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Archive for May 2014

May 3, 2014

 

making corn tortillas

Corn Tortillas, Historian Jeffrey Pilcher, Poultry Shows

Ahead of Cinco de Mayo, we learn about the history of corn tortillas and we learn how to make them. Jana Wilson attends poultry shows. Asian carp for dinner?

May 10, 2014

 

sourdough bread at feast

Bread Baking At Feast, Food Policy Councils, Ramps

Quick! Pick up some ramps from a local forager and pickle them. Mike Siberz has become one with the bread at Feast. And, Mark Winne talks food policy councils.

May 17, 2014

 

asparagus growing out of the ground

Beginning Farmer, Asparagus, Time For Tea

Beginning farmer Adam Phelps talks about his daily struggles. The beginning of the local food movement with Harvest. And, asparagus for the beginning of spring.

May 24, 2014

 

group of cattle

Dave Fischer, Rhubarb And Tomatillos, Seed Saving

Fischer Farms' Dave Fischer tells us why his processor is so important to his business. Plant-based recipes with Chef Orr. Seed saving at the Wylie House.

May 31, 2014

 

chef greg rago, guacamole demonstration

Farmer/Chef Partnership, Vermont’s Food Scene, Lemon Verbena

Nick's English Hut has a special partnership with one local farm. Lemon verbena flavors a cocktail. Amy Trubek studies our social connection to food.

May 1, 2014

Food Labels 

A model of a DNA strand on display at an art gallery

Vermont Lawmakers Approve GMO Label Bill

Vermont is in striking distance to pass the country's first law to require labels on GMO foods – and they're already bracing for lawsuits.

May 2, 2014

 

organic pears

What Does ‘Organic’ Label Really Mean?

What "organic" means to the USDA and what it means to consumers may be two different things.

May 2, 2014

 

Raindrops coating unpicked apples in an orchard

EU Apple Ban Drubs North American Regs

The European Union has clamped down on an anti-browning chemical, effectively banning the import of apples and pears from the U.S. and Canada.

May 4, 2014

 

tweetdeck home, food tank detail

Feed Your Twitter With These 9 Food News Contributors

We’re following these game-changers to get informed, inspired and engaged on issues of sustainable food and agriculture.

May 5, 2014

 

Rancher Sharon Harvat with cattle

Brazil Beef Imports Too Risky, Ranchers Worry

USDA officials say little risk exists of the disease hitching a ride to the U.S. on packages of meat, but many U.S. ranchers are still wringing their hands.

May 7, 2014

 

lobster

Higher Prices Mean Higher Satisfaction, Study Says

Does food taste better if you pay more for it? A study from Cornell University says yes.

May 9, 2014

 

tilapia swimming in fish tank

Aquaponics Brings Produce And Fish Under One Roof

Starting an aquaponics operation requires a large investment in equipment – fish tanks, greenhouses, climate-control equipment and the like.

May 9, 2014

 

An Asian cow walking on a beach

Got The Wrong Milk?

Many people who claim to be lactose intolerant could be struggling with something else found only in milk from European cows.

May 9, 2014

 

Mark-Winne-head-shot

Food Policy Councils: Politics From The Ground Up

Mark Winne describes how food policy councils can advocate for change in the local, regional and national food systems.

May 11, 2014

 

Just Eat It

Reduce Your Food Waste With These Five Websites

Some waste is inevitable on the farm, during transportation and through retail sales, but we can do our part to lessen the amount of food that gets tossed.

May 13, 2014

 

Teresa Wiemerslage

Public, Private Partners Key To Local Food Success

Increasingly, farm businesses are starting as operations intended to provide produce for schools and other institutional markets in the local area.

May 13, 2014

 

tea cup

Tea: An Everyday Ritual Steeped In History And Politics

A million pounds of tea leaves can make about 70 million cups of tea. A Columbus business owner used to process this amount yearly in his Sri Lankan facility.

May 16, 2014

 

honeybees

Honeybee Deaths Are Down (Slightly)

Over 23 percent of honeybee colonies died last year, an improvement from nearly 30 percent mortality previously.

May 16, 2014

 

farmer adam phelps in front of greenhouse

Try, Try Again With Beginning Farmer Adam Phelps

From a deer infestation to exceedingly wet spring weather, Adam Phelps has learned to deal with all sorts of adversity in his first three years of farming.

May 18, 2014

 

indiana university sample gates with tulips

Bloomington Bloggers, Stand Up!

We get hyper-local in our latest food media article. These five bloggers talk about their food lives in southern Indiana.

May 19, 2014

 

A girl makes a grumpy face at the camera

How To Feed A Fussy Face

New research is helping parents learn how to get their kids to overcome their natural reflex to eschew new foods.

May 20, 2014

 

terry glenn with produce

Local Farmers Try To Tap Bigger Markets

Local food sales numbers are hard to come by, but direct-to-consumer sales accounted for just 0.8 percent of food agricultural sales in 2007.

May 20, 2014

 

ecoli

1.8 Million Pounds Of Beef Recalled After Illnesses Reported

Eleven people across four states have fallen ill after consuming contaminated beef. The USDA has traced the outbreak to Detroit-based Wolverine Packing Company.

May 22, 2014

 

Egyptian Walking Onions

Tastes Like 1835: Seed Saving At The Wylie House

Sherry Wise of the Wylie House describes how the act of seed saving preserves agricultural biodiversity and family traditions.

May 22, 2014

 

school lunch

Healthy School Lunch Rules In Danger

Some school districts are complaining of financial losses since healthy school lunch rules went into effect in 2012. House Republicans have proposed a solution.

May 23, 2014

 

cuts of meat

Follow The Meat, From Fischer Farms To Sander Processing

Dave Fischer credits his relationship with Sander Processing as one of the main reasons he is able to sell his products directly to area restaurants.

