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October 23, 2014

 

Mariselina Simon and her son Pacifique

Young Immigrants Search For Home On The Farm

Farming is already more ethnically diverse than it was even a decade ago and immigrants of all stripes are working the land.

October 22, 2014

 

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Have An Allergy-Free Halloween

Halloween candy is risky business for kids with food allergies, but the Teal Project is making it safe for all to Trick-or-Treat.

October 21, 2014

 

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Whole Foods Launches National Commerical Campaign

As sales slump for the organic retailer, Whole Foods seeks to expand its audience with a nationwide commercial campaign.

October 20, 2014

 

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Farmers Gear Up For Record Harvest, Brace For Lower Prices

Demand can’t keep up with the jump in supply. Grain prices are at their lowest level since 2009.

October 20, 2014

 

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Will McDonald’s New Media Blitz Reset Its Image?

McDonald’s has launched an aggressive advertising campaign to counter unflattering claims about its food. Will myth-busting restore trust in consumers?

October 16, 2014

 

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Whole Foods Announces Sustainability Rating For Produce

Do you know what impact your produce has on the environment or the lives of the workers who farmed it? Whole Foods wants to help inform you.

October 14, 2014

 

Harlan Jacobson

At Harvest, Corn Huskers Still Pick By Hand

When asked if Dick Humes thought picking corn by hand was in his blood, he laughed and said, of course. “It’s an art. A dying art."

October 10, 2014

 

An organic food label at a Walmart store

How Serious Is Walmart’s Sustainable Food Push?

The nation’s largest grocer announced a program to curb its environmental footprint, but watchdogs are dubious amid a history of greenwashing.

October 9, 2014

 

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Report Finds GMOs Hidden In “Natural” Foods

Without labeling, how difficult is it to identify products containing GMOs?

October 9, 2014

 

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Choices Can Cut School Food Waste

Many schools are finding that giving kids a say in what they eat can cut down on what ends up in the trash.

October 7, 2014

 

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McDonald’s Japan To Post First Loss Ever After Food Scare

McDonald's Japan is still reeling from a food safety scandal that erupted when a video surfaced showing suppliers mishandling meat products.

October 7, 2014

 

A corn field in Texas withers from drought

Few Researchers Seeking Crop Solutions For Future Climate

Researchers are simulating future growing conditions to help predict climate change effects and stave off food-system challenges ahead.

October 6, 2014

 

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Grocery Stores Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Historically, produce like bananas with brown spots would be headed for the landfill because shoppers often expect their fruits and veggies to be immaculate.

October 2, 2014

 

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Technology, Infrastructure Cut Down On Food Waste On Farms

A United Nations Report found that in developing countries, more than 40 percent of food waste happens on the farm or in the processing part of the food chain.

September 30, 2014

 

Workers loading boxes of produce onto a palette.

USDA To Bolster Organic And Local Food With $52 Million

The USDA announced $52 million in grants to grow the organic industry and support food hubs.

September 29, 2014

 

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Food Waste Weighing Down U.S. Food System

Food is the largest single source of waste in the U.S. More food ends up in landfills than plastic, more than paper.

September 25, 2014

 

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Share A Coke: Catchy Campaign Is Not Without Concerns

Did you share a Coke this summer? Coca-Cola's successful campaign featured names and social media promotion geared toward Millenials.

September 23, 2014

 

A bag of groceries containing Cheetos, fried pork skins, cookies, cheddar and bacon crackers, bananas, oranges and lettuce.

Companies In Calorie-Cutting Pact Sell Less Junk Food

A new study has shown that a group of food companies cut trillions of calories, mostly from junk food, but questions remain about the pact’s overall effect.

September 23, 2014

 

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Fruit May Reduce Stroke, Heart Disease Risk

The first of its kind in China, a major study of nearly 500,000 people finds that fruit consumption can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.

September 22, 2014

 

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Heirlooms Passed Down By Seed Savers Exchange

Today’s gardeners likely wouldn’t have access to many of their favorite heirloom plants if it weren’t for the work of the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa.

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