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February 4, 2016

 

KFC and McDonald's signs are displayed over a road in Xiamen, China.

U.S. Company Disputes China Court Ruling On Meat Scandal

A U.S. food company has rejected the decision of a Chinese court saying the company broke food safety laws.

February 4, 2016

 

Salmon swimming upstream

U.S. Temporarily Bans Import Of GE Salmon

The FDA has blocked the import of genetically modified salmon until the agency publishes final label guidelines.

February 3, 2016

 

Egg salad

Hellmann’s Creates Vegan ‘Mayo’

Over a year ago, Hellmann's took issue with the term "mayo" for an egg-free spread. Now, they've decided to make their own.

February 1, 2016

 

Terry Work

The Clock Is Ticking For A Million Food Stamp Recipients

For unemployed adults in 22 states, they have two months to find a job or lose their food assistance.

January 29, 2016

 

A pile of snow adorns the home of Maine's state legislature

Maine Mulls Standalone GMO Label Law

Lawmakers in Maine want to remove a provision in the state's GMO label law that makes it dependent on passage of similar laws in other states.

January 28, 2016

 

bowl of apples

New GMO Apple Could Hit Shelves Soon

Almost a year after the first two genetically modified varieties of non-browning apples were approved for market, a new Fuji variety could join them.

January 22, 2016

 

Fishermen unloading buckets of fish from their boats in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Report: Not So Many Fish In The Sea

A new study indicates that global fishing operations have depleted stocks by much more than officially reported.

January 21, 2016

 

students at salad bar

Senate Nears Compromise On School Nutrition Rules

The deal OK'd by a key Senate panel preserves stricter school nutrition standards enacted since 2010, but it gives schools more leeway in implementing them.

January 21, 2016

 

turkeys in poultry barn

400,000 Birds Killed, What’s Next In Avian Flu Outbreak?

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is partnering with the USDA to address the ongoing outbreak of avian flu in Dubois County.

January 19, 2016

 

Turkeys

Update: Efforts To Contain Avian Flu Appear To Be Working

It could take some time to contain what state health officials are describing as one of the worst avian flu outbreaks to hit Indiana.

January 14, 2016

 

Fish are raised in coastal net pens off the coast of Maine.

U.S. Approves Industrial Offshore Fish Farms

New rules clear the way for industrial fish farming in the Gulf of Mexico, a move environmental groups say would threaten an ecosystem already under siege.

January 11, 2016

 

New York Salt Warning

Salt Battle In New York Threatens To Spill Over

A court battle over salty food warnings is heating up in New York and could set the tone for other food label initiatives across the country.

January 11, 2016

 

Campbell Soup Headquarters

Campbell’s Announces Support For Mandatory GMO Labeling

In a victory for pro-labeling supporters, Campbell Soup Company announced it supports mandatory labeling of GMOs.

January 11, 2016

 

ear of corn

TPP Could Mean More Global Trade Of GMOs

TPP would make it harder for countries to prevent GMOs from entering their markets if they’re already approved in the U.S.

January 8, 2016

 

alicia sweet holding barrel of kombucha

For Kombucha, Going Commercial Means Getting Creative

Homebrewers run into trouble scaling up their production because there isn’t equipment specifically made to accommodate the unique requirements of kombucha.

January 7, 2016

 

A customer shops for packaged meat at a supermarket

Consumer Groups Vow To Fight Meat Label Repeal

Consumer groups are rearing for a fight in 2016 after Congress repealed a law that required an animal's country of origin on packages of meat.

January 7, 2016

 

two groups of foods

Dietary Guidelines Crack Down On Sugar, Red Meat Gets A Pass

The new guidelines have implications for federal nutrition policy, influencing everything from school lunches to advice you get at a doctor's office.

January 7, 2016

 

Rain

Farmers See Mixed Results From Warm Winter Weather

It was an unseasonably warm December in some parts of the Midwest. What does that mean for farmers?

January 7, 2016

 

Mormon Island

Farmers Lease Water In New Nebraska Program

Nebraska irrigates more farmland than any state and a lot of that water is pumped from underground. A new program may help both farmers and endangered species.

January 6, 2016

 

salmon croquettes

It’s Fry Time With Salmon Croquettes

Moisture is your friend in this recipe. It will give you croquettes that are crispy on the outside but creamy and fluffy on the inside.

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