Jun 20, 2014 — For years we've been hearing different reporting on a basic theme: A third of our food supply depends on bees and pollinating insects are in a serious state of decline. Most of that attention has been focused on domesticated honey bees. But there are hundreds of species of wild pollinating insects and they play key roles too.
That may be why a seminar called "Bringing back the Bees" held in Perth, Ontario last September, generated a strong response. Lucy Martin attended the day of talks, plus a field tour of a berry and vegetable farm, as experts shared simple ways to help pollinators right now. Go to full article
Jun 16, 2014 — As a beginner at cooking locally and seasonally, I needed some expert advice on how to work with what you have and make the most of summer. Luckily, I was able to talk with Yvonna Fast last Thursday at Nature's Storehouse, where she was holding a book signing about her self-published cookbook, "Garden Gourmet: Fresh & Fabulous Meals from your North Country Garden, CSA, or Farmers' Market." Go to full article
Jun 13, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Agricultural, food and beverage companies are spending millions of dollars to defeat legislation to require labels on food containing genetically modified... Go to full article
Jun 13, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Grocery Manufacturers Association and other industry groups have challenged a Vermont law that requires the labeling of food made with genetically... Go to full article
Jun 12, 2014 — New regulations for school lunch passed in 2010 promised to make kids' meals healthier, with more vegetables, fruits and whole grains. But some school lunch directors say... Go to full article
Jun 12, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's U.S. senators are urging the Food and Drug Administration to issue better guidance for cheese aging, arguing that New York cheese makers will be... Go to full article
Jun 12, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York is one step closer to making yogurt its official state snack. The state's Assembly endorsed the measure 85-1 on Wednesday. The legislation passed... Go to full article