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April 6, 2016

 

Creekbend Vineyard

Local Vineyard Not Overly Concerned With Low Temps

Local grape growers aren’t overly concerned with overnight temperatures right now, but it’s still early.

April 6, 2016

 

Seed labels from the J.C. Robinson Seed Company

Big Seed: Consolidation Shrinking The Industry Even Further

Over the past century, small-town seed businesses have given way to global enterprises. How a small seed company in Nebraska helps explain the transformation.

April 6, 2016

 

millet salad

Mix-And-Match Millet Salad

Millet isn't just for the birds anymore. This hearty salad is a little sweet and a little crunchy.

April 4, 2016

 

hands holding quinoa

Your Quinoa Habit Did Help Peru’s Poor, But Trouble Ahead

Headlines once warned the quinoa boom was putting the crop out of the reach of those who grow it. New studies put those fears to rest, but bad news looms.

March 31, 2016

 

shelf of drinks

Philly Soda Tax: Third Time’s A Charm?

In the U.S., soda taxes haven't had the impact activists had hoped for, but globally it's a different story.

March 31, 2016

 

A bunch of red bananas glistens in the light

Activists: GMO Bananas Do Not Appeal

Activists are demanding an end to research on GMO bananas designed to fight vitamin A deficiency.

March 30, 2016

 

chicken

Why Whole Foods Wants A Slower-Growing Chicken

A modern broiler, or meat chicken, grows incredibly fast. The bird suffers as a result. Now Whole Foods wants its suppliers to shift to slower-growing breeds.

March 29, 2016

 

A Kellogg's logo is emblazoned on the side of a factory

Food Companies Pledge To Add GMO Labels Nationwide

After a GMO labeling bill was blocked in the US Senate, big food companies announced plans to comply with Vermont's label law.

March 28, 2016

 

campbell soup can

How Little Vermont Got Big Food Companies To Label GMOs

General Mills, Kellogg and Mars will start labeling foods produced with genetic engineering. That's all because of a Vermont law set to take effect July 1.

March 28, 2016

 

turmeric-lemon-juice

Rise And Shine Juice With Turmeric And Lemon

This zinger of a drink is rich like a milkshake, thanks to a dash of olive oil.

March 24, 2016

 

Tom Vilsack talks with Cuba's Provincial Agriculture Deputy, Julio Martinez.

Cuba Trade Could Bring Organic Produce To U.S. Shores

More agricultural trade and cooperation with Cuba could bring a glut of organic produce from the island nation.

March 17, 2016

 

empty factory farm

Fossil Fuels And Factory Farms, Advocates Support Divestment

Some animal welfare and food safety advocates think divestment is the key to large-scale change in the factory farm industry.

March 17, 2016

 

The US Capitol building under repair in February, 2016.

Senate Blocks Bill To Nullify State GMO Label Laws

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted down federal legislation that would make state GMO label laws invalid.

March 15, 2016

 

Cattle on an organic farm graze on silage.

Meat Giant Pledges To Cut Antibiotics On Four Farms

Global agriculture behemoth Cargill has announced plans to reduce the use of key antibiotics on farms in Texas, Kansas and Colorado.

March 10, 2016

 

A selection of emojis is displayed on a cell phone

Instagram And Emojis Tapped For Food Science

Researchers are using social media tools to analyze everything from kids’ nutrition to food deserts.

March 9, 2016

 

orange, potato and apple

Misfit Fruits And Veggies Coming To Whole Foods

Whole Foods and Giant Eagle say they're ready to pilot sales of wonky produce that fails to meet retail beauty standards.

March 8, 2016

 

A farmer sprays pesticides on a field from a tractor

EU Mulls New License For Weed Killer

The European Union is drawing battle lines over whether to renew a license for glyphosate, an herbicide the World Health Organization says is linked to cancer.

March 8, 2016

 

Emmanuel Baziruwile works at a coffee plantation in Rwanda

Rwanda Wants Its Citizens To Drink The Coffee They Grow

While the country is renowned for its high-quality Arabica Bourbon beans, both cost and culture have kept Rwandans from imbibing one of their top cash crops.

March 7, 2016

 

Farmer Kelly Tobin

Low Prices Could Push Corn Country Farmers Into New Crops

Because the prices for corn and soybeans have dropped, this might be a good time for farmers to look at growing crops that can help soil or protect water.

March 4, 2016

 

food pantry

SNAP Benefits Aren’t Enough To Keep Many Recipients Fed

About 23 million American households rely on SNAP, but nearly one-third of them still have to visit a food pantry to keep themselves fed.

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