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December 11, 2016

 

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Study Says American Cholesterol Levels Are Down

A new study found average cholesterol levels in the U.S. dropped significantly from 1999 to 2014, possibly due to phasing out of trans fats in foods.

December 9, 2016

 

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Colorado-Based Meat Industry Giant JBS To Go Public

JBS is a giant in the meatpacking industry, churning out beef, pork, chicken, lamb and leather in factories across the country and around the world.

December 8, 2016

 

Farmers pick sweet potatoes at Kirby Farms in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

White House Launches Plan To Boost Soil Health

The White House has announced plans to expand research, programs and classroom education to stem erosion and degradation of US topsoil.

December 8, 2016

 

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Fin Gourmet Gives Asian Carp, Addicts A Second Chance

Fin tackles the problem of invasive species by selling high-end Asian carp products while employing some of their community's most vulnerable members.

December 7, 2016

 

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Amazon To Open Convenience Store With No Lines

The company envisions customers picking up whatever they want, then simply walking out with it. The items are automatically billed to their Amazon accounts.

December 7, 2016

 

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Resistance To Important Antibiotics Found On U.S. Swine Farm

The CDC had already called carbapenem-resistance an "urgent threat" to human health that is responsible for about 600 deaths a year.

December 7, 2016

 

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Drought-Stricken Southern Madagascar Teeters On The Edge Of Famine

Fighting extreme poverty and failing crops caused by a three-year drought, U.N. food agencies are struggling to keep the region from succumbing to starvation.

December 6, 2016

 

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Crane Demilitarization Plant Turns Smoke Bombs Into Fertilizer

A new process takes smoke bombs and transforms them into phosphoric acid that then goes on to be fertilizer.

December 6, 2016

 

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Americans Don’t Trust Scientists’ Take On Food Issues

A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs — regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic.

December 6, 2016

 

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These Voracious Flies Could Limit Food Waste, Feed Chickens

Mad Agriculture takes fly larvae and puts them in bins full of food waste – pulp from a local juice company – and lets them chow down for days.

December 5, 2016

 

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After A Sour Decade, Florida Citrus May Be Near A Comeback

Recent scientific advances have offered some hopes of recovery to Florida's citrus industry, which has been declining over two decades due to citrus greening.

December 5, 2016

 

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Kale Is About To Have An Identity Crisis

To develop a new variety of kale tailored, plant researchers are surveying consumer attitudes on the leafy green. The takeaway so far? "Be less like kale."

December 4, 2016

 

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Squid Is Big Business, But Good Luck Eating Local Calamari

While the U.S. has a thriving squid industry, chances are the calamari you are eating made a 12,000-mile round trip before ending up on your dinner plate.

December 3, 2016

 

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Are Food Allergies On The Rise? Experts Say They Don’t Know

Despite assumptions that food allergies are becoming more common, experts say they just don't know. Symptoms can be misinterpreted and diagnosis isn't easy.

December 2, 2016

 

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Colorado County Board Votes To Ban GMO Crops On Public Land

The vote puts in place a transition plan to remove GMO corn and sugar beets from public land within the next 5 years.

December 2, 2016

 

Honey bees tend to larvae in a hive.

Science Says Bee Brood Is Good Grub

A new study makes the case for using bee grubs wasted in honey farming as a protein-rich food source for the future.

December 1, 2016

 

Workers wait at cash registers at a McDonald's restaurant in New York fitted with self-serve kiosks.

Minimum Wage Fight Not To Blame For McDonald’s Robots

Recent click-tempting headlines say the Fight for 15 movement caused McDonalds to replace cashiers with robots. Except it probably didn’t.

December 1, 2016

 

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Farmers Are Courting Trump, But They Don’t Speak For All Of Rural America

With Donald Trump's victory, farmers are hoping to profit. But most rural Americans aren't farmers. Small towns have their own priorities.

November 30, 2016

 

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Hard Cider: The Midwest’s New Alcoholic Specialty

Nationally, hard apple cider has enjoyed of renaissance of sorts over the past few years. Sales growth neared triple-digits just a few years ago.

November 29, 2016

 

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Get Ready For Lower Meat Prices This Holiday Season

It typically takes a while for changes in commodity prices to reach consumers but they're reaping the benefits of an improved situation for livestock producers.

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