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November 12, 2015


saffron threads

Tofu+Saffron, The Nitrates Problem, Evolution Of Baby Food

Amy Bentley looks at how feeding infants has changed since the invention of baby food in the 1920s. Tofu instead of oil in rouille. And, insects for dinner?

November 5, 2015


 dog in a field

Fire Up The Oven, Strays On Farms, Demand For Grass-Fed Beef

Stray pets cause problems for livestock farmers. As American diets change, ranchers change their methods. And, there's a chicken inside that pumpkin!

October 27, 2015


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Alpaca Bubble Burst, Backyard Farmers Pick Up The Pieces

It’s just one more chapter in a long line of agricultural speculative bubbles, from emus to chinchillas to Berkshire hogs to Dutch tulips.

October 13, 2015


Cows are corralled on a farm

California Adopts Tough Antibiotics Rules For Livestock

California has passed strict limits on the use of antibiotics for livestock for staving off illness or promoting growth.

October 13, 2015


slicing meat

Choice Cuts: Making Room For More Meat

By the time 2050 comes around, the meat on your plate may not be that different, but the story of how it got there could be.

October 6, 2015


farmer Richard Oswald

China Slowdown May Squeeze Midwest Soybean Farmers

American farmers are the world’s largest soybean exporters and China is the largest buyer. If that market collapsed it would trigger a global decline in prices.

September 28, 2015


Dog, Rooster, and Chickens in a Yard

The Odd Couple: Chickens And Dogs

With a lot of training and supervision, it is possible to have a harmonious relationship between your dog and chickens.

September 17, 2015



Grades Are In For Restaurants Regarding Antibiotics In Meat

A new report looks at restaurants' policies regarding antibiotic use in meat products. Of the 25 largest fast food chains, only five received passing grades.

June 30, 2015


JBS building

Inside World’s Largest Food Company You’ve Never Heard Of

JBS is a powerhouse in meat. The Brazilian multinational is the largest global producer of beef, chicken and lamb, and number three in pork.

June 8, 2015


Food waste ferments in a compost bin

France Tackles Food Waste, Fight Goes Global

The French government has passed a law requiring supermarkets to give unsold food to charities. Activists are pressuring the UN to follow suit.

May 26, 2015



‘Stud Dames’ Spread U.S. Cow Genetics Far And Wide

Elite-cattle breeders and commercial beef and dairy producers use embryo transfer to reproduce dozens of calves a year from their genetically superior heifers.

May 7, 2015


Crickets on display at a night market in Thailand

Study Questions Superfood Hopes for Crickets

New research indicates that crickets don’t convert feed into edible protein as efficiently as entomophagy proponents have suggested.

April 29, 2015



Tyson Announces Antibiotic Elimination By 2017 In Chickens

Tyson is the largest U.S. chicken supplier to announce it would cease use of antibiotics used in humans in its chicken.

March 4, 2015



Bill Would Limit Antibiotic Use In Livestock

An estimated 107 antibiotics are currently allowed for continuous use or without limit in livestock by the FDA.

January 13, 2015


Black Welsh Mountain sheep

Colo. Farmers Work To Ensure Diversity In Rare Sheep Breed

Oogie McGuire sends and receives sheep from across the U.S., one way to ensure that her flock and others are getting new blood.

January 12, 2015


indiana farmland

Indiana Bill Would Block Local Control Over Factory Farms

An Indiana state senator has introduced a bill that would remove local counties' ability to block large-scale livestock operations within their jurisdiction.

November 17, 2014



Meat Labeling Rules May Change

Country of Origin Labeling rules require meat labels to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered.

August 1, 2014


Dairy cows

Forensic Technology Can Tell If There Are Drugs In Milk

Farmers often treat sick cows with antibiotics, but no one wants to ingest any medicine with their cold glass of milk.

July 1, 2014


paddock of cattle

Drought Re-Shaping The Cattle Map

Missouri, which housed about 6 percent of the nation’s beef cattle at the start of the drought, lost roughly 8 percent of its herd.

March 18, 2014

Farm Regulations 

Cattle munching on livestock feed

Loophole Undercuts FDA “Crack Down” On Livestock Antibiotics

A watchdog reveals key flaws in new FDA guidelines designed to reduce the use of antibiotics to fatten livestock.

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