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April 14, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Food News Fast – April 14, 2014

Farmers around the world are killing themselves at higher rates than the general population.
[Newsweek]

(Credit: Kathy Harrison)

(Credit: Kathy Harrison)

What happens when farmers get arrested for foodborne illness?
[Modern Farmer]

Seattle and Kings County in Washington are planning to follow in NYC’s footsteps by publicly posting restaurant inspection grades.
[Food Safety News]

The FFA is attracting more members than ever – some of them who don’t even have real farms.
[NPR]

In more sad honey bee news, dairy farmers’ switch from hay to corn has led to further pesticide exposure for the insects.
[The Macon Telegraph]

A legal loophole allows third-party audits to grant “generally recognized as safe” status to new food additives without notifying the FDA.
[Washington Post]

What’s stopping indoor fish-farming from taking off?
[NPR]

 

[CSPAN]

[CSPAN]

Congressional debates over government spending used Big Macs to illustrate the point that inflation is real.
[Washington Post]

Marc Brazeau gets to the bottom of rising oat prices. (Blame Canada.)
[Real Food]

Big Ag data is here to stay. Take a look at how are farmers combining technology with their own knowledge.
[Modern Farmer]

One in every three fish imported to the US may be the result of pirate fishing.
[National Geographic]

Cow-based methane emissions are a problem that eating less meat might not solve.
[NPR]

A slight price-increase could raise Walmart workers’ wages and save the government $300,000,000 in food stamp costs each year.
[Huffington Post]

Walmart is about to cash in on low-priced organics.
[Washington Post]

The rate of unsolved foodborne illnesses keeps creeping up.
[NPR]

-Tove K. Danovich