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January 2, 2017

 

veggie panini

Love Heat? Make Arlyn Llewellyn’s Veggie Burger

Our first recipe of 2017 goes out to all of you who have made the promise to eat less meat in the new year. This veggie burger is vegan, spicy and hearty.

December 22, 2016

 

The South Portico, or

Food Regs Uncertain As White House Changes Hands

As the White House ramps up for a profound transition in January, many questions remain about the fate of food and agriculture legislation under new leadership.

December 22, 2016

 

Pigs on an organic farm

Study Says Pig Farms Speed Flu Season

New research indicates that massive hog farms in North Carolina serve as breeding grounds for flu bugs before they jump from pigs to humans.

December 22, 2016

 

shrimp

Tainted Asian Seafood Continues to Find Its Way Into U.S.

A new Bloomberg report says tainted seafood from China, long banned in the U.S., is being rerouted through other countries, like Malaysia and Ecuador.

December 21, 2016

 

Agrihood, planned community

Detroit Grows First Urban ‘Agrihood’

The agrihood includes gardens, an orchard, free produce for local organizations, and agriculture education.

December 11, 2016

 

French fries frying in a pan

Study Says American Cholesterol Levels Are Down

A new study found average cholesterol levels in the U.S. dropped significantly from 1999 to 2014, possibly due to phasing out of trans fats in foods.

December 8, 2016

 

Farmers pick sweet potatoes at Kirby Farms in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

White House Launches Plan To Boost Soil Health

The White House has announced plans to expand research, programs and classroom education to stem erosion and degradation of US topsoil.

December 6, 2016

 

The smoke bombs are burned to release the acid inside.

Crane Demilitarization Plant Turns Smoke Bombs Into Fertilizer

A new process takes smoke bombs and transforms them into phosphoric acid that then goes on to be fertilizer.

December 5, 2016

 

catfish in foil with vegetables

Catfish, Shiitakes Party In A Foil Boat

Some people say catfish has a muddy flavor; I prefer to call it earthy. This preparation mutes the catfish flavor with ginger, garlic and sesame oil.

December 2, 2016

 

Honey bees tend to larvae in a hive.

Science Says Bee Brood Is Good Grub

A new study makes the case for using bee grubs wasted in honey farming as a protein-rich food source for the future.

December 1, 2016

 

Workers wait at cash registers at a McDonald's restaurant in New York fitted with self-serve kiosks.

Minimum Wage Fight Not To Blame For McDonald’s Robots

Recent click-tempting headlines say the Fight for 15 movement caused McDonalds to replace cashiers with robots. Except it probably didn’t.

November 23, 2016

 

Eucheuma denticulatum, a source for carrageenan

Organic Board Says No To Additive, Tables Hydroponics

The top advisory board on organic standards in the US has decided that products with “USDA Organic” label can no longer contain carrageenan.

November 22, 2016

 

mac 'n' cheese

Butternut Mac ’n’ Cheese With Crunchy Sunflower Topping

Everyone at your Thanksgiving table will be able to enjoy this vegan mac 'n' cheese.

November 22, 2016

 

hog head

Struggling To Reduce Indiana’s Growing Feral Hog Population

Wild pigs are an invasive species first introduced to Indiana in the late 1980s. They're blamed for millions of dollars in damage to crops each year.

November 21, 2016

 

turkey

Thanksgiving Dinner Gets Cheaper As Food Prices Fall Again

Supermarket food prices dropped in October for the sixth straight month. The Farm Bureau's measure of Thanksgiving meal prices dropped, too.

November 18, 2016

 

salad

Arlyn Llewellyn’s Roasted Tomato Salad Dressing

This dressing stands up well in a big bowl of flavorful greens like arugula, cabbage and microgreens.

November 18, 2016

 

Trump

Trump Ag Policies: An Educated Guess

President-elect Trump's agricultural advisory committee and his picks for Secretary of Agriculture provide insight into ag policies for the next four years.

November 17, 2016

 

Trees absorb carbon in the Amazon rainforest

Study Says Earth’s ‘Greening’ Is Slowing Rise Of CO2

A new study shows that the “greening” of Earth under warmer temperatures has slowed the rate of increasing CO2 over the last decade – though only by a little.

November 10, 2016

 

U.S. Marines deliver supplies from a World Food Programme truck in Haiti on October 11.

Haiti Still Battling Hunger After Hurricane

The UN says Hurricane Matthew’s toll on food stores in Haiti has left 800,000 people hungry one month after the storm struck.

November 10, 2016

 

cows

Study: Climate And Health Benefit From Beef, Dairy Tax

An Oxford University study says taxing beef and dairy products at the cost of their impact on the climate will reduce emissions and improve consumer health.

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