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October 31, 2013

Label Says 

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Whole Foods To Launch Sustainability Index For Produce

Whole Foods Market has announced it will begin rating the sustainability of its produce and flowers in September next year.

September 17, 2013

Fun With Farmers 

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Dragonfly Farm: Come For The Tomatoes, Stay For The Weekend

Like many farmers looking for additional sources of income, Terry Cox and Karen Scales of Dragonfly Farm are adding agritourism to their business plan.

August 28, 2013

The Invisible Hand 

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Competition Could Lower Cost Of Organic Produce

As the popularity of organic eating continues to rise, the cost of organic food is falling.

June 17, 2013

Workaholic 

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Seed To Plate With Chef/Farmer Daniel Marquis

Daniel Marquis is the executive chef at Quay and an organic farmer. Being involved in all levels of production gives him an intimate connection to the food.

May 7, 2013

Bee Report 

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High Fructose Corn Syrup Could Affect Bee Health

No one factor is to blame for mass bee deaths, but industrial diets may be making bees more susceptible to harmful pesticide exposure.

May 6, 2013

Let's Talk Farm Bill 

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Dan Imhoff On Farm Bill: What You Don’t Know Might Hurt You

Dan Imhoff is the author of "Food Fight: Citizen’s Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill." But it's growing food, raising animals that really get him excited.

May 1, 2013

Ban For Bees 

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Pesticides Connected To Bee Deaths Banned In Europe

Bees have been dying worldwide, causing concern for global food supply. This week, the EU has taken a step to protect the bees from pesticides.

March 18, 2013

Heck No GMO 

Whole Foods is the first of its kind to set a firm deadline on labeling GMOs.

Whole Foods First US Grocer To Set GMO Labeling Deadline

While California's Proposition 37 failed in November, Whole Foods has decided to label genetically modified ingredients voluntarily.

February 1, 2013

Discount Grocer 

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Aldi Embraces Organics

Aldi announced it would test organics in its stores, expanding across the South and Midwest.

January 29, 2013

On The Go 

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Vigilant Eats: Quick And Tasty Health Food

Who says fast food has to be unhealthy? Vigilant Eats' organic, gluten-free, oat-based cereal is made to eat on the go, and it's pretty darn tasty.

January 21, 2013

Growing Organics 

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Organic Farmland Expanding Worldwide

The global area farmed organically has expanded by 300 percent since 1999, but the United States lags behind the curve.

November 30, 2012

Pork Problems 

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Study Finds Bacteria In American Pork, Some Drug-Resistant

Consumer Reports has just published some bad news for pork lovers.

October 26, 2012

Spray That Somewhere Else! 

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Bumblebees Also Adversely Affected By Pesticides

Turns out honeybees aren't the only pollinators who need to worry about pesticides.

October 24, 2012

Pediatrics and Pesticide 

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Organic Produce Is The Better Choice For Children?

Pediatricians have released a study warning against exposure to pesticides for children. One way to avoid them is to buy organic.

October 16, 2012

What You Don't Know Might Hurt You 

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Sullied Soils: Dealing With Backyard Contamination

Just because you don't use dangerous chemicals in your garden doesn't mean they're not there.

September 6, 2012

organic shmorganic 

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No Link Between Organics And Human Health, Study Says

A new research meta-analysis shows no health benefits to eating organic. Critics say it misses the point.

August 22, 2012

Oh My GMO 

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California Activists Hope To Pass GMO Labeling Law

Proponents of the bill say that if customers are made aware of the genetically modified contents of their foods, they will gravitate toward non-GMO options.

July 7, 2012

Farming Trends 

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Sustainability: From The Farm To Your Plate (And Cup)

In today's show, we speak with a number of farmers and producers to find out what sustainability means to them. Then, two recipes using broccoli and snow peas.

May 21, 2012

Where It's At 

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Local Grower’s Guild Plans Bloomington Online Food Hub

Community members discuss ways to create a local food hub for restaurants and residents.

May 1, 2012

Serious Cereal 

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Responding To Controversy, Kashi To Go Non-GMO By 2015

One grocer pulled Kashi cereals from his shelves after discovering the company wasn't completely transparent about what is -- or isn't -- natural.

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