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April 9, 2014

 

listeria

Using DNA Data To Prevent Food-Borne Illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is approaching food-borne illness in a different way -- by mapping the DNA of harmful bacteria.

April 7, 2014

 

ffa crest

While Farm Life Changes, FFA’s Blue Jacket Stays The Same

Those involved with FFA tout the record enrollment as a testament to the organization’s nimbleness in the face of an increasingly urbanized society.

March 31, 2014

 

farmers looking at ag drone

Drones: Coming Soon To A Farm Near You?

Unmanned aerial vehicles aren’t just for spies or for the battlefield. Farmers all over the country think drones can give them a leg up, too.

March 10, 2014

Stronger Together 

meeting of Amish farmers

Food Hubs Could Provide Crucial Link For Amish Farmers

A single Amish farmer may not be able to hire a driver to ship products to a local restaurant. But by banding together, the economics may start to make sense.

December 18, 2013

Faster Food 

toll road

Food So Fast You Don’t Even Have To Stop And Pay

Five Staten Island Wendy's are testing technology that allows cars to pay for fast food using hands-free technology mounted on the windshield.

March 18, 2013

Foodie Technology 

Through the Whole Food Market Recipes app, you can look up recipes by course, category, and specific vegan or gluten-free diet.

Top 5 Free Vegan And Gluten-Free iPhone Apps

These iPhone apps are easy, portable ways to help you eat the way you want. The best part? They’re absolutely free!

July 8, 2012

Technology On The Farm 

Thermal-Aid-app

Heat Stress? Now There’s A Cow App For That

Researchers at the University of Missouri have built a tool that can detect the threat of heat stress in specific animals.

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.

December 3, 2011

Foodie Mom 

Mizuko Ito

Mimi Ito’s Bento Blog Gives Value To Everyday Life

Mimi Ito says lunch is the best time to introduce kids to new foods. After eight years of documenting their lunches, she now considers her kids to be foodies.

March 1, 2011

Follow Your Food 

barcodes on onions and green peppers

There’s A Market For Food Traceability Systems

As consumers and the government call for safer food, food traceability systems make it possible to see a product's path from farm to table.

February 3, 2011

Growing Meat 

Meat

Growing Meat In The Lab, No Animals Needed

Scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina are working to grow meat from cultures.

July 29, 2010

Food Waste 

A pile of food waste

Concerned About Wasting Energy? Try Reducing Your Food Waste

How much energy does our annual food waste represent? A lot. About 2% of the total annual energy consumption in the U.S. according to a new study.

August 10, 2009

Agriculture 

A farm at sunset

Is Farming Part Of The New American Dream?

Is Farming Part of the New American Dream? Makenna Goodman wrote a guest post for Huffington Post this week, asking that very question.

July 21, 2009

Alternative Energy 

Wind turbines in a green field.

Alternative Energies, Alternative News: Wind Energy and…Urine?

Recent developments in wind power, and...scientists have recently developed a technology that will convert urine into hydrogen.

July 15, 2009

Controlling The Weather 

A hurricane viewed from NASA's satellite.

Bill Gates Aims To Control The Weather…Really.

Bill Gates is taking on the weather, filing for five patents for technology that could stop hurricanes from forming.

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