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Scrambled Eggs: Report Contrasts Widespread Industry Fraud and USDA Complacency with True Heroes in Organics

<b>Family Farmers Face Unfair Competition from “Organic” Factory Farms</b>Just as Americans are reacting to new medical literature encouraging the …

Agriculture

Antibiotic Use on Farms Is Up, Despite Promises to Kick the Drugs

[NOTE: Antibiotics are not allowed in the production of organic food]NPR – The Salt<br>by Dan Charles<i>Source: UGA College of Ag and <br>Environmental …

Agriculture

Fungi Might Help Drought-Stressed Wheat

2 years ago - Compiled by Staff<p>Scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark discover that fungi associated with plant roots may improve growth and …

Plant Breeders' Exemption Must be Protected: EU Parliament

In the resolution, they express their concern with this ruling and call upon the Commission to urgently “…ensure legal clarity regarding the …

Syngenta Hits Back at Shareholder Group Over Anonymous Survey

2 years ago - Compiled by Staff<p>Syngenta is going on the offensive in response to an anonymous survey conducted by a shareholder group. The group …

Sustainable Hot Chocolate Mixes : premium organic cacao

'Treehouse Chocolate Co.' is an artisan chocolate company that makes drinking chocolate from premium organic cacao. Although there is no shortage of …

More pigs, less water: One Israeli transplant charts a course for drought-stricken California

One of the first things you’ll learn about Shahar Caspi is that he’s not afraid to do things differently. To a point.<p>“God forbid if my Jewish mother knew that I’m raising pigs,” Caspi says as he greets his pigs, Ava and Adamo, in his backyard.<p>But he takes his heresy only so far.<p>“I haven’t tasted …

Here 17 Gifts For Food-Obsessed People That Are Under $25 On Amazon

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The FDA has decided that vegan Just Mayo is actually mayo after all

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>In the Great Vegan Mayo Wars of 2015, eggless mayonnaise maker Hampton Creek has scored a big win.<p>The company says it has worked out an agreement with the US Food and Drug Administration that will let it keep the name of its “Just Mayo” vegan mayo, as long as it makes …

FDA

Why I Don't Like to Talk About 'Third Wave' Coffee

Now that coffee prepared at a high level, and with a high price tag, has saturated every city from Brisbane to Buffalo, the tropes of its evolving drinking culture have trickled into the culinary mainstream. Today, coffee connoisseurs run rampant through our streets, ordering flat whites and …

How GMOs could save bananas from going extinct

That's because bananas might be extinct within just a few years, say Dutch researchers, and that could open the door for synthetic biologists to come up with a new, synthetically modified banana to replace the yellow Cavendish banana we've come to know and love.<p>This new, synthetically modified …

Dairy Crisis Averted: Advertising Group Weighs In On String Cheese War

When there’s a cheese war raging, who’re you gonna call to settle things? If it’s a fight over whether or not a product is being incorrectly …

Aziz Ansari Blasts Factory Farming for Cruelty to Chickens

Aziz Ansari is having quite the year. The seventh and final season of <i>Parks and Recreation</i> wrapped up earlier this year. His book <i>Modern Romance</i> was …

You can finally order Girl Scout cookies online — but there’s a catch

But there's still a catch — <b>you have to actually know a Girl Scout to buy the cookies online and you can only order during the cookie-buying season</b>.<p>Here's how it works: each Girl Scout makes her own personalized cookie website where her customers can place an order and she can track orders and set …

Energy Drinks Are Not the Enemy

Downing a 16-ounce Rockstar probably won’t hurt most athletes. In fact, it’ll likely improve performance. But if you’ve been reading headlines lately, you’d think imbibing would send you straight to an early grave.<p>The source of this misunderstanding is a study published last month in <i>The Journal of</i> …

What India Can Teach the Rest of the World About Rainwater Conservation

For the people of Kerala, in southern India, rain collected from rooftops has been a lifesaver.<p>In her prize-winning novel <i>The God of Small Things</i>, Arundhati Roy describes monsoon-struck Kerala, in southwestern India, with great lyricism:<p>The countryside turns an immodest green. Boundaries blur as …

Trader Joe's recalls Triple Ginger Brew after bottles explode

Trader Joe's has issued a recall on its Triple Ginger Brew after reports that unopened glass bottles of the soda exploded on shelves.<p>"Customers who …

321 Ice Cream Shop makes liquid nitrogen ice cream

-321 Ice Cream Shop is far from ordinary.<p>Instead of serving pre-made ice cream, -321 makes their ice cream right before customers' eyes — and with liquid nitrogen.<p>The shop starts out with a vanilla-flavored cream base. Depending on the flavor of ice cream being made, the base is sometimes mixed …

Bake Better Bread With the Fourneau Oven

When Mark Bittman published Jim Lahey's original no-knead bread recipe in the <i>New York Times</i> back in 2007, it was the method of mixing the dough that got all the attention, and with good reason: The concept of letting enzymes, yeast, and time do all the work of developing gluten, in lieu of …

Exclusive: Philippine government to challenge ban on GMO imports ordered by top court

By Enrico Dela Cruz and Manolo Serapio Jr<p>MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine government said it will challenge a ban on GMO imports ordered by the …

University Creates Lamp Powered Entirely by Soil and Plants

Peru's UTEC is bringing light to those without electricity with their newly-created Plant-lamp.<p>From the university in Peru that created the world’s first water-producing billboards in 2013, and air-purifying billboards in 2014, comes a sustainable lamp that derives its electrical energy from plants.<p>…

This Is the Shit: Sewage Could Help Restore Depleted Farmland | VICE News

The world is losing farmland at a rapid rate to erosion and chemical depletion. Pollution and erosion have flushed away much of what makes our soil fertile, resulting in a loss of up to a third of the world's arable land in the past 40 years, British researchers reported this week.<p>But there might …

The World Has Lost a Third of Its Farmable Land in The Last 40 Years

Experts warn a food catastrophe is coming if we don't act now.<p>Almost one-third of the world's farmable land has disappeared in the last four decades, …

A down-and-dirty look at a groundbreaking discovery that could save the planet.

There's an amazing way to combat climate change, and it's not based on elaborate or expensive technology.<p>In fact, it's right under our feet.<p>Soil.<p>Yup, …

Michael Pollan: It's Time to Put Carbon Back Into the Soil

As the climate talks in Paris concluded, climate activists took note: soil restoration is our ally in the fight against global warming. It is …

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Cheap Beer and DIY Kombucha: A Look Back on the Evolution of the Hipster Diet

Eventually, the word “hipster” has somehow come to equate eggs Benedict-loving bitters-drinkers who work at creative agencies and Instagram photos of their avocado toast with face-tatted bike messengers who singlehandedly pound 12-packs.<p><i>From the column 'Remembering the Hipster'</i><p>You probably don't …

Kombucha Holiday Punch Recipe

The <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> ran this story a couple of weeks back, focused on how I set a holiday table. You can check out the story if you like, but, …

San Francisco

Frozen Dessert Beverages : spiced hot chocolate

Hot chocolate is an iconic beverage the world over for warming the hearts and hands of people young and old when the weather gets chilly, but this …

Nutrition, Wine, IoT, Big Data, AI Come Together at Food+Tech Accelerator

Image Credit: Reimagine Food<p>Related:<p><b>Reimagine Food</b>, an organization on a mission to create an “ecosystem for the techno-food revolution,” has …