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February 3, 2017

 

A wheel of hard, aged cheese

These Monks Have A Calling: Making Italian Cheese In India

Cheese is gaining popularity in India but it is mostly imported and expensive. An Indian-based monastery with Italian roots is trying to change that.

February 2, 2017

 

Andrew Puzder looks on at FreedomFest last year at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Groups Call For Senate To Oppose Labor Secretary Pick

A coalition of food, farm and labor organizations wants the US Senate to block President Trump’s fast-food CEO choice for Secretary of Labor.

February 2, 2017

 

Roundup

California Judge OKs Roundup Cancer Label

California will be the first state to label the controversial chemical glyphosate, declared safe by the EPA, and "probably carcinogenic to humans" by the IARC.

February 2, 2017

 

Migrant workers

U.S.-Mexico Wall Will Cost Americans More For Food

Requiring Mexican growers to pay more for exporting their goods to the U.S. will only lead to higher prices for American consumers.

February 1, 2017

 

Vishwesh Bhatt

How A Native Of India Became A Southern Cooking Star

These days, one of the south's best chefs is Vish Bhatt, a man born 9,000 miles away. And his Indian-inflected cuisine reflects a changing South.

January 31, 2017

 

researchers in a field

Watch: How Farmers Are Trying To Protect The Soil

Winter cover crops have been used by farmers for centuries, but over the last decade or so they have once again started to become more popular.

January 31, 2017

 

non-dairy milks on grocery shelves

A War Over Words Erupts In The Dairy Industry

Dairy farmers say milk comes only from a mammal, which is backed up by the FDA. Plant-based milk companies say foods amount to much more than legal definitions.

January 30, 2017

 

Syria Supper Club

Reaching Out To Refugees, One Dinner At A Time

In New Jersey, Muslim refugees join groups of mostly Jewish Americans to hold informal dinner parties that are part fundraiser, part bridge-builder.

January 30, 2017

 

Biologist Shaun Clements

Can New DNA Science Help Keep Our Fish Safe?

Scientists are experimenting with species' environmental DNA to find out how far and how fast it travels in streams.

January 28, 2017

 

Robin Hood restaurant in Madrid

‘Robin Hood Restaurant’ Charges The Rich, Feeds The Poor

As Spain reels from its financial crisis, a new restaurant lets paying daytime customers foot the dinner bill for homeless people to dine with dignity.

January 27, 2017

 

fast food workers protesting

Trump Labor Pick Faces Legal Complaints From Fast-Food Workers

Andrew Puzder runs the empire behind Carl's Jr. and Hardee's. 33 current and ex-employees have alleged wage theft, harassment and discrimination at his company.

January 27, 2017

 

arctic apple

The Arctic Apple Means We’ll See More GMOs At Grocery Stores

The big question for the biotech industry: once consumers know how these apples are created, whether they will care.

January 27, 2017

 

Tom Coleman trims trees

These Trees In California Need Time To Chill

Certain tree crops need a certain amount of cold weather every year. But scientists say that California's climate may become too warm for them to grow there.

January 26, 2017

 

Shoppers stand in line for government subsidized products in March 2014.

U.S. Congress Mull Venezuela Sanctions For Food Corruption

Lawmakers are proposing sanctions against Venezuela after an investigation found officials profited from food relief amid widespread starvation.

January 26, 2017

 

chickens

China’s Newest Food Safety Method: Robot Chicken Nannies

Eighteen humanoid robots monitor 3 million Charoen Pokphand Group chickens for signs of food-borne illnesses and bird flu.

January 26, 2017

 

apple with a bite taken out

Non-Browning GMO Apple To Hit Grocery Shelves Next Month

The world’s first non-browning genetically modified apple, called the Arctic Apple, is set to debut in select Midwestern grocery stores as early as Feb. 1.

January 25, 2017

 

Agricultural Research Service in Fort Collins, Colorado

Ag Department Lifts Gag-Order On Taxpayer-Funded Research

The Agricultural Research Service rescinded its initial directive in an email to employees Tuesday evening.

January 25, 2017

 

USDA science researcher

USDA Scientists Told Not To Publicly Share Their Work

The directive comes as President Donald Trump begins his term and before his nominee for Agriculture Secretary undergoes U.S. Senate confirmation hearings.

January 24, 2017

 

cows

Farm Groups Anxious As Trump Pulls U.S. Out Of TPP Trade Deal

The American Farm Bureau Federation claimed in its analysis that the TPP could have increased U.S. agricultural exports by billions of dollars a year.

January 24, 2017

 

shopping

Bill Easing Drug Offender SNAP Ineligibility OK’d By Committee

A federal law prohibits former criminals convicted of, for example, trafficking controlled substances, from receiving food stamp benefits.

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