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 crops in New York, highlighting the state's pivotal role in debates about what Americans should know about the products they consume.
Supporters argue people should know if food contains GMO ingredients. Opponents say GMOs are safe and that labels will increase prices while unnecessarily frightening consumers. Go to full article
Jun 13, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York is giving sales tax exemptions for winery tastings and funding for hops and malting barley research.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday $350,000 will be dedicated to research on key brewing ingredients to help specialists understand different varieties that work best for the state's agriculture. 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
Jun 10, 2014 — There's more and more to buy at farmers' markets this time of year. For many shoppers, it's exciting to watch the growers' stands fill up with new fruits and vegetables. But... Go to full article