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The American Heart Association has bad news for your children

Six teaspoons. That's the max amount of added sugar the group says children should consume each day, to avoid upping their risk of cardiovascular disease. It's also more than three times the amount that the average American child consumes each day. Read more at Mother Jones...


Bread grains: The last frontier in the locavore movement

Grains processed the old-fashioned just taste better, according to a movement of bakers and chefs shunning industrially produced flours and grinding their own on stone mills—and often buying their grains from local farmers. Stone grinding also preserves more of the nutrients in wheat. Read more at NPR...


In Austin, a new mobile farmers market will travel to food deserts

A $50,000 grant from the city will help Farmshare Austin launch a farmers market on wheels that will make weekly stops to neighborhoods that lack access to fresh, affordable food. Similar initiatives are ongoing in cities like Washington DC and New Orleans. Read more at Modern Farmer...


Bayer, Monsanto said to move closer to deals as talks advance

After months of back and forth, the companies have reportedly made progress on a potential transaction that would create the world's largest seed and pesticide company. Bayer made an initial offer to buy Monsanto in May and a follow-up in July, both of which were rejected. Read more at Bloomberg...


Addressing food waste through date labeling

The CPG and retail industries are working on a solution to confusing date labels that appear on product packages. There's not a consensus, though, as to which phrases should become standard. Read more at Huffington Post...

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