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May 9, 2016

 

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What Is ‘Natural’ Food?

Time is almost up for consumers to tell the FDA what "natural" food means. It's an ancient philosophical question with no easy answers.

May 5, 2016

 

A sign warns park visitors about recent glyphosate spraying in a New York City park

EPA Yanks Report Saying Glyphosate Is Not A Cancer Risk

The EPA says it was not ready to post a report that appeared on its website last week declaring weedkiller glyphosate unlikely to cause cancer in humans.

May 5, 2016

 

Cheese

Cheese: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

Good for your taste buds, bad for the economy: U.S. has its largest cheese surplus in over 30 years.

May 5, 2016

 

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Final Dubois Co. Quarantine Lifted After Avian Flu Outbreak

The lifting of the quarantine means Dubois County has been avian-flu free for 90 days.

May 4, 2016

 

morels growing in the woods

Hunting Morel Mushrooms: Q&A With Annie Corrigan

We have tips and tricks for finding morel mushrooms, but don't delay. The season is almost over!

May 4, 2016

 

school lunch tray

Why Congress May Back Off New School Lunch Standards

The School Nutrition Association wants more flexibility in the nutrition rules to keep more kids buying lunch. It appears lawmakers are listening.

May 3, 2016

 

eggs

Commodity Promotion Programs Try To Hide Their Emails

Federal programs that collect money from farmers to promote pork, beef and eggs are under attack. They now want to exempt their documents from FOIA.

May 3, 2016

 

eggs

Egg Prices Falling Faster Than Expected

Egg prices spiked in the wake of avian flu, but the USDA now expects retail egg prices to fall 9 to 10 percent this year compared to the average 2015 price.

May 3, 2016

 

packages of chicken

FDA Says Lower Salmonella Rates ‘Encouraging’

The FDA study is part of a larger government effort to reduce the persistently high rates of the food-borne illness in chicken and turkey.

May 2, 2016

 

Chipotle

Chipotle Reports First Ever Profit Losses

The company's quarterly profits are down nearly 30 percent, despite efforts to win back consumers with free burritos.

April 28, 2016

 

organic by nature label

Organic Frozen Foods On The List Of Recent Recalls

Due to the long shelf life of frozen foods, officials are encouraging consumers to check their frozen products.

April 27, 2016

 

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Plateau But No Decline: Child Obesity Rates Hold Steady

A new study finds 33 percent of American children are overweight. But researchers hope the findings don't overshadow the success stories out there.

April 27, 2016

 

cows in rotary parlor

How A Cheese Factory Can Change A Landscape

When a big food company builds a factory, it doesn’t just bring in new industry. Farmers change what they grow, expand their herds and buy new land.

April 27, 2016

 

corn field

Gene-Edited Corn Could Be In Farm Fields In A Few Years

CRISPR technology deletes segments of an organism’s own genome to engineer the expression of a particular trait.

April 25, 2016

 

farm machine

For Farmers, Every Planting Season Is A High Stakes Bet

As farmers put seeds in the ground -- and their confidence in another season -- they know they get just one shot at making their business profitable this year.

April 21, 2016

 

Honey pours over a spoon into a bowl

Study Finds Sweeteners Are Equally Bad For You

A USDA study - partially funded by the honey industry - found no significant health differences between consuming honey, corn syrup or refined sugar.

April 21, 2016

 

hunting for morels in a forest

After Fires In West, Mushroom Hunters ‘Chase The Burn’

Foragers are now scouring the hills in California in search of black morels — prized mushrooms which grow in land ravaged by forest fires.

April 21, 2016

 

A farmer sprays agricultural chemicals on a field

Europe Bans Herbicides Linked To Cancer And Infertility

The European Commission has put a moratorium on the use of two weed killers that disrupt human hormones.

April 21, 2016

 

White mushrooms

GMO Fungus Could Soon Be Among Us

A genetically modified mushroom could soon hit grocery store shelves, without governmental regulation or oversight.

April 20, 2016

 

certified non-gmo

3 Things You Should Know About GMO Labels

What are GMO labels, and what do they tell you? Here are three things you should know, from the reporters at Harvest Public Media.

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