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October 14, 2014

 

Harlan Jacobson

At Harvest, Corn Huskers Still Pick By Hand

When asked if Dick Humes thought picking corn by hand was in his blood, he laughed and said, of course. “It’s an art. A dying art."

October 10, 2014

 

An organic food label at a Walmart store

How Serious Is Walmart’s Sustainable Food Push?

The nation’s largest grocer announced a program to curb its environmental footprint, but watchdogs are dubious amid a history of greenwashing.

October 9, 2014

 

woman studies product in grocery aisle

Report Finds GMOs Hidden In “Natural” Foods

Without labeling, how difficult is it to identify products containing GMOs?

October 9, 2014

 

salad bar at school cafeteria

Choices Can Cut School Food Waste

Many schools are finding that giving kids a say in what they eat can cut down on what ends up in the trash.

October 7, 2014

 

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McDonald’s Japan To Post First Loss Ever After Food Scare

McDonald's Japan is still reeling from a food safety scandal that erupted when a video surfaced showing suppliers mishandling meat products.

October 7, 2014

 

A corn field in Texas withers from drought

Few Researchers Seeking Crop Solutions For Future Climate

Researchers are simulating future growing conditions to help predict climate change effects and stave off food-system challenges ahead.

October 6, 2014

 

bananas for sale

Grocery Stores Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Historically, produce like bananas with brown spots would be headed for the landfill because shoppers often expect their fruits and veggies to be immaculate.

October 2, 2014

 

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Technology, Infrastructure Cut Down On Food Waste On Farms

A United Nations Report found that in developing countries, more than 40 percent of food waste happens on the farm or in the processing part of the food chain.

September 30, 2014

 

Workers loading boxes of produce onto a palette.

USDA To Bolster Organic And Local Food With $52 Million

The USDA announced $52 million in grants to grow the organic industry and support food hubs.

September 29, 2014

 

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Food Waste Weighing Down U.S. Food System

Food is the largest single source of waste in the U.S. More food ends up in landfills than plastic, more than paper.

September 25, 2014

 

share a coke

Share A Coke: Catchy Campaign Is Not Without Concerns

Did you share a Coke this summer? Coca-Cola's successful campaign featured names and social media promotion geared toward Millenials.

September 23, 2014

 

A bag of groceries containing Cheetos, fried pork skins, cookies, cheddar and bacon crackers, bananas, oranges and lettuce.

Companies In Calorie-Cutting Pact Sell Less Junk Food

A new study has shown that a group of food companies cut trillions of calories, mostly from junk food, but questions remain about the pact’s overall effect.

September 23, 2014

 

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Fruit May Reduce Stroke, Heart Disease Risk

The first of its kind in China, a major study of nearly 500,000 people finds that fruit consumption can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.

September 22, 2014

 

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Heirlooms Passed Down By Seed Savers Exchange

Today’s gardeners likely wouldn’t have access to many of their favorite heirloom plants if it weren’t for the work of the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa.

September 22, 2014

 

Protesters marching down 42nd street in Manhattan

NY Climate March Shines Spotlight On World Food Security

Global food security was among demonstrators' top concerns in New York on Sunday during the largest march in history to call for action on climate change.

September 19, 2014

 

Josh Kilbane

Climate And Space Create Challenges For Local Food

Farmers will need to continue to adapt to meet the demand of a new market that increasingly wants local food.

September 18, 2014

 

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Farm Bill’s SNAP Cuts Affect Only Four States

Under a provision dubbed "heat and eat," 12 states have been able to circumvent SNAP cutbacks by providing heat assistance as well.

September 18, 2014

 

grocery store produce section

Farm Bureau Considers Requirements For ‘Indiana Grown’ Label

Agriculture industry advocates plan to make recommendations to the legislature about how to label goods that are grown and produced locally.

September 12, 2014

 

Organic Alternatives Manager Maka Kalaí

Marijuana Industry Faces Food Safety Test

In the months since retail marijuana sales began, problems with potency have made headlines, turning into public relations headaches for the marijuana industry.

September 11, 2014

 

workers breaking down chicken carcasses

U.S. Meat Inspection System In Disarray, Watchdogs Say

Food safety advocates, members of Congress and even some inspectors contend the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is in disarray.

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