Midwestern Farming Is in Danger From Climate Change

This post was originally published on this site By Dan Nosowitz From cranberry bogs in New England to citrus groves in California, soybeans in the plains states and cotton in Texas, few facts hold true about American agriculture across the board. A new study from Cornell University indicates that even climate change may not affect … Read moreMidwestern Farming Is in Danger From Climate Change

Trump Administration Rolls Back School Nutrition Standards

This post was originally published on this site By Dan Nosowitz The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which is often attributed to both President Obama and Michelle Obama, instituted certain new reforms to the way the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers school lunch programs. Rolling back those reforms has been a major thrust … Read moreTrump Administration Rolls Back School Nutrition Standards

Tainted Romaine Farm Recalls Cauliflower Now, Too

This post was originally published on this site Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned consumers not to eat any romaine lettuce, due to a large outbreak of E. coli contamination. Now, Adams Bros Farming Inc, a huge farm in California, is recalling more products that may have been contaminated in … Read moreTainted Romaine Farm Recalls Cauliflower Now, Too

Environmental Changes Are Killing the Livelihood of Great Lakes Fishermen

This post was originally published on this site By Corey Mintz There’s nothing in the fridge at Akiwenzie’s Fish & More processing facility. The 918-square-foot building, adjacent to Natasha and Andrew Akiwenzie’s house on the shores of Georgian Bay, Ontario, sits empty and dark. Out-front, gill nets lie on the ground, unused for months. When … Read moreEnvironmental Changes Are Killing the Livelihood of Great Lakes Fishermen

The Gulf Oyster Situation Is Very Bad, But There’s Hope

This post was originally published on this site By Dan Nosowitz There are several huge, pressing problems facing oysters in the Gulf. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill killed billions of oysters, droughts and floods upwards from the rivers that feed the Gulf have fed damaging amounts of sedimentation into the ocean, and pollution and development … Read moreThe Gulf Oyster Situation Is Very Bad, But There’s Hope

How to Host a Party That’s Fun and Food-Allergy Friendly

By Melissa Massello Whether you believe that people with restricted diets are insufferable hipsters or canaries in a coalmine, the rise in food allergies is an alert to major problems in our food chain—and the reality is that no social gathering centered on a meal can ignore the fact that people have different requirements. But … Read moreHow to Host a Party That’s Fun and Food-Allergy Friendly

How to Grow Cannabis In Your Garden

By Brian Barth The federal government still considers it a crime to grow or possess cannabis, but 30 states have now legalized it to varying degrees. Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Nevada, Colorado, Maine and Massachusetts have decriminalized weed for recreational use, and similar legislation is under consideration elsewhere. Pardon the pun, but it is high … Read moreHow to Grow Cannabis In Your Garden