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Carrie Schedler

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July 14, 2011

Urban Farming 

Chickens And Their Chicken Coop

Chickens Coming Soon To Urban Milwaukee

Milwaukee will begin a one-year trial period for permitting urban chickens starting on July 28.

July 4, 2011

Paper Or Plastic 

Reusable Shopping Bag

America’s First Packaging-Free Grocery Store Coming Soon

Americans throw away 1.4 billion pounds of trash every day, 40 percent of which is packaging that's only used once. One grocery store is hoping to change that.

June 22, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

KFC Double Down

Food Stamps For Fast Food In Kentucky?

In Kentucky, there soon may be a new way to pay for your KFC Double Down: food stamps.

June 22, 2011

Red Red Wine 

vineyard

Mixed News For France’s Wine Industry

Italy is now the world's leading producer of wine, but French wine is becoming an investment piece in China.

June 3, 2011

Cookie Controversy 

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scouts Ignoring Demands For Greener Cookies

Thin Mints started tasting funnier once it became clear that Girl Scouts was using palm oil in all of its recipes and censoring scouts' concerns about it.

May 6, 2011

School Lunch Reform 

chopped and diced fruit cupped in hands with white gloves

More Local Foods May Be Coming To School Cafeterias

A new rule may help bring more local food into schools, but is that enough to get kids to eat it?

April 22, 2011

Capitol Hill 

Capitol Building

Federal Budget Just Got A Lot Less Tasty

House Republicans have begun to pass a budget that includes serious cuts to some food-related organizations.

April 14, 2011

 

coffee

Fair Trade Coffee Becomes Even Fairer

Fairtrade International has enacted new standards to make sure everyone who helps get your morning latte to you is getting fairly compensated along the way.

April 11, 2011

Pollinators 

Bat In A Tree

Bats Are Dying, Farmers Should Be Concerned

Fruit lovers should be very concerned by the increasing number of bats dying from white nose syndrome.

April 7, 2011

Food Dependency 

A chocolate milkshake

Cravings For Junk Food Mirror Drug Addictions

This just in: junk food is addictive. But researchers claim our brains consider junk food as addictive as drugs.

April 6, 2011

GMOs Gone Too Far? 

Pasture Full Of Cows

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Breast Milk

Researchers in China have created genetically modified cows that produce 'human'-style milk.

April 1, 2011

Protecting Organics 

Environmentally Sensitive Area Sign

Farmers Sue Monsanto For Organic Crop Protection

A group of organic farmers are suing Monsanto to contest their patent on genetically modified seeds.

March 29, 2011

Healthy Snacks 

Baby Carrots: Eat Them Like Junk Food

Baby Carrots Get A Trendy Make-Over

Move over, potato chips! If the manufacturers of baby carrots have their way, their product will be the new junk food.

March 3, 2011

Sugary Beverages 

soda cans

More Bad News For Soda Drinkers

Your daily can of pop may increase your risk for high blood pressure and psychological dependency, even if it's diet soda.

February 23, 2011

Expensive Chocolate 

Chocolate Bunny

Cocoa Bean Prices Increase As Political Unrest Grows

As political problems in Ivory Coast go unresolved, a large chunk of the world's cocoa supply is in question.

February 20, 2011

Eat More Fiber 

grains and beans in bags at a market

Fiber May Reduce Risk Of Disease, Help You Live Longer

A new study found that a high-fiber diet can help prevent cancer and cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

February 18, 2011

Secret Recipes 

coke-can2

Coke Insists “This American Life” Didn’t Uncover Its Recipe

Coca-Cola says the recipe aired on a recent episode of This American Life isn't quite right, but it's now online for people to test in their own kitchens.

February 10, 2011

Pollinators 

bee-modified

Bee Disappearance On The Rise, Should We Worry?

Colony collapse disorder, once thought to be just a seasonal fluke thinning the ranks of bees during an especially cold winter, is getting worse.

February 10, 2011

Controversial Dessert 

whoopie-pie

Whoopie Pies Could Become Top Dessert In Maine

A bill to name whoopie pies Maine's state dessert has started a debate over whether the treats are too unhealthy.

February 4, 2011

Rethinking Healthy Foods 

pomegranate

Antioxidants Might Kill You, Or At Least Do Nothing For You

Several recent studies are poking holes in theories that antioxidizing compounds can help the body fight disease.

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