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August 14, 2017

 

Cargill's Fort Morgan beef processing plant

Federal Panel Sides With Muslim Meatpacking Workers

The federal commission found a Colorado meatpacking plant violated the rights of its Muslim workers during a dispute over prayer breaks.

August 13, 2017

 

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Low-Carbon Fuels Could Lose Emphasis From Trump EPA

Low-Carbon Fuels Could Lose Emphasis From Trump EPA Low-Carbon Fuels Could Lose Emphasis From Trump EPA

August 11, 2017

 

Penicillium colonies

More Than Bread: Sourdough As A Window Into The Microbiome

Home bakers have volunteered their sourdough starters to a team of American scientists who want to unravel the microbial secrets of sourdough.

August 10, 2017

 

cartons of eggs

Officials Point Fingers Amid Egg Contamination Scare

Millions of eggs have been recalled in European countries afraid they've been contaminated with insecticide. Who is to blame, though?

August 10, 2017

 

Chinook salmon

Transgenic Salmon Reaches Canadian Dinner Plates

Biotech company AquaBounty has sold its first shipments of a controversial genetically modified salmon in Canada after 25 years in regulatory limbo.

August 10, 2017

 

A bioreactor in Finland creates protein powder

Scientists Synthesize Food With Little Electric Shocks

Researchers in Finland are using electricity to generate food from microbes and other components, a process meant to help fight world hunger.

August 9, 2017

 

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Nonprofit Helps Asian-American Farmers Grow Businesses

Traditional greens are an integral part of Asian-American cultural identity. A California nonprofit is helping small farmers meet high demand in Asian enclaves.

August 8, 2017

 

combine in corn field

Farm Economy Downturn Prompts Fears Of A ‘Crisis’

Farm income is down for the fourth-straight year. Prices for the most important crops are down. Some are comparing it to the 1980s Farm Crisis.

August 7, 2017

 

cattle

These Farmers Say They Got The Raw End Of NAFTA

From tomato growers in Florida to cattle ranchers in Montana, some farmers bruised by NAFTA think it has favored agribusiness over small-scale farms.

August 7, 2017

 

worker bee

No Offense, American Bees, But Your Sperm Isn’t Cutting It

One of the major threats to U.S. bees is the varroa mite. Researchers are importing sperm from European bees resistant to mites to toughen up America's stock.

August 4, 2017

 

food scraping

Waste Not: New Jersey Law Mandates Food Waste Plan

New Jersey lawmakers want to tackle climate change and hunger by reducing the amount of food that ends up in landfills.

August 3, 2017

 

Louisiana coastline

The Gulf Of Mexico’s Dead Zone Is The Biggest Ever Seen

A record-setting "dead zone," where water doesn't have enough oxygen for fish to survive, has appeared this summer. One major cause is pollution from farms.

August 3, 2017

 

chicken house

Perdue Farms Signs Up For A Chicken Welfare Revolution

The poultry industry may be on the verge of adopting ambitious new animal-welfare standards, giving chickens more space and daylight.

August 2, 2017

 

Farmer Wendy Johnson

Why Some Farmers Are Bringing Livestock Back To The Prairie

Iowa farmers hope providing meat to customers who care more about farming methods than price will improve cropland while also helping them earn a profit.

August 2, 2017

 

Sonny Perdue

Perdue: Farm Labor Fix Not Likely To Surface In NAFTA Talks

Still annoyed by loss of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, many trade groups who represent commodity farmers have cautioned the administration to tread lightly.

August 1, 2017

 

soybean field

Dicamba Damage Estimate Tops 2.5 Million Acres

The herbicide is suspected of drifting in the wind to neighboring farms and causing widespread damage.

August 1, 2017

 

A plastic fork mingles with sand and seaweed on a beach.

Disposable Food Plastics Choking Seas

Takeout packaging and throwaway plastic utensils are piling up across the globe as conservation groups fight a mounting tide of plastics pollution.

July 31, 2017

 

goats

What’s It Really Like To Work In A Prison Goat Milk Farm?

Whole Foods has been forced to stop selling goat cheese made from milk that came from a prison farm, where inmates work for less than a dollar an hour.

July 31, 2017

 

family members

Families Of Grain Elevator Blast Victims Still Search For Justice

More than five and a half years after six men were killed when a grain elevator blew up on the banks of the Missouri River, no clear cause has been pinpointed.

July 27, 2017

 

spoons

‘Neural Food Network’ Helps You Eat Global And Local

Researchers at the University of Illinois trained a neural network to substitute a recipe's ingredients based on what’s available in your part of the world.

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