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September 14, 2017

 

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Why Do We Have To Buy More Herbs Than Recipes Call For?

Fresh herbs are some of the most perishable items in the produce section. And yet, shoppers are forced to buy amounts that are bound to go wasted at home.

June 6, 2017

 

organic chives

As Organic Industry Grows, It Edges Toward Mainstream

The counter-culture movement that once agitated the food industry from the periphery has grown much closer to conventional.

May 21, 2017

 

Author Michael Ruhlman

Grocery Stores: ‘The Best And Worst Of America’

In his new book, Michael Ruhlman explores how and why Americans have changed from corner-store customers to insatiable consumers of every edible product.

December 5, 2016

 

kale varieties

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."

November 29, 2016

 

cattle

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.

September 16, 2016

 

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Organic Industry Wants To Define Humanely Raised Meat

Organic animal welfare standards are expected to be finalized by year's end. It could clear up some questions for consumers but leave division behind the plate.

August 6, 2016

 

egg cartons

Organic Food Fights Back Against ‘Non-GMO’ Rival

Sales of food labeled "non-GMO" are booming, and it's starting to annoy organic food companies.

July 6, 2016

 

Greg Nott feeds a bison

To Bring Bison Back, Ranchers Say We Have To Eat Them

Market-based conservation contends that we create demand for an animal and work to keep its population robust so we can then eat it, as with the American bison.

June 3, 2016

 

sodium diagram with sandwich

FDA Guidelines Target The Sodium Hiding In Our Diets

Most of the salt we consume is in our food before it hits the table. The FDA is leaning on the food industry to voluntarily reduce sodium in processed foods.

May 23, 2016

 

food labels

An ‘Added Sugar’ Label Is On The Way For Packaged Food

The Food and Drug Administration has brushed aside industry objections and will require food labels to disclose how much sugar has been added to packaged food.

April 20, 2016

 

certified non-gmo

3 Things You Should Know About GMO Labels

What are GMO labels, and what do they tell you? Here are three things you should know, from the reporters at Harvest Public Media.

March 31, 2016

 

shelf of drinks

Philly Soda Tax: Third Time’s A Charm?

In the U.S., soda taxes haven't had the impact activists had hoped for, but globally it's a different story.

February 2, 2016

 

piglets

Genetically Engineered Animals Could Come To Plate Near You

Researchers have developed a new breed of pig that is resistant to an incurable disease that plagues hogs barns, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome.

October 29, 2015

 

raw chicken for sale

Consumers Should Demand Better Treatment Of Poultry Workers

Oxfam America released a report calling on consumers to help better working conditions for the people who work at the four largest poultry producers.

September 24, 2015

 

root vegetables for sale

USDA Finds ‘Local’ & ‘Organic’ Closely Tied In Grocery Carts

Certified organic farms in the U.S. sold $5.5 billion in organic products in 2014. California remains an organic powerhouse, nabbing the top spot in sales.

August 3, 2015

 

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GMO Labeling Becomes A ‘Proxy’ For Consumer Preferences

The fight over food containing genetically modified ingredients is at a fever pitch. It includes a little science, lots of money and a food system under fire.

July 23, 2015

 

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House Passes Bill To Block GMO Labeling

A bill that would usurp states' abilities to create mandatory GMO labeling within their borders has passed the House.

June 11, 2015

 

Nick Dice with marijuana plants

Colorado’s Pot Industry Is On Its Own With Pesticides

The parts of the federal government that regulate agricultural pesticide use want nothing to do with legalized marijuana.

June 4, 2015

 

John Mettler and Sarah Chan

Careful Food Formulation Can Yield Trendy Label Claims

Whether a label says it’s low in fat, produced without hormones, or a good source of protein is largely governed by consumer demand and corporate profit.

May 12, 2015

 

Farmer Alice McGary

Local Farmers Get Creative To Compete In Crowded Market

Before the mid-1980s there were no farms in this country offering CSAs. Now there are upwards of 5,000.

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