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One of the smallest states in the country is sending shock waves through the food system and farm country.  On July 1, a controversial law goes into effect in Vermont that requires special labels on foods that contain genetically-modified ingredients. Because the U.S. Congress couldn’t agree on a plan, Vermont’s law becomes the de-facto national standard. At least, for now.

The native black chokeberry grows well in the Midwest. It's high in antioxidants, certain vitamins and minerals, and fiber, leading some farmers to think it could be part of a health food craze.

A giant snow goose population is destroying the birds' breeding grounds in the arctic and subarctic. Largely to blame? Farmland creating a flyway cafeteria for the birds as they migrate to and from Canada. 

Dangerous Jobs, Cheap Meat part 3: Federal regulators and meat companies agree more must be done to make slaughterhouses safer, and while there are signs the industry is stepping up its efforts, danger remains.

Dangerous Jobs, Cheap Meat part 2: The workers that bring us cheap meat slaughter and process hundreds of animals an hour, forced to work at high speeds in cold conditions, doing thousands of the same repetitions over and over. Their jobs often leave them with a lifetime of pain.

Dangerous Jobs, Cheat Meat part 1: When Ralph Horner was killed in a meatpacking plant in Greeley, Colorado, he became just the latest to fall victim while working in a dangerous industry. The workplace for the hundreds of thousands of people who prepare our beef, pork and poultry is a hazardous place.

When colonies of honeybees leave the hive to search out a new home, beekeepers swoop in and try to coax them onto their farms. With pollinators under threat, it's a particularly tricky dance.

At Iowa State University, one of the country's most prominent land grant universities, a small community supported agriculture farm is supplying boxes of fresh produce throughout the growing season.

Monarch butterflies are disappearing. But scientists aren't certain on what's causing them to vanish.

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