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Chad Bouchard

Chad Bouchard is a veteran reporter and WFIU alum who has covered wild and wooly beats from Indonesia to Capitol Hill. His radio work has aired on NPR, PRI and Voice of America, and his writing has appeared in The Sunday Telegraph and Scientific American’s health magazine, Lives. He has also spent a lifetime gardening, foraging and eating weird stuff.

Recent Posts by Chad Bouchard

July 14, 2016

 

Whole fresh anchovies are displayed

UN Warns World Is Reaching Peak Fish

A new UN report says 31.4 percent of worldwide fish stocks were caught at unsustainable levels in 2013.

July 1, 2016

 

Thousands of packaged products line supermarket aisles

Vermont GMO Label Law Takes Effect

A new law in Vermont requiring labels on genetically modified foods has gone into effect despite a months-long campaign in Congress to block the measure.

June 30, 2016

 

Star Wars images decorate a McDonalds Happy Meal box

Chile Fights Child Obesity With Labels And Toy Ban

Chile has implemented a food label law to try to curb one of the highest obesity rates in the world.

June 23, 2016

 

A person holds seeds kept in a storage shed.

Report Says Organic Seed Stocks Falling Short Of Demand

A new report says organic seed supply is not keeping up with growing demand for organic produce.

June 16, 2016

 

A piece of salmon is displayed on a plate

In Chile, Use Of Antibiotics In Salmon Hits 9-Year High

Salmon producers in Chile increased their use of antibiotics last year despite international pressure.

June 9, 2016

 

Meat products labeled

USDA Extends Comment Deadline For Organic Meat Rules

Heads of agriculture committees in both chambers of Congress got their request for more time to gather comments about “certified organic” labels.

June 2, 2016

 

The chairperson of a small farmer's co-operative in Northern Uganda holds a handful of harvested finger millet.

Study Says Climate Change Increases Food Toxins

A new United Nations report shows that food crops produce more toxins as they adapt to changing weather, a problem that will worsen as global temperatures rise.

May 27, 2016

 

A package of cream cheese is stamped

Congress Tackles Murky Expiration Dates

In an effort to curb food waste, the U.S. Senate and House have introduced bills to standardize date labeling across the country.

May 26, 2016

 

Frozen vegetables line a supermarket freezer.

Food Recalls Expand Amid Listeria Outbreak

Another outbreak of listeria has caused a recall to expand to include 360 frozen foods under more than 42 brand names.

May 19, 2016

 

A box of Rice Krispies carries a 'gluten free' label on a supermarket shelf

Doctor: Don’t Make Your Kids Go Gluten-Free

A pediatrician is warning that parents should not put children on a gluten free diet unless they really need it.

May 12, 2016

 

Mirangue made from legume water decorates a vegan lemon pie

Chickpea Meringues Sweeten Vegan Plates

An Indiana software engineer has whipped up a frothy vegan alternative to egg whites.

May 12, 2016

 

Recycling receptacles line a curb in South Korea

South Korea Curbs Food Waste With Hi-Tech Tracking

South Korea’s RFID garbage metering system has reduced food waste by hundreds of thousands of tons over the last few years.

May 5, 2016

 

A sign warns park visitors about recent glyphosate spraying in a New York City park

EPA Yanks Report Saying Glyphosate Is Not A Cancer Risk

The EPA says it was not ready to post a report that appeared on its website last week declaring weedkiller glyphosate unlikely to cause cancer in humans.

April 21, 2016

 

Honey pours over a spoon into a bowl

Study Finds Sweeteners Are Equally Bad For You

A USDA study - partially funded by the honey industry - found no significant health differences between consuming honey, corn syrup or refined sugar.

April 21, 2016

 

A farmer sprays agricultural chemicals on a field

Europe Bans Herbicides Linked To Cancer And Infertility

The European Commission has put a moratorium on the use of two weed killers that disrupt human hormones.

April 18, 2016

 

A combine works a feed corn field

Acreage For GMO Crops Shrinks in 2015

A new report says the amount of land used to grow genetically modified food declined last year for the first time in two decades.

April 14, 2016

 

Food from a USAID-funded program arrives in Port au Prince, Haiti.

US House Passes Global Food Security Plan

The US House passed a 5-year food security bill aimed at fighting hunger and malnutrition in developing countries.

April 12, 2016

 

A salt chaker displayed on a grate

Watchdog Calls For Revised Salt Guidelines

A watchdog group is pressing the White House to take action on salt guidelines in packaged foods and restaurant meals by this summer.

April 12, 2016

 

Refrigerated Trucks

FDA Launches New Food Transport Rules To Boost Safety

The FDA introduced stricter rules on cleaning and refrigeration for vehicles that carry food.

March 31, 2016

 

A bunch of red bananas glistens in the light

Activists: GMO Bananas Do Not Appeal

Activists are demanding an end to research on GMO bananas designed to fight vitamin A deficiency.

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