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December 5, 2013

Farm Bill Fiasco 

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Danger Ahead: Another ‘Dairy Cliff’

Doubling dairy prices loom as Congress makes its way back into session to focus on a myriad of issues, including the farm bill.

November 14, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan 

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Geography Complicates Food Aid To Typhoon Victims

Food aid efforts are slow as typhoon Haiyan survivors are growing more desperate in the Philippines.

November 13, 2013

Let's Move! 

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Let’s Move! Teams Up With Sesame Street

The Let's Move! campaign has announced Sesame Street characters will promote produce to children. Will it work?

November 5, 2013

Waste Not 

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Leftover Food? Swap It!

Concerned with food waste? Ordered too much takeout? A new app will help with that.

October 17, 2013

Infection 

Electron microscope rendering of e coli bateria on a lettuce leaf

Three E. coli Cases Linked To Indiana Orchard

Three have fallen ill with E. coli infection in Kentucky and Indiana, but the infection may not have come from food.

September 22, 2013

Carton Confusion 

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Expired ‘Use-By’ Dates Don’t Necessarily Mean Spoiled Food

There is currently no national standard for date-stamps on food. As a result, a new study says consumers are throwing away lots of perfectly edible food.

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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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.

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