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Should Livestock Eat Garbage Instead of Grain?

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Mon, 08/15/2016 (All day)

Two years ago, as the Food and Drug Administration was rolling out new proposed rules following passage of the landmark Food Safety Modernization Act, one regulation caught the ire of brewers, ranchers, and the sustainable-food-loving public. 

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A 'slow catastrophe' unfolds as the golden age of antibiotics comes to an end

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Wed, 07/13/2016 (All day)

In early April, experts at a military lab outside Washington intensified their search for evidence that a dangerous new biological threat had penetrated the nation’s borders.

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Senate Considers Toned-Down Version of GMO Labeling DARK Act

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Mon, 06/27/2016 (All day)

Starting next week, Vermont’s grocery aisles will be full of packages with labels showing whether the products contain genetically engineered foods. The state’s major labeling bill—the first in the nation—passed in 2014, yet food companies are still hoping for a last-minute reprieve before the law goes into effect on July 1.

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Scientists race to develop farm animals to survive climate change

Published: 
Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:33pm
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Shopping & Food

When a team of researchers from the University of Delaware traveled to Africa two years ago to search for exemplary chickens, they weren't looking for plump thighs or delicious eggs.

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Fake Meats, Finally, Taste Like Chicken

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Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:35pm
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Shopping & Food

Last May, Whole Foods recalled two types of curried chicken salad that had been sold in some of its stores in the Northeast. The retailer’s kitchens had accidentally confused a batch of “chick’n” salad made with a plant protein substitute with one made from real chicken, and reversed the labels.