| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Gone are the days when factory-produced food went unquestioned. In the age of GMOs and climate change theories, a growing number of consumers are demanding to know how their food gets from the ground to their dinner plates, and local farmers are ready...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:37 AM
The deadline is quickly approaching for agricultural producers to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Northampton/Lehigh/Carbon/Monroe county Farm Service Agency required that planted acres be reported by...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:55 AM
With its four terraces of thriving plants sloping down toward a babbling lily pond, Jim Duke's garden could certainly be considered a healing place.
And that's precisely what the world-renowned botanist and author's Green Farmacy Garden is....
| Jul 7, 2014
Residents of the Southeast Community in Newport News wonder when or if they'll get a new grocery store to replace the Fresh Pride that closed with little warning late last month.
The store that now sits boarded up at 2309 Jefferson Ave. was the only...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:02 PM
Foster Farms issued a recall for some of its chicken products Thursday, its first tied to a 16-month outbreak of salmonella.
The recall is for chicken with “use or freeze by” dates ranging from March 21 to March 29, the company said.
| May 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the average American consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugars every day. Sugars and syrups are injected into processed foods, stirred in during cooking, or sprinkled on at the table. But how much...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Certain foods taste just like summer, and corn on the cob is one of them. What many people don’t know is that ethanol isn’t made from corn you’d put on the grill. It’s produced from No. 2 yellow corn, and it’s getting you...
| May 24, 2014
| 12:50 PM
| May 30, 2014
| 9:44 PM
The Southern California region received a federal designation this week intended to funnel money into its aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry. The designation gives the region the first crack at $1.3 billion in federal grants.
| May 9, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Orange County Public Schools' operations side has been granted the prestigious Governor's Sterling Award, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday.
The Sterling is the highest award an organization can receive for performance excellence in Florida. Only two...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The Environmental Working Group, a health research and advocacy organization, has launched its 10th annual Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce. The list, dubbed the "Dirty Dozen," outlines the fruits and vegetables that had the highest levels of...