 

sun

Global Climate Change Impacts Food Supply

A warming world will affect everything from crops to the oceans, a new UN study says.

April 3, 2014

 

shopping at grocery

Indianapolis Ranks Lowest In Country For Food Access

A recent report ranks Indianapolis as the worst city in the country for food access options.

April 3, 2014

 

A lunchroom attendant hands out sliced apples.

Food Waste In Schools: A Side Effect Of Healthy Standards?

Critics of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 argue the standards are forcing kids to take food they won't eat and thereby creating more waste.

April 4, 2014

 

industrial hemp field

State Chemist Seeks Permission To Regulate Industrial Hemp

Indiana law puts hemp regulation under the state chemist's office pending federal approval.

April 4, 2014

 

bloomington community farmers market

Bloomington Farmers’ Market Opens For 40th Year

Despite record cold snaps this winter, organizers promise plenty of fresh produce on the first Saturday of the Bloomington Community Farmers Market.

April 7, 2014

 

ffa crest

While Farm Life Changes, FFA’s Blue Jacket Stays The Same

Those involved with FFA tout the record enrollment as a testament to the organization’s nimbleness in the face of an increasingly urbanized society.

April 9, 2014

 

listeria

Using DNA Data To Prevent Food-Borne Illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is approaching food-borne illness in a different way -- by mapping the DNA of harmful bacteria.

April 14, 2014

 

walmart

Wal-Mart Partners With Wild Oats On Organic Line

Researchers for Wal-Mart found that 91 percent of their customers would buy organic foods for the right price.

April 16, 2014

 

morel mushrooms

Morel Mushroom Hunters Can Now Hunt Off Trails

A new law in Indiana allows foragers to legally hunt for mushrooms off trails.

April 16, 2014

Organic Matters 

farmer hauling greens on tractor

Walmart Goes Organic: What Does It Mean For The Industry?

Walmart's announcement last week that it would sell organics at prices comparable to conventional foods has been met with skepticism.

April 17, 2014

 

corn

Vermont Senate Passes GMO Labeling Law

Vermont's bill differs from bills passed in Connecticut and Maine as it doesn't contain a clause that requires other states to pass similar measures.

April 18, 2014

 

Will Allen speaks with Indiana University students

Campus Gardens Serve As Training Grounds For Young Farmers

Urban farming pioneer Will Allen says campus gardens, like the one at Indiana University, are popping up all over the country.

April 19, 2014

 

greens growing under lights

Vertical Farming: Towering Vision, Uncertain Future

Growers across the country are heading indoors, using greenhouses and hydroponics. Vertical farming takes that to a new level.

April 21, 2014

 

sod house wall

Unlocking Prairie Secrets From A Sod House

Ecologists in Nebraska are trying to find out what the Great Plains looked like when homesteaders settled there in the 19th century.

April 22, 2014

 

prairie-chicken-male

Federal Plan To Save Prairie Chicken Ruffles Feathers

The Fish and Wildlife Service has been threatening to step in and protect the lesser prairie chicken for years, a sour prospect for farmers and ranchers.

April 23, 2014

 

panera bread

Fast Food: Evolve Or Get Left Behind

Millennials hold a significant amount of buying power, which can make or break fast food restaurants.

April 24, 2014

 

fisherman Jeff Smith with asian carp

Chinese Market Could Help Rid Rivers Of Invasive Asian Carp

A carp fishing industry is springing up along carp-infested U.S. waters and processors are exporting the U.S. problem fish to Chinese diners.

April 24, 2014

 

Oliver Winery may lose many of their grapes this year.

Harsh Winter Might Have Killed Half Of Oliver Winery’s Crop

Oliver Winery should have enough inventory to meet demand this year, but it is still determining how much wine it will be able to make for future years.

April 24, 2014

Hard Times 

drought

Drought Puts Pinch On Produce Prices

California is suffering the worst drought in decades, and the repercussions are being felt nationwide.

April 28, 2014

 

slicing a lime

Nationwide Lime Shortage Reaches Indiana Establishments

The cost of limes is skyrocketing, making them harder to get at local bars and restaurants.

April 29, 2014

 

canned food in a box

Food Insecurity Plagues One Million Hoosiers

A new report from Feeding American says 16 percent of people in Indiana are food insecure.

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