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June 2, 2016

 

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Which Ware? Choosing The Best Disposable Utensils

Choosing the best reusable tableware for your summer cookouts comes down to two factors: production and environmental impact.

June 2, 2016

 

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Congressman: Restricting School Lunch Would Save Feds Money

Todd Rokita argued the government should cut back on free school lunch programs when he attended Wednesday’s State Board of Education Meeting.

June 1, 2016

 

bumble bee

Bumblebees’ Little Hairs Can Sense Flowers’ Electric Fields

The fields bend the hairs and that generates a nerve signal, scientists say.

June 1, 2016

 

Pollen balls

Bees Exposed To More Pesticides Than Previously Thought

A new study from Purdue University looks at how non-crop plants expose honeybees to pesticides.

June 1, 2016

 

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Farmers Wait For Guest Workers Amid H-2A Visa Delays

For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for workers even as the harvest season is well underway.

May 31, 2016

 

students weeding

Student-Run Organic Farm Thrives At Land-Grant University

Though large-scale production of corn and soybeans can seem to be the primary crop interests at Iowa State University, the organic farm is wholly embraced.

May 27, 2016

 

A package of cream cheese is stamped

Congress Tackles Murky Expiration Dates

In an effort to curb food waste, the U.S. Senate and House have introduced bills to standardize date labeling across the country.

May 26, 2016

 

Ryan-Bristle

Farmers Get Creative, Frugal To Stay Afloat In Tough Times

Farmers managing the sophisticated businesses that Midwest crop farms have become are spending more time considering business school basics.

May 26, 2016

 

Frozen vegetables line a supermarket freezer.

Food Recalls Expand Amid Listeria Outbreak

Another outbreak of listeria has caused a recall to expand to include 360 frozen foods under more than 42 brand names.

May 26, 2016

 

Bayer

Monsanto Says No To $62 Billion Bayer Buyout

The agrochemical giant rejected Bayer's offer, but says it's open to further negotiations with the German pharmaceutical company.

May 24, 2016

 

monarch butterflies

To Save The Monarch Butterfly, Many Are Turning To Milkweed

Milkweed is the literal lifeblood for the monarch caterpillars, serving as the insect’s sole food source early in their life cycle.

May 23, 2016

 

food labels

An ‘Added Sugar’ Label Is On The Way For Packaged Food

The Food and Drug Administration has brushed aside industry objections and will require food labels to disclose how much sugar has been added to packaged food.

May 23, 2016

 

tenderized meat package

New Labels Warn Tender Steak Could Be A Little Dangerous

Mechanically tenderized meat has a greater chance of being contaminated and making you sick.

May 19, 2016

 

A box of Rice Krispies carries a 'gluten free' label on a supermarket shelf

Doctor: Don’t Make Your Kids Go Gluten-Free

A pediatrician is warning that parents should not put children on a gluten free diet unless they really need it.

May 19, 2016

 

bees on honeycomb

Buzzkill: Surveys Say Bee Colonies Continue To Decline

According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service survey, varroa mites were the top colony stressor for beekeeping operations with five or more colonies.

May 18, 2016

 

school kitchen

Many Schools Short On Equipment For Making Healthy Meals

In the absence of equipment for making their own meals from scratch, schools rely on large manufacturers to provide them pre-made.

May 17, 2016

 

Worker Javier Alcantar tends to corn crops

GMOs Are Safe, But Don’t Always Deliver On Promises (Report)

A new report from the National Academy of Sciences knocked down some pro-GMO claims, and urged federal agencies to change the way these foods are regulated.

May 17, 2016

 

school lunch line

Why Free School Lunches Might Be Harder To Get Soon

If the bill is passed, 120 Indiana schools with about 60,000 students would no longer be eligible to participate in the federal school lunch program.

May 17, 2016

 

firefighter near burning field

Drones May Help Keep Ranchers Safer During Burn Season

Researchers in Nebraska are designing a new drone to start fires, which may help protect people while encouraging agricultural productivity.

May 16, 2016

 

Pascal Baudar

Urban Foraging: Unearthing The Wild Flavors Of Los Angeles

For Pascal Baudar, LA is a treasure trove of edible plants and insects that he uses in unusual culinary creations.

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