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Should Livestock Eat Garbage Instead of Grain?

Published: 
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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The Reasons Why We Shop at Farmers Markets Are Bigger Than Local Food

Published: 
Mon, 08/31/2015 (All day)

At the local farmers market during late summer, the price is right on ripe heirloom tomatoes, and the quality can be incomparable. So of course a lot of people who love good, fresh produce are going to show up to buy them. But new research from the University of Iowa indicates that when we hand over cash for our local Cherokee Purples, we’re engaged in a lot more than food shopping.

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You Can Probably Guess Where the First All-Organic Public School Cafeteria Is

Published: 
Fri, 08/21/2015 (All day)

The public school cafeteria has become a political battleground in recent years, with students, lawmakers, parents, and First Lady Michelle Obama fighting over what can and cannot be served. The push to reform nutrition standards for students has made headway; thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, schoolkids are served more whole grains, fewer calories, and less trans fat, saturated fat, and sodium.

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Panera Bread Plans to Drop a Long List of Ingredients

Published: 
Fri, 05/08/2015 (All day)

Acesulfame K. Ethoxyquin. Artificial smoke flavor.

The first, an artificial sweetener; the second, a preservative; and the third, a flavor enhancer, are just a few of the ingredients that Panera Bread wants to banish from its kitchens by the end of 2016.