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Turns Out Your "Hormone-Free" Milk Is Full of Sex Hormones

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6 days ago 6 days ago
By milking pregnant cows, dairies produce a product with elevated estrogen levels—and that doesn't do a body good.

Organic Crops May Get a Commodities Exchange

2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Mercaris wants to create an exchange for specialized crops

Fair Pay for Women Requires Increasing the Minimum Wage and Tipped Minimum Wage

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3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
Millions of workers – mostly women – struggle to make ends meet on minimum wage earnings. The Fair Minimum Wage Act (H.R. 1010/S. 460) and the Minimum Wage Fairness Act (S.1737) would gradually raise

Monterey, California, Shale Fracking Special Report

4 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Billions of barrels of oil lie in the Monterey Shale. The windfall from fracking the deeply buried cache could be mind-blowing. So could the damage—to California’s water, air, and land.

POLITICO Morning Agriculture

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6 days ago 6 days ago
A daily briefing on agriculture and food policy. Exclusive editions available to POLITICO Pro subscribers

California Farmers: Drill, Baby, Drill (for Water, That Is)

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1 week ago 1 week ago
Wonder why your California-grown produce hasn't gotten more expensive in the drought? One word: groundwater.

Surprising consequences of banning chocolate milk

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5 days ago 5 days ago
Eliminating chocolate milk from elementary schools decreased total milk sales by 10 percent, and increased milk waste by 29 percent, a study has shown. Additionally, the ban may have been a factor in a 7 percent decrease in Lunch Program participation. Nutritionally, after the milk substitution, students on ...

Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

7 days ago 7 days ago
Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.

GMO labeling: Trick or treat?

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2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Many of the arguments against Washington state's GMO labeling initiative make sense. Here's why, despite that, it should pass.

Access to Good Food as Preventive Medicine

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2 days ago 2 days ago
According to a new study, nearly one in three U.S. adults with a chronic disease has problems paying for food, medicine, or both. That doesn't have to be the case.

Think You Know How To Cook Eggs? Chances Are You're Doing It Wrong

1 week ago 1 week ago
Food writer Michael Ruhlman has a new cookbook that's an homage to eggs. And where do Americans so often go wrong? Ruhlman says we usually overcook even the simplest dish of scrambled eggs.