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April 4, 2014

 

bloomington community farmers market

Bloomington Farmers’ Market Opens For 40th Year

Despite record cold snaps this winter, organizers promise plenty of fresh produce on the first Saturday of the Bloomington Community Farmers Market.

April 4, 2014

 

industrial hemp field

State Chemist Seeks Permission To Regulate Industrial Hemp

Indiana law puts hemp regulation under the state chemist's office pending federal approval.

April 3, 2014

 

A lunchroom attendant hands out sliced apples.

Food Waste In Schools: A Side Effect Of Healthy Standards?

Critics of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 argue the standards are forcing kids to take food they won't eat and thereby creating more waste.

April 3, 2014

 

shopping at grocery

Indianapolis Ranks Lowest In Country For Food Access

A recent report ranks Indianapolis as the worst city in the country for food access options.

April 2, 2014

World Hunger 

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Global Climate Change Impacts Food Supply

A warming world will affect everything from crops to the oceans, a new UN study says.

April 1, 2014

Fizzle Out 

empty coke bottle

Soda Sales On The Decline For Ninth Straight Year

As soda sales drop for a ninth straight year, diet soda sees a particularly large plummet amid health concerns.

March 31, 2014

 

farmers looking at ag drone

Drones: Coming Soon To A Farm Near You?

Unmanned aerial vehicles aren’t just for spies or for the battlefield. Farmers all over the country think drones can give them a leg up, too.

March 28, 2014

 

Colorado-irrigaiton-crop

Recovering From Flooding, Farmers Hope For Enough Water

Colorado farmers that depend on water are scrambling to repair flood-damaged irrigation networks in time for the crucial spring planting season.

March 26, 2014

 

at the bottom of the peanut butter jar

Listeria Outbreak Affects Peanut Butter, Cheese Spreads

A nationwide recall is in effect for Parkers Farms products after listeria was discovered in peanut butter, cheese spreads, dips and salsa.

March 21, 2014

Changing Diets 

Cooked bacon drains on a plate

New Fat Findings Foster Flap

New research has thrown long-held health recommendations over fate consumption into doubt, but some experts are worried consumers will get the wrong message.

March 18, 2014

Farm Regulations 

Cattle munching on livestock feed

Loophole Undercuts FDA “Crack Down” On Livestock Antibiotics

A watchdog reveals key flaws in new FDA guidelines designed to reduce the use of antibiotics to fatten livestock.

March 14, 2014

Bioterror 

dairy truck

Padlock The Milk! FDA’s Push To Safeguard The Food Supply

Should a toxin be injected somewhere along the supply chain for liquids like orange juice or milk, experts believe it could have devastating consequences.

March 13, 2014

Battle Of The Bulge 

Jello, cookies, sugar drink mix and a ham and cheese sandwich

Lawyers Gear Up For ‘Big Food’ Fight

A law firm is pushing for 16 state attorneys general to sue food companies for obesity-related health care costs connected to their products. Could it work?

March 13, 2014

Bioterror 

herd of cattle

Could Our Food Supply Be A Target For Terrorists?

Experts suspect that the reason the U.S. has avoided a large-scale attack on food is that it doesn’t carry the same weight as a suicide bomb or shooting.

March 12, 2014

Festival Food 

watson ibm food truck at sxsw

Tech, Trucks And Cronuts At SXSW

It's not all meetups and music gigs at South by Southwest. Food has its share of the spotlight, too.

March 11, 2014

Sickeningly Sweet 

sugar in bowl

Recommended Sugar Intake To Be Slashed In Half

Hidden sugars are everywhere: in sauces, processed and frozen foods, and condiments. How much is too much?

March 10, 2014

Stronger Together 

meeting of Amish farmers

Food Hubs Could Provide Crucial Link For Amish Farmers

A single Amish farmer may not be able to hire a driver to ship products to a local restaurant. But by banding together, the economics may start to make sense.

March 6, 2014

More Produce, Less Potatoes 

Bell Peppers

Healthy Changes Coming To WIC Program

Changes to the WIC program include more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, yogurt and fish.

March 5, 2014

Growing Similarity 

packages french bread with Chinese label

Global Diets Become More Similar

We aren't so different after all, and that could be a bad thing when it comes to the global food supply.

March 4, 2014

Unwanted 

invasive-toadflax

Climate Change Could Benefit Some Invasive Plants

In 2005, USDA researcher Dana Blumenthal set out to document what effect climate change will have on large swathes of grassland.

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