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February 10, 2014 at 10:08 am

Food News Fast – February 10, 2014

We have a farm bill!
[New York Times]

(Credit: Tax Credits)

(Credit: Tax Credits)

Was a UC Berkeley professor really harassed by Syngenta for studying their chemical atrazine?
[New Yorker]

Food Politic contributor Rhys Southan interviews a factory farmer having second thoughts about his industry.
[Modern Farmer]

The food industry has proposed setting a voluntary standard for GMO labeling, while outlawing the ability for states to do more.
[NPR]

Increasing demand for dairy is putting pressure on farmers to get big or get out.
[Harvest Public Media]

Organic food companies are banding together to fight big food advertising.
[Civil Eats]

Music really does soothe the milking cow.
[Modern Farmer]

Subway is phasing “yoga mat” additive out of its bread after online petition.
[NPR]

South Dakota mistakenly shuts down raw milk farmer for having listeria in his milk – just not the type of listeria that makes people sick.
[Food Safety News]

A Wisconsin man is raising Atlantic Salmon in a little inland spring.
[WSAW]

Food and Water Watch parodies Portlandia parody on local, humane chicken-diners.
[Grist]

The average American eats 22 teaspoons of sugar per day. Here’s why that’s not good for you.
[NPR]

Kristin Wartman rebuts a recent Slate article that said pesticide-residue wasn’t real.
[Civil Eats]

Everyone knows the drought in California is bad but how does it compare to other dry times throughout the state’s history?
[CA Climate & Agriculture Network]

Food comics are the new “it girl” of the webcomic scene.
[NPR]

Bear bile farming is near extinction and many want to just shut the industry down.
[Asian Correspondent]

Midwest corn farmers are starting to diversify.
[New York Times]

-Tove K. Danovich