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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.

May 17, 2013

Holy Miracles, Batman! 

Farm land dotted with round hay bales.

Farm Bill Progress, Finally

After months of political gridlock, new farm legislation may be in sight.

March 18, 2013

Heck No GMO 

Whole Foods is the first of its kind to set a firm deadline on labeling GMOs.

Whole Foods First US Grocer To Set GMO Labeling Deadline

While California's Proposition 37 failed in November, Whole Foods has decided to label genetically modified ingredients voluntarily.

December 31, 2012

Eleventh-Hour Deal? 

A gallon-sized milk jug full of coins.

Committee Leaders Agree To One-Year Farm Bill Extension

The Agriculture Committees of both chambers have agreed to a one-year farm bill extension, but House leadership is reluctant to bring it to floor.

July 12, 2012

Food Stamp Feud 

Close up of a shop window with a sign that says

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.

November 9, 2011

Fruit Fail 

applesauce

Moldy Fruit Gets Makeover As…Applesauce?

The FDA investigated a Washington fruit processing plant after nine schoolchildren became sick eating their applesauce in school lunch.

October 17, 2011

Healthy Corner Shops 

C-store

Convenience Stores Combat Food Deserts

Getting fresh produce into areas that need it the most is a challenge -- enter the corner store.

October 6, 2011

Label Modified Organisms 

GMO march

Just Say No To GMO: Marchers Want A Choice

Current FDA standards don't require foods to say if they contain GMOs -- Right2Know wants to change that.

March 25, 2011

Presidental Gardening 

obama

First Lady To Write Book About White House Garden

Michelle Obama will come out with a book in 2012 about the White House garden.

June 14, 2010

Pesticides 

apple orchard in yakima washington

Washington Apple Growers Struggle With Changing Pesticide Regulations

Washington state apple growers are trying to make a change to less-toxic pesticides in advance of a 2012 EPA deadline.

May 13, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

Kids eating margarine sandwiches

D.C. Council Votes For Local Food, More Exercise For School Kids

The D.C. Council approved a measure to provide students healthier food and more exercise, but USDA regulations and opponents of a soda tax present obstacles.

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