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January 13, 2017

 

David Fuller with dairy cows

As Big Milk Moves In, Family-Owned Dairy Farms Rapidly Fold

Large-scale dairy farms are more lucrative, and national milk production has actually increased. But small farmers see their way of life dying.

January 13, 2017

 

A Hadza man on a hunt, with his bow and arrow.

Staying Fit Isn’t A New Year’s Resolution For These Hunter-Gatherers

Westerners are often looking for short, intense workouts. A new study points out a different path to fitness.

January 13, 2017

 

woman and a child suffering from severe malnutrition

Why Doctors Without Borders Added Food To Its Medical Bag

In Nigeria, the food crisis is so severe that when MSF sees families to treat disease or provide vaccinations, they're starting to distribute food as well.

January 13, 2017

 

Helen Dahlke

California Farmers Test How To Store Water Underground

After years of drought, California is getting drenched with rains. Scientists and farmers are testing a way to capture water by filling groundwater aquifers.

January 12, 2017

 

Afro Jam

A Detroit Urban Farm Preserves Black History In Jam Form

Two nonprofits are using their harvest for a line of jams honoring the history and old family recipes of the local African-American community.

January 12, 2017

 

Amazon Fresh delivery truck is park on a curb

Grocers To Accept Food Stamps For Online Orders

The USDA plans to launch a pilot program to allow people to buy groceries online with food stamps.

January 12, 2017

 

bumblebee

Rusty Patched Bumblebee Newest Species On Endangered List

The number of rusty patched bumblebee colonies in the U.S. have fallen almost 87 percent in the past two decades.

January 12, 2017

 

organic produce at a grocery store

Why Going Organic Just Got Easier For Farmers

Farmers have to follow organic rules for three years before they can sell their food as certified organic.

January 11, 2017

 

Dungeness crabs for sale at Fisherman's Wharf

Warmer Oceans Could Boost The Toxins In Shellfish

A new study finds a link between warming waters and a dangerous neurotoxin that builds up in species like Dungeness crab, clams and mussels.

January 10, 2017

 

student at a salad bar

Some Students Develop An Appetite For Healthier School Meals

When Cheryl Johnson visits school cafeterias, she sees kids eating more fruits and vegetables, but the amount of food thrown away has not increased.

January 10, 2017

 

A Venezuelan soldier

As Venezuelans Go Hungry, The Military Is Trafficking In Food

Venture into black markets and you'll find food unavailable in cheaper state-run groceries. The military isn't just running markets. It's getting rich off them.

January 10, 2017

 

red onion

Does An Onion A Day Keep The Doctor Away?

The same compounds that make people cry when slicing into an onion may also make them a healthy choice.

January 9, 2017

 

dogfish

A Shark Called Dogfish Makes A Tasty Taco

About 90 percent of the fish Americans eat is imported, yet fish caught off our shores is often exported. New efforts are promoting locally caught fish.

January 9, 2017

 

jeff bailey

Young People Joining Agriculture Industry Face Tough Conditions

Young farmers are necessary to sustain the agricultural economy in the state, but they face a difficult farming environment.

January 7, 2017

 

flavor wheel

One Man’s Quest To Reinvent The Wheel — The Flavor Wheel

Edgar Chambers says flavor is multidimensional and the current lexicon diagrams aren't doing it justice. He wants to turn the wheel into a tree.

January 6, 2017

 

A ranch foreman unloads a trailer of Red Angus

$2.6 million Missing From Oklahoma Beef Council

News of the alleged embezzlement and the attempt by the council to keep it secret gave critics of what’s called the beef check-off program more fodder.

January 6, 2017

 

crunchy peanut butter

New Guidelines Tell Parents When To Introduce Babies To Peanuts

The recommendations suggest introducing foods containing peanuts into the diets of children as young as 4 to 6 months.

January 5, 2017

 

piglets

New Rules for Antibiotics On The Farm May Not Reduce Usage

In the past, farmers could buy feed containing antibiotics at a local feed store without consulting a vet. Now, they need to obtain a Veterinary Feed Directive.

January 5, 2017

 

fruits and vegetables

A Plant-Friendly Atkins Diet Gets High Marks

U.S.News & World Report's annual rankings are out, and while reviewers have a few beefs with the regular Atkins diet, the vegan version scores well.

January 4, 2017

 

African runner peanuts

The Lost Ancestral Peanut Of The South Is Revived

Brought to America by enslaved West Africans, the Carolina African runner was a defining taste of the antebellum South.

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