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July 3, 2015

 

eggplant taco covered in cheese

Chipotle-Marinated Eggplant Tacos

Instead of throwing tofu, seitan or another meat-substitute on the grill this Fourth of July, use whole foods like eggplant to take the place of meat.

July 2, 2015

 

ingredients for carrot top pesto

Carrot Top Pesto

Yes, you can eat the tops on carrots! This pesto recipe helps you use up greens that you might normally throw in the compost.

July 2, 2015

 

van parked at a delivery site

Drive Along With Community Kitchen’s Summer Food Delivery

Throughout the summer, two vans from the Community Kitchen of Monroe County drive to nine low-income neighborhoods to deliver free breakfast or lunch to kids.

July 2, 2015

 

aidan kerr with his tomato plant

Food Values For Second Graders

Teaching kids about where their food comes from can be fun, rewarding and frustrating. We hear from two adults and the one child they tried to educate.

June 26, 2015

 

Wasted food sits in a dumpster

Food Companies Vow To Cut Food Waste In Half By 2025

A global consortium of 400 companies has pledged to curb food waste by half over the next decade.

June 25, 2015

 

A woman picks coffee in Aceh, Indonesia.

USDA Predicts Rebound For Global Coffee Crop

The USDA forecasts that the world’s overall coffee production will bounce back from a downward slope after record crops in key countries.

June 24, 2015

 

trix

General Mills Removes Artificial Colors, Flavors From Cereal

Spices and fruit and vegetable juices will make up the rainbow of colors when the new Trix cereal hits shelves.

June 24, 2015

 

A sign declares support for GMO labels in Oregon.

House Bill To Block State GMO Labels Gaining Ground

A House bill that would preempt states from passing their own GM label requirements could come up for a vote before the August recess.

June 23, 2015

 

jackie howard with root beer

Better-Than-Bottled Root Beer

Howard got the idea to make root beer when she met a farmer who sold sassafras bark. She describes her signature recipe as something similar to a sweet tea.

June 23, 2015

 

nestle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Nestlé Transforms Zero Water Factory

Nestlé announced it is transforming its California milk plant into a zero-water facility.

June 22, 2015

 

oreo in milk

What Will Take Trans Fats’ Place?

Trans fats will be phased out in three years—so what will take its place in cookies, frosting and donuts?

June 18, 2015

 

Farm workers picking corm in California

Computer Glitch Leaves Farm Workers Stranded

A computer glitch has prevented the U.S. from issuing temporary work visas for more than a week, barring hundreds of farm workers from leaving Mexico.

June 17, 2015

 

fries

Trans Fats To Be Phased Out Within Three Years, Says FDA

The FDA has given shelf-stable trans fats an expiration date. They must be phased out of the food system within three years.

June 11, 2015

 

crop

Monsanto Makes Bid For Swiss Seed Company Syngenta

In an effort to make the world's largest seed and pesticide company, Monsanto has offered to buy Syngenta. But the Swiss company isn't accepting -- yet.

June 10, 2015

 

A doughnut decorated with multicolored sprinkles

Dunkin’ Donuts Opens Door For Delivery

To the dismay of health advocates, Dunkin' Donuts is the latest fast food chain to consider home delivery services.

June 8, 2015

 

Food waste ferments in a compost bin

France Tackles Food Waste, Fight Goes Global

The French government has passed a law requiring supermarkets to give unsold food to charities. Activists are pressuring the UN to follow suit.

June 4, 2015

 

A sign on a door warns

Research Gives Hope To Food Allergy Sufferers

Researchers at Stanford are exposing small amounts of offending foods to those who suffer from food allergies to “train” immune systems to stop overreacting.

June 3, 2015

 

Broiler chickens on an organic farm

Foster Farms Joins Wave Against Antibiotics

California-based Foster Farms has announced it will cut back on antibiotics used to treat humans in its poultry.

June 2, 2015

 

turkeys

Indiana Trains Prisoners To Combat Avian Flu

The avian flu has killed about 10 percent of the nation's laying flock population.

May 28, 2015

 

box of produce

Green BEAN Grocery Delivery Service Expands To Bloomington

Green BEAN Delivery dropped off one ton of fresh produce to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

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