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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

 

Bayer

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

 

Bayer

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

 

Mussels

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

 

Cheese

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

 

frittata

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

 

chickens

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.

August 12, 2016

 

A half-rolled yoga mat lies on a floor

Fast Food Companies Quietly Drop Yoga-Mat Chemical

Two years ago Subway removed a chemical used in yoga mats and other industrial products from its bread. Others have too, but why don’t they brag about it?

August 11, 2016

 

pig farm

Chicago Tribune: Illinois Pork Production Regulation Flawed

The Tribune found the regulatory system designed to protect rural communities actually exploits state laws to build more facilities that mass-produce pork.

August 8, 2016

 

berries

Driscoll’s Berry Pickers Organize Boycotts, Protests

Workers at Sakura Bros. farms in Washington state are locked in a years-long battle with their employer for better working condition and wages.

August 4, 2016

 

vicki pierce

Vicki Pierce: “What Has Changed Is The Way We Feed Kids”

As the Community Kitchen of Monroe County prepares for the 10th annual Chef's Challenge, Executive Director Pierce reflects on how her organization has evolved.

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