Latest from Caitlin Dewey
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Scientists are raising the alarm that upcoming USDA overhaul will slash research funding

The agency says the move will save money and help retain staff, but some researchers call that a pretext.
  • Aug 16, 2018

The future of food: Scientists have found a fast and cheap way to edit your edibles’ DNA

Gene-editing technology can make crops grow with less water, hold more nutrients and withstand pests. But will consumers be on board for customizable food?
  • Aug 11, 2018
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Congress is about to legalize cannabis. Just not the kind that gets you high.

Congress is poised to legalize hemp. But can it live up to decades of hype?
  • Aug 10, 2018
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Trump calls on Congress to attach work requirements to food stamps

A plan to overhaul food stamps is popular with the president and House Republicans but off the table in the Senate.
  • Aug 2, 2018
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Grain bowls, cold brew and ‘hustle’: Nestlé has a plan to bring customers back to Big Food

America’s largest food company is focused on launching new products and reinventing old ones, said the company’s new chief executive.
  • Aug 2, 2018

Soybean farmers are surviving Trump’s trade war — even without his $12 billion aid package

Strong demand, forward contracts and existing government programs have insulated growers from the tariff’s immediate impact.
  • Jul 30, 2018

Four of the world’s largest food companies have a new plan for fixing food and farm policy

Nestle, Danone, Mars and Unilever are behind the new project.
  • Jul 12, 2018

Food stamp mispayments are way up this year. It has nothing to do with fraud.

Mispayments in the food stamp program are far more common than government administrators long believed.
  • Jul 5, 2018

California, home of the first soda tax, agrees to ban them

The statewide prohibition reflects a new tactic by soda makers.
  • Jun 30, 2018