May 23, 2014

Memorial Days Past 

Flags decorate grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery

Picnics And Preserves Flavor Early Memorial Days

Last year's preserves, fire-roasted chicken and coconut cake topped picnic menus at early U.S. Memorial Day celebrations.

May 25, 2014

 

six pictures of salads

Your (Food) Life in Color

Please the palate and the eyes by putting color on your plate. Here are five food blogs to spark your inspiration.

May 26, 2014

 

Dairy farmer Tom Weighner with cows

Integrated Local Food System Can Grow The Market

From the launch of the local food effort, producers have worked alongside buyers to push for a system that integrates local food into everyday life.

May 29, 2014

 

school-lunch-flickr

IPS Will Offer Universal Free Lunch, Breakfast For Students

Free meals at Indianapolis schools will begin this fall and are part of the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.

May 29, 2014

 

pigs inside

Pigs Thought To Be Immune Reinfected By Fatal Virus

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has killed up to 7 million pigs and could boost the price of pork by 12 percent.

May 30, 2014

 

holding a bunch of lemon verbena

Green Thumb Cocktail With Lemon Verbena

Fresh lemon verbena gives a citrus zing to this cocktail. The sugar-coated rim on the cocktail glass makes it even more special.

May 30, 2014

 

cows grazing in a field in the fall

A Farmer And A Chef Walk Into A Bar…

Farmer Dave Fischer and Gregg Rago of Nick's English Hut joined forces almost a decade ago to get locally-raised meats onto customers' plates.

May 23, 2014

Memorial Days Past 

Flags decorate grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery

Picnics And Preserves Flavor Early Memorial Days

Last year's preserves, fire-roasted chicken and coconut cake topped picnic menus at early U.S. Memorial Day celebrations.

May 30, 2014

 

holding a bunch of lemon verbena

Green Thumb Cocktail With Lemon Verbena

Fresh lemon verbena gives a citrus zing to this cocktail. The sugar-coated rim on the cocktail glass makes it even more special.

May 1, 2014

Food Labels 

A model of a DNA strand on display at an art gallery

Vermont Lawmakers Approve GMO Label Bill

Vermont is in striking distance to pass the country's first law to require labels on GMO foods – and they're already bracing for lawsuits.

May 2, 2014

 

organic pears

What Does ‘Organic’ Label Really Mean?

What "organic" means to the USDA and what it means to consumers may be two different things.

May 2, 2014

 

Raindrops coating unpicked apples in an orchard

EU Apple Ban Drubs North American Regs

The European Union has clamped down on an anti-browning chemical, effectively banning the import of apples and pears from the U.S. and Canada.

May 5, 2014

 

Rancher Sharon Harvat with cattle

Brazil Beef Imports Too Risky, Ranchers Worry

USDA officials say little risk exists of the disease hitching a ride to the U.S. on packages of meat, but many U.S. ranchers are still wringing their hands.

May 7, 2014

 

lobster

Higher Prices Mean Higher Satisfaction, Study Says

Does food taste better if you pay more for it? A study from Cornell University says yes.

May 9, 2014

 

tilapia swimming in fish tank

Aquaponics Brings Produce And Fish Under One Roof

Starting an aquaponics operation requires a large investment in equipment – fish tanks, greenhouses, climate-control equipment and the like.

May 9, 2014

 

An Asian cow walking on a beach

Got The Wrong Milk?

Many people who claim to be lactose intolerant could be struggling with something else found only in milk from European cows.

May 13, 2014

 

Teresa Wiemerslage

Public, Private Partners Key To Local Food Success

Increasingly, farm businesses are starting as operations intended to provide produce for schools and other institutional markets in the local area.

May 16, 2014

 

honeybees

Honeybee Deaths Are Down (Slightly)

Over 23 percent of honeybee colonies died last year, an improvement from nearly 30 percent mortality previously.

May 19, 2014

 

A girl makes a grumpy face at the camera

How To Feed A Fussy Face

New research is helping parents learn how to get their kids to overcome their natural reflex to eschew new foods.

May 20, 2014

 

terry glenn with produce

Local Farmers Try To Tap Bigger Markets

Local food sales numbers are hard to come by, but direct-to-consumer sales accounted for just 0.8 percent of food agricultural sales in 2007.

May 20, 2014

 

ecoli

1.8 Million Pounds Of Beef Recalled After Illnesses Reported

Eleven people across four states have fallen ill after consuming contaminated beef. The USDA has traced the outbreak to Detroit-based Wolverine Packing Company.

May 22, 2014

 

school lunch

Healthy School Lunch Rules In Danger

Some school districts are complaining of financial losses since healthy school lunch rules went into effect in 2012. House Republicans have proposed a solution.

May 23, 2014

Memorial Days Past 

Flags decorate grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery

Picnics And Preserves Flavor Early Memorial Days

Last year's preserves, fire-roasted chicken and coconut cake topped picnic menus at early U.S. Memorial Day celebrations.

May 26, 2014

 

Dairy farmer Tom Weighner with cows

Integrated Local Food System Can Grow The Market

From the launch of the local food effort, producers have worked alongside buyers to push for a system that integrates local food into everyday life.

May 27, 2014

 

Bees sharing nectar

Research Blames Neonics For Bee Deaths

A new Harvard study shows the strongest links yet between neonicotinoid pesticides and mass bee deaths over the last decade.

May 29, 2014

 

school-lunch-flickr

IPS Will Offer Universal Free Lunch, Breakfast For Students

Free meals at Indianapolis schools will begin this fall and are part of the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.

May 29, 2014

 

pigs inside

Pigs Thought To Be Immune Reinfected By Fatal Virus

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has killed up to 7 million pigs and could boost the price of pork by 12 percent.

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