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Researchers in Colombia have created new types of beans that can withstand high heat. Many of these “heat-beater” beans resulted from a unique marriage, 20 years ago, of tradition and technology.
A respected scientific group says that glyphosate, also known as Roundup, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Yet the actual risks — which are mainly to farmers, not consumers — remain uncertain.
The results are in from a long-running study of three different ways to house egg-laying chickens. It found that more hens survive in cages, and cages are cheaper. But consumers prefer cage-free eggs.
Heirloom peach trees, and an essay about them, turned one California farm into a landmark of local food. It’s now the scene of another unconventional choice: a daughter’s return to take the helm.
Random tests of milk reveal that a few farmers are treating dairy cows with antibiotics that aren’t supposed to be used on them. The FDA is now considering tighter controls to prevent such practices.
Government regulators have approved the first genetically modified apples, which don’t turn brown when you cut them open. But planting these trees will be a gamble since consumers may not want them.
Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they’re concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?
The government wants to make your chicken meat safer to handle. The USDA is proposing legal limits on the chicken parts that are contaminated with salmonella bacteria.
Wondering why your local Chipotle is no longer serving pork? It’s because a big supplier was housing pigs in confined quarters. But there’s debate about whether that’s really worse for the animals.
New GMO potatoes don’t bruise as easily, and, when fried, they have less of a potentially harmful chemical. Yet some big chip and french fry makers won’t touch them because of the stigma of GMOs.
On Jan. 1, all eggs sold in California will have to come from chickens living in more spacious digs. The rules have disrupted the egg industry, and pushed prices up at grocery stores in California.
Coca-Cola got a lot of attention in November when it announced it was going into the milk business. In fact, its extra-nutritious milk product was invented by some dairy farmers in Indiana.
General Mills helped define the industrial era of American breakfasting with its ringlets of processed oats. Soon, it’ll put out a version with “ancient grains,” which aren’t, actually, very ancient.
When GMO-free cereals landed in supermarkets, some vitamins had mysteriously vanished from them. But these vitamins don’t necessarily come from genetically altered organisms.