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October 12, 2014

 

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Best Of The Season: Portland

Here's a snapshot of the seasonal food scene in Portland as experienced through the city's farmers markets.

October 12, 2014

 

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Tradition Is As Sweet As Apple Cider At Musgrave Orchard

Not only does Musgrave Orchard get their apples from a local farm, they have kept the same cider press since 1935.

October 10, 2014

 

An organic food label at a Walmart store

How Serious Is Walmart’s Sustainable Food Push?

The nation’s largest grocer announced a program to curb its environmental footprint, but watchdogs are dubious amid a history of greenwashing.

October 9, 2014

 

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Report Finds GMOs Hidden In “Natural” Foods

Without labeling, how difficult is it to identify products containing GMOs?

October 7, 2014

 

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McDonald’s Japan To Post First Loss Ever After Food Scare

McDonald's Japan is still reeling from a food safety scandal that erupted when a video surfaced showing suppliers mishandling meat products.

October 7, 2014

 

A corn field in Texas withers from drought

Few Researchers Seeking Crop Solutions For Future Climate

Researchers are simulating future growing conditions to help predict climate change effects and stave off food-system challenges ahead.

September 30, 2014

 

Workers loading boxes of produce onto a palette.

USDA To Bolster Organic And Local Food With $52 Million

The USDA announced $52 million in grants to grow the organic industry and support food hubs.

September 25, 2014

 

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Farming In Retirement: J&P Heritage Farm

Jerry and Paula Perron of J&P Heritage Farm have grown their retirement hobby into a small, pork-producing business

September 25, 2014

 

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Share A Coke: Catchy Campaign Is Not Without Concerns

Did you share a Coke this summer? Coca-Cola's successful campaign featured names and social media promotion geared toward Millenials.

September 23, 2014

 

A bag of groceries containing Cheetos, fried pork skins, cookies, cheddar and bacon crackers, bananas, oranges and lettuce.

Companies In Calorie-Cutting Pact Sell Less Junk Food

A new study has shown that a group of food companies cut trillions of calories, mostly from junk food, but questions remain about the pact’s overall effect.

September 23, 2014

 

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Fruit May Reduce Stroke, Heart Disease Risk

The first of its kind in China, a major study of nearly 500,000 people finds that fruit consumption can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.

September 22, 2014

 

Protesters marching down 42nd street in Manhattan

NY Climate March Shines Spotlight On World Food Security

Global food security was among demonstrators' top concerns in New York on Sunday during the largest march in history to call for action on climate change.

September 18, 2014

 

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Farm Bill’s SNAP Cuts Affect Only Four States

Under a provision dubbed "heat and eat," 12 states have been able to circumvent SNAP cutbacks by providing heat assistance as well.

September 18, 2014

 

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Farm Bureau Considers Requirements For ‘Indiana Grown’ Label

Agriculture industry advocates plan to make recommendations to the legislature about how to label goods that are grown and produced locally.

September 13, 2014

 

Adam Sommer with local pork

‘Chef’s Challenge’ Is Community Kitchen’s Everyday Adventure

Planning meals at the Community Kitchen of Monroe County takes creativity and adaptability. Chefs competing in the 'Chef's Challenge' should take note!

September 11, 2014

 

curried lentils over tofu

Curried Lentils Bring The Heat And The Sweet

Lentils can get pretty boring after a while. This curried preparation gives them a little heat and a little sweet.

September 11, 2014

 

Children getting pizza for lunch at a school cafeteria

Report Shows US Obesity Rates High But Holding Steady

A new report found that obesity rates in most states have leveled off, with some states even showing a decrease among young children from low-income families.

September 10, 2014

 

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Study Compares Low-Carb To Low-Fat, Sparks Controversy

Low-carb appeared to be superior to low-fat for weight loss in a recent study. The results ignited comments from all sides of the diet debate.

September 9, 2014

 

Kids displaying a carrot, a beet and greens.

Garden Lessons Cause Kids To Crave Vegetables

A program in Boston is whetting kids’ appetites for local produce by taking them on a tour of the food system, from seed to market to plate.

September 8, 2014

 

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Perdue Goes Antibiotic-Free With Hatching Chicks

In what's considered a big step for the chicken industry, Perdue has announced most of its chickens are now antibiotic-free.

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