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Why sick dairy cows may be to blame for 2018’s historic recalls of Salmonella-tainted beef

Update, December 4, 2018 at 2:45 p.m., EST: The United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has…

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The hype and the hope surrounding lab-grown meat

There are serious, enormous, and mind-boggling problems that face humanity. Environmental damage that raises temperatures and causes uncontrollable storms and…

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Trump administration proposal would remove 3.1 million from food stamps

The Trump administration plans to propose a rule that will dramatically limit a popular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly…

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Thinly sliced: Instacart’s business model apparently relies on annoying shoppers until they work

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EPA declines to ban controversial insecticide chlorpyrifos, again

On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would not ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos—the latest development in a…

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Building a bridge from farm to pharmacy

New York City is expanding a unique prescription program that helps low-income residents with health risks afford more fresh produce.…

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Biden’s plan for rural America: Incentives will fix farm country

Vice President and 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden has released his plan for rural America. Key goals include reaching net-zero…

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As halal food wins over new audiences, some fear it’s losing its soul

Sameer Sarmast’s adventurous appetite long ago moved beyond his mother’s South Asian cooking. He likes spicy enchiladas, Jamaican jerk chicken,…

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Thinly sliced: The truth behind deep dish pizza is revealed

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The restaurant industry is turning to prisons to find workers

The restaurant industry is turning to prisons to end a labor shortage.  On Monday, the National Restaurant Association’s philanthropic arm…