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September 17, 2015


lots of apples

It’s Time To Get Serious About Reducing Food Waste, Feds Say

The government's first ever national target to reduce food waste will encourage farmers to donate more of their imperfect produce to the hungry.

September 16, 2015


nutrient monitoring equipment

Cheaper, Easier Monitoring Could Hasten Water Clean-Up

Bringing monitoring technology to farmer’s fields means the farmer instantly knows how much fertilizer that area needs. They can then avoid applying too much.

September 16, 2015



Pumpkin-Palooza: Farewell To Fruit, Long Live Spice?

Americans love pumpkin-flavored goodies. Since 2011, pumpkin products' sales have jumped 76% -- but the same can't be said for the fruit itself.

September 15, 2015


school lunch

Helping Kids Eat Healthier At School? Give Them Time

A new study found school children are more likely to choose healthy school lunch options if given more time to consume them.

September 10, 2015


A package of uncured bacon from Niman labeled

Perdue To Buy Specialty Meat Company Niman

Poultry giant Perdue plans to buy Niman Ranch, marking its latest expansion into the growing “natural foods” market in the U.S.

September 10, 2015


cage-free chickens

Latest Scramble In Egg Industry: McDonald’s Goes Cage-Free

McDonald's USA announced that in the near future, it will no longer buy eggs from chickens that live in cages.

September 9, 2015


A doctor administers a blood sugar test to a patient

Study: Half Of Americans Have Diabetes Or Pre-Diabetes

A new study found that about half of all adult Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes, a number that has remained stable for several years.

September 7, 2015


Bottles of soda are displayed on a store shelf

Study: Gains From Berkeley Soda Tax Smaller Than Expected

A new study reveals that a tax on sugary drinks implemented in Berkeley, California has increased soda prices much less than expected.

September 1, 2015


Burgers grilling on a barbecue

Study Finds Superbugs Rampant In Ground Beef

Consumer Reports says about 20 percent of store-bought ground beef from conventionally raised cows in the U.S. contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

August 28, 2015


Bloomington Hop Jockeys at Brewers Cup

Homebrewing 101 With The Bloomington Hop Jockeys

The Bloomington Hop Jockeys have been meeting since 2004 to promote Homebrewing in Southern Indiana.

August 28, 2015


table full of vegetables for sale

Are Farmers Markets Becoming A Tough Sell For Growers?

As farmers diversify how and where they sell their produce, more and more customers access local food without face-to-face interactions with growers.

August 27, 2015


Fruit expo attendees visit a Syngenta booth

Monsanto Drops Bid to Buy Syngenta

After months of negotiations, Monsanto announced on Wednesday that it would not try to purchase competitor Syngenta.

August 26, 2015


German field

Germany Begins GMO Ban; Scotland Urged To Rethink Ban

European Union nations have until October 3 to declare if they want to opt out of future genetically modified crops.

August 24, 2015


Food trucks in Louisville

Louisville Food Hub Cancels Biofuel Plans

After facing community opposition, plans for a massive new food hub in Louisville will no longer include a composting facility to turn food waste into energy.

August 21, 2015


Salmon swiming in an aquaculture pond

Fish Farming Still Saps Wild Fisheries

The farmed fish business is booming, but growing demand puts pressure on wild fisheries as fish farmers need to feed their increasing stock.

August 21, 2015



Crop Insurance Claims Jump Due To Unusual Weather

Bloomberg News released a study showing crop insurance claims have jumped 48 percent, but analysts remind the season isn't over yet.

August 19, 2015


Puget Sound

Washington Drought Worst Since 1977

Seattle, Tacoma and Everett have put into place a voluntary water reduction call, asking residents to cut water usage by 10 percent.

August 13, 2015


Students stock shelves at a food pantry

Campus Food Banks Grow, Fight Stereotypes

The number of food banks serving students on college campuses has climbed in recent years as more students seek a road out of poverty.

August 13, 2015


United Soybean Board

Corn Harvest Expected To Drop 20 Percent From Last Year

The decline could hurt farmers, but high yields in other parts of the country mean grocery prices likely won't be impacted.

August 13, 2015


A bowl of chili peppers dries in the sun

Could Spicy Food Make You Live Longer?

New research has revealed a correlation between longer life and eating chili peppers.

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