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March 2, 2016

 

Ashara Manns

Doctors In Flint Push A Healthy Diet To Fight Lead Exposure

Even low levels of lead in kids can cause learning or behavioral problems, but foods with calcium, iron and vitamin C can help reduce the absorption of lead.

March 2, 2016

 

Senator Pat Roberts speaks at a Senate Agriculture meeting.

Ag Committee Passes Voluntary GMO Label Bill

The Senate Agriculture Committee voted in favor of a bill that would make labels voluntary for foods containing genetically modified ingredients.

February 29, 2016

 

salmonella

New Device Could Make It Easier To Identify Food Pathogens

A pathogen-screening device created by Purdue scientists could improve the process of identifying harmful food pathogens.

February 26, 2016

 

inga's popcorn

A Humble Snack Goes Global, Gets Fancy

Americans have loved popcorn since the Great Depression. These days, popcorn grown, bagged and flavored in Indiana is sold halfway across the world.

February 26, 2016

 

olde lane orchard apples

CSA Memberships Are ‘Make Or Break’ For Small Farmers

Farmers collect money for CSA memberships now to fund expenses before the planting begins. For some, it's an important part of their bottom line.

February 25, 2016

 

A salmon jumps upstream.

Hatchery-Raised Fish Develop Different DNA

Researchers in Oregon found that offspring of wild salmon raised in hatcheries develop changes in 700 genes.

February 25, 2016

 

A man sprays pesticides on crops.

Report: Pesticide Mixtures Threaten Human Health

A new UCLA report shows that combinations of commonly used pesticides can create toxic cocktails that increase health risks.

February 25, 2016

 

Panera's Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich on Tomato Basil bread

Judge Rules NYC Can Require Sodium Warnings On Menus

The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released in January, recommend limiting sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams (about 1 teaspoon) per day.

February 23, 2016

 

Flint Farmers' Market

Moving Flint Farmers Market Drew More Poor Shoppers

When Flint, Michigan moved its farmers market closer to public transportation, it made healthy foods more accessible to low-income shoppers.

February 18, 2016

 

Currant tomatoes, a wild variety of the cultivated version, hang on a vine.

Study Finds Wild Tomatoes Are More Resistant To Pests

A new study has found that commercial tomatoes lack pest-repelling traits still found in wild varieties.

February 18, 2016

 

A sign in a store announces SNAP payments are accepted.

USDA Pushes More Healthy Options For SNAP Customers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed rules to force stores that accept food stamps to offer healthier foods.

February 17, 2016

 

Mileidis Bolivar on rooftop garden

Facing Severe Food Shortages, Venezuela Pushes Urban Gardens

In Venezuela, bread, meat, milk and other staples are scarce these days. So the government is urging urban slum dwellers to grow and raise their own food.

February 12, 2016

 

New Hampshire's Statehouse

GMO Label Law Falls Short In New Hampshire

New Hampshire's House voted down a GMO labeling law this week, while a House committee in Rhode Island held a hearing on similar measures.

February 11, 2016

 

Domestic turkeys mill about in a holding pen

USDA Slammed For Slow Suffocation In Bird Flu Culls

In a bird flu outbreak in Indiana last month, some of the 400,000 euthanized birds were killed by “ventilation shutdown,” a method the USDA approved last year.

February 4, 2016

 

KFC and McDonald's signs are displayed over a road in Xiamen, China.

U.S. Company Disputes China Court Ruling On Meat Scandal

A U.S. food company has rejected the decision of a Chinese court saying the company broke food safety laws.

February 4, 2016

 

Salmon swimming upstream

U.S. Temporarily Bans Import Of GE Salmon

The FDA has blocked the import of genetically modified salmon until the agency publishes final label guidelines.

February 3, 2016

 

Egg salad

Hellmann’s Creates Vegan ‘Mayo’

Over a year ago, Hellmann's took issue with the term "mayo" for an egg-free spread. Now, they've decided to make their own.

February 1, 2016

 

Terry Work

The Clock Is Ticking For A Million Food Stamp Recipients

For unemployed adults in 22 states, they have two months to find a job or lose their food assistance.

January 29, 2016

 

A pile of snow adorns the home of Maine's state legislature

Maine Mulls Standalone GMO Label Law

Lawmakers in Maine want to remove a provision in the state's GMO label law that makes it dependent on passage of similar laws in other states.

January 28, 2016

 

bowl of apples

New GMO Apple Could Hit Shelves Soon

Almost a year after the first two genetically modified varieties of non-browning apples were approved for market, a new Fuji variety could join them.

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