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May 27, 2015

 

Wal-Mart

Walmart Asks Farmers To Improve Animal Welfare

Walmart has urged meat and egg suppliers to reduce use of antibiotics and improve treatment of animals.

May 22, 2015

 

Oil drums

Farm Loses 47,000 Turkeys To Tainted Oil Sold As Food Grade

The industrial waste oil passed off as food-grade oil contained lascadoil—a combination of oleic acid, soy oil, and lasalocid sodium, used in animal drugs.

May 21, 2015

 

A look at the Vibrio bacteria through an electron microscope

CDC Report Shows Ups And Downs In Food Poisoning

A new report from the CDC shows that E. coli and other foodborne illnesses are down, but a deadly, less common type of food poisoning is growing.

May 21, 2015

 

Target store

Target Moves Away From Packaged Foods, Towards Fresh Foods

Target is a major player when it comes to food purchasing -- Americans spend $15 billion in food at its stores annually.

May 21, 2015

 

bees

White House Releases Strategy To Save Bees

The White House's plan outlines how to save habitat and promote research. Some environmentalists wonder if it goes far enough to protect pollinators.

May 7, 2015

 

Crickets on display at a night market in Thailand

Study Questions Superfood Hopes for Crickets

New research indicates that crickets don’t convert feed into edible protein as efficiently as entomophagy proponents have suggested.

May 6, 2015

 

panera bread

Panera Cuts ‘Fake Food’ From Its Menu

Dubbed the "No No List," Panera has decided to eliminate over 150 ingredients from its menu by 2016.

May 5, 2015

 

red chicken

Chicken Farmers Weigh End-Of-Life Decisions For Their Birds

Hens can live up to ten years but they only lay eggs for about five. That’s when most birds end up on the chopping block. But in cities, it’s more complicated.

May 5, 2015

 

McDonald's Taiwan

McDonald’s To Change Financial Structure Globally

McDonald's annouced it will restructure its global business to create a "modern, progressive burger company," according to CEO Steve Easterbrook.

April 29, 2015

 

chickens

Tyson Announces Antibiotic Elimination By 2017 In Chickens

Tyson is the largest U.S. chicken supplier to announce it would cease use of antibiotics used in humans in its chicken.

April 29, 2015

 

A bee gathering nectar from a flower

Study Says Bees Are Drawn To Neonic Pesticides

A new study suggests that bees could get addicted to foods laced with nicotine-like pesticides.

April 29, 2015

 

2 chickens

Bird Flu Claims Egg-Laying Hens In Iowa

Tuesday marked the worst day in the H5N2 avian flu outbreak which is killing millions of turkeys and chickens across the Midwest.

April 16, 2015

 

Seaweed Salad with Shoestring Vegetable and Thai Basil

Seaweed Salad With Shoestring Vegetable And Thai Basil

The vegetables, combined with honey and lime, will give a familiar taste to the potentially unusual seaweed flavor.

April 13, 2015

 

Zukefield-crop

Rainy Weather Delays Crops, But Agronomists Say Not To Worry

Purdue agronomy professor Robert Nielsen says historical data doesn’t show a strong correlation between planting dates and crop yields.

April 10, 2015

 

honeybee on a flower

More Of Indiana’s Honeybees Survive The Winter

A Purdue University investigation found that about 29 percent of Indiana’s honeybees died off this past winter.

April 10, 2015

 

Tomatoes displayed at a farmer's market in Burlington, Vermont.

Group Releases New State Local Food Rankings

A "locavore" advocacy group has released this year’s index ranking states in order of their best access to local food.

April 9, 2015

 

turkey

New Bird Flu Strain Infects Minnesota Turkeys

Minnesota, the country's largest turkey producer, has seen nine farms diagnosed with bird flu infections.

April 9, 2015

 

drought

Mandatory Drought Regulations Affect Farms, Lawns

For the first time in state history, California has instated mandatory water regulations.

April 2, 2015

 

A farmer applies herbicide to a field

Study Says Pesticides Spur Antibiotic Resistance

New research shows for the first time that bacteria exposed to small amounts of household herbicides can become resistant to antibiotics.

April 1, 2015

 

kraft singles

Kraft Singles Will Be Stripped Of ‘Kids Eat Right’ Logo

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has agreed to pull the "Kids Eat Right" logo from Kraft Singles after members threatened to leave the group.

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