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February 17, 2015

 

Ranchers drive longhorn cattle through the streets of Fort Worth, Texas.

Meat Industry Drops Lawsuit Against ‘COOL’ Labels

Meat industry groups have dropped a lawsuit against the USDA's rules requiring labels that identify country of origin for meat products.

February 13, 2015

 

eggs

Government Considers Reversal in Cholesterol Guidelines

Let them eat eggs, says the top U.S. nutrition advisory panel.

February 11, 2015

 

pouring raw milk

To Limit Sales, States Propose Legalizing Raw Milk

Despite health warnings, some states have proposed legalizing raw milk sales in order to impose strict regulations on the risky - and growing - market.

February 10, 2015

 

organic produce

Eat Organics For Lower Levels Of Pesticides

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found lower levels of pesticides in those who consume organic foods.

February 9, 2015

 

dairy operation

Without Immigration Fix, Dairies Struggle To Find Employees

Finding workers to don coveralls, muck boots and endure the occasional splash of manure, or spritz of urine is not as simple as putting an ad in the newspaper.

February 4, 2015

 

rye

Protecting Farmland, Water Supply With Cover Crops

Cover crops, like crimson clover and hairy vetch, grow during the winter when everything else freezes.

February 3, 2015

 

raw burger

Single Food Safety Agency Proposed Under 2016 Budget

The FDA and USDA split food safety responsibilities currently. A total of 12 agencies enforce about 30 different laws.

February 3, 2015

 

baby food on the shelf

Toddler Meals Contain Too Much Salt And Sugar

According to a new study, consuming too much salt and sugar from packaged foods starts at a young age.

February 2, 2015

 

Micro-meteorologist Andy Suyker says

Corn Belt Farming Boosts The Global Carbon Cycle

About 20 years ago, scientists realized peaks and valleys of the carbon cycle are reaching higher and lower levels. The Corn Belt may be contributing to that.

January 29, 2015

 

McDonald's sign

McDonald’s CEO Steps Down

Don Thompson is officially retiring, but many speculate pressure from investors helped make the decision.

January 29, 2015

 

seattle garbage cans

In Seattle, Your Trash Can Is No Place For Food Waste

It is now illegal for Seattle residents to throw food waste into garbage bins. Penalties will start in July.

January 29, 2015

 

Vince Orcutt harvesting fish

What Farming Fish ‘Organically’ Could Mean

The organic food market is exploding and many fish farmers and retailers want in. But some in the organic industry say “not so fast.”

January 28, 2015

 

corn field

EU Law Now Allows Nations To Write Their Own GMO Bans

The European Union has decided to allow individual nations to ban GMOs on grounds including town and country planning.

January 26, 2015

 

hemp sprouts

Vague Laws Can Stand In The Way Of Unlocking Hemp’s Benefits

Scientists studying industrial hemp say it holds a tremendous amount of promise. But to unlock its potential there’s very basic scientific research to be done.

January 25, 2015

 

french fries

Potatoes + 18 Additives = McDonald’s Fries

The fast-food giant released a video detailing how their fries are made. It's part of the "Our food. Your questions" campaign.

January 22, 2015

 

cookie versus apple

Tallying The ‘Lost Pleasure’ From Healthy Eating

FDA officials estimate consumers will lose up to $5.27 billion in ‘lost pleasure’ over the next two decades as a result of calorie counts on restaurant menus.

January 22, 2015

 

pepperoni pizza

How Much Pizza Are Children Actually Eating?

It's cheap, it's convenient and it's a staple for many young Americans. Pizza is a big player in children's diets.

January 22, 2015

 

supermarket

Do Americans Support DNA Labeling?

80 percent of Americans believe all food containing DNA should be labeled. The question is, do they know what that means?

January 20, 2015

 

Kansas rancher David Pfrang with cows

Ranchers Rebel Over Beef Checkoff

The federal “beef checkoff” mandates a $1 payment every time a head of cattle is sold. Opponents have fought the checkoff all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

January 16, 2015

 

carnitas

No Carnitas For One-Third Of Chipotle Restaurants

After a routine audit of a pork supplier found they were not meeting humanely raised standards, Chipotle has pulled carnitas from several restaurants.

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