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May 27, 2016

 

A package of cream cheese is stamped

Congress Tackles Murky Expiration Dates

In an effort to curb food waste, the U.S. Senate and House have introduced bills to standardize date labeling across the country.

May 26, 2016

 

Frozen vegetables line a supermarket freezer.

Food Recalls Expand Amid Listeria Outbreak

Another outbreak of listeria has caused a recall to expand to include 360 frozen foods under more than 42 brand names.

May 26, 2016

 

Bayer

Monsanto Says No To $62 Billion Bayer Buyout

The agrochemical giant rejected Bayer's offer, but says it's open to further negotiations with the German pharmaceutical company.

May 19, 2016

 

A box of Rice Krispies carries a 'gluten free' label on a supermarket shelf

Doctor: Don’t Make Your Kids Go Gluten-Free

A pediatrician is warning that parents should not put children on a gluten free diet unless they really need it.

May 19, 2016

 

bees on honeycomb

Buzzkill: Surveys Say Bee Colonies Continue To Decline

According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service survey, varroa mites were the top colony stressor for beekeeping operations with five or more colonies.

May 17, 2016

 

eggs-cheese-tomatoes

Breakfast Bake Of Eggs, Cheese, Tomatoes And Greens

This dish will look like a crustless pizza when it comes out of the oven. The cheese curds and eggs create a base for the tomatoes and greens.

May 17, 2016

 

school lunch line

Why Free School Lunches Might Be Harder To Get Soon

If the bill is passed, 120 Indiana schools with about 60,000 students would no longer be eligible to participate in the federal school lunch program.

May 15, 2016

 

meat

Minnesota Team Grows Faster, Less Expensive Lab Meat

A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota created a lab-grown meatball with $18,000 in under 21 days.

May 13, 2016

 

salted radishes

Rooftop Radish Pickles

Hands up if your garden is producing more radishes than you know what to do with. This pickle recipe is here to help.

May 12, 2016

 

Mirangue made from legume water decorates a vegan lemon pie

Chickpea Meringues Sweeten Vegan Plates

An Indiana software engineer has whipped up a frothy vegan alternative to egg whites.

May 12, 2016

 

bulgur wheat salad

Bulgur Salad With All The Fixin’s

Learn how to cook bulgur, also called cracked wheat. Then throw together a salad with bulgur, cucumber, tofu, sunflower seeds and fresh herbs.

May 12, 2016

 

Recycling receptacles line a curb in South Korea

South Korea Curbs Food Waste With Hi-Tech Tracking

South Korea’s RFID garbage metering system has reduced food waste by hundreds of thousands of tons over the last few years.

May 12, 2016

 

boxes of Kind Bars

FDA Is Re-Evaluating The Nutty Definition Of ‘Healthy’ Food

Under current rules, foods containing more than 3 grams of fat per serving can't call themselves "healthy" on labels.

May 11, 2016

 

Soda

Philly Soda Tax Campaign Finds Friend In Bloomberg

Former New York City Michael Bloomberg is pledging his money and support for the proposed Philadelphia soda tax.

May 11, 2016

 

Cows in stalls

White County CAFO Rule Would Be First Of Its Kind In Indiana

The rule would be the first in the state to designate a mandatory distance between confined animal feeding operations and waterways.

May 10, 2016

 

gardener's breakfast salad with poached eggs

Practice Your Poaching With This Gardener’s Breakfast

It’s not quite tomato season yet, but keep this recipe in your back pocket. Cherry tomatoes will start popping up before you know it.

May 5, 2016

 

A sign warns park visitors about recent glyphosate spraying in a New York City park

EPA Yanks Report Saying Glyphosate Is Not A Cancer Risk

The EPA says it was not ready to post a report that appeared on its website last week declaring weedkiller glyphosate unlikely to cause cancer in humans.

May 5, 2016

 

Cheese

Cheese: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

Good for your taste buds, bad for the economy: U.S. has its largest cheese surplus in over 30 years.

May 5, 2016

 

turkeys in poultry barn

Final Dubois Co. Quarantine Lifted After Avian Flu Outbreak

The lifting of the quarantine means Dubois County has been avian-flu free for 90 days.

May 5, 2016

 

beet, pear, fennel salad

Beets, From Seed To Salad

Here's a primer for growing beets, roasting beets and serving them in a salad.

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