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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.

December 16, 2015

 

packing up fresh-cut Christmas tree

Growers Rally Around Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees

Farmers are pooling their money to advertise and promote their fresh-cut trees. It’s an effort to reach consumers who value a convenient (plastic) Christmas.

December 14, 2015

 

Nate Storey and Swiss chard

Fuel: It’s What’s For Dinner

Up to a fifth of our nation’s total energy use goes into growing, transporting, processing and preparing our food, but those energy inputs are often hidden.

December 13, 2015

 

Ears of corn hang on stalks

Chinese Company Eyes US GMO Market

With restrictions on GMO crops in China, a Beijing biotech firm is looking to test products for market in the United States.

December 10, 2015

 

Empty Wal-Mart

Supermarkets Missing Mark In Food Deserts

A recent analysis found that of the 1,500 new supermarkets promised for food deserts by next year, only about 250 have opened in those neighborhoods so far.

December 10, 2015

 

lunch at Carve

Why Fast-Casual Restaurants Are Surging

In the three years after the 2008 recession, fast-casual visits rose 17 percent, while other sections of the restaurant industry lagged.

December 9, 2015

 

Boston College

Chipotle Under Fire In Boston After Students Become Sick

80 students have fallen ill in Boston after eating at Chipotle, causing the restaurant chain to close another store during the investigation.

December 8, 2015

 

beef in a package

WTO: COOL Could Lead To $1 Billion Tariffs

Canada and Mexico could impose tariffs on more than $1 billion-worth of U.S. goods as a way to compensate for losses brought on by a U.S. labeling law.

December 7, 2015

 

barren cornfield

Boom Leaves Farmers Stuck With High Property Taxes

Some states base property tax rates on income potential. Others go by rental rates or recent land sales. However they’re calculated, the results are similar.

December 3, 2015

 

Cat food displayed on a grocery store shelf

Nestlé Acknowledges Slave Labor Used in Supply Chain

Following media reports on slavery in Thailand’s fishing industry, Nestlé commissioned a report that found abuses were likely in its own supply chain.

December 3, 2015

 

soybean crops

EPA Seeks To Pull New Herbicide From The Market

EPA received new information that suggests the herbicide Enlist Duo is more toxic to plants than the agency previously thought.

December 2, 2015

 

cocoa pods

Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

Some big food companies, like Mars, are becoming increasingly vocal advocates for action on greenhouse gas emissions.

December 2, 2015

 

Andrew Scaboo and Tony Stafford

University-Made Roundup Ready Seeds Ready For Market

Imagine your fancy multi-vitamin goes generic. Then the local university adds in extra vitamins that are particularly important for people living in your area.

November 30, 2015

 

monarch butterfly on a red flower

In The Fields, A Search For Monarch Butterflies

An Iowa State University report estimated an 81% decline in the Midwest monarch population 1999-2010, with a 58% decline in milkweed presence at the same time.

November 25, 2015

 

former farmworker Angel Castro

Immigrant Farmworkers Face Housing Crisis

Tuberculosis, pesticide exposure and viral breakouts are a few of the threats facing farmworkers living without adequate showers, ventilation and utilities.

November 25, 2015

 

Green bean casserole

Classic Green Bean Casserole Turns 60 Years Old

Despite its status as a Midwest holiday staple, Green Bean Casserole didn’t originate in the Midwest. Dorcas Reilly created it in 1955 in New Jersey.

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