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October 17, 2011

Fun Food History Facts 

A small herd of milking cows walk away from the camera down a dirt path.  There are grassy pastures to their left and red autumn trees to their right.

The Homegrown Tradition Of CSA Farming

The popularity of CSA farming has grown exponentially over the past several years--but where does it come from?

October 5, 2011

Not Just Orange 

colorful carrots

Will Colorful Carrots Get A Cult Following?

New varieties of colorful carrots have arrived in U.K. supermarkets -- will they wow children, foodies, or both?

October 4, 2011

Garden On The Go 

Marion county

Food Trucks To The Rescue

Food trucks offer a solution to those in food deserts and have no access to fresh produce.

October 2, 2011

More Recalls 

salad

Ready-Made Salads Recalled For Salmonella

Another recall has hit the Midwest and Southern states -- "Thornton's Quick Café’s Chef Salad" have been recalled over salmonella on grape tomatoes.

September 16, 2011

Obesity Epidemic 

Two McDonalds Signs, a Burget King sign, and a sign for Premier West hotels rise out of a cluster of tall trees in an area that looks rural.

The Obesity Battle: Fast Food Vs. Supermarkets

Two studies come to conflicting conclusions about the social changes needed to reverse the obesity epidemic.

August 31, 2011

Local Economy 

local produce

Farmers Markets: Good For You, Good For Economy

Farmers markets are good for you. A new report says they are good for the economy, too.

August 25, 2011

Organic Vs. Conventional 

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The Dirty Dozen: What To Buy Organic

You want to avoid pesticides but you're on a budget. The "Dirty Dozen" to the rescue!

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?

August 17, 2010

Pumpkin Recipes 

a bowl of pumpkin risotto

Recipe: Summer Pumpkin Risotto

This risotto with pumpkin is lightened up for summertime with fresh mint, ginger, and lemony coriander seeds.

August 12, 2010

Food Safety 

a man cleaning a fish

New Study Examines PCB Contamination In The Food Supply

A study released by The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) examined which foods contained the highest levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

August 4, 2010

Pesticides 

fruits and vegetables on display at a farmers market

When It Comes To Pesticide Use, Not All Farmers Are Created Equal

I assumed that farmers at my local market grew their foods pesticide free and certified organic, but I learned that this was far from the truth.

June 16, 2010

Urban Agriculture 

workers at hayes valley farm

Six Inspirational Success Stories In Urban Agriculture

Earth Eats looks at a number of inspirational urban farming and gardening programs from around the country. Which are your favorites?

March 25, 2010

Food Labeling 

barcode on lettuce

Fading Barcode On Produce Reveals Freshness

A special barcode sticker indicates to shoppers and venders which produce items are getting too old to for purchase.

March 24, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

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Senate Agriculture Committee Moves To Improve School Lunches

The Senate Agriculture Committee approved Senator Blanche Lincoln's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act today, endorsing a plan to improve school lunch programs

March 3, 2010

Food Safety 

a pile of canned food

Report: Food-Borne Illnesses Cost U.S. $152 Billion Annually

According to a report published today by the Produce Safety Project, acute food-borne illnesses cost the U.S. $152 billion each year.

March 2, 2010

Food Security 

rows of tomatoes at a market

Florida Freezes Hamper Tomato Production

Unusually cold temperatures in Florida this winter have lead to a 30% decrease of tomato production, leaving farmers and consumers at a loss.

November 6, 2009

Flu-Fighting Foods 

A bowl of chicken soup with a slice of bread.

Foods That Fight The Flu, Foods That Depress

This weeks Green Links is going to keep you healthy this winter. We've got "Flu-fighting" foods, foods that lead to depression, and a dessert with 1/2 the fat!

July 7, 2009

Food Labeling 

A pile of heirloom tomatoes

The “Organic” Label Again Finds Itself In Hot Water

New research indicates that foods with the "organic" label may not be as pesticide-free as you might hope.

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