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October 18, 2016

 

tomatoes in the refrigerator

The Tomato Debate: To Refrigerate Or Not To Refrigerate

In the great household debate about refrigerating tomatoes, there's new scientific evidence on the no-fridge side, but some taste testers are not convinced.

October 12, 2016

 

roasted hen of the woods

Crispy Roasted Hen of the Woods

Hen of the woods is a variety of mushroom with caps that fan out like a feathered plume. These thin caps make them perfect for roasting.

October 11, 2016

 

soda

WHO Urges Nations Around The Globe To Tax Soda

A World Health Organization report recommends fiscal policies, including taxes, that hike the retail price of sugary drinks to fend off obesity and diabetes.

October 10, 2016

 

Tom Troxel

In Rural Indiana, Farm Veterinarians In Short Supply

Indiana's 200 or so veterinarians do a lot of driving, and starting in January, they'll need to do even more.

October 10, 2016

 

chicken

Backyard Chickens Linked To Record Salmonella Infections

So far this year, 895 people from 48 states have gotten sick, and a few hundred were hospitalized. One person died.

October 8, 2016

 

First lady Michelle Obama participates in a White House Kitchen Garden harvest in June.

Michelle Obama’s Garden Will Keep Blooming After She Leaves

Whether future occupants of the East Wing decide to get their hands dirty in the garden, its future has been cemented on the White House South Lawn.

October 4, 2016

 

yellow-faced bee

Bees Added To U.S. Endangered Species List For 1st Time

Seven species of the yellow-faced bee, which is the only bee native to Hawaii, have been designated as endangered.

October 3, 2016

 

Kind Bars

FDA Is Redefining The Term ‘Healthy’ On Food Labels

Last year, the FDA told the maker of Kind bars some of its nut-filled snacks couldn't be labeled as "healthy." Now the agency is rethinking what healthy means.

September 28, 2016

 

Courtesy of Hudson Gardens

Beekeepers Benefit From The Hive Mind In Community Apiaries

Modeled after community gardens, the sweet setups allow beekeepers to maintain hives in public spaces.

September 28, 2016

 

growing places indy

Bill Would Extend Farm Safety Net To Urban Growers

A Michigan senator is introducing legislation that would let urban farmers access the traditional agricultural safety net.

September 26, 2016

 

Corn rootworm beetle larvae feed on maize root and seed.

Biotech Companies Promise New Insect-Killing Genes

Scientists have discovered a soil microbe with a gene that kills the corn rootworm, an insect that farmers spend $1 billion each year trying to control.

September 23, 2016

 

pumpkin-sage-fettuccine

Creamy Pumpkin Sage Fettuccine

Pasta is surprisingly easy to make at home and such a delight to prepare. Plus the flavor and texture of fresh noodles is incomparable.

September 20, 2016

 

tractor in a corn field

EPA Weighs In On Glyphosate, Says It Doesn’t Cause Cancer

The Environmental Protection Agency says that the country's most widely used weedkiller, glyphosate, does not cause cancer.

September 18, 2016

 

berlin restaurant

Can You Get Everything You Need From A Vegan Diet?

Berlin has become a vegan mecca, but now Germany's nutritionists warn that a vegan diet can't provide all a body needs.

September 16, 2016

 

epipens

The Cost Of Living With Food Allergies

Stephanie Montgomery and her son both have food allergies. When she refills the prescription for her family's EpiPens, the trip may cost her well over $600.

September 16, 2016

 

table setting

How Teens Cope With Food Insecurity

Many kids rely on school for food their families can't afford. Two reports suggest one group is falling through the cracks: teens.

September 16, 2016

 

UC Davis students

STEM To Steam: Coffee Is Perking Up Engineering Education

At the University of California, Davis, it's now the focus of the most popular elective class on campus and of an ambitious new research center.

September 15, 2016

 

soda and sugar cubes

The Rest Of Food Industry Pays For Lots Of Research, Too

A new study reveals the sugar industry's efforts 50 years ago to shape opinion on how sugar affects health. Today, companies continue to fund nutrition studies.

September 13, 2016

 

bee on a flower

Minnesota Cracks Down On Neonics, Promising Aid To Bees

Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees.

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.

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