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May 17, 2016

 

firefighter near burning field

Drones May Help Keep Ranchers Safer During Burn Season

Researchers in Nebraska are designing a new drone to start fires, which may help protect people while encouraging agricultural productivity.

May 16, 2016

 

Pascal Baudar

Urban Foraging: Unearthing The Wild Flavors Of Los Angeles

For Pascal Baudar, LA is a treasure trove of edible plants and insects that he uses in unusual culinary creations.

May 16, 2016

 

1950s poster from the National Dairy Council.

Maybe Skipping The Morning Meal Isn’t So Bad

Dogma has long held that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but emerging science suggests what you eat matters more than when you eat it.

May 15, 2016

 

meat

Minnesota Team Grows Faster, Less Expensive Lab Meat

A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota created a lab-grown meatball with $18,000 in under 21 days.

May 12, 2016

 

Mirangue made from legume water decorates a vegan lemon pie

Chickpea Meringues Sweeten Vegan Plates

An Indiana software engineer has whipped up a frothy vegan alternative to egg whites.

May 12, 2016

 

Recycling receptacles line a curb in South Korea

South Korea Curbs Food Waste With Hi-Tech Tracking

South Korea’s RFID garbage metering system has reduced food waste by hundreds of thousands of tons over the last few years.

May 12, 2016

 

boxes of Kind Bars

FDA Is Re-Evaluating The Nutty Definition Of ‘Healthy’ Food

Under current rules, foods containing more than 3 grams of fat per serving can't call themselves "healthy" on labels.

May 11, 2016

 

Soda

Philly Soda Tax Campaign Finds Friend In Bloomberg

Former New York City Michael Bloomberg is pledging his money and support for the proposed Philadelphia soda tax.

May 11, 2016

 

chicken workers at poultry plant

Report: Poultry Plant Workers Face Grim Working Conditions

Oxfam’s report paints the picture of a widespread problem, where basic worker needs are denied in service of producing vast amounts of cheap, processed chicken.

May 11, 2016

 

Cows in stalls

White County CAFO Rule Would Be First Of Its Kind In Indiana

The rule would be the first in the state to designate a mandatory distance between confined animal feeding operations and waterways.

May 11, 2016

 

cow mooing

Why Do Cows Moo?

Researchers have measured the acoustics and frequency in cows’ moos to understand the behavior each type of communication is associated with.

May 10, 2016

 

rattlesnake

Rattlesnake Roundups Corner Venomous Prey

Over 2,000 rattlesnakes went through the roundup in Okeene, Oklahoma this year, but none left alive. A buyer purchases the reptiles for their hides and meat.

May 9, 2016

 

Jutta Kuss/fStop/Getty Images

What Is ‘Natural’ Food?

Time is almost up for consumers to tell the FDA what "natural" food means. It's an ancient philosophical question with no easy answers.

May 5, 2016

 

A sign warns park visitors about recent glyphosate spraying in a New York City park

EPA Yanks Report Saying Glyphosate Is Not A Cancer Risk

The EPA says it was not ready to post a report that appeared on its website last week declaring weedkiller glyphosate unlikely to cause cancer in humans.

May 5, 2016

 

Cheese

Cheese: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

Good for your taste buds, bad for the economy: U.S. has its largest cheese surplus in over 30 years.

May 5, 2016

 

turkeys in poultry barn

Final Dubois Co. Quarantine Lifted After Avian Flu Outbreak

The lifting of the quarantine means Dubois County has been avian-flu free for 90 days.

May 4, 2016

 

morels growing in the woods

Hunting Morel Mushrooms: Q&A With Annie Corrigan

We have tips and tricks for finding morel mushrooms, but don't delay. The season is almost over!

May 4, 2016

 

school lunch tray

Why Congress May Back Off New School Lunch Standards

The School Nutrition Association wants more flexibility in the nutrition rules to keep more kids buying lunch. It appears lawmakers are listening.

May 3, 2016

 

eggs

Commodity Promotion Programs Try To Hide Their Emails

Federal programs that collect money from farmers to promote pork, beef and eggs are under attack. They now want to exempt their documents from FOIA.

May 3, 2016

 

eggs

Egg Prices Falling Faster Than Expected

Egg prices spiked in the wake of avian flu, but the USDA now expects retail egg prices to fall 9 to 10 percent this year compared to the average 2015 price.

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