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October 21, 2016

 

Glass Pepsi bottles are marked with

Pepsi Pledges To Cut Sugar In Drinks

PepsiCo this week announced new targets for reducing sugar, salt and fat drinks and snacks by 2025.

October 20, 2016

 

flooded lagoons

Hurricane Matthew Latest Catastrophic Event To Hit N.C. CAFOs

Hurricane Matthew floodwaters killed millions of chickens and pigs and potentially flooded lagoons that retain millions of pounds of hog waste.

October 18, 2016

 

wasabi

Wasabi Is The “Hardest Plant To Grow,” Just As Hard To Find

Somewhere between 90 and 95 percent of wasabi sold in restaurants is fake. It’s just a mixture of horseradish, green food coloring and dry mustard.

October 17, 2016

 

A worker holds a handful of blueberries

Berry Pickers Form Union, Taste Victory

Berry pickers in Washington state have formed one of the first farmworker unions to come along in many years.

October 13, 2016

 

okra curry

Okra And Chickpea Curry

Coconut milk instead of cream makes this curry vegan.

October 12, 2016

 

wheat berry salad

Wheat Berry Salad With Late Summer Vegetables

Over the next few weeks, we'll share recipes that work well with your late-summer veggies. Today, we combine zucchini and cherry tomatoes with wheat berries.

October 12, 2016

 

Chickens

Perdue Goes Antibiotic-Free

The announcement marks the end of 14 years of efforts to eliminate antibiotics in Perdue's chicken products.

October 10, 2016

 

Tom Troxel

In Rural Indiana, Farm Veterinarians In Short Supply

Indiana's 200 or so veterinarians do a lot of driving, and starting in January, they'll need to do even more.

October 7, 2016

 

peppered persimmon donuts

Rainbow Bakery’s Peppered Persimmon Donuts

When it comes to donut glaze, consistency is everything. Lisa Dorazewski explains why persimmons were especially tricky to turn into a donut topping.

October 7, 2016

 

cooking at home

Lower Food Prices Keep People Cooking At Home

Low prices at grocery stores have created the largest gap between restaurant and grocery prices in the last decade.

October 6, 2016

 

A harvester deposits corn into a storage bin.

Farm Groups Reject Proposed Atrazine Rules

Farmers’ associations are fighting proposed EPA restrictions on the herbicide atrazine, saying new rules would drive up costs and reduce yields.

October 5, 2016

 

persimmon sweet potato pudding

There’s Sweet Potato In My Persimmon Pudding

It's time you upgraded your traditional persimmon pudding recipe.

October 4, 2016

 

yellow-faced bee

Bees Added To U.S. Endangered Species List For 1st Time

Seven species of the yellow-faced bee, which is the only bee native to Hawaii, have been designated as endangered.

October 3, 2016

 

spicy okra pickles

Spicy Pickled Okra

We want to make these spicy, so in addition to red pepper flakes and smoked paprika, we're adding a generous dash of Sichuan peppercorns.

September 30, 2016

 

paw paw bread and butter

Midwestern Paw Paw Quick Bread

It's Indiana Banana season! Think of this recipe like a banana bread with paw paws instead.

September 29, 2016

 

Rain falls on a McDonald's restaurant.

LA Teachers Join Call To End ‘McTeacher Nights’

A teacher’s union in Los Angeles has added to the list of educators who want to stop school fundraisers at McDonalds.

September 28, 2016

 

growing places indy

Bill Would Extend Farm Safety Net To Urban Growers

A Michigan senator is introducing legislation that would let urban farmers access the traditional agricultural safety net.

September 26, 2016

 

Chickens participate in a program to improve organic standards

Top Fast Food Chains Using Less Meat Raised With Antibiotics

A consortium of consumer, health and environment groups has ranked 25 fast food chains for transparency and their use of meat raised with antibiotics.

September 22, 2016

 

MRSA

Study: MRSA Transmitted Through Poultry Consumption

George Washington University researchers say they found a new strain of MRSA transmitted to people through consumption of infected poultry.

September 19, 2016

 

A street cart sells halal food to customers in New York

Halal Food Sales Growing in U.S.

Demand for halal food has increased in recent years, reaching $1.9 billion between August 2015 and August 2016.

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