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February 26, 2014

Small Scale 

organic berry farm

Proposed Food Safety Rules Clash With Organic Farmers

Organic farmers are raising opposition to FDA food safety rules that will put the squeeze on small-production farms.

February 22, 2014

Eat Outside The Box 

beet's long shadow

Beets With Dave Tallent, Veggie Curry, Data Sharing On Farms

No love for beets?! Chefs Dave Tallent and Bob Adkins both try to convince guests that it's a delicious ingredient in their dishes. Kale chips and hydroponics.

February 13, 2014

Seafood Season 

jeff and candace finch in front of the pizza oven

Finch’s Brasserie May Be Landlocked But Its Seafood Is Fresh

Finch's Brasserie takes pride in supporting local farms, but in order to serve the freshest seafood possible, they have to fly it in from the coasts.

January 21, 2014

Local Change 

salad at a computer desk

Colleges Accept Challenge To Offer Real Food In Cafeterias

Indiana University is one of 20 American colleges that pledged to buy at least 20 percent real food annually by 2020.

November 23, 2013

Gobble Gobble 

turkey hand sign

Turkey 101, Meet-And-Greet On The Farm, Thanksgiving Sides

Judith Dern is back to give us a turkey cooking tutorial. We visit some noisy birds at Schacht Farm. And two side dishes that buck tradition in the best way.

February 19, 2013

Secrets Of The Food Chain 

horse eye

Horse Meat Scandal Envelops Europe

Betrayal, mystery, controversy, and a host of characters as big as Europe -- it's no story; it's the ever-widening horse meat scandal.

July 4, 2012

More Than Hot Dogs 

meat grill spatula

Burgers, Bratwurst And Beans: A Meat-Eater’s Fourth Of July

Veggie barbecue not your thing? Here's a taste of what can be done with your local, free-range meat this Independence Day.

July 4, 2012

Declaring Independence  

single, multi-colored firework burst

Happy (Meatless) Fourth Of July!

Is the nation's obsession with burgers and hot dogs bringing you down? Here are some veggie alternatives for a meatless 4th of July celebration.

May 21, 2012

hold the wasabe 

Close up of a spicy tuna sushi roll.

Salmonella Sushi Linked To Unsanitary Fish Plant in India

Conditions at the Moon Fishery failed to meet minimum standards for legal export into the USA, says Department of Health.

March 13, 2012

Caffeine Concepts 

A pattern that looks like a spruce tree drawn on with espresso in the foam of a latte.

Third Wave Coffee: Local, Sustainable, Drinkable Art

There's a movement afoot in the U.S. to convince you that your coffee deserves the same respect given to fine wines, cheeses, beers and chocolate.

March 9, 2012

Knowledge Is Power 

Farm Field

USDA Launches Interactive Farm And Food Initiative

Want to know more about local food? The USDA's new website is there to help.

February 24, 2012

To Drink Or Not To Drink 

raw milk bottles

Raw Milk Ban Doesn’t Stop Indiana Residents From Drinking It

Selling raw milk is illegal in Indiana, but residents find ways around it despite the ban.

February 3, 2012

Fresh And Local 

garden produce

Changing The CSA Model To Fit Consumer Needs

Community supported agriculture means fresh, local food and being connected to the farmers and the land. But not everyone is sold on the traditional model.

January 11, 2012

'Cost-Saving Measure' 

hay

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.

December 16, 2011

Fresh Not Frozen 

winter market

Fresh And Local All Year Long With Winter Farmers Markets

Winter farmers' markets have increased nationwide in the past two years, bringing more local and fresh produce no matter the season.

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 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 27, 2011

Full Speed Ahead 

Farm

A Farm Bill So Fast You’ll Flip Your Subsidy

The federal Farm Bill is rewritten every five years. The 2012 bill, however, is likely to be written in two weeks.

October 24, 2011

Festival For Food 

radish

Mindful Moments Started 36 Years Ago For National Food Day

Did you know the first National Food Day was in 1975? After only two years, the movement fizzled out -- until now.

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.

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