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November 4, 2014

 

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Election Day Food Round-Up: GMOs Take Center Stage

On Election Day, GMOs are a hot topic in Colorado, Oregon and Maui.

September 18, 2014

 

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Farm Bill’s SNAP Cuts Affect Only Four States

Under a provision dubbed "heat and eat," 12 states have been able to circumvent SNAP cutbacks by providing heat assistance as well.

February 26, 2014

Historic Drought 

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Drought In California Bumps Supermarket Prices

Some parts of California haven't seen rain since July 1. This week, farmers were told they will not receive water from government reservoirs.

November 11, 2013

Crop The Vote 

Peeling back the husk of an ear of corn at a farmer's market.

Gap Narrows In Washington State GMO Label Push

After an aggressive media campaign from opponents, voters in Washington state are on the brink of rejecting a proposal to require labels on GMO foods.

July 30, 2013

Hooked 

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Can U.S. Meat Get Off Antibiotics?

Despite increasing alarm over the spread of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” a push to shut down one possible breeding ground seems stuck in Congress – again.

July 23, 2013

Cloying... 

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Sweet Victory For Big Sugar In Farm Bill

Big Sugar spent big bucks over the last three months to make sure their sweet subsidy deal stayed in the farm bill.

July 22, 2013

Poisoning 

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Children Die In India After Consuming Free School Lunch

23 children have died and more sickened after consuming tainted school lunch in the Indian state of Bihar.

July 12, 2013

Half Empty 

Satellite view of dozens of center pivot irrigation systems

House Farm Bill Withers Watchdog Hopes

The U.S. House finally passed a version of the farm bill on Thursday, but environmental groups and watchdogs are not impressed.

June 26, 2013

Political Meltdown 

The mural on the inside of the U.S. Capitol Building's rotunda

Farm Bill Defeated As Parties Point Fingers

In case you missed it, the farm bill was defeated in the House of Representatives last week with a vote of 234 to 195.

February 7, 2013

School Snacks 

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Healthier Foods Coming To Schools

In hopes encouraging healthier eating habits among the nation's youth, the USDA has proposed a new set of guidelines for food sold in schools.

January 9, 2013

#Underwhelmed 

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Farm Bill Solution Satisfies Nobody

While Congress did manage to pass a nine-month farm bill extension, no one is particularly happy with it.

August 3, 2012

september dread 

A herd of black cattle with orange number tags in their ears.

Farm Bill Freak-Out

Congress probably won't pass a new farm bill before the current one expires in September, but they won't renew the current one either. What gives?

July 23, 2012

I Heart New York 

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NYC Trans Fat Ban Cuts Consumption

Four years after New York City's widely publicized prohibition, citizens are eating less trans fats.

July 12, 2012

Food Stamp Feud 

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Farm Bill Debate: How To Trim SNAP

The biggest difference between the House- and Senate-proposed farm bills is in their handling of food stamps.

June 21, 2012

cooperation makes it happen 

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Farm Bill Update: Bipartisan Effort Ticks Through Amendments

On Tuesday, the Senate began the process of voting on a list of 73 amendments to the Food, Agriculture and Jobs Act of 2012.

June 19, 2012

Farm Bill, Finally 

Image of an old red barn with a silo in the background and side building surrounding.

Senate Might Pass Farm Bill This Week

Following weeks of heated debate, the farm bill is expected to go up for a vote in the Senate this week.

June 18, 2012

Chemical Drama 

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Bye Bye BPA In Baby Formula Containers?

The FDA is currently considering a ban on the use of BPA in infant formula containers. The chemical has already been banned in Canada, the E.U. and China.

June 1, 2012

Syrup, Not Sugar 

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‘Corn Sugar’ Suggestion Nixed

The FDA announced it would not rename high fructose corn syrup to "corn sugar," despite arguments made by the Corn Refiners Association.

April 20, 2012

Is It Worth It? 

A ladle full of raw milk, held over top of a jar full of raw milk.

Rough Times For Raw Milk

Raw milk is the likely culprit for E. coli outbreaks in Missouri and Oregon.

March 23, 2012

Known Unknowns  

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GMO Labeling Gains Strength In Connecticut

Connecticut gets closer to labeling genetically modified organisms in their food -- but not everyone supports the measure.

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