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USDA Closes Offices In Five States After Anonymous Threats

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has closed six offices in five U.S. states after receiving anonymous threats, a USDA representative sai...

Recognizing The Value Of Food To Stop Waste

Alice Cunningham | Posted 08.26.2016 | Green
Alice Cunningham

The culture of mass consumption and production without respect to nature further distances us from our food. Through Natural Agriculture and organic production, respect for food is changing.

Horse Soring Reflects Badly on Tennessee

Cathy Kangas | Posted 08.25.2016 | Green
Cathy Kangas

Courtesy of the Humane Society of the United States As anyone who has visited Tennessee will tell you, it is a beautiful state with many tourist att...

Feds To Buy 11 Million Pounds Of Surplus Cheese For Food Banks

The Huffington Post | Lauren Aratani | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact

The Department of Agriculture has a plan to feed America’s hungry, starting with a whole lot of cheese. The USDA is planning to spend $20 million to...

The Next Agriculture Revolution Is Under Our Feet

Justin Adams | Posted 09.12.2016 | Green
Justin Adams

At the core of agriculture is innovation. Advancements in agricultural technology throughout the past century have allowed farmers to feed a population that has grown from less than 2 billion people to more than 7 billion today.

On The Organic Trade Association's Betrayal Of The Movement For Mandatory GMO Labeling

David Bronner | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
David Bronner

Millions of American consumers have been fighting for what 64 countries around the world already require: a clear on-pack statement indicating the presence of GMO ingredients.

Could President Obama Veto GMO Labeling Law?

Judah Freed | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Judah Freed

I just asked President Obama to veto the GMO labeling law, S. 764, which establishes an almost meaningless national labeling standard for genetically modified foods.

The Economics of Organic

Tom Szaky | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Tom Szaky

Consumer demand for organic food products led to $37 billion in sales last year, a significant 12% increase from 2014; halfway into 2016, the market's...

Summer Challenge: Add 1 More Vegetable to Each Meal!

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

My breakfast: an egg over kale, zucchini, and a slice of ham Without being specific, it's safe to say that eating more vegetables is a good thing. An...

A New Web-based Guide For Reading The Nutrition Facts Label

Constance Brown-Riggs | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Constance Brown-Riggs

In my last post -- Got Diabetes? You'll Love the New Nutrition Label -- you learned about the changes to the Nutrition Facts Label that will be seen ...

GMO Food Labeling Bill Passes In The Senate

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would for the first time require food to carry labels listing genetically-modified i...

Make 'Organic' Mean Something

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

When an animal food product in your grocery store is proudly labeled "USDA Organic," you would think that means the animal had exposure to fresh air, sunshine, and significantly more space to move than on standard non-organic farms. But in reality, the "organic" label provides no clear requirements for either space or outdoor access for most animals.

Plates, Pyramids, Planet: USDA's Missed Opportunity

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 05.24.2016 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

All of the environmental destruction, climate change, and pollution are not only problematic in their own right, but they're actually making food production more difficult and unpredictable.

Got Diabetes? You'll Love the New Nutrition Label

Constance Brown-Riggs | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Constance Brown-Riggs

Have you ever wondered why there are carbs in meat like frankfurters, bologna or other processed meats? Or why your blood glucose levels go up higher than usual after eating these foods? Hidden sugar is most likely the cause.

Biotech Company Agrees To Record Fine To Settle Animal Abuse Charges

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 05.21.2016 | Green

One of the world's largest suppliers of antibodies for scientific research on Friday agreed to pay a record $3.5 million fine and stop selling its pro...

Sodium: The Sneaky Source of a Silent Killer

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

You've heard it for years: Cut down on sodium. The more salt in your diet, the more problems for your body. The science behind this could fill a libr...

Hawaii Could Be The First State To Help Farms Go Organic

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.16.2016 | Green

Hawaii has become the first U.S. state to approve tax credits for organic farmers, a huge potential boost for the industry. A bill now awaiting Gov. D...

The Latest Report On Bees Is A Total Buzzkill

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green

Bees, the earth's most important pollinators, took another devastating hit last year, despite increased efforts to reverse the decline. U.S beekeepers...

Reducing Food Waste in America: The Next Hot Consumer Issue

Sally Greenberg | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Sally Greenberg

Food waste is a national epidemic. Approximately 40 percent of food in the U.S. gets tossed out. It's is also an environmental issue: more than 97 percent of food waste ends up in landfills -- 33 million tons of food each year. Simply put, food waste is a problem.

Good Changes in the Organic Standard -- But We Want More

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 05.04.2016 | Green
Maisie Ganzler

These changes will come as a surprise to a lot of people who thought that "organic" already meant animals were treated well.

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: The Real Victims of the Farm-to-Fable Controversy

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

For approximately two months, Laura Reiley, the food critic of the Tampa Bay Times dove away to uncover some of Tampa's filthiest secrets, blatant lies, and deceit about the authenticity of food sourcing in that region of the country.

Major Chicken Producer Recalls A Whopping 4.6 Million Pounds Of Chicken

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 01.12.2017 | Healthy Living

Food corporation Pilgrim's Pride is recalling 4,568,080 pounds of its chicken that may be contaminated with plastic, wood, rubber and metal, the U.S. ...

Dysfunction in Development Aid Runs Deep

Kindra Mohr | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Kindra Mohr

Co-authored by Natalie Bridgeman Fields, Founder and Executive Director of Accountability Counsel, a non-profit organization that amplifies the voices...

End Summer Child Hunger Now!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Spring is almost in full swing and summer is just around the corner. Millions of children in America can't wait for summer vacation, but for millions of poor children who rely on school meals it's a mixed blessing.

USDA Gives America A Failing Grade In Eating Well

Modern Farmer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Taste
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Modern Farmer

Nick Amoscato, Flickr TusaRebecca Schap, a lead nutritionist at the USDA, composed a blog post that's getting a bit of attention: It reminds us of ...