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November 25, 2014
"New Potatoes" of a GM variety
"New Potatoes" of a GM variety

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of a potato that is genetically modified to resist bruising and to produce less of a chemical that has caused cancer in an...

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November 25, 2014
How to Make your Thanksgiving Meal Healthy
How to Make your Thanksgiving Meal Healthy

Thanksgiving traditionally marks the beginning of the dreaded holiday weight gain season, but it doesn't have to! Many of Thanksgiving's staple items are actually good for us, and by making a few s...

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November 10, 2014
#Thankful4Ag Initiative
#Thankful4Ag Initiative

Bayer CropScience is helping to make the holiday season a bit brighter for Americans struggling with hunger by sponsoring #Thankful4Ag in conjunction with Feeding America®.

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November 7, 2014
Farm Moms:  Sharing the Goodness of our Generations Old Family Recipes
Farm Moms: Sharing the Goodness of our Generations Old Family Recipes

From Joan Ruskamp:

 

I love the change of seasons we have in Nebraska. The cooler temps and breathtaking leaf colors help me to quickly forget the heat of summer. As a cattle feede...

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November 3, 2014
Are Nutrients Lost When Veggies are Cooked?
Are Nutrients Lost When Veggies are Cooked?

A Best Food Facts reader wanted to know how many nutrients were lost in vegetables, particularly butternut squash, when cooked versus in a raw state. We asked Connie Diekman, RD, for some answers.<...

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