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January 26, 2017

 

apple with a bite taken out

Non-Browning GMO Apple To Hit Grocery Shelves Next Month

The world’s first non-browning genetically modified apple, called the Arctic Apple, is set to debut in select Midwestern grocery stores as early as Feb. 1.

January 25, 2017

 

three dips

Tahini Tofu Dip

Two types of tofu provide the body for this dip, while the tahini provides the flavor.

January 24, 2017

 

A worker holds fronds of sugar kelp

Kelp Is On The Way

Kelp and other seaweeds are poised to become the nation's next trendy superfood, and more farms could bring big benefits to coastal environments.

January 19, 2017

 

bald eagle

GOP Takes Aim At Endangered Species Act

GOP leaders have announced their intentions to roll back the Endangered Species Act, saying, "it has never been used for the rehabilitation of species."

January 19, 2017

 

produce

Organics Hope For A Boost With USDA Check-Off Program

Check-off programs pool money from organic food producers and handlers, and distribute the funds for organic food promotion, education, and research.

January 12, 2017

 

Amazon Fresh delivery truck is park on a curb

Grocers To Accept Food Stamps For Online Orders

The USDA plans to launch a pilot program to allow people to buy groceries online with food stamps.

January 12, 2017

 

bumblebee

Rusty Patched Bumblebee Newest Species On Endangered List

The number of rusty patched bumblebee colonies in the U.S. have fallen almost 87 percent in the past two decades.

January 9, 2017

 

jeff bailey

Young People Joining Agriculture Industry Face Tough Conditions

Young farmers are necessary to sustain the agricultural economy in the state, but they face a difficult farming environment.

January 3, 2017

 

Cover crops in South Dakota

Hoosier Farmers Increasingly Turning To Cover Crops

Hoosier farmers planted more than one million acres of cover crops this year, up from virtually none in 2004.

January 2, 2017

 

roasted garlic

Kitchen Basics: Roasted Garlic Aioli

Arlyn Llewellyn adds chipotles in adobo to her basic aioli to mirror the flavors in a veggie burger. If she's making a banh mi, it's Sriracha instead.

January 2, 2017

 

veggie panini

Love Heat? Make Arlyn Llewellyn’s Veggie Burger

Our first recipe of 2017 goes out to all of you who have made the promise to eat less meat in the new year. This veggie burger is vegan, spicy and hearty.

December 22, 2016

 

The South Portico, or

Food Regs Uncertain As White House Changes Hands

As the White House ramps up for a profound transition in January, many questions remain about the fate of food and agriculture legislation under new leadership.

December 22, 2016

 

Pigs on an organic farm

Study Says Pig Farms Speed Flu Season

New research indicates that massive hog farms in North Carolina serve as breeding grounds for flu bugs before they jump from pigs to humans.

December 22, 2016

 

shrimp

Tainted Asian Seafood Continues to Find Its Way Into U.S.

A new Bloomberg report says tainted seafood from China, long banned in the U.S., is being rerouted through other countries, like Malaysia and Ecuador.

December 21, 2016

 

Agrihood, planned community

Detroit Grows First Urban ‘Agrihood’

The agrihood includes gardens, an orchard, free produce for local organizations, and agriculture education.

December 11, 2016

 

French fries frying in a pan

Study Says American Cholesterol Levels Are Down

A new study found average cholesterol levels in the U.S. dropped significantly from 1999 to 2014, possibly due to phasing out of trans fats in foods.

December 8, 2016

 

Farmers pick sweet potatoes at Kirby Farms in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

White House Launches Plan To Boost Soil Health

The White House has announced plans to expand research, programs and classroom education to stem erosion and degradation of US topsoil.

December 6, 2016

 

The smoke bombs are burned to release the acid inside.

Crane Demilitarization Plant Turns Smoke Bombs Into Fertilizer

A new process takes smoke bombs and transforms them into phosphoric acid that then goes on to be fertilizer.

December 5, 2016

 

catfish in foil with vegetables

Catfish, Shiitakes Party In A Foil Boat

Some people say catfish has a muddy flavor; I prefer to call it earthy. This preparation mutes the catfish flavor with ginger, garlic and sesame oil.

December 2, 2016

 

Honey bees tend to larvae in a hive.

Science Says Bee Brood Is Good Grub

A new study makes the case for using bee grubs wasted in honey farming as a protein-rich food source for the future.

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