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January 11, 2012

'Cost-Saving Measure' 

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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 

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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 

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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."

January 2, 2012

To Your Door 

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Thinking Inside The (Food) Box

For those of you too busy too cook (and with extra income,) healthy food boxes are here to the rescue!

December 28, 2011

Rising Costs 

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Packaged Food Companies Feel Penny Pinch

Food costs more than it did this time last year, and the effects are hitting the consumer.

December 26, 2011

SNAP And Seeds 

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Planting Seeds A SNAP: Some Unaware Of Food Stamp Benefit

As demand for food stamps rise, educating those in need and those accepting SNAP benefits becomes crucial.

December 22, 2011

Happy Hanukkah 

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Food And The Festival Of Lights

Happy Hanukkah! Latkes, sufganiyot, even beer are set on the festive table.

December 9, 2011

'Bottoming Out' 

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World Food Prices Fall For Fifth Month

The U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization looked at 55 food groups to determine the prices for the month of November.

December 8, 2011

Fukushima Fears 

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Radiation Found In Infant Formula 10 Months After Meltdown

Japan suffered another blow in the fallout after the March nuclear reactor meltdown when radioactive cesium was found in infant formula.

December 7, 2011

Couch Potatoes 

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‘Let’s Move’ Campaign: Shifting Away From Healthy Food?

Did First Lady Michelle Obama shift her focus from healthy food to exercise in her fight against childhood obesity?

November 29, 2011

Peanut Problems 

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Peanut Prices Put Squeeze On Food Banks

The hallmark of the PB & J isn't just jumping in price -- rising peanut butter prices could mean a shortage at food banks.

November 22, 2011

Budget Woes 

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Farm Bill Progress Comes To A Halt

The freaky fast farm bill has slammed to a halt with the failure of a bipartisan "super committee."

November 16, 2011

Food Bill 

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Farm Bill Closer To Congress, Michael Pollan Speaks Out

As the farm bill creeps closer to being voted on, Michael Pollan releases a video urging Americans to recognize how important the legislation is to their lives.

November 15, 2011

Business Booming 

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No Small Change For Local Producers

Farmers sold nearly $5 billion dollars worth of local produce in 2008, and that number is expected to rise.

November 14, 2011

Play With Your Food 

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Elevating Cheese And Chocolate To Art

Cheese and chocolate might be art on their own in the eyes of the beholder, but these sculptors took that concept a step further.

November 7, 2011

Legalize Homemade 

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Hope For California Homemade Food Ban

Thirty states have laws allowing for the sale of home-produced foods -- California is not one of them.

November 4, 2011

Tasty Legislation 

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Speed Doesn’t Equal Transparency With New Farm Bill

The new 2012 farm bill is close to completion. However, the speed in which the bill was created means less input from the public -- unless farmers have a say.

October 19, 2011

Obesity And Youth 

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Tony The Tiger Isn’t Going Anywhere

Officials attempting to tighten marketing to children have decided to lay off of cartoon characters, but will it satisfy the food industry?

October 18, 2011

Anti-Corporation 

Occupy Bloomington food stand

A Foodie Democracy: Occupy Wall Street And The Co-op Model

Traditional business models disconnect consumers from profits. Co-ops give communities an opportunity to participate in their own businesses.

October 17, 2011

Healthy Corner Shops 

C-store

Convenience Stores Combat Food Deserts

Getting fresh produce into areas that need it the most is a challenge -- enter the corner store.

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