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  • Lab-grown meat is supposed to be inevitable. The science tells a different story. September 22, 2021
    Paul Wood didn’t buy it. For years, the former pharmaceutical industry executive watched from the sidelines as biotech startups raked in venture capital, making bold pronouncements about the future of meat. He was fascinated by their central contention: the idea that one day, soon, humans will no longer need to raise livestock to enjoy animal […]
    Joe Fassler
  • The Biden administration is developing a federal heat standard to protect vulnerable workers September 21, 2021
    The Biden administration announced on Monday that it is developing the first federal standard to protect workers from the effects of extreme heat, following a series of record-breaking temperatures that swept the nation this past summer. “Rising temperatures pose an imminent threat to millions of American workers exposed to the elements, to kids in schools […]
    Matthew Sedacca
  • Millions of pounds of pollock and a railroad to nowhere: How a strange dispute over maritime law may leave tons of U.S.-bound fish stranded abroad September 17, 2021
    The fate of millions of pounds of seafood destined for U.S. grocery stores, restaurants, food banks, and schools is hanging in the balance right now. At least that’s what Inge Andreassen, president of Seattle-based American Seafoods, one of the world’s biggest harvesting companies, recently warned amid an ongoing battle with the federal government over a […]
    Jessica Fu
  • The UN is holding a summit on building a sustainable future for food and ag. Why are so many people upset about it? September 17, 2021
    On September 23, the United Nations will hold a first-of-its-kind Food Systems Summit in New York City. Conceived to help launch a “Decade of Action,” in which countries commit themselves in earnest to the organization’s 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), the summit is meant to design “bold new actions to deliver progress on all 17 […]
    Lela Nargi
  • GRAPHIC: Corn and soybean production could approach record highs this year September 17, 2021
    This year, the amount of corn and soybeans produced is expected to be the second- and third-highest, respectively, on record.  High yields in both crops are expected in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a recent report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The federal government predicts there will be 15 billion […]
    Ignacio Calderon
  • Critics say it’s time to stop using the term “food deserts” September 16, 2021
    For several decades, the term “food desert” has been dropped into media reports about underserved neighborhoods and their paucity of affordable healthy eating options for residents. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control, in a review of 40 years’ worth of studies about these areas, trace the origins of the term to Scotland in the […]
    Lela Nargi
  • Salmonella: Why it’s a chicken and egg thing September 16, 2021
    Every year, food tainted with Salmonella or Campylobacter bacteria causes nearly 3 million illnesses in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among those sickened by Salmonella, 26,500 will be hospitalized and 420 will die, accruing an estimated $365 million in direct medical costs. Though Campylobacter is less likely to lead to hospitalization or death, it’s […]
    Maureen O’Hagan, Knowable Magazine
  • NYC food pantries strive to serve Muslim communities with halal meat September 16, 2021
    When it comes to serving the Muslim community, one of the difficulties food pantries face is sourcing halal meat.  Halal, a word meaning “permissible” in Arabic, requires animals to be slaughtered and processed in a certain way under supervision. Halal rules also prohibit certain foods, such as pork, ban the use of alcohol in cooking, […]
    Nadia Batool Bokhari
  • Torture orchard: Can science transform California crops to cope with drought? September 13, 2021
    There’s a hive of PhDs at the University of California at Davis who are working to reinvent food production in the Golden State. Researchers have fanned out across the globe collecting rare plant samples; others are grafting Frankenstein trees and stitching together root systems of plums and peaches to create better almond and walnut trees. […]
    Julie Cart
  • As labor pool shrinks, Illinois farmers turn to foreign workers September 13, 2021
    Linnea Kooistra’s roots in farming go back 10 generations. She and her husband, Joel, were both raised on dairy farms, and they operated their own in Woodstock, Illinois, for over 40 years. But in 2018, they were confronted with the hard decision of selling their herd of almost 300 cows.  After months of deliberation, they […]
    Amanda Pérez Pintado, Investigate Midwest/Report for America