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Urban hens often abandoned once egg-laying ends

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Five chickens live in artist Alicia Rheal's backyard in Madison, Wis., and when they age out of laying eggs, they may become chicken dinner. Full Story

FDA Bans Use of Trans Fat

posted on November 8, 2013 at 5:41 PM

FDA Bans Use of Trans Fat
Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried food. This week though, the Food and Drug Administration announced a ban on all trans fats. 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

Beef from a Test Tube Faces Taste Panel

posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Beef from a Test Tube Faces Taste Panel
Dutch scientists served up their creation of a hamburger this week made in a laboratory from cow stem cells. The public unveiling took place in London. Volunteers took the taste test and offered up a review of the product that took five years to... Full Story

Cyclospora Outbreak Sickens Hundreds Across U.S.

posted on August 2, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Cyclospora Outbreak Sickens Hundreds Across U.S.
Bags of salad are at the center of the cyclospora outbreak according to health officials in a pair of Midwestern states. Health officials in Nebraska and Iowa say they've traced cases to prepackaged salad, but they haven't said which brand or... Full Story

New Kansas water program has about 750 enrollees

posted on December 14, 2012 at 5:08 PM

The new program will allow irrigators to use more water during drought years and manage their water rights over five years. Full Story

Report: Beef industry using risky procedures

posted on December 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Officials with the American Meat Institute, an industry lobbying group, defended the tenderizing process as safe. Full Story

More Room on Grocery Store Shelves for Gluten-Free Products

posted on December 14, 2012 at 4:21 PM

More Room on Grocery Store Shelves for Gluten-Free Products
Navigating the aisles of a grocery store is an easy task for most shoppers. Meat, dairy, produce – no problem. But, for an increasing number of consumers finding foods that fit their gluten-free diet is difficult. Full Story

CDC reports incidents of tainted ricotta cheese

posted on September 14, 2012 at 3:47 PM

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says ricotta cheese tainted with listeria bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses and at least one death. Full Story

Ind. farm linked to salmonella pulls watermelons

posted on September 14, 2012 at 3:42 PM

An Indiana farm linked to a salmonella outbreak from cantaloupe that killed two people has now pulled its watermelons from the market. Full Story

Study Questions Questions The Nutrional Value Of Organic

posted on September 7, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Study Questions Questions The Nutrional Value Of Organic
Stanford Study questions whether organic food is any better nutritionally. Full Story

2 Sides Face Off Ahead of NYC Sugary Drink Hearing

posted on July 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Advocates on both sides of the New York City proposal to limit the size of soda and other sugary drinks in eateries are facing off a day before public hearings. More than 100 protesters gathered on the steps of City Hall on... Full Story

Senate Rejects Changes In Sugar Policy

posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:43 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators debating a five-year farm bill have voted to uphold current policy that protects the nation's sugar growers with price supports and import restrictions. The vote was 50-46 to block an amendment to end the... Full Story

NYC Ban On Big Sodas Could Face Legal Test

posted on June 15, 2012 at 4:34 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — If New York City bans big sodas, what's next on the list? Large slices of pizza? Double-scoop ice cream cones? Tubs of movie-theater popcorn? The 16-ounce strip steak? The proposed crackdown on super-sized drinks could face a... Full Story

NYC Proposes Ban On Sale Of Large Sodas

posted on June 1, 2012 at 10:32 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City plans to ban the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in an effort to combat obesity. The proposed first-in-the-nation ban would impose a 16-ounce limit on the size of sweetened drinks sold at restaurants,... Full Story
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