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May 2, 2016

 

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Kitchen Basics: Lentils

You're never too busy to throw on a pot of lentils. Here's how to cook dinner in under 20 minutes.

April 28, 2016

 

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Organic Frozen Foods On The List Of Recent Recalls

Due to the long shelf life of frozen foods, officials are encouraging consumers to check their frozen products.

April 27, 2016

 

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Plateau But No Decline: Child Obesity Rates Hold Steady

A new study finds 33 percent of American children are overweight. But researchers hope the findings don't overshadow the success stories out there.

April 25, 2016

 

farm machine

For Farmers, Every Planting Season Is A High Stakes Bet

As farmers put seeds in the ground -- and their confidence in another season -- they know they get just one shot at making their business profitable this year.

April 21, 2016

 

Honey pours over a spoon into a bowl

Study Finds Sweeteners Are Equally Bad For You

A USDA study - partially funded by the honey industry - found no significant health differences between consuming honey, corn syrup or refined sugar.

April 21, 2016

 

hunting for morels in a forest

After Fires In West, Mushroom Hunters ‘Chase The Burn’

Foragers are now scouring the hills in California in search of black morels — prized mushrooms which grow in land ravaged by forest fires.

April 21, 2016

 

A farmer sprays agricultural chemicals on a field

Europe Bans Herbicides Linked To Cancer And Infertility

The European Commission has put a moratorium on the use of two weed killers that disrupt human hormones.

April 21, 2016

 

White mushrooms

GMO Fungus Could Soon Be Among Us

A genetically modified mushroom could soon hit grocery store shelves, without governmental regulation or oversight.

April 18, 2016

 

A combine works a feed corn field

Acreage For GMO Crops Shrinks in 2015

A new report says the amount of land used to grow genetically modified food declined last year for the first time in two decades.

April 15, 2016

 

Salmon

GMO Salmon Production Expanding In Canada

AquaBounty wants to repurpose a 38-year-old fish hatchery on Prince Edward Island to support its growing GMO salmon operation.

April 14, 2016

 

Food from a USAID-funded program arrives in Port au Prince, Haiti.

US House Passes Global Food Security Plan

The US House passed a 5-year food security bill aimed at fighting hunger and malnutrition in developing countries.

April 14, 2016

 

Kelly Nissen

Feeding Bacteria To Livestock Could Cut Antibiotic Use

Beneficial bacteria can help prevent you (or a cow) from getting sick. If they protect the animals from infection, farmers will need fewer antibiotics.

April 13, 2016

 

bee on a dandelion

Garden Giant Ditches Class Of Pesticides That May Harm Bees

Ortho is part of the Miracle-Gro family. The company says it decided to phase out neonics from its home and garden products.

April 12, 2016

 

asian carp

Eating Away Indiana’s Asian Carp Problem

The invasive Asian carp reproduce rapidly, allowing them to take over waterways. Indiana's DNR hopes to encourage more fishermen to harvest the fish for food.

April 12, 2016

 

A salt chaker displayed on a grate

Watchdog Calls For Revised Salt Guidelines

A watchdog group is pressing the White House to take action on salt guidelines in packaged foods and restaurant meals by this summer.

April 12, 2016

 

Refrigerated Trucks

FDA Launches New Food Transport Rules To Boost Safety

The FDA introduced stricter rules on cleaning and refrigeration for vehicles that carry food.

April 12, 2016

 

Monarch on milkweed

Study: Monarch Butterflies Could Be Extinct In Two Decades

New research from the Scripps Institute for Oceanography says the monarch butterfly population may be beyond recovery in the next 20 years.

April 7, 2016

 

baby eating rice cereal

FDA Proposes Limit On Arsenic In Rice

The FDA proposed a limit of 100 parts per billion for inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal, the same limit put forth by the European Union.

April 7, 2016

 

holding basket of vegetables

Indiana Adding Organic Farms Faster Than National Average

There are now nearly 22,000 certified organic operations in the U.S. Last year, Indiana added 81 organic farms, with another 11 added so far in 2016.

April 6, 2016

 

cornfield

China Selling Corn Stockpiles, Driving Prices Down

American farmers may plant more corn this summer than they have in years, but China's announcement could drive down prices.

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