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March 2, 2017

 

Soda

Philadelphia Soda Sales Drop To Half After Soda Tax

The tax, implemented on Jan. 1, is aimed at curbing soda consumption while generating revenue for city infrastructure and education projects.

March 2, 2017

 

loaves of bread

What’s The Environmental Footprint Of A Loaf Of Bread?

New research calculates the greenhouse gas emissions involved in making bread. The vast majority of emissions come from one step in the process: farming.

March 2, 2017

 

broccoli, zucchini, cabbage

Veggie Shortage Inspires Funny Headlines, Serious Thoughts

Bad weather caused a brief shortage of veggies in the U.K. Prices went up and people panicked. Now they are thinking harder about where their food comes from.

March 1, 2017

 

group of people

Trump Orders Review Of Clean Water Rule Opposed By Farm Groups

Trump on his own can’t repeal the rule. The executive order directs the new EPA administrator to revise it, which could take years.

March 1, 2017

 

coffee

Indonesia Wakes Up And Smells Its Own Coffee, Then Drinks It

Indonesia is the world's fourth-largest coffee producer, exporting more than it consumes, but that's changing thanks to demand from a rising middle class.

March 1, 2017

 

Starbucks

Starbucks To Open In Italy In 2018. Italian Cafes Say Bring It

The coffeehouse giant plans several stores in Milan, but Italian coffeehouse owners aren't particularly worried.

February 28, 2017

 

Liz Graznak and her daughter Sylvia

Student Debt Poses Obstacle For Young Farmers

Student loans in the U.S. have run grads into $1 trillion of debt. For young people trying to start their own farm, student debt can put their dreams on hold.

February 28, 2017

 

Tom Hansen holds a pike

Ice Fishing Has Its Rewards, But Bring A First Aid Kit

Every winter people flock to lakes of Canada and northern U.S. to ice fish. According to a new study, the seemingly harmless sport has some risks of injuries.

February 27, 2017

 

KIND bars

KIND Gesture: CEO Pledges $25 Million To “Feed The Truth”

Feed The Truth enlists food activists, scholars and scientists to fight misguiding labels, and biased or industry-funded science.

February 27, 2017

 

bumblebee

Could A Bumblebee Learn To Play Fetch? Probably

Scientists found that bumblebees are nimble learners, especially when there's a sugary reward at the end. No wonder they're such good pollinators.

February 27, 2017

 

Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Pat Roberts

Senate Ag Leaders Hope To Avoid Budget Cuts In New Farm Bill

With both houses of Congress and the White House in Republican hands, it is unclear how lawmakers plan to shape a new bill.

February 27, 2017

 

baby carp

In Studying Sick Fish, Scientists Trace History Of Fevers

Carp have been plagued by viruses. Scientists now say they have a simple solution, and along the way they hit on an ancient commonality between fish and people.

February 26, 2017

 

two camels

Camel Milk Is About To Hit Shelves Across India

A nomadic community of camel herders in India has long relied on camel milk. Now, a big Indian company is getting ready to market camel milk as a health food.

February 25, 2017

 

plate of food

Poverty, Poisonous Plant Blamed For Paralysis In Rural Africa

Some African countries have witnessed mysterious outbreaks of paralysis. Affected regions are poor, conflict-ridden, where a main food is a variety of cassava.

February 25, 2017

 

IPA at a bar

Beer Lovers’ Newfound Obsession With Murky IPAs

East Coast brewers have been making unfiltered, unpasteurized, hazy IPAs for about a decade. Now, the hazy beer craze has gone national.

February 24, 2017

 

farming

Japanese-Americans Remember WWII Incarceration

Many were farmers, coerced to work the land in the camps. The food was meant for the incarcerated but administrators sold it on the open market.

February 23, 2017

 

Cows are milked at a dairy facility

Dairy Group Pushes State-Sponsored Visas

Dairy industry groups want to allow states to sponsor their own visas for foreign workers.

February 23, 2017

 

People shop at a vegetable market in Port Vila, Vanuatu

Vanuatu Goes Local To Fight Obesity

The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is planning a partial ban on imported high-energy junk foods that spur obesity.

February 23, 2017

 

Tom Willey

As Organic Farming Pioneers Age, Younger Generation Steps In

While some in California are passing on their farms to family to preserve their legacy, others are getting help finding like-minded strangers.

February 22, 2017

 

Brandon Stewart, left, and Rob Fenton

Watch: Research Hints At Ways To Keep Burgers Safe From E. Coli

Researchers can differentiate harmless strains of E. coli, which are naturally present in most warm-blooded animals, from the nasty Shiga toxin-producing kind.

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