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February 28, 2014

DIY 

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Maple Syrup And All Its Delicious Parts

Making maple syrup does not need to be left to the experts. Michael Farrell's "A Sugarmaker's Companion" will give you the tools you need to do it yourself.

February 27, 2014

Sea Change? 

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Obesity Rate Declining In Young Children

The obesity rate dropped 43 percent for young children over the past decade, marking the first major decline in the obesity epidemic.

February 27, 2014

Healthy Schools 

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New Guidelines Say No To Unhealthy Marketing In Schools

Unhealthy foods are already being taken out of school lunches. Next up is the removal of unhealthy food marketing in schools.

February 26, 2014

Small Scale 

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Proposed Food Safety Rules Clash With Organic Farmers

Organic farmers are raising opposition to FDA food safety rules that will put the squeeze on small-production farms.

February 26, 2014

Losing Ground 

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USDA Highly Underestimating Farmland Erosion

New research indicates that soil is eroding from farms much faster than previously thought.

February 26, 2014

Historic Drought 

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Drought In California Bumps Supermarket Prices

Some parts of California haven't seen rain since July 1. This week, farmers were told they will not receive water from government reservoirs.

February 25, 2014

Cheflebrity 

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James Beard Nominee Dave Tallent Preaches Flavor First

Give Chef Dave Tallent the chance and he'll change your mind about beets with his Italian-inspired Beet And Goat Cheese Ravioli.

February 24, 2014

Ethnic Recipe, Local Touch 

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Cook Like A Chef: Bob Adkins’ Vegetarian Curry

The Rail changes its menu every 6-8 weeks to stay as true to the seasonality of foods as possible. Featured on the latest menu is Chef Bob Adkins' Indian curry.

February 24, 2014

Farms By The Numbers 

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USDA Census: Indiana Farms And Farm Acreage Declining

According to a USDA Census released last week, Indiana farms and farmland is decreasing.

February 23, 2014

Green Thumb 

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Gearing Up For Gardening Season

Shake off those polar vortex blues and get your hands dirty! Stephanie Solomon says it's never too early to start your garden preparations.

February 21, 2014

Food Supply 

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Going GMO-Free In America: Risks And Resources

In the United States, more than 75 percent of food contains genetically modified ingredients. What's a GMO-free consumer to do?

February 21, 2014

Hydroponics 

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Meet A Farmer: Deb McKee Kelly, Good Life Farms

Deb McKee Kelly's table at the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market is stocked with lettuce, arugula and basil she grows on her hydroponics farm.

February 20, 2014

Rising Need 

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More Military Families Using Food Stamps

Food stamp use at military groceries has risen for the sixth straight year.

February 20, 2014

Ag Info 

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Farmers Worry About Sharing Big Data

Farmers are using precision information from their fields to prescribe exact doses of everything from seeds to fertilizer. How much data do they want to share?

February 19, 2014

Waste Not 

An outhouse sits in a snowy field in Idaho

The Dirt On ‘Humanure’

As the world's topsoil erodes and drinking water stores dwindle, developed countries could be forced to recycle more human waste to grow food. How safe is it?

February 18, 2014

Farm Wars 

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New Cases Raise Ire Between Conventional And Organic Growers

Reports of pesticide contamination and wind-borne GM seeds have farmers at loggerheads over seemingly irreconcilable practices.

February 17, 2014

Food Share 

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Btown Food Swappers Make It, Then Trade It

Bring something homemade, homegrown or foraged to trade at the Bloomington Food Swap, and who knows what goodies you'll take home with you.

February 13, 2014

Seafood Season 

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Finch’s Brasserie May Be Landlocked But Its Seafood Is Fresh

Finch's Brasserie takes pride in supporting local farms, but in order to serve the freshest seafood possible, they have to fly it in from the coasts.

February 12, 2014

Health and Income 

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No Quick Fix For Food Deserts

A new study finds that simply opening stores that offer fresh produce doesn't mean residents in food deserts will change their eating habits.

February 11, 2014

Tough Times 

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Changing Dairy Industry Leaves Some Farmers In The Dust

The dairy industry is more efficient than ever, but ramping up production is costly and often out of reach for some small dairies.

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