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April 30, 2019

 

Backyard Chicken Farmers Scramble To Give Their Eggs Away

Some food pantries are benefiting from home chicken keepers' desire to keep collecting the birds as pets, which results in more eggs than they can handle. But sometimes it can be hard to find takers.

February 22, 2018

 

Kashi Expands Support For ‘Transitional’ Grain Farming

Whole-grain cereal maker Kashi is boosting the amount of crops obtained from farmers who are switching from conventional to organic production.

December 15, 2017

 

Consumers Trust Organic Labels, Fraud Threatens The Industry

Harvest Public Media's Kristofor Husted finds that policing fraud in the organic food industry isn't an easy task.

November 6, 2017

 

Hydroponic Veggies Are Taking Over Organic

Many organic tomatoes or peppers are grown in greenhouses, where they get nutrients from water. Critics say that violates the spirit of "organic."

August 15, 2017

 

Farm-To-Table Food Labor Is Ripe For Change

Even the most wholesome ingredients are produced through cheap labor, often by people who are poor and hungry. It's time the food world talks about that.

August 2, 2017

 

Why Some Farmers Are Bringing Livestock Back To The Prairie

Iowa farmers hope providing meat to customers who care more about farming methods than price will improve cropland while also helping them earn a profit.

July 25, 2017

 

Regenerative Ag Movement Proposes New Food Label

Regenerative agriculture practitioners say their own label would compete with the "organic" label and raise the standards of food production.

June 15, 2017

 

Falsely Labeled Organic Imports Alarm Organic Industry

Three soybean and corn shipments from Turkey were falsely labeled "organic" upon arrival in the U.S. earlier this year.

February 10, 2017

 

Organic Animal Welfare Rules Delayed, Giving Opponents Hope

Implementation of the rules has been pushed back thanks to President Donald Trump’s “regulatory freeze.”

November 23, 2016

 

Organic Board Says No To Additive, Tables Hydroponics

The top advisory board on organic standards in the US has decided that products with “USDA Organic” label can no longer contain carrageenan.

August 6, 2016

 

Organic Food Fights Back Against ‘Non-GMO’ Rival

Sales of food labeled "non-GMO" are booming, and it's starting to annoy organic food companies.

April 7, 2016

 

FDA Proposes Limit On Arsenic In Rice

The FDA proposed a limit of 100 parts per billion for inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal, the same limit put forth by the European Union.

April 7, 2016

 

Indiana Adding Organic Farms Faster Than National Average

There are now nearly 22,000 certified organic operations in the U.S. Last year, Indiana added 81 organic farms, with another 11 added so far in 2016.

December 18, 2015

 

Food And Energy, Homebrew Kits As Gifts, Got Eggplant

Spending your holiday dollar on Christmas trees and homebrew kits. Butternut squash paired with gnocchi. And, breaking down the energy inputs that go into food.

December 18, 2015

 

Watchdog Shows Cracks In Organic Egg Labeling

A consumer advocacy group reports that many farms that produce ‘organic’ eggs differ little from traditional industrial egg farms.

September 25, 2015

 

Cultivating Pawpaws, Cornmeal Plus Okra, Organic Marijuana

Growing a market for cultivated pawpaws, with author Andrew Moore. What is "organic" marijuana? And, a Caribbean recipe for cornmeal and okra.

September 23, 2015

 

What’s Organic? In Marijuana Industry, It’s A Hard Question

There’s no such thing as a government-sanctioned certification for organic marijuana in large part, because growing or using marijuana is still a federal crime.

August 28, 2015

 

Define ‘Farmers Market,’ Watermelon Puree, Homebrewers Club

What do you think of when you hear the terms "farmers market" and "organic?" Home brewing with some passionate amateurs. And, Daniel Orr's watermelon puree.

August 19, 2015

 

Family Farms Turn To Pizza For Fast Cash And Customers

Throughout the Midwest, a new farm-to-table strategy is giving a boost to some farmers. We visit pizza night at Stoney Acres in Athens, Wisconsin.

August 13, 2015

 

Pizza Man Jeff Mease, Succotash, Organic (But Not Certified)

Tomatoes on Jeff Mease's farm make it onto plates at his restaurant Lennie's. Succotash with corn, peas. Living Roots doesn't want USDA organic certification.

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