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July 14, 2016

 

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UN Warns World Is Reaching Peak Fish

A new UN report says 31.4 percent of worldwide fish stocks were caught at unsustainable levels in 2013.

July 14, 2016

 

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As Bagged Salad Kits Boom, Americans Eat More Greens

Americans buy twice as many packages of bagged salad greens as heads of lettuce these days. Is the bagged stuff just as good?

July 13, 2016

 

March

House Expected To Vote This Week On GMO Disclosure Bill

Some say Senate Bill 764 is a step in the right direction for GMO-label advocates, but others say the bill isn’t enough.

July 11, 2016

 

soybean plants

New Genetically Modified Crops Push Old Regulations

The last time government agencies updated biotech regulations was 1992. Today a wave of new discoveries is breaking out of the old regulatory framework.

July 11, 2016

 

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In Tiny, Rural Hope, Large Hog Farms Spark Economic Fears

Bartholomew County's new ordinance says farms with more than 600 pigs must be 500 feet from homes. The county's smallest CAFOs contain twice that many hogs.

July 8, 2016

 

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5 Big Questions About The US Senate GMO Label Bill

The bill outlaws states’ efforts to labels foods made with genetically-modified organisms and instead gives companies more leeway in disclosing GMOs.

July 7, 2016

 

moldy strawberries

New Food Waste Standards Hope To Halve Food Waste By 2030

The Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard will help measure and manage food loss and waste, for both countries and private companies.

July 7, 2016

 

Ronnie Russell

Midwest Farmers Fear GMO Labels Will Stigmatize Products

Consumers may view GMO disclosure labels much like surgeon general’s warnings on cigarette packages, despite a recent study showing GMO crops are safe to eat.

July 6, 2016

 

Greg Nott feeds a bison

To Bring Bison Back, Ranchers Say We Have To Eat Them

Market-based conservation contends that we create demand for an animal and work to keep its population robust so we can then eat it, as with the American bison.

July 5, 2016

 

kids

Many Children Still Hungry For Summer Food

With commuting, and other lifestyle changes, a growing number of low-income children now live outside the neighborhoods that qualify for federal assistance.

July 5, 2016

 

corn crops

Should Corn Be Knee High By The Fourth Of July? Not Anymore

Changes in how we farm means taller corn by Independence Day.

July 2, 2016

 

Maria Isabel Andrade

Orange Sweet Potato Wins Researchers The World Food Prize

A public health campaign to sell Africans on the virtues of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes — bred for higher Vitamin A levels — has helped combat malnutrition.

July 1, 2016

 

Thousands of packaged products line supermarket aisles

Vermont GMO Label Law Takes Effect

A new law in Vermont requiring labels on genetically modified foods has gone into effect despite a months-long campaign in Congress to block the measure.

July 1, 2016

 

Roundup

Glyphosate Granted 18-Month Extension In EU

The European Commission voted to extend the sale of the product until the European Chemical Agency provides a new ruling in 2017.

June 30, 2016

 

Star Wars images decorate a McDonalds Happy Meal box

Chile Fights Child Obesity With Labels And Toy Ban

Chile has implemented a food label law to try to curb one of the highest obesity rates in the world.

June 28, 2016

 

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Perdue Farms Shifts How Its Chickens Live And Die

One of the largest poultry companies in the country says it will change its slaughter methods and some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups cheer.

June 28, 2016

 

JBS Marshalltown Pork

What A Slaughterhouse Looks Like From The Inside

While touring JBS Marshalltown Pork Plant, reporters were forbidden from taking photos, making audio recordings or quoting the company without permission.

June 27, 2016

 

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Midwest Aronia Growers Hope To Capitalize On Superfood Trend

Aronia is the modern name for the native black chokeberry and it’s billed as a “superfood." A growing cadre of Midwest farmers is trying to get in on the craze.

June 24, 2016

 

gmo food label

Senators Reach Deal On National GMO Labeling Bill

The new bill would require companies to disclose genetically modified ingredients in foods. Critics dislike that the info does not have to appear on the label.

June 23, 2016

 

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When Food Packages Get Smaller, Profits Get Bigger

Offering foods in smaller packages gives companies the appearance of concern for consumer health, while allowing them to charge more per fluid ounce.

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