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April 27, 2017

 

grain

Study: Grow More Crops, Store More Carbon In The Soil

New research shows breeding plants with larger root systems may be the key to storing more carbon in the soil, especially in large agricultural operations.

April 26, 2017

 

pan-fried morels

Morels, Simply Pan-Fried

Take care to clean your morels well before you fry them up. A salt water bath helps to remove any bugs that may have made a home in your mushrooms.

April 21, 2017

 

lavender viennese whirls

Vegan Viennese Whirls

There's nothing out of the ordinary on the ingredient list. The trick with making Rainbow Bakery's Viennese Whirls is how difficult it is to form the cookies.

April 20, 2017

 

Workers install solar panels on the roof of a barn.

Solar Boom Sparks Worry Over Lost Crop Land

With solar companies offering top dollar to rent farmland, ag officials are concerned converted farmland could be permanently lost.

April 20, 2017

 

field

Study: Climate Change Forces New Choices For Farmers

The study measures the difference in number and occurrence of field working days the climate becomes more volatile to agriculture.

April 19, 2017

 

chicken worker

Indiana Egg Producers Scramble To Meet Cage-Free Demand

Going cage-free is a costly, time-consuming process for even the biggest egg producers, like Indiana's Rose Acre Farms.

April 11, 2017

 

fried food

Obesity Shifts To Low Income Families In Mexico

Historically, prevalence of obesity in Mexico was associated with higher socioeconomic status. A new study shows that's changing, and impacting teen girls.

April 6, 2017

 

Workers pick sweet potatoes

Lack Of Protection For Migrants Puts Food System At Risk

A new report from Johns Hopkins University says a lack of rights for undocumented farm workers threatens public health and the food system.

April 6, 2017

 

sugar

Soda Taxes And Small Candy Bars: Two Countries Fight Sugar

The U.K. and Canada released reports last month detailing efforts to reduce sugar consumption in their respective countries, with two different approaches.

March 22, 2017

 

Chicken

Tech Startup Debuts “Clean” Poultry Products

Memphis Meats makes nuggets and tenders using self-reproducing cells, taken from live animals and grown in laboratory-based bioreactor tanks.

March 21, 2017

 

Sausage hangs in a shop in Brazil

Brazil Raids Bust Meat Companies Accused Of Bribery

Police in Brazil raided two major meat companies after allegations that workers had bribed officials to overlook rotten and tainted meat.

March 20, 2017

 

Meals on Wheels

Studies Show Meals On Wheels Cuts Medicare, Medicaid Costs

A 2013 review of studies found the average cost of a one-month nursing home stay is the same as providing home-delivered meals five days a week for seven years.

March 16, 2017

 

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue

Questions Linger Over Ag Secretary Nominee

Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, has pledged to sever business ties amid ongoing delays in his confirmation.

March 16, 2017

 

pine needles

How To Make Pine Needle Tea

You can identify a white pine tree by its clusters of five needles per bunch.

March 9, 2017

 

A portable gluten detector sits next to a breakfast plate

Portable Gadget Tests Food For Allergens

A much-anticipated portable device for detecting gluten in food has hit the market.

March 9, 2017

 

chickens

China Reports Worst Bird Flu Season On Record

China has confirmed 460 cases of the H7N9 bird flu virus since last October, the most of any season since the first human case was reported in 2013.

March 2, 2017

 

Soda

Philadelphia Soda Sales Drop To Half After Soda Tax

The tax, implemented on Jan. 1, is aimed at curbing soda consumption while generating revenue for city infrastructure and education projects.

February 27, 2017

 

KIND bars

KIND Gesture: CEO Pledges $25 Million To “Feed The Truth”

Feed The Truth enlists food activists, scholars and scientists to fight misguiding labels, and biased or industry-funded science.

February 23, 2017

 

Cows are milked at a dairy facility

Dairy Group Pushes State-Sponsored Visas

Dairy industry groups want to allow states to sponsor their own visas for foreign workers.

February 23, 2017

 

People shop at a vegetable market in Port Vila, Vanuatu

Vanuatu Goes Local To Fight Obesity

The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is planning a partial ban on imported high-energy junk foods that spur obesity.

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