The U.S. Department of Agriculture in considering a set of rules for organic farmed fish. Several consumer groups, though, say the recommended rules don’t go far enough to meet the strict standards of other organic foods.
With researchers on a mission to back up the genetic material of the plants and animals that the nation’s food supply depends on, a pair of Colorado ranchers are joining in and trying to ensure the future of the rare Black Welsh Mountain sheep.
More cities want to take eating local food from just a hip trend to an economic generator. Northern Colorado advocates are trying a new model to spur growth and they’re borrowing ideas from the tech sector.
Voters in Colorado will decide whether or not they want the state to require labels on foods containing genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs. The 2014 ballot measure highlights a much larger national conversation about the safety and prevalence of genetically modified foods.
Tossed Out, part 3: Americans eat only about half of the meat produced by farm animals. But most of the rest of the animal is made into every day products through rendering - what some call the original recycling process.
Tossed Out, part 2: In the developing world as much as 40 percent of the food supply never makes it from farmers to consumers, according to some estimates. But here in the U.S., planning, technology and infrastructure help minimize waste on the farm, pushing almost everything grown out to consumers.