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November 23, 2016

 

milk cartons

When Food Banks Say No To Junk Food, Schools Offer Solution

Food banks are increasingly saying no junk food donations. Some schools are sending healthier donations by salvaging uneaten foods in cafeterias.

November 22, 2016

 

Rocky Mountain Oysters

Can Western Identity Be Wrapped Up In Rocky Mountain Oyster?

There’s a rich tapestry of Western lore built around Rocky Mountain oysters thanks to the food’s cowboy provenance.

November 22, 2016

 

hog head

Struggling To Reduce Indiana’s Growing Feral Hog Population

Wild pigs are an invasive species first introduced to Indiana in the late 1980s. They're blamed for millions of dollars in damage to crops each year.

November 21, 2016

 

organic sign in grocery store

Can Hydroponics Be Certified Organic? Battle Rages On

National Organic Standards Board voted to go back to the drawing board with the goal to come up with specific definitions on what can and can’t be certified.

November 21, 2016

 

turkey

Thanksgiving Dinner Gets Cheaper As Food Prices Fall Again

Supermarket food prices dropped in October for the sixth straight month. The Farm Bureau's measure of Thanksgiving meal prices dropped, too.

November 20, 2016

 

sheep

As Greenland Gets Warmer, Farmers Struggle More Than Ever

Warming summers in Greenland have raised hopes for expansion of agriculture, but the summers have been drier, causing a decline in the number of sheep farms.

November 18, 2016

 

hydroponic plants

Should Organic Label Be Rooted In Soil?

The National Organic Standards Board plans to decide whether hydroponically grown foods can be sold under the label "certified organic."

November 18, 2016

 

Trump

Trump Ag Policies: An Educated Guess

President-elect Trump's agricultural advisory committee and his picks for Secretary of Agriculture provide insight into ag policies for the next four years.

November 18, 2016

 

A corn field in rural Weld County, Colorado.

Rural Economy Still Struggles To Shake Off Great Recession

Rural America at a Glance 2016 underlines the economic distress many rural residents, and voters, have felt since the Great Recession.

November 17, 2016

 

Trees absorb carbon in the Amazon rainforest

Study Says Earth’s ‘Greening’ Is Slowing Rise Of CO2

A new study shows that the “greening” of Earth under warmer temperatures has slowed the rate of increasing CO2 over the last decade – though only by a little.

November 15, 2016

 

Pole beans climb

Bringing Indigenous Foods Back To The Table

Sacred Seed aims to bring back the corn-growing traditions that were once central to the diet and culture of many Plains Indian tribes.

November 15, 2016

 

grapefruit cartoon

Grapefruit+Salt: The Science Behind An Unlikely Power Couple

Ad campaigns of the first and second world wars sold Americans on this surprising pairing. These two flavors have chemistry that cannot be denied.

November 11, 2016

 

Ben and Leticia Ward

A Life In The Army, Preparing For Life On The Farm

Many veterans making the tough transition home find a new sense of purpose in the field, tending to vegetables or livestock.

November 11, 2016

 

truffles

Episode 733: A Trunk Full Of Truffles

Truffles are a smelly fungus. They're also one of the most coveted foods in the world. NPR's Planet Money asks why people are willing to pay so much for them.

November 10, 2016

 

U.S. Marines deliver supplies from a World Food Programme truck in Haiti on October 11.

Haiti Still Battling Hunger After Hurricane

The UN says Hurricane Matthew’s toll on food stores in Haiti has left 800,000 people hungry one month after the storm struck.

November 10, 2016

 

cows

Study: Climate And Health Benefit From Beef, Dairy Tax

An Oxford University study says taxing beef and dairy products at the cost of their impact on the climate will reduce emissions and improve consumer health.

November 10, 2016

 

soda bottles

Voters In 4 Cities Pass Soda Tax Measures

Three cities in California, as well as Boulder, Colo., adopted taxes on sugary drinks, a move aimed at combating obesity.

November 9, 2016

 

working at a food pantry

Food Pantries Try “Nudging” To Encourage Good Food Choices

Simply shuffling the shelves may be a powerful way to help those living in poverty choose healthier options, a nationwide study of food banks suggests.

November 9, 2016

 

spraying roundup

Why Scientists Disagree On Cancer Risk From Glyphosate

After dueling reviews of research studies, scientific panels are having a hard time agreeing whether the most common weed killer in the U.S. can cause cancer.

November 8, 2016

 

peat soil in Sumatra, Indonesia

Deforestation Opponents Enlist Powerful Ally: Big Food

Hundreds of food companies have promised to keep their suppliers from cutting down forests. Environmental groups watch to see if they keep their promises.

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