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March 31, 2014

 

farmers looking at ag drone

Drones: Coming Soon To A Farm Near You?

Unmanned aerial vehicles aren’t just for spies or for the battlefield. Farmers all over the country think drones can give them a leg up, too.

March 28, 2014

 

Colorado-irrigaiton-crop

Recovering From Flooding, Farmers Hope For Enough Water

Colorado farmers that depend on water are scrambling to repair flood-damaged irrigation networks in time for the crucial spring planting season.

March 26, 2014

 

at the bottom of the peanut butter jar

Listeria Outbreak Affects Peanut Butter, Cheese Spreads

A nationwide recall is in effect for Parkers Farms products after listeria was discovered in peanut butter, cheese spreads, dips and salsa.

March 21, 2014

Changing Diets 

Cooked bacon drains on a plate

New Fat Findings Foster Flap

New research has thrown long-held health recommendations over fate consumption into doubt, but some experts are worried consumers will get the wrong message.

March 18, 2014

Farm Regulations 

Cattle munching on livestock feed

Loophole Undercuts FDA “Crack Down” On Livestock Antibiotics

A watchdog reveals key flaws in new FDA guidelines designed to reduce the use of antibiotics to fatten livestock.

March 14, 2014

Bioterror 

dairy truck

Padlock The Milk! FDA’s Push To Safeguard The Food Supply

Should a toxin be injected somewhere along the supply chain for liquids like orange juice or milk, experts believe it could have devastating consequences.

March 13, 2014

Battle Of The Bulge 

Jello, cookies, sugar drink mix and a ham and cheese sandwich

Lawyers Gear Up For ‘Big Food’ Fight

A law firm is pushing for 16 state attorneys general to sue food companies for obesity-related health care costs connected to their products. Could it work?

March 13, 2014

Bioterror 

herd of cattle

Could Our Food Supply Be A Target For Terrorists?

Experts suspect that the reason the U.S. has avoided a large-scale attack on food is that it doesn’t carry the same weight as a suicide bomb or shooting.

March 12, 2014

Festival Food 

watson ibm food truck at sxsw

Tech, Trucks And Cronuts At SXSW

It's not all meetups and music gigs at South by Southwest. Food has its share of the spotlight, too.

March 11, 2014

Sickeningly Sweet 

sugar in bowl

Recommended Sugar Intake To Be Slashed In Half

Hidden sugars are everywhere: in sauces, processed and frozen foods, and condiments. How much is too much?

March 10, 2014

Stronger Together 

meeting of Amish farmers

Food Hubs Could Provide Crucial Link For Amish Farmers

A single Amish farmer may not be able to hire a driver to ship products to a local restaurant. But by banding together, the economics may start to make sense.

March 6, 2014

More Produce, Less Potatoes 

Bell Peppers

Healthy Changes Coming To WIC Program

Changes to the WIC program include more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, yogurt and fish.

March 5, 2014

Growing Similarity 

packages french bread with Chinese label

Global Diets Become More Similar

We aren't so different after all, and that could be a bad thing when it comes to the global food supply.

March 4, 2014

Unwanted 

invasive-toadflax

Climate Change Could Benefit Some Invasive Plants

In 2005, USDA researcher Dana Blumenthal set out to document what effect climate change will have on large swathes of grassland.

March 3, 2014

Follow The Buzz 

A bee fitted with a homing device gathers nectar

Sleuths Track Bugged Bees To Smoke Out Colony Collapses

Scientists in Tasmania are tracking bees with tiny wireless devices in an effort to understand why hives are collapsing.

February 28, 2014

Play Games, All Sorts 

Robbie Maass shows his mother, Leah, the Commodity Challenge

Farmers Play The Markets, Learn To Avoid Risk

In Commodity Challenge, you have fake bushels of grain. You line up a marketing strategy, watch the real markets and then see what your decisions earned you.

February 27, 2014

Sea Change? 

plate of vegetables, fruit and crackers

Obesity Rate Declining In Young Children

The obesity rate dropped 43 percent for young children over the past decade, marking the first major decline in the obesity epidemic.

February 27, 2014

Healthy Schools 

school scoreboard with Coca-Cola

New Guidelines Say No To Unhealthy Marketing In Schools

Unhealthy foods are already being taken out of school lunches. Next up is the removal of unhealthy food marketing in schools.

February 26, 2014

Small Scale 

organic berry farm

Proposed Food Safety Rules Clash With Organic Farmers

Organic farmers are raising opposition to FDA food safety rules that will put the squeeze on small-production farms.

February 26, 2014

Losing Ground 

Water washing soil from a farmer's field

USDA Highly Underestimating Farmland Erosion

New research indicates that soil is eroding from farms much faster than previously thought.

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