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September 18, 2013

Waste Not... 

Compost

Reducing Food Waste Could Reduce Food Need In Future

Food waste accounts for 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gasses a year. Meanwhile 870 million people go hungry every day.

August 28, 2013

The Invisible Hand 

produce

Competition Could Lower Cost Of Organic Produce

As the popularity of organic eating continues to rise, the cost of organic food is falling.

July 22, 2013

Poisoning 

bihar

Children Die In India After Consuming Free School Lunch

23 children have died and more sickened after consuming tainted school lunch in the Indian state of Bihar.

June 18, 2013

Waste Not 

Dimly lit apple core sits in front of a black backdrop

New York Pilots City-Wide Compost Program

New York City throws 1.2 million tons of food waste into landfills every year. Mayor Bloomberg hopes the city's new composting program will change that.

April 29, 2013

Right To Know? 

Ten grain silos side-by-side at dusk

Bill Introduced Would Require GMO Labeling

Advocates of the new bill say consumers deserve to know what they are feeding their families.

March 14, 2013

Labeling Issues 

calories

Nationwide Menu Calorie Counts Face Delay

The 2010 health care law requires chain prepared food sellers to post calorie counts on their menus, but implementation isn't going to be easy.

August 8, 2012

More Of The Same 

drought

Drought Strikes Corn Supply — With Global Implications

The worst drought in 25 years has caused the corn and soybean supply to dwindle. Is help on the way?

June 25, 2012

'Functional Foods' 

coconut drink on beach

Magic Foods For All That Ails?

Some foods claim to go beyond filling our bellies to preventing and treating various health problems. But are these claims valid?

May 11, 2012

Ag Chat 

vendors and customers at the farmers market

Local Foods: From Farm To Table

We’ll talk with our panelists about how they’ll make sure the bounty of this season's farm products make it onto your table.

April 25, 2012

We Are What We Eat 

interactive map

Global Food Habits, Visually

Have a feeling your healthy food habits wane throughout the day? Thanks to Massive Health, there's now a map confirming your suspicions.

April 16, 2012

When Food Fights Back 

buffet

Allergy? Intolerance? What’s The Difference?

A number of for-profit labs claim to be able to pinpoint specific food intolerances via simple but expensive blood tests. Allergy scientists are dubious.

March 30, 2012

Knowledge Is Power 

wheat field

Movement To Label GMOs Gains Momentum

Results of a recent survey commissioned by Just Label It! show that a vast majority of Americans want to know when their food is genetically modified.

March 29, 2012

Green Space 

front yard garden

Front Yard Gardens: Friend Or Foe?

Gardens are no longer relegated to backyards. Some green thumbs are moving their veggie plots to the front of their houses.

February 8, 2012

Young Seedlings 

organic farm

As Farmers Age, A New Crop Looks To The Land

New farmers are leaving the suburbs and rat race for a life on the land, and the government is taking notice.

February 3, 2012

Fresh And Local 

garden produce

Changing The CSA Model To Fit Consumer Needs

Community supported agriculture means fresh, local food and being connected to the farmers and the land. But not everyone is sold on the traditional model.

January 27, 2012

News Of The Weird 

empty bowl

‘Fetus Food’ Bill Sets Off Media Firestorm

So what if there haven't been any reports of fetuses in food? An Oklahoma state senator wants to make sure it never happens.

January 25, 2012

Cool Eats 

salt

Fancy Food Show Forecasts Future In Food Trends

Salt and ketchup aren't just for fries anymore. Gourmet ketchup and artisan salts are a couple of items that are the future of food.

January 11, 2012

'Cost-Saving Measure' 

hay

USDA To Close 249 Offices, Affect Local Farms

Cutting 249 USDA offices -- half of which are small, local offices -- will only impact their annual spending by one percent.

January 10, 2012

Food Vs. Pills 

hoho

Healthy Diets, Less Hyperactivity?

A new study has looked at children's diets as a means of treating ADHD. Can avoiding junk food really affect hyperactivity?

January 9, 2012

Organic Import 

edamame

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."

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