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August 24, 2016

 

milk cartons

Casein Casings: The Newest Food Packaging

Casein is a milk protein that is 500 times as effective as plastic at preventing food spoilage.

August 22, 2016

 

frittata

Recipe: Finch’s Chanterelle Frittata

Brunchers won't have many more chances to enjoy Jeff Finch's chanterelle frittata. It's available only as long as foragers provide him with fresh mushrooms.

August 18, 2016

 

chickens

Study: Vegan Diet Less Sustainable Than Previously Thought

The study confirms that a diet incorporating some meat and animal products may feed more people around the globe.

August 15, 2016

 

hops in hand

Indiana Hops Farmers Go All-In On Trendy Specialty

The booming craft beer industry is encouraging more and more upstart Indiana growers to invest long-term in hops.

August 12, 2016

 

A half-rolled yoga mat lies on a floor

Fast Food Companies Quietly Drop Yoga-Mat Chemical

Two years ago Subway removed a chemical used in yoga mats and other industrial products from its bread. Others have too, but why don’t they brag about it?

August 11, 2016

 

pig farm

Chicago Tribune: Illinois Pork Production Regulation Flawed

The Tribune found the regulatory system designed to protect rural communities actually exploits state laws to build more facilities that mass-produce pork.

August 8, 2016

 

berries

Driscoll’s Berry Pickers Organize Boycotts, Protests

Workers at Sakura Bros. farms in Washington state are locked in a years-long battle with their employer for better working condition and wages.

August 4, 2016

 

vicki pierce

Vicki Pierce: “What Has Changed Is The Way We Feed Kids”

As the Community Kitchen of Monroe County prepares for the 10th annual Chef's Challenge, Executive Director Pierce reflects on how her organization has evolved.

August 4, 2016

 

Packages of chicken and other meats line the shelves of a supermarket

Poultry Company Calls Antibiotics-Free Labels A ‘Gimmick’

The country’s third-largest poultry producer has launched an ad campaign to defend its use of antibiotics and slam competitors for using “misleading” labels.

August 4, 2016

 

4-H participant and cow

As Agriculture Modernizes, County Fairs Work To Keep Pace

It's fair season in Indiana. This means lots of 4-H activities happening around the state -- but they might not be the ones you're picturing.

August 4, 2016

 

food

Study Says Grocery Tax Affects Low-Income Families

The three states with the highest level of food insecurity are Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama - and all three states have a high grocery tax in place.

August 2, 2016

 

Ripe summer hops good for making beer

Hop Growers Cheer Craft Brewers For Saving Ailing Industry

The spike in demand for small-batch beers has infused new life into small, family owned hop farms that were teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.

August 2, 2016

 

Cypress tress in wetlands

Indiana Conservation Practices Affect Gulf Of Mexico

Nutrient runoff isn’t a concern in Indiana because nutrients move away with water. When they settle in Lake Erie, for instance, is when they become a problem.

August 2, 2016

 

soybeans

How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas

A new type of genetically engineered crop is tempting farmers to use a weedkiller illegally. The illicit chemical use has damaged nearby crops.

July 28, 2016

 

A Gold Medal sign towers over a flour mill

Flour Recall Expands As E. Coli Outbreak Claims More Victims

General Mills has recalled an additional 15 million pounds of flour after investigators found a second strain of E. coli in samples.

July 28, 2016

 

Coffee beans ripen on the bush

Coffee Flour Grinds Down Food Waste

A new startup is making an edible product out of fruit pulp from coffee plants that farmers usually dump.

July 27, 2016

 

cut spring onions

Slice, Dice, Chop, Julienne: Does The Cut Change The Flavor?

When it comes to produce, the answer is yes, experts tell us. But the reasons are complicated and sometimes mysterious.

July 23, 2016

 

blueberries

For Pickers, Blueberries Mean Easier Labor But More Upheaval

Many farm workers call blueberries their favorite crop to pick, but it's a short season, and workers and their families have to keep moving.

July 20, 2016

 

beet pickled deviled eggs

Why Are Those Deviled Eggs Pink?

Because they've been pickled with beets, that's why! Chef Arlyn Llewellyn's pickled deviled eggs taste as spectacular as they look.

July 19, 2016

 

French chef Stephane Jégo (left) poses with Syrian refugee chef Mohammad El Khaldy

In Paris, Refugee Chefs Show What They Have To Offer

In a weeklong festival, refugee chefs teamed up with their French counterparts to serve up feasts that fuse their culinary traditions.

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