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November 24, 2015


Workers collect 500 pounds of Thanksgiving donations at a Navy food bank in Norco, CA in 2011.

Food Banks In Need Despite Decline In Hunger

Hunger in the U.S. is at a 7-year low, but food banks are seeing greater demand during the holiday season this year.

November 23, 2015



Obesity Rate Rises, Cornell Researchers Question Why

The obesity rate rises again. Well over one-third of adult Americans are obese. But a new Cornell study questions, is junk food really the cause?

November 22, 2015



Welsh Rarebit Or: How To Up Your Grilled Cheese Game

This rich cheese sauce can be enjoyed as a dip with toasted baguette or as a topper for toast.

November 20, 2015



‘Neurogastronomy:’ The Taste Of Smell

What if you could change the way your food tastes by manipulating smell?

November 19, 2015


atlantic salmon

Genetically Engineered Salmon Cleared For Human Consumption

The FDA made the announcement today, although it will likely be a while before the "frankenfish" hit supermarket shelves.

November 18, 2015



Rethink Deep Frying With Tempura Green Beans

Think about deep frying like this... You're immersing the green beans in a really hot environment and steaming them from the inside out.

November 17, 2015


Young domesticated turkeys explore an enclosure

Did Bird Flu Steal Thanksgiving?

The average price of turkey has increased 20 percent this year after the worst bird flu outbreak in U.S. history.

November 16, 2015


Produce in Han Market

FDA Releases Food Import Standards

As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the FDA released safety guidelines to ensure imported produce is held to the same standards as U.S. products.

November 16, 2015


Cans of fruit cocktail line shelves in a store

Should Schools Include Canned Food In ‘Fresh’ Snack Program?

A group of U.S. Senators want to expand a "fresh food" school snack program to include frozen, canned, dried and pureed fruits and vegetables.

November 13, 2015


potatoes smothered in rouille

Classic French Rouille With A Nontraditional Ingredient

The surprise in this recipe is the tofu. Just like any mayonnaise-type sauce, you can substitute tofu for oil.

November 13, 2015


Waiting in line at a food store

FDA Wants Your Help Defining ‘Natural’

Consumer advocacy groups have sounded the alarm for years about defining the word "natural" in natural foods, and the FDA is listening -- again.

November 12, 2015


A swirl tops a jar of peanut butter

Senator Takes Aim At Caffeinated Peanut Butter

A U.S. senator is calling for an investigation into caffeine-added foods after a company launched a new peanut butter brand with extra pep.

November 12, 2015


Courtesy of CSAB

CSAB: Cultivating Collectors, Feeding Artists

There’s a new way for visual artists to connect with patrons. The business model comes from an unlikely source -- the crop share.

November 10, 2015


hemp conference

Grassroots Group Hosts Hemp Symposium In Noblesville

The Indiana Hemp Industries Association hosted four speakers who talked about the many obstacles preventing hemp from going mainstream in the state.

November 9, 2015


hay bales

Why Traversing State Roads With Farm Machinery Isn’t Simple

For farmers, traveling on the road with machinery isn't always easy. Even something as short as a three-mile drive can be an ordeal.

November 5, 2015


Volunteers count pallets of donations at a food bank

Study Finds Many Food Pantries Need Safety Upgrades

New research has brought to light significant concerns about the way food pantries handle food and keep up to date with recalls.

November 5, 2015


Diverse E coli

E. coli Outbreak Shutters Chipotle Across Northwest

43 Chipotle restaurants have been closed following an outbreak of E. coli, while a ground beef outbreak has been traced to a Nebraska plant.

November 4, 2015


larry howard feeding pigs

The Problem With Pets In Farm Country

It's not just abandoned cats, dogs that kill animals. Farmer Larry Howard says area pets that are allowed to roam free have caused problems for his livestock.

November 2, 2015


Candy corns displayed in a bowl

Study Shows Fast Gains In Child Heath For Cutting Sugar

New evidence shows that obese children who cut back on sugar get significant health benefits after only ten days.

October 30, 2015


freda love smith and Red Velvet Underground

Baking Bread And Dropping Beats In “Red Velvet Underground”

Freda Love Smith's memoir chronicles her life as a rock drummer and food lover. She tells stories of how those two worlds have collided in some unexpected ways.

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