August 3rd, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post
The Energy Department’s methane biogas program has been chugging away in relatively obscurity for several years, and now that’s all about to change. The agency has just teamed up with EPA and the Department of Agriculture to announce a new initiative for ramping up manure-to-biogas at dairy farms and other farming operations, called the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap.
August 1st, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
The workers who harvest cocoa crops can't afford the luxury of buying a chocolate bar. Watch this bittersweet video where cocoa farmers try chocolate for the first time
July 31st, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
China has begun rejecting shiploads of American corn because of traces of an unapproved genetically modified corn showing up in shipments
July 24th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
Now you’ve done it, health fiends, you've really done it. You’ve eaten so much kale that farmers can no longer keep up. Really. There’s a global kale shortage happening and it could spell spinach for all of us. The horror
July 22nd, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger
Beef is contributing more to global warming than poultry, pork, eggs or dairy, finds a study published in the current issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
July 19th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Holy guacamole: this week there's actually more good news than bad! Such an occurrence is like a rare comet, seen only once in a great while. Don't miss it -- get your (good) food news fix here!
July 13th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
What news have you missed this week? Don't miss a thing: find the top food news stories here!
July 5th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
This weeks food news features amazing things, appalling things, and things to make you go hmm. Read on, for the [&hellip
June 28th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
What's new this week, in the food world? Glad you asked! This week was good for organics, J-Lo, and marijuana food-truckers, but bad for vegan parents who must counter the same old foolishness afresh
June 27th, 2014 | by Mary Gerush
Can large-scale meat production survive without antibiotics use in livestock to accelerate growth and prevent disease? The Dutch are giving it a try
June 25th, 2014 | by Jennifer Kaplan
A new report by Friends of the Earth, Tiny Ingredients, Big Risks [PDF], documents a tenfold increase in unregulated, unlabeled [&hellip
June 21st, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton
Crashing bee populations garner much-needed national focus, icky food gets recalled (boo for salmonella!), and ag-gag enthusiasts brace for battle with a whole new (pro-transparency, anti-foolishness) dragon. What other shenanigans transpired this week, in the food world? Glad you asked! Here's the scoop