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January 10, 2014

Cheers! 

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Senate Bill Would Allow Microbrew Sales at Farmer’s Markets

Proposed Senate Bill 5 would allow Indiana microbreweries to sell their beer at local farmer's markets.

January 9, 2014

Polar Vortex 

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Organic Farmers Weather Cold Snap

This week's snow and subzero temperatures put stress on farmers and their animals, but there could be a sweet upside to the cold snap.

January 8, 2014

No to Trans Fats 

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Better With Butter: Consumption Reaches 40-Year High

In the past decade alone, butter consumption jumped 25 percent as Americans limit their intake of trans fats.

January 8, 2014

First Amendment? 

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Ag-Gag Legislation Makes Second Debut In General Assembly

For the second session in a row, the General Assembly will discuss legislation that would make gathering media at Indiana farms illegal in certain situations.

January 7, 2014

Meat Mystery 

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China Wal-Marts Apologize for Tainted Donkey Meat

Chinese consumers skeptical over food safety have another reason to be concerned. Fox-tainted donkey meat was sold at the country's Wal-Marts.

January 3, 2014

Problem Pests 

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New Crops Could Kill Insects By Targeting Their Genes

With rootworms building resistance to GM corn that makes its own pesticide, seed companies are working on new crops that target the insects’ genes.

January 2, 2014

Green Metro 

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School Lunchroom Movement Wins NY Styrene Fight

A national movement against plastic foam food containers got a boost of momentum as New York moves closer to a citywide ban.

December 30, 2013

A Quarter For A Carrot? 

Fruit and vegetables

Pay Kids To Eat Vegetables? It Might Just Work

Kids are trashing the fruits and veggies served for school lunches. A study suggests paying them to eat the good stuff will increase consumption, reduce waste.

December 28, 2013

Won't You Be My Neighbor 

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Forget The Golf Course, Subdivisions Build Around Farms

A new model for suburban development is springing up across the country that taps into the local food movement.

December 27, 2013

Year in Review 

Holiday decorations shine in front of the US Capitol

Big Shame And Small Wins In 2013, Food Policy Watchers Say

Earth Eats asked food watchdog and advocacy groups for their thoughts on the best and worst of food policy in 2013.

December 23, 2013

Vital Signs 

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Outlook Good For Food Hubs In 2014

Researchers see promise in businesses that connect local food makers to larger wholesale markets like restaurants and schools.

December 18, 2013

New Beginning? 

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Chinese Brand Involved In Melamine Scandal Goes Organic

Under new ownership, Sanlu is attempting to rebrand with organic grains. The question is will Chinese consumers buy in?

December 18, 2013

Faster Food 

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Food So Fast You Don’t Even Have To Stop And Pay

Five Staten Island Wendy's are testing technology that allows cars to pay for fast food using hands-free technology mounted on the windshield.

December 17, 2013

It All Starts With A Seed 

A gardener holding broccoli seed pods

Film To Follow Seed Savers’ Struggle

A new documentary film has explored a global movement to stop plummeting diversity in the world's food seed stocks.

December 16, 2013

Growth Enhancement 

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FDA Announces Plan To Curb Antibiotic Use In Animals

Use of antibiotics to grow farm animals has been blamed for growing antibiotic resistance in humans across the United States. New rules could help curb that.

December 16, 2013

Little Bugs 

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Under The Microscope: Microbes Can Help Farmers

Some microbiologists are focused on how to harness the good things microbes can do, with the goal of increasing farmers’ yields.

December 12, 2013

Got Milk? 

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Organic Milk Higher In ‘Heart Healthy’ Fatty Acids

A new study has found organic milk is higher in omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk, but not everyone considers it a health breakthrough.

December 11, 2013

To Be Continued 

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Farm Bill Kicked To Next Year

Lawmakers decided to reconvene in January to hammer out a deal on a new five-year farm bill.

December 11, 2013

National Giants 

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Sysco To Buy US Foods In Distribution Merger

If approved by regulators, the merger is expected to bank Sysco $65 billion next year, up from $44 billion currently.

December 9, 2013

Where Are The Quails? 

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Pheasants Losing Habitat To Farmland

As farmers across the Midwest have plowed up grassland to grow more corn and soybeans, habitat for grassland birds has become increasingly scarce.

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