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August 28, 2015

 

Bloomington Hop Jockeys at Brewers Cup

Homebrewing 101 With The Bloomington Hop Jockeys

The Bloomington Hop Jockeys have been meeting since 2004 to promote Homebrewing in Southern Indiana.

August 28, 2015

 

table full of vegetables for sale

Are Farmers Markets Becoming A Tough Sell For Growers?

As farmers diversify how and where they sell their produce, more and more customers access local food without face-to-face interactions with growers.

August 27, 2015

 

Fruit expo attendees visit a Syngenta booth

Monsanto Drops Bid to Buy Syngenta

After months of negotiations, Monsanto announced on Wednesday that it would not try to purchase competitor Syngenta.

August 26, 2015

 

German field

Germany Begins GMO Ban; Scotland Urged To Rethink Ban

European Union nations have until October 3 to declare if they want to opt out of future genetically modified crops.

August 24, 2015

 

Food trucks in Louisville

Louisville Food Hub Cancels Biofuel Plans

After facing community opposition, plans for a massive new food hub in Louisville will no longer include a composting facility to turn food waste into energy.

August 21, 2015

 

Salmon swiming in an aquaculture pond

Fish Farming Still Saps Wild Fisheries

The farmed fish business is booming, but growing demand puts pressure on wild fisheries as fish farmers need to feed their increasing stock.

August 21, 2015

 

corn

Crop Insurance Claims Jump Due To Unusual Weather

Bloomberg News released a study showing crop insurance claims have jumped 48 percent, but analysts remind the season isn't over yet.

August 19, 2015

 

Puget Sound

Washington Drought Worst Since 1977

Seattle, Tacoma and Everett have put into place a voluntary water reduction call, asking residents to cut water usage by 10 percent.

August 13, 2015

 

Students stock shelves at a food pantry

Campus Food Banks Grow, Fight Stereotypes

The number of food banks serving students on college campuses has climbed in recent years as more students seek a road out of poverty.

August 13, 2015

 

United Soybean Board

Corn Harvest Expected To Drop 20 Percent From Last Year

The decline could hurt farmers, but high yields in other parts of the country mean grocery prices likely won't be impacted.

August 13, 2015

 

A bowl of chili peppers dries in the sun

Could Spicy Food Make You Live Longer?

New research has revealed a correlation between longer life and eating chili peppers.

August 5, 2015

 

cilantro

Cyclospora Outbreak Linked To Cilantro

384 people have reported illness in 26 states with cyclosporiasis—the disease caused by a single-cell parasite, cyclospora.

August 5, 2015

 

chickens in cages

Judge Strikes Down Idaho ‘Ag-Gag’ Law

"Ag-gag" laws outlaw undercover investigations of farms. What does the Idaho decision mean for the handful of other states with similar laws on the books?

August 1, 2015

 

ann in her garden

Gardening As We Age, “It’s Good For The Soul”

Ann Robins and Jean Bruce have not let knee replacements stop them from working in their gardens. They've learned to how make their gardens work for them.

July 31, 2015

 

A man sells eggs on the street in Mumbai, India

Vegetarian Elite In India Say No To Eggs In School Lunches

Vegetarian government leaders in India rejected a plan to add eggs to help feed malnourished children, drawing fire from advocates for the nation’s poor.

July 30, 2015

 

Stop and Shop

Ahold Becomes Largest Grocer To Join Fair Food Program

Ahold USA became the largest conventional grocer in America to partner with the CIW's Fair Food Program, ensuring better rights for farmworkers.

July 29, 2015

 

A finger track marks the first taste of a newly opened jar of peanut butter.

Prosecutors Seek Life Sentence For Tainted Peanut Butter

An executive with the Peanut Corporation of America faces a life sentence for covering up a salmonella outbreak blamed for nine deaths.

July 28, 2015

 

WTIU News

‘Farm To Food Bank’ Promises Fresh, Local Produce

Indiana's food banks are starting a new Farm to Food Banks program that aims to get more fresh produce to low-income Hoosiers.

July 28, 2015

 

ice cream

Fat, The Sixth Taste?

Introducing oleogustus: "oleo" is the Latin root word for fatty and "gustus" means taste.

July 27, 2015

 

Purdue Research Foundation

Purdue Salmonella Detection Technology Wins FDA Competition

A team of Purdue University researchers have developed a technology that detects salmonella more quickly than current methods.

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