Mon August 5, 2013

Food Officials Pin Down What "Gluten-Free" Actually Means

Gluten-free foods have been growing in popularity, to the tune of $2.6 billion in sales in 2010.
Credit Andrea Nguyen / Creative Commons/Flickr

Try walking down a grocery aisle or opening a restaurant menu without stumbling upon foods with claims that they’re “gluten-free.”

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Fri July 26, 2013

How Secure Is 'The Fort Knox Of Seeds?'

Dave Dierig, research leader at the National Center For Genetic Resources Preservation, stands among the ceiling-high shelves that hold the 600,000 seed packets in this cold storage vault.
Grace Hood KUNC

When unapproved genetically modified wheat was found growing in Oregon earlier this year, it didn’t take long for accusations about how it ended up there to start flying. 

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Wed July 3, 2013

Who Wants Biotech Wheat?

Nebraska farmer Larry Flohr, squeezes out a kernel of unripened wheat.
Grant Gerlock Harvest Public Media


Tue January 8, 2013

Drought Takes Head Start Into 2013

An aerial view of farmland affected by the drought in northeastern Colorado in July 2012. Green circles show irrigated crops next to yellowed, dryland wheat fields.
Lance Cheung USDA


Tue November 27, 2012

Winter Wheat Conditions Worsen; Drought Persists

RaeAllen Creative Commons

A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says winter wheat conditions are the worst they've been since 1985. It’s the fourth straight week that the outlook for the country’s winter wheat farmers has declined.

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