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March 18, 2013

Heck No GMO 

Whole Foods is the first of its kind to set a firm deadline on labeling GMOs.

Whole Foods First US Grocer To Set GMO Labeling Deadline

While California's Proposition 37 failed in November, Whole Foods has decided to label genetically modified ingredients voluntarily.

March 18, 2013

Cheesy Cakes 

Tasty Toasties

Kids In The Kitchen: Tasty Toasties

Rice cakes are the base for this easy and tasty recipe.

March 11, 2013

Thank You Very Much 

the-elvis

Kids In The Kitchen: The Elvis

This snack is an easy peanut butter and banana wrap. Elvis would have loved the addition of chocolate chips.

February 27, 2013

More Bigger Better 

drought tolerant maize

Seed Science Pushes Toward Higher Yields

For decades now, farmers and seed scientists have seen yields improve, but they’re not satisfied.

February 26, 2013

Expiration Date 

Potted soybean plants

Generic Seeds Could Have A Short Lifespan

Farmers would love to continue using their favorite seeds in generic form, but they may find there is only a limited window of opportunity.

February 25, 2013

High-Tech 

soybean seeds

The Seeds Of Genetic Modification

Genetic modification technology is barely 30 years old and the controversy surrounding it somewhat younger. But how did it even become possible?

February 25, 2013

Snack Attack 

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Kids In The Kitchen: Felix’s Field Mix

This snack combines sweet and salty elements. Grab a handful and cure those hunger pangs.

February 20, 2013

Dirty Food 

raw milk cheese

Safety Concerns Threaten Growing Market For Raw Milk Cheese

Problems with contaminated cheese are devastating for the raw milk industry.

February 19, 2013

Cluck Cluck 

a bunch of chickens

Modernizing Poultry Inspection Is No Easy Matter

Controversial new regulations proposed by the USDA for poultry processors is an attempt to modernize an inspection system that dates back to the 1950s.

February 18, 2013

Fruit Kabobs 

fruit-stix

Kids In The Kitchen: Cheese And Fruit Snack Stix

This recipe is like a fruit and cheese kabob. Get your kids to form an assembly line to create these portable snacks.

February 12, 2013

Stewards Of The Earth 

nebraska farm

When Conservation Pays

Lindsey Price, a fourth-generation rancher, recently sold the largest conservation easement in Nebraska history, covering about 40 square miles.

February 11, 2013

Tooty Fruity 

Fruit Stacker

Kids In The Kitchen: Fruit Stacker Parfait

This colorful and nutritious dish will satisfy your kid's sweet tooth.

February 7, 2013

Cheers! 

port-wine

Port Wine Primer For Valentine’s Day

No Valentine's Day dinner would be complete without some chocolate and a glass of dessert wine. Sommelier Brad Dunn runs down the different varieties of port.

February 4, 2013

Make It Yourself 

pita-pizza

Kids In The Kitchen: Pretty Pita Pizzas

Prepare a battery of vegetables and encourage your kids to top these pita pizzas however they like.

February 1, 2013

David V. Goliath 

organic farming

Farm Bill Extension Doesn’t Sit Well With Organic Farmers

Shoppers looking for organic food may have to look a bit harder, and it will be more difficult for many farms to continue to be certified organic producers.

January 28, 2013

Just Juice It 

strawberries in blender

Kids In The Kitchen: Cool Cat

Pineapple and bananas make this juice sweet and healthy.

January 25, 2013

Global/Local 

local-food-sold-at-walmart

Can Small Farms Benefit From Walmart’s Push Into Local Foods

There’s no doubt Wal-Mart’s move into local foods has shaken up the food supply chain, but small family farms aren’t necessarily seeing the benefits.

January 21, 2013

Healthy Slushy 

pineapple freezies

Kids In The Kitchen: Pineapple Freezies

This recipe is like a fruit slushy. It's a perfect way to bring a little summer into your winter.

January 14, 2013

Super Starch 

tater maker

Kids In The Kitchen: Tater Maker

Baked potatoes can be fun! This recipe includes some shredded cheese, but feel free to top the tater with broccoli, too!

January 11, 2013

 

snowy-farm

Farmers Frustrated By Farm Bill Extension

The final fiscal cliff deal ditched new legislation and merely extended parts of the bill that expired in October, leaving farmers exasperated.

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