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January 4, 2016

 

Baby turkeys in barn

As Recovery Continues, Farmers Prepare For More Bird Flu

Another outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest remains likely, even if farms and public health systems are more prepared to deal with it.

January 3, 2016

 

chef bob adkins roasting lamb ribs

Think Small: Adobo Roasted Lamb Ribs

Lamb ribs are about half the size of a rack of baby back ribs, so this recipe is a good compromise if you're looking to cut your meat consumption this year.

December 28, 2015

 

Spice shop at Douz

What Made Your Plate In 2015 — And What’s Next In 2016?

From tacos to quinoa, some foods were everywhere in 2015. What will be the "it" foods of 2016?

December 26, 2015

 

Flourless Chocolate Torte

No need to go out for dessert. Make this restaurant-quality treat today and enjoy it after tomorrow's dinner.

December 26, 2015

 

Ellie Symes at beehive at hilltop garden and nature center

Nurturing A Dying Beehive Through Its Final Season

Ellie Symes tries to keep her emotions out of her beekeeping, but it's never easy to watch a hive struggle.

December 23, 2015

 

Mary Figeuroa's award-winning gingerbread house

That’s How The Gingerbread Crumbles

Mary Figeuroa is serious about making gingerbread houses and she has the awards to prove it. But does she have what it takes to win at Conner Prairie?

December 22, 2015

 

A City Harvest volunteer in New York rescues vegetables from garbage bins.

New App Rescues Wasted Food To Fight Hunger

A new food pantry database is connecting about two thousand food banks and partner agencies to ensure food donations end up getting used.

December 22, 2015

 

casey stuery at hoosier hills food bank

Tracking Food Donations, From Grocery Store To Soup Kitchen

Once food is marked for donation at groceries, it's a race to get it to hunger organizations around the area. Unfortunately, not all food survives the journey.

December 21, 2015

 

Amy Butler

Give The Gift Of A Homebrew Kit, Change A Life

Butler Winery & Homebrew shop sells dozens of basic homebrew kits this time of year, but overall sales are slumping. Are craft breweries to blame?

December 18, 2015

 

Eggs with packaging labeled

Watchdog Shows Cracks In Organic Egg Labeling

A consumer advocacy group reports that many farms that produce ‘organic’ eggs differ little from traditional industrial egg farms.

December 17, 2015

 

salmonella

Analyze Your Food With A Device That Fits In Your Pocket

Processes that were once the purview of specialty labs are now being put into pocket-sized products to give consumers the ability to analyze their foods.

December 15, 2015

 

broiled eggplant

Broiled Miso Eggplant With Tofu Salad

Don't like greasy eggplant? Here are some techniques for prepping it before you douse it in the sweet and spicy marinade.

December 13, 2015

 

Ears of corn hang on stalks

Chinese Company Eyes US GMO Market

With restrictions on GMO crops in China, a Beijing biotech firm is looking to test products for market in the United States.

December 10, 2015

 

phil christenson in his garden

Wet Weather Impacts Gardener’s Ability To Give

Food pantries can't rely on donations from people like Phil Christenson, because gardeners never know how much harvest will come up.

December 10, 2015

 

Empty Wal-Mart

Supermarkets Missing Mark In Food Deserts

A recent analysis found that of the 1,500 new supermarkets promised for food deserts by next year, only about 250 have opened in those neighborhoods so far.

December 9, 2015

 

Boston College

Chipotle Under Fire In Boston After Students Become Sick

80 students have fallen ill in Boston after eating at Chipotle, causing the restaurant chain to close another store during the investigation.

December 3, 2015

 

Cat food displayed on a grocery store shelf

Nestlé Acknowledges Slave Labor Used in Supply Chain

Following media reports on slavery in Thailand’s fishing industry, Nestlé commissioned a report that found abuses were likely in its own supply chain.

December 3, 2015

 

turkish red onion salad

Turkish Red Onion Salad

Serve this onion salad with toasted pita, tomatoes, goat cheese, olives and frisée.

December 2, 2015

 

cocoa pods

Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

Some big food companies, like Mars, are becoming increasingly vocal advocates for action on greenhouse gas emissions.

November 29, 2015

Traveling Dinner Party 

joshua ploeg in kitchen

All Are Welcome At Joshua Ploeg’s Pop-Up Vegan Cafe

What if cooks toured the country like musicians? And what if they gave their “performances” in your dining room? Joshua Ploeg is doing just that.

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