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November 15, 2011

Business Booming 

local farmers

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 

cheese abe

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 

baked bread

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 

farm and fall

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 

frosted flakes

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.

October 4, 2011

Garden On The Go 

Marion county

Food Trucks To The Rescue

Food trucks offer a solution to those in food deserts and have no access to fresh produce.

September 27, 2011

Kids Meals 

Happy Meal toy

Want Kids To Eat Healthier? Add A Toy

Children make healthier choices when toys are involved, and parents are generally okay with that.

September 26, 2011

Food Recalls 

chicken breast

Cooked Chicken Products Recalled

360 pounds of possibly undercooked chicken have been recalled from Wisconsin's Roundy's Supermarkets.

September 26, 2011

Food Bank 

food truck

Refrigerated Food Trucks Provide Help For Rural Communities

Those in need in rural areas need extra assistance getting food. Enter the refrigerated food truck.

September 23, 2011

Fertilizer Crisis 

A map illustrates the distribution of the use of phosphorus fertilizers around the world, in shades of purple, pink, and white.  Low concentrations are used across sub-saharan Africa and much of Russia, South America, and Australia.  The largest areas of use of highly-concentrated fertilizer are in central North America, Europe, northern India, and especially China. .

The Great Food Security Threat: Peak Phosphorus?

It's a finite underground mineral deposit. Its availability influences food security. And the world is running out. Think it's oil? Actually, it's phosphorus.

September 14, 2011

Wake Up Call 

empty plate

Hunger At Home: Food Insecurity Still A Problem

Nearly one in three households categorized as "food insecure" had to cut back or alter their eating habits for lack of food.

September 9, 2011

To Regulate Or Not? 

energy drinks

Vitamin Or Food? FDA Wants To Draw The Line

Do you really know what's in dietary supplements? New legislation could tighten regulations on what is food and what is supplement.

September 7, 2011

Marketing To Children 

candy

Food Marketing To Kids: Free Speech Or Fair Suggestions?

A group of legal scholars responds to the food industry's claim of free speech infringement by stating no rules were actually enforced.

September 5, 2011

Force Of Habit 

popcorn

My Popcorn Is Stale, But I’m Eating It Anyway

If your food is stale, you're less likely to eat it, right? Not if you're reaching for stale food out of habit.

August 31, 2011

Weather Damage 

Hurricane Irene

Weather Woes For Nation’s Farmers

Flooding, drought and extreme weather have taken their toll on the nation's crops, but the damage may not be as bad as we think.

August 27, 2011

Watch What You Eat 

empty plate

Can You Be Too Concerned About Healthy Eating?

When it borders on obsession, healthy eating can go too far.

August 25, 2011

Organic Vs. Conventional 

apple

The Dirty Dozen: What To Buy Organic

You want to avoid pesticides but you're on a budget. The "Dirty Dozen" to the rescue!

August 20, 2011

Locavores 

different colored peppers on display

A Tale Of Two Cities: Artisanal Food

Artisanal foods combine the locavore movement -- eating only locally-sourced food -- with a personal touch. Can the movement translate across communities?

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