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September 15, 2017

 

Florida grapefruit displayed at a market

FDA: Do Not Eat Contaminated Produce After Irma

The FDA is warning people in flood zones to stay away from produce touched by flood waters as damage estimates in Florida take shape.

September 15, 2017

 

chard pizza

Chard Pizza with Goat Cheese

Chef Daniel Orr puts together a beautiful pizza with bright, fall greens...and bacon!

September 8, 2017

 

Scattered cotton modules in Refugio County, Texas.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Trample Harvests

Texas farmers are still tallying damage from hurricane Harvey as Irma bears down on Florida and the Caribbean.

August 31, 2017

 

Sheep stare at the camera

UK Farmers Rethink Brexit

Surveys showed that a majority of UK farmers voted to drop European Union membership in 2016, but with changes looming, many are now having second thoughts.

August 25, 2017

 

ribeye nuggets on greens

Cardinal Spirits’ Grilled Ribeye Nuggets With Chimichurri

Chimichurri is best made with herbs fresh from your garden, whether it's mint, cilantro or parsley. Use Chef Dean Wirkerman's recipe as a jumping off point.

August 25, 2017

 

summer salad with ranch dressing

Ranch Dressing: The Midwest Mother Sauce

Cardinal Spirits Executive Chef Dean Wirkerman uses homemade buttermilk and a combination of fresh and dried herbs. You'll never buy a bottle of ranch again!

August 24, 2017

 

Mealworms served in Yunnan, China

Swiss Supermarket Launches Europe’s First Worm Burgers

A grocery coop in Switzerland has unleashed new burgers and balls packed with protein from mealworms.

August 10, 2017

 

Chinook salmon

Transgenic Salmon Reaches Canadian Dinner Plates

Biotech company AquaBounty has sold its first shipments of a controversial genetically modified salmon in Canada after 25 years in regulatory limbo.

August 10, 2017

 

A bioreactor in Finland creates protein powder

Scientists Synthesize Food With Little Electric Shocks

Researchers in Finland are using electricity to generate food from microbes and other components, a process meant to help fight world hunger.

August 4, 2017

 

food scraping

Waste Not: New Jersey Law Mandates Food Waste Plan

New Jersey lawmakers want to tackle climate change and hunger by reducing the amount of food that ends up in landfills.

August 1, 2017

 

A plastic fork mingles with sand and seaweed on a beach.

Disposable Food Plastics Choking Seas

Takeout packaging and throwaway plastic utensils are piling up across the globe as conservation groups fight a mounting tide of plastics pollution.

July 27, 2017

 

spoons

‘Neural Food Network’ Helps You Eat Global And Local

Researchers at the University of Illinois trained a neural network to substitute a recipe's ingredients based on what’s available in your part of the world.

July 25, 2017

 

compost

Regenerative Ag Movement Proposes New Food Label

Regenerative agriculture practitioners say their own label would compete with the "organic" label and raise the standards of food production.

July 18, 2017

 

The sun sets on a Whole Foods store in Austin, TX

Grocers Brace After Amazon’s Whole Foods Takeover

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods in June rocked the grocery industry and inspired a flood of speculation from analysts.

July 13, 2017

 

school lunch

USDA Requires Schools To Outline “Lunch Shaming” Policies

The federal agency wants school districts to better communicate with parents their policies for unpaid student lunch debts.

July 6, 2017

 

A fence post with barbed wire borders the edge of a farm at sunset.

Study Shows Farmer Suicide Rate Still Rising

New research indicates that the suicide rate for farmers has continued to climb higher since the 1980s compared to workers in other industries.

June 29, 2017

 

A wine box made from mushroom flesh sits in the grass

New Source For Food Packaging: Food Waste

Several efforts are underway to turn food byproducts into food containers to curb plastic pollution and food waste at the same time.

June 28, 2017

 

An automated  gardening  robot  tends to a raised bed.

Robot Farmers Preparing For Future Invasion

Amid labor shortages and rising global demand for food, companies are developing better and smarter robots to fill gaps and boost production in the field.

June 21, 2017

 

Multicolored soda bottles displayed in a case

Soda Taxes Making Ripples

Several municipalities across the US are looking into benefits and side effects of soda taxes that have recently passed or are now going into effect.

June 15, 2017

 

grain

Falsely Labeled Organic Imports Alarm Organic Industry

Three soybean and corn shipments from Turkey were falsely labeled "organic" upon arrival in the U.S. earlier this year.

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