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December 6, 2016

 

The smoke bombs are burned to release the acid inside.

Crane Demilitarization Plant Turns Smoke Bombs Into Fertilizer

A new process takes smoke bombs and transforms them into phosphoric acid that then goes on to be fertilizer.

December 5, 2016

 

catfish in foil with vegetables

Catfish, Shiitakes Party In A Foil Boat

Some people say catfish has a muddy flavor; I prefer to call it earthy. This preparation mutes the catfish flavor with ginger, garlic and sesame oil.

December 2, 2016

 

Honey bees tend to larvae in a hive.

Science Says Bee Brood Is Good Grub

A new study makes the case for using bee grubs wasted in honey farming as a protein-rich food source for the future.

December 1, 2016

 

Workers wait at cash registers at a McDonald's restaurant in New York fitted with self-serve kiosks.

Minimum Wage Fight Not To Blame For McDonald’s Robots

Recent click-tempting headlines say the Fight for 15 movement caused McDonalds to replace cashiers with robots. Except it probably didn’t.

November 23, 2016

 

Eucheuma denticulatum, a source for carrageenan

Organic Board Says No To Additive, Tables Hydroponics

The top advisory board on organic standards in the US has decided that products with “USDA Organic” label can no longer contain carrageenan.

November 22, 2016

 

mac 'n' cheese

Butternut Mac ’n’ Cheese With Crunchy Sunflower Topping

Everyone at your Thanksgiving table will be able to enjoy this vegan mac 'n' cheese.

November 22, 2016

 

hog head

Struggling To Reduce Indiana’s Growing Feral Hog Population

Wild pigs are an invasive species first introduced to Indiana in the late 1980s. They're blamed for millions of dollars in damage to crops each year.

November 21, 2016

 

turkey

Thanksgiving Dinner Gets Cheaper As Food Prices Fall Again

Supermarket food prices dropped in October for the sixth straight month. The Farm Bureau's measure of Thanksgiving meal prices dropped, too.

November 18, 2016

 

salad

Arlyn Llewellyn’s Roasted Tomato Salad Dressing

This dressing stands up well in a big bowl of flavorful greens like arugula, cabbage and microgreens.

November 18, 2016

 

Trump

Trump Ag Policies: An Educated Guess

President-elect Trump's agricultural advisory committee and his picks for Secretary of Agriculture provide insight into ag policies for the next four years.

November 17, 2016

 

Trees absorb carbon in the Amazon rainforest

Study Says Earth’s ‘Greening’ Is Slowing Rise Of CO2

A new study shows that the “greening” of Earth under warmer temperatures has slowed the rate of increasing CO2 over the last decade – though only by a little.

November 10, 2016

 

U.S. Marines deliver supplies from a World Food Programme truck in Haiti on October 11.

Haiti Still Battling Hunger After Hurricane

The UN says Hurricane Matthew’s toll on food stores in Haiti has left 800,000 people hungry one month after the storm struck.

November 10, 2016

 

cows

Study: Climate And Health Benefit From Beef, Dairy Tax

An Oxford University study says taxing beef and dairy products at the cost of their impact on the climate will reduce emissions and improve consumer health.

November 4, 2016

 

chickens

Cage Free? Mass. Voters To Vote On Question 3

Massachusetts voters will determine whether their state will prohibit the sale of animal products raised in certain types of confinements.

November 3, 2016

 

A discarded bag of GMO seed corn displays a marketing slogan

Report Stirs Debate Over GMO Benefits

A New York Times investigation showing questionable gains from GMO crops over the last twenty years has sparked a new round of controversy.

November 2, 2016

 

vegetables roasting

Out With The Old Veggies, In With The Ratatouille

Collect all your last-of-the-summer veggies and make this big vat of ratatouille.

October 27, 2016

 

Packages of Dannon yogurt are marketed as

Farm Groups Blast Dannon For Pledge Against GMOs

A cluster of agriculture organizations has criticized Dannon’s plan to use fewer genetically modified ingredients, calling the move a “major step backward.”

October 26, 2016

 

mushroom risotto

Farro Risotto With Mushrooms

Farro makes a great substitute for rice in a risotto. Cook it ahead and this recipe whips up in no time.

October 24, 2016

 

chicken mushroom sandwich

Southern-Fried Chicken Mushroom Sandwich

Bright orange chicken mushrooms are all over Midwestern woods and farmers markets these days.

October 21, 2016

 

Glass Pepsi bottles are marked with

Pepsi Pledges To Cut Sugar In Drinks

PepsiCo this week announced new targets for reducing sugar, salt and fat drinks and snacks by 2025.

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