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November 1, 2016

 

Biochemist Guru Rao

Recounting The Experience Of The Pioneer, DuPont Merger

It has been long enough since DuPont acquired Pioneer that many of the wounds that deal inflicted have healed. But that doesn’t mean they’ve been forgotten.

November 1, 2016

 

ear of corn

Do Trump, Clinton Support Labeling GMOs?

Harvest Public Media attempts answer your questions about the 2016 presidential election, beginning with the candidates’ views on GMOs.

October 31, 2016

 

fish

Hey, Looks Like Americans Are Finally Eating More Fish

A new report finds seafood consumption is up by nearly a pound from the previous year, the biggest leap in 20 years.

October 31, 2016

 

sugar in a spoon

Sugar’s Transition From Nice To Nasty

We may be addicted to sugar as a culture, but not in the way some of us are addicted to drugs like cocaine or heroin: The problem is a collective one.

October 31, 2016

 

handler and hog

New Flu Virus Jumped From Pigs To Humans At State Fairs

18 people tested positive for strains of influenza never before seen in humans after attending agricultural fairs in Ohio and Michigan in August of this year.

October 31, 2016

 

pouring soda

Soda Taxes: Coming Soon To A City Near You?

Three California cities are voting on one-cent-per-ounce soda taxes, while Boulder, Colorado's two-cent-per-fluid-ounce tax would be the highest in the country.

October 30, 2016

 

eating food

The Grand, Unfinished Task Of Chronicling How America Eats

An ambitious federal project, abandoned as WWII loomed, sought to document the country's food traditions amidst great change.

October 29, 2016

 

Joel McKinney

In Coal Country, Farmers Get Creative To Bridge Produce Gap

In one West Virginia county, two farmers are finding new ways to help their neighbors sell the food they grow and eat more healthfully.

October 27, 2016

 

Packages of Dannon yogurt are marketed as

Farm Groups Blast Dannon For Pledge Against GMOs

A cluster of agriculture organizations has criticized Dannon’s plan to use fewer genetically modified ingredients, calling the move a “major step backward.”

October 27, 2016

 

Carlos Rodriguez grills hot dogs

Tijuana Border Plan Could Oust Rich Food Culture And Cooks

Plans to expand the border crossing could bulldoze over a longstanding market where many food vendors have made their living for years, if not generations.

October 26, 2016

 

dupont

Eat Or Be Eaten: How ‘Big Ag’ Came To Be

To understand the significance of corporate changes, you have to go back a century to look at how the industry got to where it is today.

October 26, 2016

 

The George Washington University food pantry.

More Colleges Open Food Pantries To Address Campus Hunger

George Washington University is among the latest to try to make sure its students, most of whom receive financial aid, have enough to eat.

October 24, 2016

 

the land institute sign

The Land Institute Still Searching For Perennial Solution

Researchers at the Land Institute are still working on a new way of farming that mirrors natural, sustainable ecosystems and remains profitable for farmers.

October 21, 2016

 

Glass Pepsi bottles are marked with

Pepsi Pledges To Cut Sugar In Drinks

PepsiCo this week announced new targets for reducing sugar, salt and fat drinks and snacks by 2025.

October 20, 2016

 

flooded lagoons

Hurricane Matthew Latest Catastrophic Event To Hit N.C. CAFOs

Hurricane Matthew floodwaters killed millions of chickens and pigs and potentially flooded lagoons that retain millions of pounds of hog waste.

October 19, 2016

 

donald trump and hillary clinton

Trump And Clinton May Agree On Food Stamps, Conservation

The campaigns agree on food policy in some surprising ways. Most notable: both campaigns say that food-stamp benefits should remain a part of the Farm Bill.

October 19, 2016

 

bees on flowers

Cut Down On Bee-Killing Pesticides? Easier Said Than Done

In Canada, the province of Ontario is trying to crack down on pesticides called "neonics," with mixed results.

October 18, 2016

 

tomatoes in the refrigerator

The Tomato Debate: To Refrigerate Or Not To Refrigerate

In the great household debate about refrigerating tomatoes, there's new scientific evidence on the no-fridge side, but some taste testers are not convinced.

October 18, 2016

 

wasabi

Wasabi Is The “Hardest Plant To Grow,” Just As Hard To Find

Somewhere between 90 and 95 percent of wasabi sold in restaurants is fake. It’s just a mixture of horseradish, green food coloring and dry mustard.

October 17, 2016

 

Geologist Carrie Elliott in a boat

Researching New Ways Farmers Can Fight Gulf’s ‘Dead Zone’

Upstream farmers can’t just stop using fertilizer all together. Researchers are looking at plant-based strategies to help mitigate the dead zone.

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