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December 19, 2014

 

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Hellmann’s Drops Suit Over Vegan Mayo

A major food fight has ended between giant Unilever and start-up Hampton Creek over the definition of "mayonnaise."

December 16, 2014

 

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Oregon GMO Labeling Supporters Admit Defeat

Measure 92 would have required raw and processed foods sold in the state of Oregon to be labeled if they contained genetically modified organisms.

December 15, 2014

 

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A Year Later, Food Banks Struggle With SNAP Cuts

Last November, food assistance recipients saw across-the-board cuts, causing more to turn to food banks to fill the gap.

December 10, 2014

 

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Louisville To Turn Food Desert Into Food Hub

Planners are hammering out the details of an ambitious food hub in Louisville, Kentucky aimed at fertilizing a budding local food system.

December 9, 2014

 

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McDonald’s Posts Sales Decline For 13th Consecutive Month

Americans are increasingly turning away from the Big Mac and to higher quality, "fast casual" options.

December 8, 2014

 

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Immigration Order Affecting Farm Workers Under Siege

Seventeen states want to block an immigration order that advocates say would lift fear of deportation for up to 450,000 undocumented farm workers.

December 2, 2014

 

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For Ranchers, A Grass Land Rush

Drought caused ranchers to cull herds, pushing up prices for cattle. Higher prices give ranchers incentive to raise more calves and creates a grassland rush.

November 26, 2014

 

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Crop Dusting Pilots Navigate Dangerous Airspace

According to the National Agricultural Aviation Association, 18 to 20 percent of commercial cropland receives some sort of aerial application.

November 26, 2014

 

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Reduce And Reuse Food This Thanksgiving

American consumers waste one-fifth of the food available to them. Here's how to reduce that figure this Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2014

 

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Calorie Counts Arriving On A Menu Board Near You

It's been a long time coming, but calorie counts will be arriving on menu boards at restaurants, groceries, theaters and most places that sell fresh food.

November 24, 2014

 

Mary Kraft

Women Have Always Been Farmers, Now They’re Being Counted

Even while the total number of farmers is dropping nationwide, women are taking up a larger piece of the pie.

November 21, 2014

 

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Study Says Home Cooking Means Healthier Eating

Researchers have shown that people who cook at home instead of eating out end up consuming less fat and fewer calories without even trying.

November 20, 2014

 

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Smaller Turkey Stock Likely Won’t Equal Higher Retail Prices

A spike in feed prices has resulted in rising wholesale meat costs, but that doesn't mean turkey will cost more this year.

November 19, 2014

 

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Is McDonald’s Just Saying No To GMO Potatoes?

McDonald's released a statement saying the company does not source genetically modified potatoes.

November 18, 2014

 

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Promised Farm Bill Savings Look Elusive Today

In bad years, higher premiums and higher payouts cost taxpayers more. When prices are lower and premiums are lower, the public is not out as much.

November 17, 2014

 

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Meat Labeling Rules May Change

Country of Origin Labeling rules require meat labels to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

November 13, 2014

 

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Failing Prices Put Young Farmers’ Dreams On Hold

With corn selling for nearly half of what it did in 2012, grain farmers are in the midst of a downturn and it’s hitting beginning farmers hardest.

November 13, 2014

 

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Is “Comfort Food” Really Comforting?

Trying to fight that bad mood with food? Think again.

November 11, 2014

 

homemade mayo

Vegan Mayo Start-Up Sued By Food Giant

Can egg-less mayonnaise really be called "mayo?" Unilever, maker of Hellmann's mayonnaise, is taking the issue to court.

November 6, 2014

 

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Berkeley Succeeds In Passing First Soda Tax

But another California city, San Francisco, saw its proposed law to tax sugary beverages go down in defeat.

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