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October 2, 2014

 

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Technology, Infrastructure Cut Down On Food Waste On Farms

A United Nations Report found that in developing countries, more than 40 percent of food waste happens on the farm or in the processing part of the food chain.

September 30, 2014

 

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USDA To Bolster Organic And Local Food With $52 Million

The USDA announced $52 million in grants to grow the organic industry and support food hubs.

September 29, 2014

 

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Food Waste Weighing Down U.S. Food System

Food is the largest single source of waste in the U.S. More food ends up in landfills than plastic, more than paper.

September 25, 2014

 

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Share A Coke: Catchy Campaign Is Not Without Concerns

Did you share a Coke this summer? Coca-Cola's successful campaign featured names and social media promotion geared toward Millenials.

September 23, 2014

 

A bag of groceries containing Cheetos, fried pork skins, cookies, cheddar and bacon crackers, bananas, oranges and lettuce.

Companies In Calorie-Cutting Pact Sell Less Junk Food

A new study has shown that a group of food companies cut trillions of calories, mostly from junk food, but questions remain about the pact’s overall effect.

September 23, 2014

 

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Fruit May Reduce Stroke, Heart Disease Risk

The first of its kind in China, a major study of nearly 500,000 people finds that fruit consumption can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.

September 22, 2014

 

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Heirlooms Passed Down By Seed Savers Exchange

Today’s gardeners likely wouldn’t have access to many of their favorite heirloom plants if it weren’t for the work of the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa.

September 22, 2014

 

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NY Climate March Shines Spotlight On World Food Security

Global food security was among demonstrators' top concerns in New York on Sunday during the largest march in history to call for action on climate change.

September 19, 2014

 

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Climate And Space Create Challenges For Local Food

Farmers will need to continue to adapt to meet the demand of a new market that increasingly wants local food.

September 18, 2014

 

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Farm Bill’s SNAP Cuts Affect Only Four States

Under a provision dubbed "heat and eat," 12 states have been able to circumvent SNAP cutbacks by providing heat assistance as well.

September 18, 2014

 

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Farm Bureau Considers Requirements For ‘Indiana Grown’ Label

Agriculture industry advocates plan to make recommendations to the legislature about how to label goods that are grown and produced locally.

September 12, 2014

 

Organic Alternatives Manager Maka Kalaí

Marijuana Industry Faces Food Safety Test

In the months since retail marijuana sales began, problems with potency have made headlines, turning into public relations headaches for the marijuana industry.

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

 

Kids displaying a carrot, a beet and greens.

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.

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