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With one little tweak, a company has created non-browning varieties of apples that may be more appealing to consumers as well as restaurants and organizations that resist serving apples because of the waste potential.
Despite the industrial food complex spending hundreds of millions on lobbying against labeling, three states have responded to the call from their voters and passed labeling laws. Vermont's laws will require that companies start labeling by July, 2016.
If you're living on the edge of famine, you may not be able to afford a squash pot, or even seeds. But when you're an American elitist, eager to reject the idea that a vitamin-fortified crop could rescue children from the tragic effects of malnutrition, you go to the edge of reason and fall off.
The first wave of reporting about the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) listing of processed meats as carcinogens, and red meat as a ...
About 20 million tons of cotton are produced each and every year, making it far and away the world's most profitable non-food crop. But it's resource intensive in a big way.
What's the deal with GMO? This acronym has been flying around the food world and many of us don't even know what those three little letters actually s...
Ecomodernism celebrates human progress and achievement, rejecting the idea that we should be subservient to nature. Ecomodernists believe that human ingenuity is the key to protecting the planet from further damage - either natural or man-made - and that advancing technologies can help build a thriving home for a projected population of 9 billion people
In general, anything journalists can do to find out whether a scientist has been corrupted by funders is a good idea. But they are being used more and more not by journalists, but by advocates on all sorts of issues to cast doubt on the trustworthiness of what that person says.
How in the world can a husband and wife team, with four kids, run a farm and a restaurant for over a decade, I wondered, when any one of those factors could be the straw that broke the business?
This isn't an issue of whether GMOs are good or bad. This isn't about natural versus "standard" food production. This is simply an issue about whether or not families should be able to know what is in the food that they buy so they can decide what they want to feed their children.
How can this novel way of producing food and products be totally unregulated and untested for long-term environmental, social and health ramifications?
Journalists covering science, agriculture and food need to wake up to the influence and track record of the pesticide and junk food industries, and stand up for the public interest.
A recent decision by the Berkeley California city council offers some informative, and scary, lessons about how society struggles to intelligently reg...
There are no easy answers to the question of GMOs, and it appears that they will continue to be a part of our food landscape in the foreseeable future. However, much is at stake.
For House Republicans, this week may be a major test as to whether their devotion to state's rights is a foundational principle for which they stand, or mere hypocritical rhetoric to be tossed aside when a few major corporations want to improve their bottom line.