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August 30, 2016

 

Cheese

Why The USDA Is Buying $20 Million Worth Of Cheese

The federal agency is buying 11 million pounds of cheese to combat a weak market and stock food banks across the country.

August 30, 2016

 

soba noodles

Japan’s Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

Making soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat is an ancient technique being adapted to modern times.

August 29, 2016

 

combine in a field

Can Oats Improve Bottom Lines In The Corn Belt?

Oats are a popular cover crop. Typically they're killed when it’s time to plant the cash crop. Giving oats a full season would offer farmers a product to sell.

August 26, 2016

 

Breads baked at the Elmore Mountain Bread use freshly stone milled flour.

Bread Grains: The Last Frontier In The Locavore Movement

A small but growing number of bakers, chefs and pasta makers are making their own flour with the age-old method of stone milling.

August 25, 2016

 

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley

Senate Plans Hearing On Big Ag Mergers

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee plans to examine proposed mergers among agricultural chemical and seed companies in a September hearing.

August 24, 2016

 

milk cartons

Casein Casings: The Newest Food Packaging

Casein is a milk protein that is 500 times as effective as plastic at preventing food spoilage.

August 24, 2016

 

making jam in a pot

What Can The Sharing Economy Do For Local Food?

Commercial kitchen space can be hard to come by and expensive to build. One tech startup is trying to fix that, using concepts from the sharing economy.

August 24, 2016

 

berkeley soda tax

Berkeley’s Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption

A new study finds the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugary drinks, but it's uncertain if the effect will be permanent.

August 23, 2016

 

savories preserves

Surge In Savory Spreads Presents Riddles For Purists

Savory jams tap into a love affair with foods that marry salt and sugar. They let people eat local fruits and vegetables year-round.

August 22, 2016

 

tom vilsack

Vilsack Hopes Next Administration Continues Diverse Scope

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is the only remaining member of President Obama’s original cabinet, and has been at the helm of USDA since 2009.

August 22, 2016

 

Undaria pinnatifida

Better Burgers, More Healthful Hot Dogs… With Seaweed

Some scientists want to boost the nutritional profile of hot dogs and hamburgers by adding seaweed to the meats.

August 22, 2016

 

barn weather vane

Old Barns Are Turning Into Hot Decorating Product

While the dilapidated barn might be a nuisance for farmers, reclaimed barn wood is a hot decorating trend from Manhattan to Manhattan Beach

August 21, 2016

 

shrimp

Shrimp Grown In Tanks Coming To A Market Near You

The U.S. appetite for shrimp is often fed in unsavory ways. In New York's Hudson Valley, an indoor aqua farm is raising an alternative.

August 19, 2016

 

bread bits

Can You Turn Scraps Into Premium Products?

Entrepreneurs hope customers will pony up for high-end foods made from rescued ingredients.

August 18, 2016

 

chickens

Study: Vegan Diet Less Sustainable Than Previously Thought

The study confirms that a diet incorporating some meat and animal products may feed more people around the globe.

August 16, 2016

 

Auctioneer Spanky Assiter

Buy And Dry: Farmers Sell Water Rights To Thirsty Cities

Increasingly, water in Colorado is more valuable coming out of lawn sprinklers and bathroom faucets than growing sugar beets.

August 15, 2016

 

Chefs Massimo Bottura and Carlos Garcia

Chefs Turns Leftovers Into Fine Dining For Brazil’s Hungry

World-renowned chef Massimo Bottura is putting his culinary skills to use with a world-class soup kitchen in Rio de Janeiro.

August 15, 2016

 

bees

The Colony-Killing Mistake Backyard Beekeepers Are Making

Bee experts warn that novices may be inadvertently putting their hives in danger by not keeping the mite population in check.

August 15, 2016

 

hops in hand

Indiana Hops Farmers Go All-In On Trendy Specialty

The booming craft beer industry is encouraging more and more upstart Indiana growers to invest long-term in hops.

August 14, 2016

 

cartoon

Should We Make Room For Worms On Our Dinner Plate?

Earthworms are a source of protein, calcium and much more. But they may not be the top option for feeding a hungry world.

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