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August 28, 2017

 

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Grocery Store Restaurants Shake Up Food Service Landscape

Groceraunts feature seasonal menus, and they employ graduates of the Culinary Institute of America as chefs, all in the hope of appealing to millennials.

August 25, 2017

 

Whole Foods

Amazon Takeover Of Whole Foods Gets Key Federal Approval

Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods is another step closer to reality. Walmart and Google have announced their strategy to compete with the retail giant online.

August 25, 2017

 

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Does Sustainability Help Environment Or Just Ag’s Public Image?

Big food companies want farmers to reduce greenhouse emissions from nitrogen fertilizer, but the best-known program to accomplish this may not have much effect.

August 25, 2017

 

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‘Environmental Nightmare’ After Atlantic Salmon Escape Fish Farm

Officials blame the failure of a pen near Washington's Cypress Island on high tides caused by the eclipse, but that is being questioned.

August 24, 2017

 

Indian female farmers sow paddy in a field

Carbon Dioxide May Rob Crops Of Nutrition

Two new studies suggest that changing atmospheric conditions could reduce protein and iron in food.

August 24, 2017

 

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Swiss Supermarket Launches Europe’s First Worm Burgers

A grocery coop in Switzerland has unleashed new burgers and balls packed with protein from mealworms.

August 24, 2017

 

Anhydrous ammonia tanks

Can Walmart Stem The Heat-Trapping Flood Of Nitrogen On Farms?

Walmart has promised big cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases. To meet that goal, the giant retailer may have to persuade farmers to use less fertilizer.

August 23, 2017

 

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Popular Pesticides Keep Bumblebees From Laying Eggs

A new study is adding to evidence that a popular class of pesticides can harm wild bees, like bumblebees.

August 22, 2017

 

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JBS Mired In Multiple Corruption Scandals In Brazil

Known for its rapid expansion across the globe, Brazil-based meatpacking giant JBS has been embroiled in scandal for much of 2017.

August 21, 2017

 

Foodlink

Beyond Pantries: This Food Bank Invests In Local Community

Normally food banks distribute donated food to the hungry. But Rochester, NY food bank Foodlink is going beyond that to provide jobs to boost the local economy.

August 21, 2017

 

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Examining The Sandy Soil Along Proposed Keystone XL Route

Landowners and environmental groups wanted Keystone XL out of the Nebraska Sandhills, a region with sandy soil that is quick to erode and hard to restore.

August 17, 2017

 

Tim Reinbott

How Will Eclipse Affect Crops And Livestock, Researchers Ask

Researcher Tim Reinbott says he’s eager to see how drought-stressed corn and soybean plants react to the change in light and temperature brought by the eclipse.

August 17, 2017

 

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August Brings Out Hunters Of Elusive Huckleberries

Lovers of these tart, juicy berries trek into the forests of the Northwest to pick them at great effort. No one's managed to grow them commercially just yet.

August 17, 2017

 

yellowfin tuna

Some Tuna Can Carry Up To 36 Times The Toxic Chemicals Of Others

When it comes to pollutant levels, researchers now say where your tuna was caught can make a huge difference.

August 16, 2017

 

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Craft Beer, Brought To You By Big Beer

More than a dozen of America's most popular craft breweries have been bought by global beverage companies in recent years.

August 15, 2017

 

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Drop-In Centers In Rural Kansas Address Dangers Of Isolation

Suicide rates are higher in rural areas than in urban due at least in part to isolation. Neighbor to Neighbor was founded to connect women in small town Kansas.

August 15, 2017

 

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Farm-To-Table Food Labor Is Ripe For Change

Even the most wholesome ingredients are produced through cheap labor, often by people who are poor and hungry. It's time the food world talks about that.

August 14, 2017

 

Cargill's Fort Morgan beef processing plant

Federal Panel Sides With Muslim Meatpacking Workers

The federal commission found a Colorado meatpacking plant violated the rights of its Muslim workers during a dispute over prayer breaks.

August 13, 2017

 

ethanol gas pumps

Low-Carbon Fuels Could Lose Emphasis From Trump EPA

Low-Carbon Fuels Could Lose Emphasis From Trump EPA Low-Carbon Fuels Could Lose Emphasis From Trump EPA

August 11, 2017

 

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More Than Bread: Sourdough As A Window Into The Microbiome

Home bakers have volunteered their sourdough starters to a team of American scientists who want to unravel the microbial secrets of sourdough.

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