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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


GMO event

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



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.

May 6, 2015


michael moss

Greater Health Awareness Slowly Changing Food Giant Ways

Journalist Michael Moss argues food companies have been deliberately bumping up the salt, sugar and fat levels in processed foods to get us hooked.

February 19, 2015


velveeta cheese

Shifting Priorities In Health Sound Alarm For Packaged Foods

Remember how everything was "low-fat" in the 1990s? Today's shift from low-fat, packaged foods to fresh, healthier food is worrying the packaged food industry.

January 9, 2015


non-GMO food label

How Your Food Gets The ‘Non-GMO’ Label

Many food companies are seeking certification that their products don’t have any genetically modified ingredients, and not just brands in the health food aisle.

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.

August 25, 2014


Hoosier Harvest Market

Are Online Farmer’s Markets Feasible For Indiana?

Regional food hubs work like online farmer's markets. A study will determine the demand for more hubs in Indiana.

May 11, 2014


Just Eat It

Reduce Your Food Waste With These Five Websites

Some waste is inevitable on the farm, during transportation and through retail sales, but we can do our part to lessen the amount of food that gets tossed.

December 14, 2010

Eating Green 

salad greens

Restaurant Goers Willing To Pay More To Eat Green, Study Shows

A recent study shows that American consumers may be willing to pay more to dine at "environmentally friendly" restaurants.

August 9, 2010

Food Deserts 

signs for the federal SNAP program at a farmers market

Farmers Markets And Food Deserts: Access And Economics

The truth about farmer’s market success, as many things in life, it’s perhaps much more complicated than a single factor like walking access.

April 13, 2010

GMO Crops 

corn crop

Report Says GMOs Good For Farmers, The Planet; Critics Unconvinced

A report released today found that genetically engineered crops have clear benefits for farmers (and the planet), but critics remain wary.

March 4, 2010

Food Waste 

A pile of food waste

Food Waste A Growing Problem: What You Can Do

Almost 27% of edible food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Here are some steps you can take to reduce the amount of food you send to the landfill.

March 2, 2010

Food Security 

rows of tomatoes at a market

Florida Freezes Hamper Tomato Production

Unusually cold temperatures in Florida this winter have lead to a 30% decrease of tomato production, leaving farmers and consumers at a loss.

August 29, 2009

Whole Foods 

An aniti-"Whole Foods" sign.

Whole Foods Fans Not Happy After CEO’s Anti-”Obamacare” Remarks

Public outcry after Whole Foods CEO speaks out against "Obamacare."

August 18, 2009

Bag Tax 

The Seattle skyline.

In Seattle, The Battle Over Plastic Bag Usage Heats Up

Seattle voters turn down a proposal that would charge 20 cents per plastic bag they use.

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