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January 14, 2016

 

Fish are raised in coastal net pens off the coast of Maine.

U.S. Approves Industrial Offshore Fish Farms

New rules clear the way for industrial fish farming in the Gulf of Mexico, a move environmental groups say would threaten an ecosystem already under siege.

January 13, 2016

 

harvesting corn

Sharing Economy Comes To The Farm

A site dedicated to leasing and using farm equipment is making available expensive machinery during the times producers need it most.

January 11, 2016

 

New York Salt Warning

Salt Battle In New York Threatens To Spill Over

A court battle over salty food warnings is heating up in New York and could set the tone for other food label initiatives across the country.

January 11, 2016

 

Campbell Soup Headquarters

Campbell’s Announces Support For Mandatory GMO Labeling

In a victory for pro-labeling supporters, Campbell Soup Company announced it supports mandatory labeling of GMOs.

January 11, 2016

 

ear of corn

TPP Could Mean More Global Trade Of GMOs

TPP would make it harder for countries to prevent GMOs from entering their markets if they’re already approved in the U.S.

January 7, 2016

 

A customer shops for packaged meat at a supermarket

Consumer Groups Vow To Fight Meat Label Repeal

Consumer groups are rearing for a fight in 2016 after Congress repealed a law that required an animal's country of origin on packages of meat.

January 7, 2016

 

two groups of foods

Dietary Guidelines Crack Down On Sugar, Red Meat Gets A Pass

The new guidelines have implications for federal nutrition policy, influencing everything from school lunches to advice you get at a doctor's office.

January 7, 2016

 

Rain

Farmers See Mixed Results From Warm Winter Weather

It was an unseasonably warm December in some parts of the Midwest. What does that mean for farmers?

January 7, 2016

 

Mormon Island

Farmers Lease Water In New Nebraska Program

Nebraska irrigates more farmland than any state and a lot of that water is pumped from underground. A new program may help both farmers and endangered species.

January 5, 2016

 

wheat floret

Wheat Struggling To Keep Up With Corn, Soybean Technology

Seed companies have poured billions into biotech soybeans and corn that raises more grain with less water. Now, there’s a push to grow wheat research.

January 4, 2016

 

Baby turkeys in barn

As Recovery Continues, Farmers Prepare For More Bird Flu

Another outbreak of bird flu in the Midwest remains likely, even if farms and public health systems are more prepared to deal with it.

December 30, 2015

 

bio methane gas pipe

Making Energy From Waste: The Other Natural Gas

One expert says current technologies could transform organic waste into enough natural gas to replace half the diesel fuel used in the US transportation sector.

December 29, 2015

 

containers of_ammonia fertilizer

More Fertilizer Plants Come Online, Bring CO2 Baggage

Three of the world’s largest facilities are scheduled to come on stream in the next year to produce a variety of nitrogen products.

December 28, 2015

 

Spice shop at Douz

What Made Your Plate In 2015 — And What’s Next In 2016?

From tacos to quinoa, some foods were everywhere in 2015. What will be the "it" foods of 2016?

December 27, 2015

 

hogs

Researchers Worry Last-Resort Antibiotic Is Failing

For years, the antibiotic colistin was known as the best chance to combat antibiotic resistance. But journalist Maryn McKenna says there’s bad news.

December 24, 2015

 

Aaron Singrey

Veterinarian Becomes Gumshoe, Pursuing Globe-Trotting Virus

The industry fears that PED, not yet eradicated and known as a pernicious, intrepid world traveler, will come charging back this winter.

December 22, 2015

 

A City Harvest volunteer in New York rescues vegetables from garbage bins.

New App Rescues Wasted Food To Fight Hunger

A new food pantry database is connecting about two thousand food banks and partner agencies to ensure food donations end up getting used.

December 21, 2015

 

microscope image of PED

Deadly Pig Virus Remains A Mystery – And A Threat

What we have pieced together from interviews and public records shows that PED confounded researchers and industry insiders scrambling to contain it.

December 18, 2015

 

Eggs with packaging labeled

Watchdog Shows Cracks In Organic Egg Labeling

A consumer advocacy group reports that many farms that produce ‘organic’ eggs differ little from traditional industrial egg farms.

December 17, 2015

 

salmonella

Analyze Your Food With A Device That Fits In Your Pocket

Processes that were once the purview of specialty labs are now being put into pocket-sized products to give consumers the ability to analyze their foods.

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