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New Food Labels Would Highlight Calories And Sugar

posted on February 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM

The Food and Drug Administration says that by law, serving sizes must be based on actual consumption, not ideal consumption. Full Story

Market to Market (November 29, 2013)

posted on November 27, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Market to Market (November 29, 2013)
Full Program: New data suggests the EPA has dramatically underestimated U.S. methane emissions. The farm bill stalls in conference committee, largely over differences in spending on nutrition. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. Full Story

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

New Rules Aim To Rid Schools Of Junk Foods

posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:52 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration recently authorized the use of drones to fly over Oregon State University potato fields to search for unhealthy plants. Full Story

Market to Market (May 24, 2013)

posted on May 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Market to Market (May 24, 2013)
Full Program: A series of deadly tornadoes cuts a path of destruction across Oklahoma. Further north, more temperate weather leads to significant progress in spring planting. Legislation authorizing federal farm and nutrition programs makes its way to the Senate... Full Story

New Food Map Will Plot The American Diet

posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Researchers are hoping their project will only be the beginning of a map that consumers, companies, researchers and even the government can use, breaking the data down to find out who is eating what and where they shop. Full Story

Farm Bill Marches Out of Committee

posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Farm Bill Marches Out of Committee
The Agricultural Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 is similar to legislation written last year that passed the Senate 327 days before this hearing, but later died without any House floor debate. Full Story

Market to Market (March 29, 2013)

posted on March 29, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Market to Market (March 29, 2013)
Full Program: DuPont and Monsanto mend fences and agree to expand their biotech products. EPA analysis reveals many of America’s rivers and streams are in poor biological health. And the Agriculture Department releases its much-anticipated Prospective Plantings... Full Story

Market to Market (March 22, 2013)

posted on March 22, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Market to Market (March 22, 2013)
Full Program: Lawmakers find money for food inspection in a bill averting a government shutdown. The Obama administration touts the role of better nutrition in the war on childhood obesity. And spring is here, time to get ready for wildfires in the tinderbox... Full Story

School Snacks On A Diet With New Department of Agriculture Rules

posted on February 1, 2013 at 1:01 PM

The USDA is proposing fat, calorie, sugar and sodium limits on almost all foods sold in school. Full Story

USDA Celebrates 150 Years of Helping People

posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM

USDA Celebrates 150 Years of Helping People
One year into the Civil War, additional Union troops were rushed to Washington D.C. to protect the nation's capitol from rapidly advancing Confederate forces. With his back against the wall, President Abraham Lincoln struggled to unite a... Full Story

Schools Turn Their Noses Up At Lean Finely Textured Beef

posted on June 8, 2012 at 4:33 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the vast majority of states participating in... Full Story

Disney Pushes Nutrition

posted on June 8, 2012 at 4:20 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — There won't be any more candy, sugary cereal or fast food on TV with the morning cartoons. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday became the first major media company to ban ads for junk food on its television channels, radio stations... Full Story

Food Deserts in Urban and Rural America

posted on April 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Food Deserts in Urban and Rural America
It’s something a lot of Americans take for granted. Healthy and nutritious food easily accessible at a nearby grocery store. But in urban and rural parts of the United States, many Americans live in what’s been coined a food desert. Full Story

Market to Market (February 24, 2012)

posted on February 24, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Market to Market (February 24, 2012)
Full Program: Crude oil prices approach a 52-week high, giving motorists a major pain at the pump. Current and former USDA Secretaries discuss the future of American Agriculture. In the wake of glyphosate-resistant plants, soldiers press on in the "war on... Full Story
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