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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



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.

September 16, 2016



The Cost Of Living With Food Allergies

Stephanie Montgomery and her son both have food allergies. When she refills the prescription for her family's EpiPens, the trip may cost her well over $600.

September 15, 2016


A USDA microbiologist adds reagents to test for E. coli in Athens, Georgia.

Food Safety Rules Slowly Paying Off

Despite food recalls and disease outbreaks frequently making headlines, data is showing that cases of foodborne illness are slowly declining.

September 15, 2016



Monsanto Accepts $66 Billion Bayer Offer

Together, Bayer and Monsanto will create the largest crop supply company in the world.

September 12, 2016


Dungeness Crabs wriggle in a crab pot

California Crabbers Hope For Better Season

Toxic algae blooms put a pinch on this year's Dungeness crab harvest in California, but signs say the fishery could bounce back this year.

September 8, 2016



Monsanto Rejects New Bayer Bid, Talks “Nearing Consensus”

The German pharmaceutical and crop chemical company’s most recent offer to acquire Monsanto was $65 million, a 2 percent increase on its previous offer.

September 8, 2016


seaweed farming

U.N.: Seaweed Production Needs More Regulations

A new report from the U.N. shows little regulation of the seaweed industry and growing concern for the spread of diseases that can disrupt ecological balance.

September 6, 2016


three kids with allergy wristbands

For These Kids, Food Allergies Lead To Struggle, Opportunity

Reporter Alexis Daily speaks with kids with food allergies about looking on the bright side of an inconvenient situation.

September 1, 2016


cattle feeding

USDA: New Non-GMO Label Rules for Poultry, Beef Products

The federal agency says beef and poultry products may now be labeled as "non-GMO."

September 1, 2016



Study: Mussels Disappearing From New England Waters

Last week, thousands of dead mussels washed up on the shore of Long Island.

August 31, 2016


bear wood sculpture

At Fair Time, Chainsaws Create A Buzz

From carnival barkers and Ferris wheels, to snorts and moos of livestock, county fairs are noisy affairs. Add to the din this season: chainsaws buzzing.

August 30, 2016



Why The USDA Is Buying $20 Million Worth Of Cheese

The federal agency is buying 11 million pounds of cheese to combat a weak market and stock food banks across the country.

August 26, 2016


finch's chanterelle pasta

Pasta With Chanterelles And Sugar Snap Peas

Chef Jeff Finch adds a couple special ingredients to make this pasta dish extraordinary -- corn stock and roasted heirloom tomato puree.

August 25, 2016


indian style cucumber yogurt salad

Calling All Cucumbers

Sick of pickles? Chef Corbin Morwick's salad of Indian spices, tomatoes and onions is a great way to switch up your cucumber game.

August 24, 2016


milk cartons

Casein Casings: The Newest Food Packaging

Casein is a milk protein that is 500 times as effective as plastic at preventing food spoilage.

August 22, 2016



Recipe: Finch’s Chanterelle Frittata

Brunchers won't have many more chances to enjoy Jeff Finch's chanterelle frittata. It's available only as long as foragers provide him with fresh mushrooms.

August 18, 2016



Study: Vegan Diet Less Sustainable Than Previously Thought

The study confirms that a diet incorporating some meat and animal products may feed more people around the globe.

August 15, 2016


hops in hand

Indiana Hops Farmers Go All-In On Trendy Specialty

The booming craft beer industry is encouraging more and more upstart Indiana growers to invest long-term in hops.

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