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December 16, 2014

 

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Journey From New Farm To Organic Certification

As farmer Mike Record describes, organic farming isn’t just about growing healthy soil. It's about paperwork and red tape.

December 16, 2014

 

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Oregon GMO Labeling Supporters Admit Defeat

Measure 92 would have required raw and processed foods sold in the state of Oregon to be labeled if they contained genetically modified organisms.

December 15, 2014

 

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A Year Later, Food Banks Struggle With SNAP Cuts

Last November, food assistance recipients saw across-the-board cuts, causing more to turn to food banks to fill the gap.

December 13, 2014

 

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Rise’n Roll Bakery Adds Locations, Keeps Family Traditions

Each of the Rise 'n Roll Bakery locations share an important thing in common -- the Bontrager's family recipes.

December 10, 2014

 

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Louisville To Turn Food Desert Into Food Hub

Planners are hammering out the details of an ambitious food hub in Louisville, Kentucky aimed at fertilizing a budding local food system.

December 9, 2014

 

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McDonald’s Posts Sales Decline For 13th Consecutive Month

Americans are increasingly turning away from the Big Mac and to higher quality, "fast casual" options.

December 9, 2014

 

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Crafting Tea Culture One Cup At A Time

Townshend's Tea Company is steeped in tea culture with "decidedly Portland" ingredients.

December 8, 2014

 

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Immigration Order Affecting Farm Workers Under Siege

Seventeen states want to block an immigration order that advocates say would lift fear of deportation for up to 450,000 undocumented farm workers.

December 7, 2014

 

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Chris Vosters Find Comfort In Selling Kettle Corn

As farmer Chris Vosters navigates through the later stages of her life, she remains dedicated to serving her customers and cooking kettle corn.

November 29, 2014

 

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‘Tis The Season For Soup Sippin’

Bloomington, Indiana residents gathered at the Community Farmers' Market to taste soups made with local ingredients by local vendors.

November 26, 2014

 

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Reduce And Reuse Food This Thanksgiving

American consumers waste one-fifth of the food available to them. Here's how to reduce that figure this Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2014

 

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Calorie Counts Arriving On A Menu Board Near You

It's been a long time coming, but calorie counts will be arriving on menu boards at restaurants, groceries, theaters and most places that sell fresh food.

November 25, 2014

 

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Woodland Offers New Dorm Dining Experience At IU

Indiana University has made a moderinized approach at dorm dining with The Restaurants of Woodland.

November 21, 2014

 

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Study Says Home Cooking Means Healthier Eating

Researchers have shown that people who cook at home instead of eating out end up consuming less fat and fewer calories without even trying.

November 20, 2014

 

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Smaller Turkey Stock Likely Won’t Equal Higher Retail Prices

A spike in feed prices has resulted in rising wholesale meat costs, but that doesn't mean turkey will cost more this year.

November 19, 2014

 

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Is McDonald’s Just Saying No To GMO Potatoes?

McDonald's released a statement saying the company does not source genetically modified potatoes.

November 18, 2014

 

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“Defending Beef” Means More Grass

Author and rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman says her book "Defending Beef" is a constructive criticism of the beef industry.

November 13, 2014

 

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Is “Comfort Food” Really Comforting?

Trying to fight that bad mood with food? Think again.

November 11, 2014

 

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Vegan Mayo Start-Up Sued By Food Giant

Can egg-less mayonnaise really be called "mayo?" Unilever, maker of Hellmann's mayonnaise, is taking the issue to court.

November 6, 2014

 

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Berkeley Succeeds In Passing First Soda Tax

But another California city, San Francisco, saw its proposed law to tax sugary beverages go down in defeat.

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