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November 3, 2015


Farmer Erik Terstriep

‘Combine Karaoke’ And Cursing: Sounds Of Harvest In Midwest

Some farmers make business calls behind the wheel or listen to sports radio. One man in Illinois has gotten attention for writing poetry while harvesting.

October 21, 2015


restaurant interior

Without Paid Leave, Food Workers Go To Work Sick

For many workers in the food service industry, getting paid depends on showing up, even when you're sick.

July 22, 2015


Fast food strike

Wage Increase Expected For New York’s Fast-Food Employees

After over two years of rallying, New York fast-food workers will likely see a significant increase in their hourly wage.

December 19, 2014


mayo and eggs

Hellmann’s Drops Suit Over Vegan Mayo

A major food fight has ended between giant Unilever and start-up Hampton Creek over the definition of "mayonnaise."

November 6, 2014


cans of soda

Berkeley Succeeds In Passing First Soda Tax

But another California city, San Francisco, saw its proposed law to tax sugary beverages go down in defeat.

July 15, 2014


Moon Farm owner Dave Moon

States Working Out The Kinks To Keep Ag Tourism Growing

Agritourism is becoming bigger business all over the Midwest, with more than 2,000 farms boasting some kind of agritourism.

April 16, 2014

Organic Matters 

farmer hauling greens on tractor

Walmart Goes Organic: What Does It Mean For The Industry?

Walmart's announcement last week that it would sell organics at prices comparable to conventional foods has been met with skepticism.

April 1, 2014

Fizzle Out 

empty coke bottle

Soda Sales On The Decline For Ninth Straight Year

As soda sales drop for a ninth straight year, diet soda sees a particularly large plummet amid health concerns.

July 12, 2011

Food Safety 

E. coli

Food Safety Testing Program On The Budget Chopping Block

The USDA's Microbiological Data Program will be cut if Congress passes the proposed budget bill. How will this affect food safety for Americans?

June 3, 2010

Food Safety 

Several raw hamburgers.

New Bill Calls For Regulation of E. coli, Opposed By Meat Industry

The American Meat Institute is opposed to a new bill that would require the USDA to test for six additional strains of E. coli.

February 22, 2010

Bottled Water 

bottles of water

The Bottled Water Industry: Buy The Bottle Or Trifle With Tap?

The decision to buy bottled water or take your chances with tap water may be more loaded with consequences than you previously thought.

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