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April 17, 2019

 

Food Shop Helps Kosovo War-Rape Survivors Earn Income — And Heal

Victims are still stigmatized; many keep their trauma a secret. A new shop offers survivors an income stream, sometimes for the first time in their lives, by selling their homemade traditional foods.

April 16, 2019

 

To Be Young, Gifted And Black In Fine Dining

Kwame Onwuachi's new memoir, Notes From A Young Black Chef, isn't just about his rise from poverty to celebrated restaurateur. It's also a meditation on being a black man in a rarefied world.

April 15, 2019

 

Farmers Running Out Of Easy Options As Weeds Outsmart Weedkillers

In the long-running war between farmers and weeds, it's advantage, weeds. Scientists in Kansas have found examples of the dreaded pigweed that are immune to the newest weed-killing technologies.

April 12, 2019

 

Midwestern Governors Meet To Discuss Missouri River Flood Prevention

Recent flooding along the Missouri River has caused billions of dollars in damage. Governors want to plan for future flooding.

April 12, 2019

 

Lawmakers Consider Ways To Help Great Plains Farmers After Flooding

There's a growing debate between congress and the USDA about how to help out farmers who’ve lost their grain due to flooded storage bins.

April 10, 2019

 

How Some In The Beef Industry Are Bucking Antibiotics

Most beef cattle receive antibiotics in their feed to prevent liver abscesses while eating a high-energy diet. There's growing pressure on feedlots to stop this — and some have. But it's costly.

April 9, 2019

 

How A Seed Bank Helps Preserve Cherokee Culture Through Food

The seeds are free for any Cherokee, but recipients have been limited because demand is so high. Collecting the seeds has been difficult and emotional, but the program has helped unify the community.

April 8, 2019

 

Growing Corn Is A Major Contributor To Air Pollution, Study Finds

A study ties an estimated 4,300 premature deaths a year to the air pollution caused by corn production in the U.S. In some regions, the per-bushel health costs exceed the corn's market price.

April 2, 2019

 

Pediatricians Call For Soda Taxes

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association, in a joint statement, endorsed taxes on sugary drinks, restrictions on marketing to kids and incentives for healthier purchases.

March 28, 2019

 

The New (Old) Bean

Chickpeas are trending! Find out why in this wrap up from Alex Chambers.

March 28, 2019

 

EPA Mulls Plans To Override States On Pesticide Rules

The EPA announced last week that the agency is considering changes that would allow them to veto state restriction on pesticides that are more strict than federal rules.

March 27, 2019

 

Why Restaurant Demand For Smaller Fish Is Bad News For Oceans

Many U.S. chefs and retailers prefer intact fillets that constitute a single portion. That demand is driving overfishing for young fish that haven't reproduced. A new campaign aims to change that.

March 26, 2019

 

A Gluten-Free Giant Ahead Of Its Time

Before there was widespread treatment for people with celiac disease, and options for a gluten-free diet were few, the now 90-year-old founder of the Oregon-based business had his eye on the market.

March 25, 2019

 

Zero Proof That Alcohol Is What Makes A Great Cocktail

Millennials are drinking less, spurring beverage companies to create alternatives to traditional cocktails — using herbs, spices, citrus and veggies to craft unique flavors for nonalcoholic drinks.

March 22, 2019

 

Federal Jury Finds Bayer’s Roundup Weed Killer Caused A California Man’s Cancer

The latest on the federal jury's decision that found Roundup to be the likely cause of a California resident's cancer.

March 21, 2019

 

US Farmers Struck By Trade War Still Waiting For Promised Relief

An upcoming trial will determine whether the term "fire cider" can remain in public use, or will remain trademarked in commerce by a single company.

March 20, 2019

 

Why Are So Many Farmers Markets Failing? The Market Is Saturated

Farmers aren't producing enough to keep up with the number of smaller markets that keep popping up, often in close proximity to others. This results in fewer customers, unsold food and maybe closure.

March 19, 2019

 

As Eggs Make A Comeback, New Questions About Health Risks

A study found consuming two eggs per day was linked to a 27 percent higher risk of developing heart disease. The finding reopens the debate about the potential risks of too much dietary cholesterol.

March 18, 2019

 

Amid Unrest, Dal Lake’s Floating Produce Market Is A Lifeline

Kashmir Valley, a place of stunning beauty, has been engulfed by violence for decades. While curfews often grind the rest of life to a halt, one market, sourced from giant floating gardens, is exempt.

March 12, 2019

 

4 Ways To Reduce Disposables In Your Kitchen

From sandwich bags to paper towels, food prep and storage is rife with products destined for the landfill. Here's how one food writer cut back on waste without sacrificing modern conveniences.

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