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Oct 29, 2014, 10:00 ET Ebola Outbreak Has Had Little Effect On African Cocoa Supply

The current Ebola outbreak is the largest in history, but the disease has not effected cocoa supply according to experts and featured in the November ...


May 28, 2014, 12:17 ET Eating Organic Food Will Not Decrease Cancer Rate

There is little or no decrease in the incidence of cancer associated with consumption of organic food, according to a large study from The University ...


Jan 29, 2014, 10:00 ET Meat Production Is Major Cause Of Climate Change

Greenhouse gas emissions from meat production are significant and need to be reduced, according to a recent report published in the January 2014...


Dec 31, 2013, 10:00 ET 2014 Is The Year Of The "IndieWoman" With Food Options Just For Her

The United States has nearly 31 million women who are 27 years old and older who live alone without children. This group, now being called the...


Nov 27, 2013, 10:00 ET Peanut Butter Is Saving Starving African Children

Americans consume on average over 1.5 billion pounds of peanut butter and peanut products annually, however for mal-nourished children in Africa,...


Oct 30, 2013, 10:00 ET More Than Half Of U.S. Households Say Halloween Candy Must Be Shared

More than half of U.S. households have a rule that Halloween candy must be shared and 78 percent of parents serve as the Halloween candy gatekeepers...


Sep 25, 2013, 10:00 ET Gluten-Free Products Contain Gluten

Once purely a diet remedy for people with Celiac disease, today a gluten-free diet is being adopted by those seeking a healthier lifestyle and the...


Aug 28, 2013, 10:00 ET Farmers Hope New Immigration Bill Will Lead To More Field Workers

With the much debated immigration bill lingering in the House of Representatives, farmers across the nation hope the new policies will translate into ...


Jul 31, 2013, 10:00 ET New Study Reveals Food Companies Disposed More Than 4 Billion Pounds Of Food

Food manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers together disposed of 4.1 billion pounds of food waste in the United States in 2011, according to a new ...


Jun 24, 2013, 10:30 ET White Vegetables Are The New Green

Boldly colored fruits and vegetables have long received all the attention, however, a recent paper out of Purdue University published in Advances in...


May 28, 2013, 10:00 ET Women Read Food Labels More Than Men

Women check and use food label components more often and thoroughly than men, according to a recent study from the University of Alabama and...


Apr 29, 2013, 10:00 ET Migrant Farmer Worker Conditions Deemed Unhealthy

Cooking and eating facilities for migrant farm workers don't comply with health regulations, according to a recent study from Wake Forest School of...


Mar 25, 2013, 10:00 ET War Veterans Are America's Next Generation of Farmers

While veterans returning from service struggle to find work, America's farmers are aging without enough young people to fill the void. However, the...


Feb 25, 2013, 10:00 ET Thin Is Out: New Report Says Fewer Women Dieting

Fewer women are dieting, according to a new study from NPD Group and featured in the February issue of Food Nutrition & Science. NPD's most recent...


Jan 28, 2013, 11:22 ET Seventy Five Percent of Formulated Foods Use Sweeteners

The January issue of Food Nutrition & Science reviews a new study from the University of North Carolina reveals that 75 percent of formulated food...


Dec 26, 2012, 10:55 ET Food Nutrition & Science Examines America's Obesity Issues

Non Profit Organizations and for profit companies such as supermarket retailers and product manufacturers are becoming more involved in helping...


Nov 27, 2012, 10:00 ET Urban Farms Destroyed by Hurricane Sandy Will Hurt Food Supply

Hurricane Sandy devastated urban farms in New York City and New Jersey and now those farms are facing immeasurable crop losses that may take years to ...


Oct 29, 2012, 01:00 ET Hospitals Nationwide Join Urban Rooftop Farming Trend

Hospitals around the country are the latest to join the rooftop farming trend that provides patients with the freshest produce available. Although...


Sep 24, 2012, 10:00 ET The Government Doesn't Regulate Use Of Antibiotics In American Farm Animals

Although antibiotic use in humans is closely monitored by our nation's health care system, there is no equivalent monitoring for animals as detailed...


Aug 27, 2012, 10:00 ET Drought of 2012 Will Effect Food Prices

Farmers and ranchers are feeling the heat as a result of this summer's dry and hot weather, considered the worst American drought in nearly 50 years...


Jul 30, 2012, 10:30 ET New School Cafeteria Guidelines Make A Healthier Back-To-School Season

When students arrive at school this fall, their cafeteria will look a lot different. School meals must meet new federal nutrition standards requiring ...


Jun 25, 2012, 10:00 ET Retail Food Companies Sign On To "The Campaign for Fair Food" To Help Increase Farm Wages

Ten retail food giants including McDonalds, Subway, Burger King, Sodexo, Aramark, Compass Group, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe's have signed agreements ...


May 29, 2012, 10:30 ET Purple Heart Recipient Opens 13-Acre Farm to Teach and Help Disabled Veterans

In 1995, Adam Burke joined the Army and for nine years served as Infantry squad leader. After 16 months of fighting in Iraq, Burke was injured in a...


Apr 30, 2012, 09:30 ET California "Cottage Foods" Might Be Coming To A Market Near You

The California Homemade Food Act (AB 1616) – more commonly known as the California Cottage Food Bill – passed the California Assembly Committee on...


Mar 26, 2012, 10:30 ET Does Raw Milk do a Body Good? The Raw Milk Debate Continues

In the U.S., only 10 states can currently sell raw milk for purchase and in 15 others, only on-farm sales are allowed. Meanwhile, in France, raw milk ...