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March 22, 2017

 

Chicken

Tech Startup Debuts “Clean” Poultry Products

Memphis Meats makes nuggets and tenders using self-reproducing cells, taken from live animals and grown in laboratory-based bioreactor tanks.

March 21, 2017

 

Sausage hangs in a shop in Brazil

Brazil Raids Bust Meat Companies Accused Of Bribery

Police in Brazil raided two major meat companies after allegations that workers had bribed officials to overlook rotten and tainted meat.

March 20, 2017

 

Meals on Wheels

Studies Show Meals On Wheels Cuts Medicare, Medicaid Costs

A 2013 review of studies found the average cost of a one-month nursing home stay is the same as providing home-delivered meals five days a week for seven years.

March 16, 2017

 

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue

Questions Linger Over Ag Secretary Nominee

Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, has pledged to sever business ties amid ongoing delays in his confirmation.

March 16, 2017

 

pine needles

How To Make Pine Needle Tea

You can identify a white pine tree by its clusters of five needles per bunch.

March 9, 2017

 

A portable gluten detector sits next to a breakfast plate

Portable Gadget Tests Food For Allergens

A much-anticipated portable device for detecting gluten in food has hit the market.

March 9, 2017

 

chickens

China Reports Worst Bird Flu Season On Record

China has confirmed 460 cases of the H7N9 bird flu virus since last October, the most of any season since the first human case was reported in 2013.

March 2, 2017

 

Soda

Philadelphia Soda Sales Drop To Half After Soda Tax

The tax, implemented on Jan. 1, is aimed at curbing soda consumption while generating revenue for city infrastructure and education projects.

February 27, 2017

 

KIND bars

KIND Gesture: CEO Pledges $25 Million To “Feed The Truth”

Feed The Truth enlists food activists, scholars and scientists to fight misguiding labels, and biased or industry-funded science.

February 23, 2017

 

Cows are milked at a dairy facility

Dairy Group Pushes State-Sponsored Visas

Dairy industry groups want to allow states to sponsor their own visas for foreign workers.

February 23, 2017

 

People shop at a vegetable market in Port Vila, Vanuatu

Vanuatu Goes Local To Fight Obesity

The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is planning a partial ban on imported high-energy junk foods that spur obesity.

February 13, 2017

 

spray plane

Chlorpyrifos: Linked To Autism, Still On The Market

The safety of chlorpyrifos has been in question for almost three decades. The next step is an outright ban by the EPA, though it's unclear if that will happen.

February 10, 2017

 

dan and kate williamson

Dan Williamson Wanted To Be A Dad, So His Chef Hat Had To Go

Dan Williamson revisits his days as a professional chef with Stuffed Mushrooms With Tomato Coulis and Zucchini Hash.

February 9, 2017

 

Egg-laying hens are confined in cages

Egg Farm Charged Under New Animal Cruelty Law

A chicken ranch in southern California is facing animal cruelty charges that could test a new law banning extreme confinement.

February 2, 2017

 

Packaged meat is displayed at a grocery chain.

Refugee Restrictions Could Hamper Meat Companies

President Donald Trump’s suspension of refugee arrivals could cut into a key labor source for meatpacking firms that depend on foreign-born workers.

February 2, 2017

 

Andrew Puzder looks on at FreedomFest last year at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Groups Call For Senate To Oppose Labor Secretary Pick

A coalition of food, farm and labor organizations wants the US Senate to block President Trump’s fast-food CEO choice for Secretary of Labor.

February 2, 2017

 

Roundup

California Judge OKs Roundup Cancer Label

California will be the first state to label the controversial chemical glyphosate, declared safe by the EPA, and "probably carcinogenic to humans" by the IARC.

February 2, 2017

 

Migrant workers

U.S.-Mexico Wall Will Cost Americans More For Food

Requiring Mexican growers to pay more for exporting their goods to the U.S. will only lead to higher prices for American consumers.

January 26, 2017

 

Shoppers stand in line for government subsidized products in March 2014.

U.S. Congress Mull Venezuela Sanctions For Food Corruption

Lawmakers are proposing sanctions against Venezuela after an investigation found officials profited from food relief amid widespread starvation.

January 26, 2017

 

chickens

China’s Newest Food Safety Method: Robot Chicken Nannies

Eighteen humanoid robots monitor 3 million Charoen Pokphand Group chickens for signs of food-borne illnesses and bird flu.

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