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February 5, 2016

 

Meat products at a grocery store in Fairfax, Virginia

Food Safety Rules To Target Salmonella In Poultry Products

USDA has had success cutting the proportion of whole chickens found with salmonella. Now it’s focusing on cut-up chicken parts and ground chicken and turkey.

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 4, 2016

 

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This Rural Nebraska Grocery Store Is ‘More Than A Store’

Circle C Market serves the village of Cody, Nebraska. During the school day, local students perform tasks at the store as part of their classwork.

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 2, 2016

 

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Genetically Engineered Animals Could Come To Plate Near You

Researchers have developed a new breed of pig that is resistant to an incurable disease that plagues hogs barns, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome.

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.

January 27, 2016

 

combine in a field

Restoring Prairie On The Great Plains

The U.S. Department of Agriculture actually pays farmers to convert highly erodible land back to native vegetation with the Conservation Reserve Program.

January 26, 2016

 

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Ethanol Aside, Presidential Candidates Aren’t Talking Ag

While many presidential campaigns have published platforms that touch on food and agriculture issues, they’re not often among talking points on the stump.

January 25, 2016

 

Russ Finch holds up half of a Cara Cara orange

Growing Citrus On The Great Plains

You don’t often see orange trees in Nebraska, but Russ Finch says growing citrus was a way of showing that his geothermal greenhouse could work.

January 25, 2016

 

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Seven Things To Know About The 2016 Bird Flu

Although this outbreak is so far relatively small, it is a concern because of last year’s devastating avian flu outbreak in the upper Midwest.

January 22, 2016

 

Fishermen unloading buckets of fish from their boats in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Report: Not So Many Fish In The Sea

A new study indicates that global fishing operations have depleted stocks by much more than officially reported.

January 21, 2016

 

students at salad bar

Senate Nears Compromise On School Nutrition Rules

The deal OK'd by a key Senate panel preserves stricter school nutrition standards enacted since 2010, but it gives schools more leeway in implementing them.

January 21, 2016

 

turkeys in poultry barn

400,000 Birds Killed, What’s Next In Avian Flu Outbreak?

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is partnering with the USDA to address the ongoing outbreak of avian flu in Dubois County.

January 20, 2016

 

grocery store

Rising Energy Costs Of Convenience In The Kitchen

Our modern food system gobbles up around 10-15 percent of our total energy pie. Much of it goes to the approximate 30,000 food processing plants in the U.S.

January 20, 2016

 

wheat combine

Wheat Belt Farmers Sow Less Wheat

The inflated dollar makes it difficult to trade U.S. goods on the world market and farmers are responding.

January 19, 2016

 

Turkeys

Update: Efforts To Contain Avian Flu Appear To Be Working

It could take some time to contain what state health officials are describing as one of the worst avian flu outbreaks to hit Indiana.

January 18, 2016

 

corn field and combine

Growing Renewable Energy To Farm With Less Fossil Fuels

Food production consumes about a fifth of the U.S. energy supply. Some farmers are trying to cut back on the coal and gas used to grow our food.

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