FORESIGHT ON FOOD POLITICS What GMO labeling could really cost
Controversy continues about whether food manufacturers should be forced to reveal the GMO content of their products. The debate has opened up an old, and as-yet unanswered question: What could the real costs of those regulations be?
NAVIGATING THE NEW FOOD MOVEMENT Does moral food transform the tastebuds?
Why do consumers rush to pay relatively high prices to buy organic, fair-trade and local food in the name of saving the environment, while they stubbornly refuse to substantially participate in other, often cheaper, forms of achieving the same goals, like recycling and charitable donations? Here's one researcher's explanation: Moral food just tastes better.
COMPETITIVE COMMODITY INFORMATION The great milk deluge
One giant New England dairy cooperative reports it has run out of processing space anywhere in the country and has started dumping milk as waste for the first time in decades. What's up, beside milk supplies?
A run-in with the U.S. Department of Agriculture more than three decades ago put then new-farmer Curt Friesen on a path that eventually found him in Nebraska's Legislature. Here, the Henderson farmer and former mayor talks about his family's farm operation and some of the challenges Nebraska farmers face.