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Lawmakers question effectiveness of dietary guidelines

posted on October 9, 2015 at 5:07 PM

Lawmakers on Wednesday asked federal officials whether Americans should trust the government's dietary guidelines, which inform everything from school lunches to advice from a doctor. Full Story

Market to Market (September 11, 2015)

posted on September 11, 2015 at 6:33 PM

Market to Market (September 11, 2015)
Full Program: Long-delayed rules for food nearly spoiled before their release this week. Simple tasks in one drought-stricken California community prove monumental. Domestic oil by-products can be both blessing and curse for farmers and ranchers. Market... Full Story

Food industry asks for exemptions to trans fat phase out

posted on August 7, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Shortening, pie crusts, brownies and microwave popcorn could be partially exempt from a government phase out of artificial trans fats — if the food industry gets its way. Full Story

General Mills to drop artificial ingredients in cereal

posted on June 26, 2015 at 2:45 PM

General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing desire for food made with ingredients people see as natural. Full Story

INFLUENCE GAME: Meat industry fights new dietary proposal

posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:58 PM

The meat industry is aggressively fighting proposed new dietary guidelines that recommend people eat less red and processed meat. Full Story

3-D printing aims to rewrite the script on cooking and tech

posted on February 13, 2015 at 1:06 PM

Printed pastries with individually tailored nutrient levels. Ravioli that assemble themselves. Wedding cake toppers that are exact, tiny, renditions of the happy couple. It's all possible thanks to a fresh meeting of taste and technology that has... Full Story

How outgoing FDA chief oversaw food, drugs and tobacco

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:36 PM

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announced Thursday that she will step down next month after nearly six years overseeing the agency, which regulates products making up 25 percent of the U.S. economy. Full Story

Farmers donate Harvest to a good cause

posted on December 19, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Farmers donate Harvest to a good cause
Farmers band together to help people in need on the other side of the world using the Foods Resource Bank. Full Story

The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items

posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:54 PM

There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street. Full Story

Chef Dan Barber urges a reboot of our food system

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:46 PM

At Blue Hill, his intimate, understated restaurant in Greenwich Village famous for its locally sourced ingredients — not to mention having hosted Barack and Michelle Obama on a much-publicized date night — chef and co-owner Dan Barber is featuring... Full Story

International Team Targets Newcastle Disease In Chickens

posted on May 9, 2014 at 1:42 PM

International Team Targets Newcastle Disease In Chickens
U.S. and African researchers work to identify chickens resistant to a deadly respiratory virus known as Newcastle Disease. Full Story

Sales of Organic Products Climb in Illinois

posted on May 9, 2014 at 10:57 AM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show sales growth came despite the fact that the overall number of farms in the state fell during the same period. Full Story

Defined By Critics, Agriculture Restarts Conversation

posted on January 3, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Slow to respond and often defensive, farmers and others in agribusiness have for several years let critics define the public debate and influence consumers. Now, the industry is trying to push farmers and businesses to fight back. Full Story

Case Of Bovine TB Linked To Northeast Neb. Herd

posted on November 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Bovine tuberculosis causes severe coughing, fatigue, emaciation and debilitation in cattle and results in reduced milk and meat production. It is spread by nose-to-nose contact and the inhalation of bacteria. Full Story

GMO Labels Vote in Washington State May Have Ramifications for Country

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:15 PM

GMO Labels Vote in Washington State May Have Ramifications for Country
A vote in Washington State regarding GMO labeling proves a victory for some of the nation's top food companies and could have ramifications for the rest of the country. Full Story
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