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October 9, 2015



Beets On The Menu, Historic Food Books, Conservation+Farming

American cookbooks throughout the years, with Vivian Halloran. Pickled golden beets. And, giving farmers incentives to think about conservation when they farm.

October 6, 2015


farmer Richard Oswald

China Slowdown May Squeeze Midwest Soybean Farmers

American farmers are the world’s largest soybean exporters and China is the largest buyer. If that market collapsed it would trigger a global decline in prices.

June 3, 2015


KFC China

KFC Sues Chinese Companies Over Social Media Rumors

KFC, still reeling from a 2014 food scandal in China, is fighting back to protect its reputation against social media rumors.

April 24, 2015


oatmeal with fruit

Evolution Of Breakfast, Food Allergies, Vaccinate Your Cows

Abigail Carroll describes how the American breakfast has evolved. Daniel Orr makes steel-cut oats. And, kids form community over their food allergies.

April 23, 2015


corn on the stalk

Corn Lawsuits Underscore China Influence On Midwest Farmers

The real problem, say some farmers and federal officials, is that the American and Chinese regulators don’t approve new technologies at the same time.

October 7, 2014



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.

September 23, 2014



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.

July 22, 2014


Factory workers put chicken meat on an assembly line for processing.

Another Scandal Hits Fast Food Chains In China, Japan

A news report shows McDonald's and Yum! Brands' meat supplier processing expired meat and food that fell on the factory floor.

April 24, 2014


fisherman Jeff Smith with asian carp

Chinese Market Could Help Rid Rivers Of Invasive Asian Carp

A carp fishing industry is springing up along carp-infested U.S. waters and processors are exporting the U.S. problem fish to Chinese diners.

January 7, 2014

Meat Mystery 


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.

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?

June 3, 2013

Bringin' Home The Bacon 

A small pig stands behind a fence

Smithfield Bought By Chinese Company Shuanghui

In the largest proposed takeover by a Chinese company, pork producer Shuanghui has proposed to buy Smithfield to meet rising Chinese demand.

May 31, 2013

International Oink 


Hog Farmers Hope To Benefit From U.S., China Merger

China's largest meat processor is buying U.S.-based Smithfield foods, and that could provide a major opportunity for hog farmers.

April 15, 2013

Outbreak Expands 

KFC China

Chinese Bird Flu Outbreak Impacts KFC

The H7N9 bird flu has Chinese consumers concerned about one of their favorite fast foods.

April 8, 2013

Deadly Flu 

Close-up of left-facing pigeon head

New Strain Of Bird Flu Detected In China

Bird flu has been detected in live pigeons for sale in China. So far, six people have died and 16 fallen ill.

February 21, 2013

Everyone's Downstream 


Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Found In Chinese Pig Manure

With one half of the world's pigs living in China, the discovery of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Chinese pig dung is cause for concern the world over.

November 28, 2012

Feed The World 


The Local-Global Food Connection

Sending corn and soybeans abroad is just part of the equation when it comes to figuring out how we’ll feed the projected 9 billion people on Earth by 2050.

June 12, 2012

Foreign Food 

soy bean field

Missouri Strengthens Soybean Connection To China

Missouri soybeans are exported all over the world and markets are growing.

January 9, 2012

Organic Import 


Are Organic Chinese Imports Really Organic?

China is no stranger to food controversy, leaving some consumers wondering if they can trust Chinese foods labeled as "organic."

December 5, 2011

Ultra-Processed, Ultra-Filtered 

A row of identical honey jars, on a shelf.  They are backlit with a fluorescent light so they glow a bright golden color.

When Is Honey Not Really Honey, Honey?

According to a study commissioned by Food Safety News, more than three fourths of the honey sold in American grocery stores is not exactly what bees produce.

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