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January 27, 2014

What's Growing 

Ajay Nair holding sweet potatoes

Making The Leap: How Niche Crops Go Mainstream

Diverting acres away from a major commodity to an un-tested crop is risky, but sometimes farmers can reap the benefits of innovation.

January 22, 2014

Change is Ripe 

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Wal-Mart Agrees To Fair Food Program In Florida

In a major win for organized labor groups, Wal-Mart has agreed to pay 1 cent more per pound of tomatoes.

January 22, 2014

On The Farm 

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Virus Continues To Rip Through Hog Farms

A virus that kills piglets is ripping through farms around the country. Midwest pork producers are doing everything they can to fight it off.

January 21, 2014

Local Change 

salad at a computer desk

Colleges Accept Challenge To Offer Real Food In Cafeterias

Indiana University is one of 20 American colleges that pledged to buy at least 20 percent real food annually by 2020.

January 20, 2014

Wonder Bread 

loaves of snowmass bread on grocery shelf

New Wheat Behind Whole Grain White Bread

A new wheat variety may have cracked the code to marry the fluffiness of white bread with whole grain nutrition.

January 17, 2014

Hunger and Health 

fruit, vegetable stand in Utrecht

Best (And Worst) Countries To Get A Healthy Meal

Instead of ranking culinary prowess, the Good Enough to Eat index measures a country's supply of nourishing foods.

January 13, 2014

Added Value 

farmer Heffernan with sheep

Retailers Look To Sell Sustainability Of Food

Some retailers are capitalizing on the consumer demand for foods produced in environmentally friendly ways.

January 10, 2014

More Moo 

meat in grocery store case

New Direction For Beef Herd Could Ease Meat Prices

Retail prices for choice cuts of beef are up 8 percent over the past year, but a rise in the nation's cattle numbers could mean relief for consumers.

January 10, 2014

Cheers! 

craft-beer

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 

Dr-Hubert-Karreman-with-Piglets

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 

stick of butter on a plate

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? 

corn

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 

A child works a giant puppet made of styrene foam trays

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 

Workers cutting squash

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? 

Sanlu Headquarters

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?

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