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September 9, 2016


handing over food

Big Drop In Number Of Hungry U.S. Kids Last Year (USDA)

The government says the number of hungry U.S. kids has dropped to the lowest level since before the Great Recession.

September 6, 2016


Rich Mort is a farmer in Pendleton, Indiana.

Air Quality Control Creates Unintended Consequence For Crops

An effort to decrease air pollution is impacting the food on our plate. Now, agriculture experts and farmers are using different practices to find a solution.

September 6, 2016


three kids with allergy wristbands

For These Kids, Food Allergies Lead To Struggle, Opportunity

Reporter Alexis Daily speaks with kids with food allergies about looking on the bright side of an inconvenient situation.

September 6, 2016


machines spraying pesticides

How GMOs Cut Pesticide Use, And Perhaps Boosted It Again

Genetically modified crops replaced insecticides, and, at first, some herbicides. But herbicide use has rebounded.

September 2, 2016


cocoa beans

Scientists To Test Whether Cocoa Extract Boosts Health

Chocolate lovers may agree cocoa is the food of the gods, but how strong is the evidence that it boosts heart health?

September 1, 2016


sheep eating sprouts

Water In Short Supply, California Ranchers Grow Feed Indoors

The extended drought in California has farmers looking for ways to use less water. Among them, growing feed for sheep indoors using hydroponics.

August 31, 2016


Bruce Hincks of Meadowood Farm

Northeast Farmers Grapple With Worst Drought In A Decade

This year, many fields are bone dry and that has many farmers in the region thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and the water that is there.

August 31, 2016


sign on a tree

For-Profit Mushroom Pickers In Montana Go Underground

Last year's forest fires have produced a bumper crop of morels, but the Forest Service isn't issuing commercial licenses in some prime picking spots.

August 30, 2016


soba noodles

Japan’s Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

Making soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat is an ancient technique being adapted to modern times.

August 26, 2016


Breads baked at the Elmore Mountain Bread use freshly stone milled flour.

Bread Grains: The Last Frontier In The Locavore Movement

A small but growing number of bakers, chefs and pasta makers are making their own flour with the age-old method of stone milling.

August 25, 2016


U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley

Senate Plans Hearing On Big Ag Mergers

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee plans to examine proposed mergers among agricultural chemical and seed companies in a September hearing.

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 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



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



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.

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