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April 6, 2015

 

Tracy Dethlefs and her husband, Shawn Rademacher,

Research Could Help Answer Questions About Rural Cancer

Doctors and researchers want to understand more about why cancer is more likely to be fatal for rural residents than most city residents.

April 2, 2015

 

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Study Says Pesticides Spur Antibiotic Resistance

New research shows for the first time that bacteria exposed to small amounts of household herbicides can become resistant to antibiotics.

April 1, 2015

 

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Kraft Singles Will Be Stripped Of ‘Kids Eat Right’ Logo

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has agreed to pull the "Kids Eat Right" logo from Kraft Singles after members threatened to leave the group.

April 1, 2015

 

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Some Farmers Warming Up To The Affordable Care Act

Studies done before the ACA’s enactment found that farmers were among the groups least likely to have health insurance.

March 31, 2015

 

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Fed. Bill To Block State GMO Labeling Efforts Reintroduced

A Kansas congressman reintroduced a bill last week outlawing state GMO labeling laws, an effort critics promptly called "Monsanto's dream bill."

March 26, 2015

 

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Ketchup Maker Heinz Buys Kraft Foods

The newly formed Heinz Kraft Co. will be the third-largest American food company and the fifth-largest food company in the world.

March 26, 2015

 

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Could Roundup Cause Cancer?

Here are five things you should know about the World Health Organization saying Roundup could cause cancer.

March 25, 2015

 

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Would Consumers Be Safer With One Food Safety Agency?

Altogether, 15 federal agencies play a role in food safety, from the EPA to the Centers for Disease Control.

March 24, 2015

 

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Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Products For Listeria Concerns

Nearly 74,000 Amy's Kitchen organic products have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada for potential listeria contamination from spinach.

March 23, 2015

 

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Deadline Approaches To Sign Up For Farm Bill Crop Insurance

The new farm bill includes three crop insurance options for farmers – this is the first time there's been more than one choice.

March 19, 2015

 

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Coca-Cola ‘Simplifies’ Milk In A Bid To Boost Profits

Coca-cola has seen its profits tumble in developed nations and instability in its developing markets. So what is a soda giant to do?

March 19, 2015

 

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Researching What’s Inside Honey Bees Could Help Save Them

To find out what's inside a healthy queen bee, an IU Biology professor and other researchers looked at queen bees’ gut bacteria — called a microbiome.

March 19, 2015

 

Farmers Jason and Natalie Condon

Factions Clash Within The Organic Food Industry

Checkoffs have been the subject of Supreme Court cases, where farmers have argued that a mandatory payment for advertising infringes on free speech.

March 19, 2015

 

kraft singles

Kraft ‘Cheese Product’ First To Receive Kids Eat Right Label

Kraft Singles, the individually wrapped yellow slice that forms the glue in so many grilled sandwiches, has been given the Kids Eat Right label.

March 16, 2015

 

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Nebraska Farmers At Center Of Pork Industry Debate

As the pork industry becomes more concentrated, small and mid-sized producers are forced to either get bigger, get out, or get into a niche market.

March 13, 2015

 

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Bird Flu Found In Midwest

The strain of avian flu is thought to spread mostly through contact with infected wild birds.

March 12, 2015

 

Chuck Earnest

Anticipating The Benefits Of A Trade Deal In The Pacific

For U.S. soybean producers, the deal could mean no longer paying tariffs as high as 20 percent in countries like Japan.

March 11, 2015

 

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SXSW SouthBites Is Back With Slow And Fast Food

McDonald's involvement in this year's SXSW SouthBites Interactive conference is turning heads.

March 10, 2015

 

farmer Matt Russell and chickens

Paying Farmers Not To Farm? Not Exactly

Some have complained that the government pays farmers not to farm. It’s actually a complicated program sought by sustainable agriculture advocates.

March 9, 2015

 

Cupcakes decorated with pills and the figure of a doctor

Research Shows Junk Food Could Be Literally Like Crack

A new study indicates that some people show signs of addiction when consuming processed foods with high fat and refined carbs.

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