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June 23, 2016

 

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Report Says Organic Seed Stocks Falling Short Of Demand

A new report says organic seed supply is not keeping up with growing demand for organic produce.

June 23, 2016

 

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When Food Packages Get Smaller, Profits Get Bigger

Offering foods in smaller packages gives companies the appearance of concern for consumer health, while allowing them to charge more per fluid ounce.

June 16, 2016

 

A piece of salmon is displayed on a plate

In Chile, Use Of Antibiotics In Salmon Hits 9-Year High

Salmon producers in Chile increased their use of antibiotics last year despite international pressure.

June 16, 2016

 

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North Dakotans Vote To Keep Corporate Ag Out

A bill enacted last year overturned a previous ban on corporate farming in the state that had been in effect since 1932.

June 15, 2016

 

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Baked Vegetable Cups With Eggs

While you wait for your breakfast to bake, whip up a quick pico de gallo or tomato sauce to drizzle on top.

June 15, 2016

 

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UPDATE: Philly Now Largest City With Approved Soda Tax

The Philadelphia City Council voted last week in favor of a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sodas and other artificially sweetened drinks.

June 10, 2016

 

spaghetti squash tomato sauce

Spaghetti Squash Two Ways

Get the hype started early for spaghetti squash. It'll be another several weeks before it makes its market debut, but we're already excited about these recipes.

June 10, 2016

 

Grain

No Room At The Bin: Wheat Surpluses Largest Since 1988

Already existing grain surpluses combined with a nearly 30 percent increase this year means farmers are losing money and places to store grain.

June 9, 2016

 

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Goodbye Glyphosate? EU Says No To Chemical Sale Extension

An EU proposal to extend the sale of the chemical in Monsanto's Roundup has failed to garner enough support in the EU.

June 9, 2016

 

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USDA Extends Comment Deadline For Organic Meat Rules

Heads of agriculture committees in both chambers of Congress got their request for more time to gather comments about “certified organic” labels.

June 5, 2016

 

Tomatoes from Canada, Mexico, and Florida

In Search Of Tastier Supermarket Tomatoes

More than half of supermarket tomatoes now are grown in greenhouses or "shade-houses," and flavor is improving.

June 3, 2016

 

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FDA Guidelines Target The Sodium Hiding In Our Diets

Most of the salt we consume is in our food before it hits the table. The FDA is leaning on the food industry to voluntarily reduce sodium in processed foods.

June 3, 2016

 

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Invasive Asian Carp Found Spawning In Great Lakes Tributary

A graduate student at the University of Toledo in Ohio discovered grass carp eggs last summer in the Sandusky River, which flows into Lake Erie.

June 2, 2016

 

The chairperson of a small farmer's co-operative in Northern Uganda holds a handful of harvested finger millet.

Study Says Climate Change Increases Food Toxins

A new United Nations report shows that food crops produce more toxins as they adapt to changing weather, a problem that will worsen as global temperatures rise.

June 2, 2016

 

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Which Ware? Choosing The Best Disposable Utensils

Choosing the best reusable tableware for your summer cookouts comes down to two factors: production and environmental impact.

June 2, 2016

 

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Congressman: Restricting School Lunch Would Save Feds Money

Todd Rokita argued the government should cut back on free school lunch programs when he attended Wednesday’s State Board of Education Meeting.

June 1, 2016

 

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Swarm Of Bees Free To A Good Home (If You Can Catch Them)

This has been an especially active swarm season in southern Indiana, thanks to record high temperatures earlier this spring.

June 1, 2016

 

Pollen balls

Bees Exposed To More Pesticides Than Previously Thought

A new study from Purdue University looks at how non-crop plants expose honeybees to pesticides.

May 27, 2016

 

A package of cream cheese is stamped

Congress Tackles Murky Expiration Dates

In an effort to curb food waste, the U.S. Senate and House have introduced bills to standardize date labeling across the country.

May 26, 2016

 

Frozen vegetables line a supermarket freezer.

Food Recalls Expand Amid Listeria Outbreak

Another outbreak of listeria has caused a recall to expand to include 360 frozen foods under more than 42 brand names.

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