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August 24, 2016

 

berkeley soda tax

Berkeley’s Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption

A new study finds the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugary drinks, but it's uncertain if the effect will be permanent.

August 23, 2016

 

savories preserves

Surge In Savory Spreads Presents Riddles For Purists

Savory jams tap into a love affair with foods that marry salt and sugar. They let people eat local fruits and vegetables year-round.

August 22, 2016

 

Undaria pinnatifida

Better Burgers, More Healthful Hot Dogs… With Seaweed

Some scientists want to boost the nutritional profile of hot dogs and hamburgers by adding seaweed to the meats.

August 21, 2016

 

shrimp

Shrimp Grown In Tanks Coming To A Market Near You

The U.S. appetite for shrimp is often fed in unsavory ways. In New York's Hudson Valley, an indoor aqua farm is raising an alternative.

August 19, 2016

 

bread bits

Can You Turn Scraps Into Premium Products?

Entrepreneurs hope customers will pony up for high-end foods made from rescued ingredients.

August 15, 2016

 

Chefs Massimo Bottura and Carlos Garcia

Chefs Turns Leftovers Into Fine Dining For Brazil’s Hungry

World-renowned chef Massimo Bottura is putting his culinary skills to use with a world-class soup kitchen in Rio de Janeiro.

August 15, 2016

 

bees

The Colony-Killing Mistake Backyard Beekeepers Are Making

Bee experts warn that novices may be inadvertently putting their hives in danger by not keeping the mite population in check.

August 15, 2016

 

hops in hand

Indiana Hops Farmers Go All-In On Trendy Specialty

The booming craft beer industry is encouraging more and more upstart Indiana growers to invest long-term in hops.

August 14, 2016

 

cartoon

Should We Make Room For Worms On Our Dinner Plate?

Earthworms are a source of protein, calcium and much more. But they may not be the top option for feeding a hungry world.

August 11, 2016

 

watermelon pickers

Fair Wages Elude Farmworkers, 50 Years After Historic Strike

Farmworkers in South Texas marched 200 miles for better wages and working conditions, but the strike failed and workers today are still systematically underpay.

August 7, 2016

 

spaghetti

Most Of Us Think We Eat Healthy, Evidence Says We’re Wrong

80 percent of American adults don't eat enough fruits, veggies and whole grains. Yet a Truven Health Analytics poll suggests we eat with blinders on.

August 6, 2016

 

egg cartons

Organic Food Fights Back Against ‘Non-GMO’ Rival

Sales of food labeled "non-GMO" are booming, and it's starting to annoy organic food companies.

August 5, 2016

 

chicken mcnuggets

McDonald’s Serves Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics, Mostly

The fast-food chain's suppliers are still allowed to use certain types of antibiotics that aren't used to treat people.

August 4, 2016

 

4-H participant and cow

As Agriculture Modernizes, County Fairs Work To Keep Pace

It's fair season in Indiana. This means lots of 4-H activities happening around the state -- but they might not be the ones you're picturing.

August 2, 2016

 

Ripe summer hops good for making beer

Hop Growers Cheer Craft Brewers For Saving Ailing Industry

The spike in demand for small-batch beers has infused new life into small, family owned hop farms that were teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.

August 2, 2016

 

Cypress tress in wetlands

Indiana Conservation Practices Affect Gulf Of Mexico

Nutrient runoff isn’t a concern in Indiana because nutrients move away with water. When they settle in Lake Erie, for instance, is when they become a problem.

August 2, 2016

 

soybeans

How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas

A new type of genetically engineered crop is tempting farmers to use a weedkiller illegally. The illicit chemical use has damaged nearby crops.

July 27, 2016

 

cut spring onions

Slice, Dice, Chop, Julienne: Does The Cut Change The Flavor?

When it comes to produce, the answer is yes, experts tell us. But the reasons are complicated and sometimes mysterious.

July 23, 2016

 

blueberries

For Pickers, Blueberries Mean Easier Labor But More Upheaval

Many farm workers call blueberries their favorite crop to pick, but it's a short season, and workers and their families have to keep moving.

July 19, 2016

 

French chef Stephane Jégo (left) poses with Syrian refugee chef Mohammad El Khaldy

In Paris, Refugee Chefs Show What They Have To Offer

In a weeklong festival, refugee chefs teamed up with their French counterparts to serve up feasts that fuse their culinary traditions.

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