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Old MacDonald? That's Mrs. MacDonald These Days

Old MacDonald? That's Mrs. MacDonald These Days

If your idea of American agriculture is American Gothic—the classic painting of a farmer, his wife, and a pitchfork—it's time to think again. These days, it might be more accurate to paint an image...

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Americans Are Buying So Much Organic Food That We’re Running Out

Americans Are Buying So Much Organic Food That We’re Running Out

If you’re looking for proof that, increasingly, American consumers are growing tired of questionable, chemical-soaked food, look no further than the results of the 2014 organic survey, just release...

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Who's Eating Junk Food? Probably Not Who You Think

Who's Eating Junk Food? Probably Not Who You Think

One of the loudest arguments for restaurants and food companies to improve the nutritional quality of their offerings goes something like this: The artificially low cost of junk foods make them esp...

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When It Comes to Marketing, Junk Food Companies Target Kids of Color

When It Comes to Marketing, Junk Food Companies Target Kids of Color

The data is staggering: For one in four adolescents of color, maintaining a healthy weight is a daily struggle. More than 25 percent of black or Latino boys aged six to 11 are obese, according to C...

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Junk Food-Funded ‘Science’ Insists Sugar and Fat Aren't the Problem

Junk Food-Funded ‘Science’ Insists Sugar and Fat Aren't the Problem

Listening to University of South Carolina exercise scientist Dr. Steven Blair discussing the root cause of obesity, you might be tempted to give his expert analysis some weight.

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In the Fight Against 'Big Food,' Washington is Missing a 'Good Food' Lobby

In the Fight Against 'Big Food,' Washington is Missing a 'Good Food' Lobby

From the dawn of the age of industrial agriculture more than a half-century ago, to the politicians protecting the interests of companies like Monsanto and McDonald’s today, every American has felt...

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GMO Secrecy Gains Momentum: The DARK Act Passes Another Hurdle

GMO Secrecy Gains Momentum: The DARK Act Passes Another Hurdle

The DARK Act, labeled by its detractors as the "Deny Americans the Right to Know" Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday.

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Overalls and Instagrams: Small Farmers Get Social Media-Savvy

Overalls and Instagrams: Small Farmers Get Social Media-Savvy

Farmers are certainly not strangers to technology. From the invention and adoption of complex harvesting mechanisms decades ago to iPads in the fields tracking weather and crop yields, farmers have...

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The Good—and Bad—News About National Junk Food Day

The Good—and Bad—News About National Junk Food Day

Chances are, you’re not reading about National Junk Food Day from a beach or a lounge chair in the yard, and it's doubtful you'll be attending a town parade later on this evening.

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Feasts of the Future: Will You Be Serving Up 3-D Printed Food?

Feasts of the Future: Will You Be Serving Up 3-D Printed Food?

Innovation in the food sector is at an all-time high, though much of it has taken place outside the kitchen.

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