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May 24, 2016

 

monarch butterflies

To Save The Monarch Butterfly, Many Are Turning To Milkweed

Milkweed is the literal lifeblood for the monarch caterpillars, serving as the insect’s sole food source early in their life cycle.

May 23, 2016

 

food labels

An ‘Added Sugar’ Label Is On The Way For Packaged Food

The Food and Drug Administration has brushed aside industry objections and will require food labels to disclose how much sugar has been added to packaged food.

May 23, 2016

 

tenderized meat package

New Labels Warn Tender Steak Could Be A Little Dangerous

Mechanically tenderized meat has a greater chance of being contaminated and making you sick.

May 19, 2016

 

A box of Rice Krispies carries a 'gluten free' label on a supermarket shelf

Doctor: Don’t Make Your Kids Go Gluten-Free

A pediatrician is warning that parents should not put children on a gluten free diet unless they really need it.

May 19, 2016

 

bees on honeycomb

Buzzkill: Surveys Say Bee Colonies Continue To Decline

According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service survey, varroa mites were the top colony stressor for beekeeping operations with five or more colonies.

May 18, 2016

 

school kitchen

Many Schools Short On Equipment For Making Healthy Meals

In the absence of equipment for making their own meals from scratch, schools rely on large manufacturers to provide them pre-made.

May 17, 2016

 

Worker Javier Alcantar tends to corn crops

GMOs Are Safe, But Don’t Always Deliver On Promises (Report)

A new report from the National Academy of Sciences knocked down some pro-GMO claims, and urged federal agencies to change the way these foods are regulated.

May 17, 2016

 

school lunch line

Why Free School Lunches Might Be Harder To Get Soon

If the bill is passed, 120 Indiana schools with about 60,000 students would no longer be eligible to participate in the federal school lunch program.

May 17, 2016

 

firefighter near burning field

Drones May Help Keep Ranchers Safer During Burn Season

Researchers in Nebraska are designing a new drone to start fires, which may help protect people while encouraging agricultural productivity.

May 16, 2016

 

Pascal Baudar

Urban Foraging: Unearthing The Wild Flavors Of Los Angeles

For Pascal Baudar, LA is a treasure trove of edible plants and insects that he uses in unusual culinary creations.

May 16, 2016

 

1950s poster from the National Dairy Council.

Maybe Skipping The Morning Meal Isn’t So Bad

Dogma has long held that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but emerging science suggests what you eat matters more than when you eat it.

May 15, 2016

 

meat

Minnesota Team Grows Faster, Less Expensive Lab Meat

A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota created a lab-grown meatball with $18,000 in under 21 days.

May 12, 2016

 

Mirangue made from legume water decorates a vegan lemon pie

Chickpea Meringues Sweeten Vegan Plates

An Indiana software engineer has whipped up a frothy vegan alternative to egg whites.

May 12, 2016

 

Recycling receptacles line a curb in South Korea

South Korea Curbs Food Waste With Hi-Tech Tracking

South Korea’s RFID garbage metering system has reduced food waste by hundreds of thousands of tons over the last few years.

May 12, 2016

 

boxes of Kind Bars

FDA Is Re-Evaluating The Nutty Definition Of ‘Healthy’ Food

Under current rules, foods containing more than 3 grams of fat per serving can't call themselves "healthy" on labels.

May 11, 2016

 

Soda

Philly Soda Tax Campaign Finds Friend In Bloomberg

Former New York City Michael Bloomberg is pledging his money and support for the proposed Philadelphia soda tax.

May 11, 2016

 

chicken workers at poultry plant

Report: Poultry Plant Workers Face Grim Working Conditions

Oxfam’s report paints the picture of a widespread problem, where basic worker needs are denied in service of producing vast amounts of cheap, processed chicken.

May 11, 2016

 

Cows in stalls

White County CAFO Rule Would Be First Of Its Kind In Indiana

The rule would be the first in the state to designate a mandatory distance between confined animal feeding operations and waterways.

May 11, 2016

 

cow mooing

Why Do Cows Moo?

Researchers have measured the acoustics and frequency in cows’ moos to understand the behavior each type of communication is associated with.

May 10, 2016

 

rattlesnake

Rattlesnake Roundups Corner Venomous Prey

Over 2,000 rattlesnakes went through the roundup in Okeene, Oklahoma this year, but none left alive. A buyer purchases the reptiles for their hides and meat.

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