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July 27, 2015

 

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Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Farmers use nearly 900 million pounds of pesticides every year. Sometimes those chemicals drift to neighboring property, which can ruin crops on organic farms.

July 24, 2015

 

Dried flakes of dulse seaweed sprinkled on a table

Dulce: Bacon Of The Sea?

Researchers might have discovered the Holy Grail of meat replacement - seaweed that tastes like bacon and packs more vitamins than kale.

July 23, 2015

 

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House Passes Bill To Block GMO Labeling

A bill that would usurp states' abilities to create mandatory GMO labeling within their borders has passed the House.

July 23, 2015

 

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US Braces For Return Of Bird Flu

State agriculture departments are already preparing for a possible resurgence of avian flu this fall, while several states ban poultry competitions at fairs.

July 22, 2015

 

Fast food strike

Wage Increase Expected For New York’s Fast-Food Employees

After over two years of rallying, New York fast-food workers will likely see a significant increase in their hourly wage.

July 22, 2015

 

Heath Gerlock of Farmobile

Technology, Growth Spur Ag Jobs Far From The Field

Huge companies and start-ups alike are investing in technology designed to support and improve agriculture and, in the process, they’re creating new jobs.

July 20, 2015

 

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Farmers Watch As Scientists Weigh In On Common Herbicides

Farmers fighting herbicide-resistant weeds will likely look to spray more chemicals. Researchers are trying to determine which herbicides could cause cancer.

July 17, 2015

 

A convenience store advertises gas and food

Study Says Links Between Obesity And Food Deserts Are Thin

A new study reveals “little evidence” for a correlation between obesity and a person’s local food environment.

July 15, 2015

 

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Whole Foods Reaches Agreement Over Responsibly Grown Ratings

Whole Foods' "Responsibly Grown" ratings have riled organic farmers who have watched their produce get lower ratings than conventionally grown foods.

July 15, 2015

 

blue bell ice cream in freezer section

Government: Food Companies Risk Prosecution For Outbreaks

The U.S. Justice Department warned that food companies could face criminal charges if they fail to protect consumers against foodborne illnesses.

July 14, 2015

 

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Changes To Farmworker Housing Rules Worry Farmers, Advocates

Many farmers rely on a stable supply of migrant laborers to return year after year. That’s an incentive to provide safe housing.

July 13, 2015

 

flooded corn field

Record Rainfall Drowning Indiana’s Crops

Last month was the wettest June since 1895, causing many fields to flood.

July 10, 2015

 

pizza

Calorie Counts Delayed, Rules FDA

Menus across the nation were supposed to post calorie counts by year's end, but the FDA has delayed the deadline.

July 10, 2015

 

A glass of milk from a bottle

Dairy Farmers Dumping Surplus Milk

With U.S. milk production booming and consumption dropping, dairy farmers in the US and Canada are burying surplus supplied because they can’t find buyers.

July 10, 2015

 

Products stocked along a supermarket aisle

Report: Food Industry Spending Millions On Sneaky Tactics

Big food and agriculture companies have spent millions of dollars on PR strategies to infiltrate social media and conceal the bias of “expert” sources.

July 9, 2015

 

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Imagined Smells Linked To Obesity

Researchers have found that people who can vividly imagine smells are more likely to be obese than those who do not.

July 7, 2015

 

bee hotel

Bee Hotels Give Native Species A Place To Call Home

Hotels are made for solitary bees that don't swarm or have a hive. Researchers hope they will preserve bee habitat and allow for research on population decline.

July 6, 2015

 

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New ‘Indiana Grown’ Program Launches Tuesday

Project manager David King says the program can help farmers, producers and consumers. He says the state needs Indiana people buying Indiana products.

July 6, 2015

 

bee on a flower

Indiana Organization Plans To Protect Pollinators

The Indiana Pesticide Review Board is working to create pollinator protective measures in the Hoosier State.

July 2, 2015

 

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Drive Along With Community Kitchen’s Summer Food Delivery

Throughout the summer, two vans from the Community Kitchen of Monroe County drive to nine low-income neighborhoods to deliver free breakfast or lunch to kids.

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