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November 18, 2014

 

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Promised Farm Bill Savings Look Elusive Today

In bad years, higher premiums and higher payouts cost taxpayers more. When prices are lower and premiums are lower, the public is not out as much.

May 9, 2014

 

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Food Policy Councils: Politics From The Ground Up

Mark Winne describes how food policy councils can advocate for change in the local, regional and national food systems.

August 17, 2012

Beefy Bailout 

A large pile of freshly-butchered red meat.

Government Buys Meat From Drought-Stricken Farmers

The drought has dried up pastures and devastated grain crops, increasing demand and a lowering supply of livestock feed.

September 1, 2011

food struggles 

A blue road sign reads, "Wrigley, 224 km. Fort Simpson, 446 km." It stands in a pile of ploughed snow against a backdrop of barren trees.

How To Feed Canada’s Arctic, The Land Without Farms Or Roads

For over 50 years, Canada has struggled to make food affordable in remote Arctic communities. Recent subsidy changes have left many northerners out in the cold.

August 24, 2011

Food Stamps 

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Food Stamp Program Sees Sharp Increase

Even as more people rely on food stamps, one in three could be eligible for assistance.

May 24, 2011

Nutrition For All 

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Congressional Budget Cuts Hurt Women, Infants And Children

$500 million will be taken from the WIC program, which provides at-risk mothers and babies with nutritional meals.

April 26, 2011

FDA's New Gizmo 

FDAlogo

New Site Makes FDA Recalls Easy To Find

Online search feature takes the guess work out of determining if the food in your pantry has been recalled.

February 10, 2011

Controversial Dessert 

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Whoopie Pies Could Become Top Dessert In Maine

A bill to name whoopie pies Maine's state dessert has started a debate over whether the treats are too unhealthy.

May 25, 2010

Farm Bill 

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2012 Farm Bill Update, Hearing Held In South Dakota

Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Collin Peterson (D - MN) convened another hearing last week in South Dakota to discuss the 2012 Farm Bill.

March 26, 2010

Local Food Rockstars 

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Joel Salatin And Polyface Farm: Stewards of Creation

Earth Eats talks with Joel Salatin, the proprietor of Polyface Farm, who calls himself a "Christian Libertarian Environmentalist Capitalist Lunatic Farmer"

March 11, 2010

Government Regulation 

Tom Vilsack speaking

Justice Department To Investigate Big Agricultural Companies

The U.S Department of Justice meets in Iowa this weekend to consider whether the size of big ag companies could be in violation of federal anti-trust regulation

August 27, 2009

Food Labeling 

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Disclosure Is Not Really Our Thing…I Guess?

Atlantic Monthly posted a great opinion piece questioning why companies in the United States don't have to disclose GMO ingredients on food packaging.

August 5, 2009

Green Technology 

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The U.S. Government Cares About Green Technology, Right?

After some bluster early on, the Obama Administration seems to have turned away from green tech a bit. Earth Eats' Cory Barker rounds up recent developments.

August 4, 2009

Recycling 

Overflowing recycle bins.

You Better Recycle…Big Brother Is Watching!

In some communities, when the trash crew comes around each week they can pull up which houses are recycling properly - and which are not.

July 28, 2009

Obesity Epidemic 

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New Study: Obesity Continues To Fatten Health Care Costs In U.S.

As obesity has been outed as a major cause of rising health care costs, Earth Eats' Cory Barker looks at a proposal to stop the expanding waistlines and costs.

June 22, 2009

Climate Change 

US Capitol Building

Climate Bill Rollercoaster Continues

This week has been full of ebbs and flows if you have been following the important climate bill making its way through Congress.

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