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September 11, 2014

 

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U.S. Meat Inspection System In Disarray, Watchdogs Say

Food safety advocates, members of Congress and even some inspectors contend the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is in disarray.

September 11, 2014

 

Children getting pizza for lunch at a school cafeteria

Report Shows US Obesity Rates High But Holding Steady

A new report found that obesity rates in most states have leveled off, with some states even showing a decrease among young children from low-income families.

September 10, 2014

 

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Study Compares Low-Carb To Low-Fat, Sparks Controversy

Low-carb appeared to be superior to low-fat for weight loss in a recent study. The results ignited comments from all sides of the diet debate.

September 9, 2014

 

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Garden Lessons Cause Kids To Crave Vegetables

A program in Boston is whetting kids’ appetites for local produce by taking them on a tour of the food system, from seed to market to plate.

September 8, 2014

 

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Perdue Goes Antibiotic-Free With Hatching Chicks

In what's considered a big step for the chicken industry, Perdue has announced most of its chickens are now antibiotic-free.

September 4, 2014

 

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Train Your Brain To Crave Healthy Food

Scientists are encouraged by the brain's adaptation to the healthy foods and the use of behavioral therapy in overweight patients.

September 4, 2014

 

Fast food workers striking in New York

Fast-Food Strikers Ready To Risk Arrest

Fast-food workers are staging another round of strikes, this time with plans for widespread civil disobedience to increase pressure for higher wages.

September 3, 2014

 

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GMO Companies Ramp Up Fight Against Food Labels

Opponents of labeling genetically modified organisms boosted their spending in 2014 as states considered labeling laws.

September 2, 2014

 

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Real Farm Life, At The Intersection Of Arts And Agriculture

“We all understand now that there’s... a pretty large divide between the farming community and the general public,” said Fred Kirschenmann of Ag Arts.

August 29, 2014

 

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Hypoallergenic Nuts Could Be Solution For Allergy Sufferers

Researchers are looking for ways to combat nut allergies, which have been on the rise over the past decade.

August 29, 2014

 

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Hail A Cab And Lunch: Uber Launches Food Delivery Pilot

Taxi service Uber has launched a speedy food delivery service in Santa Monica.

August 26, 2014

 

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Bartholomew County Votes For CAFO Moratorium

Residents opposed to new large animal farms say they negatively impact the surrounding environment. Farmers say regulations are already too strict.

August 26, 2014

 

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What Goes Into The Price Of Your Tomato

U.S. farmers grow about $2 billion worth of tomatoes annually, though production numbers have steadily decreased over the past decade.

August 25, 2014

 

Hoosier Harvest Market

Are Online Farmer’s Markets Feasible For Indiana?

Regional food hubs work like online farmer's markets. A study will determine the demand for more hubs in Indiana.

August 19, 2014

 

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Felony Charges Handed Down In Massive Beef Recall

The co-owner and two workers at the Rancho Feeding Corp., the center of a massive recall that began in February, have been charged with 11 felony counts.

August 14, 2014

 

USDA inspectors examine a chicken

Critics Blast Revamped Poultry-Inspection Regs

The USDA released new rules for poultry plants last month that allow companies to conduct their own inspections and reduce the number of government inspectors.

August 11, 2014

 

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Mushrooms Masquerading As Meat

Chefs are figuring out how to stealthily add mushrooms to ground beef to cut fat and calories without sacrificing flavor.

August 7, 2014

 

A child reaching for a lunch consisting of packaged foods

School Lunches From Home Fail To Make The Grade

A new study shows that kids’ packed lunches from home are high in sugar and salt, and fall short of federal nutrition guidelines.

August 6, 2014

 

Farmer John Schweiser

Farmers On The Prairie Work Through Modern Day Dust Bowl

While big swathes of the Great Plains have partially recovered from the extreme 2012 drought, some sections are still desperately dry.

August 4, 2014

 

Farmer Jeff Jones feeds cows

‘Right To Farm’ Pits Farmer Against Farmer

The amendment has become a hot button issue. On one side: commodity groups. On the other: animal rights groups.

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