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January 31, 2013

Bacteria Trends 

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Food-Borne Illness More Likely With Vegetables Than Meat

The CDC doesn't want you to stop eating vegetables. Just be sure to wash both the produce and your hands first.

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.

May 28, 2012

Eat My Food 

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Gardener Seeks Eater: Finding Good Homes For Excess Produce

Pick My Crop connects gardeners with excess produce with eaters in their area to save fresh food from a rotten fate.

May 9, 2012

Fresh Produce 

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Farmers Markets Get Grants For Food Stamps

Farmers markets across the country will receive grants to expand their participation in SNAP, providing more opportunities for low-income consumers.

March 9, 2012

Knowledge Is Power 

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USDA Launches Interactive Farm And Food Initiative

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

February 9, 2012

Golden Opportunity? 

Two bowls full of uncooked rice.  The rice in the top bowl is bright yellow in color.  The rice in the bottom bowl is standard white rice.

Bill Gates And Monsanto Team Up To Fight World Hunger

In his annual letter for 2012, Bill Gates announced that the Gates Foundation intends to combat world hunger by investing in genetically modified agriculture.

February 3, 2012

Fresh And Local 

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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.

November 15, 2011

Business Booming 

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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.

October 17, 2011

Fun Food History Facts 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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?

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