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July 11, 2016

 

confined animal feeding operation

In Tiny, Rural Hope, Large Hog Farms Spark Economic Fears

Bartholomew County's new ordinance says farms with more than 600 pigs must be 500 feet from homes. The county's smallest CAFOs contain twice that many hogs.

July 5, 2016

 

kids

Many Children Still Hungry For Summer Food

With commuting, and other lifestyle changes, a growing number of low-income children now live outside the neighborhoods that qualify for federal assistance.

July 5, 2016

 

corn crops

Should Corn Be Knee High By The Fourth Of July? Not Anymore

Changes in how we farm means taller corn by Independence Day.

July 2, 2016

 

Maria Isabel Andrade

Orange Sweet Potato Wins Researchers The World Food Prize

A public health campaign to sell Africans on the virtues of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes — bred for higher Vitamin A levels — has helped combat malnutrition.

June 30, 2016

 

wild rice and sweet corn pancakes

Pancakes Get A Corn And Wild Rice Upgrade

Start with a simple pancake recipe, then get creative. That’s when you have the chance to wow people.

June 28, 2016

 

chickens on perches

Perdue Farms Shifts How Its Chickens Live And Die

One of the largest poultry companies in the country says it will change its slaughter methods and some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups cheer.

June 18, 2016

 

pouring coffee into mug

Coffee Doesn’t Pose A Cancer Risk, WHO Panel Says

World Health Organization's cancer research agency listed coffee as a possible carcinogen in 1991, but the body of evidence now suggests that's not the case.

June 5, 2016

 

Tomatoes from Canada, Mexico, and Florida

In Search Of Tastier Supermarket Tomatoes

More than half of supermarket tomatoes now are grown in greenhouses or "shade-houses," and flavor is improving.

June 3, 2016

 

sodium diagram with sandwich

FDA Guidelines Target The Sodium Hiding In Our Diets

Most of the salt we consume is in our food before it hits the table. The FDA is leaning on the food industry to voluntarily reduce sodium in processed foods.

June 2, 2016

 

school lunch

Congressman: Restricting School Lunch Would Save Feds Money

Todd Rokita argued the government should cut back on free school lunch programs when he attended Wednesday’s State Board of Education Meeting.

June 1, 2016

 

bumble bee

Bumblebees’ Little Hairs Can Sense Flowers’ Electric Fields

The fields bend the hairs and that generates a nerve signal, scientists say.

June 1, 2016

 

Pollen balls

Bees Exposed To More Pesticides Than Previously Thought

A new study from Purdue University looks at how non-crop plants expose honeybees to pesticides.

June 1, 2016

 

farm field

Farmers Wait For Guest Workers Amid H-2A Visa Delays

For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for workers even as the harvest season is well underway.

May 23, 2016

 

food labels

An ‘Added Sugar’ Label Is On The Way For Packaged Food

The Food and Drug Administration has brushed aside industry objections and will require food labels to disclose how much sugar has been added to packaged food.

May 23, 2016

 

tenderized meat package

New Labels Warn Tender Steak Could Be A Little Dangerous

Mechanically tenderized meat has a greater chance of being contaminated and making you sick.

May 17, 2016

 

Worker Javier Alcantar tends to corn crops

GMOs Are Safe, But Don’t Always Deliver On Promises (Report)

A new report from the National Academy of Sciences knocked down some pro-GMO claims, and urged federal agencies to change the way these foods are regulated.

May 17, 2016

 

school lunch line

Why Free School Lunches Might Be Harder To Get Soon

If the bill is passed, 120 Indiana schools with about 60,000 students would no longer be eligible to participate in the federal school lunch program.

May 16, 2016

 

Pascal Baudar

Urban Foraging: Unearthing The Wild Flavors Of Los Angeles

For Pascal Baudar, LA is a treasure trove of edible plants and insects that he uses in unusual culinary creations.

May 16, 2016

 

1950s poster from the National Dairy Council.

Maybe Skipping The Morning Meal Isn’t So Bad

Dogma has long held that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but emerging science suggests what you eat matters more than when you eat it.

May 12, 2016

 

boxes of Kind Bars

FDA Is Re-Evaluating The Nutty Definition Of ‘Healthy’ Food

Under current rules, foods containing more than 3 grams of fat per serving can't call themselves "healthy" on labels.

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