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February 20, 2014

Ag Info 

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Farmers Worry About Sharing Big Data

Farmers are using precision information from their fields to prescribe exact doses of everything from seeds to fertilizer. How much data do they want to share?

January 13, 2014

Added Value 

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Retailers Look To Sell Sustainability Of Food

Some retailers are capitalizing on the consumer demand for foods produced in environmentally friendly ways.

June 11, 2013

Cheap And Fresh? 

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Walmart Commits to Buying Produce From Local Growers

As part of its healthy food initiative, Wal-Mart has announced it will buy 80 percent of its fresh produce directly from local growers.

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.

April 27, 2013

Read Me 

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Seeking Profits In Private Labels

You may not think much about store brands as you shop for groceries, but it’s a business worth nearly $60 billion per year.

January 26, 2013

Spoon And Bowl 

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Breakfast Of Champions: Chia Seeds, Oats, Vigilant Eats

Three breakfast dishes to start your morning off right. Megan Hutchison of the Local Growers Guild talks about the issues affecting small farmers.

January 25, 2013

Global/Local 

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Can Small Farms Benefit From Walmart’s Push Into Local Foods

There’s no doubt Wal-Mart’s move into local foods has shaken up the food supply chain, but small family farms aren’t necessarily seeing the benefits.

January 9, 2013

Stop Shop And Eat 

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More Fast Food Appearing In Exisiting Stores

Super stores -- could they be fast food's next frontier?

April 29, 2012

"Red" Rated 

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Sustainable Or Not? Seafood Sparks Debate

Whole Foods announced it would no longer stock unsustainable seafood this week, including octopus and Atlantic halibut. But what is considered "sustainable?"

February 12, 2012

Sticker Shock 

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Is Walmart’s Nutrition Labeling Great For You?

Walmart is rolling out the "Great for You" sticker on healthy food this spring. What is "great for you?"

October 12, 2011

Local Food Rock Star 

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Joel Salatin, Part 3: Polyface Vs. Walmart

In part three of Earth Eats interview with Joel Salatin, he talks about whether small producers could ever successfully partner with corporations like Walmart.

July 28, 2011

Big Box Stores 

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New Initiative Increases Funding For Grocery Stores

The Partnership for a Healthier America is working with several leading banks and national grocery retailers to increase stores in food deserts.

January 29, 2011

Walmart and Healthy Food 

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Many Questions Face The New “Healthier” Walmart

Walmart announced that it will promote healthier food, and though the Let's Move! campaign supports it, critics are skeptical.

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