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CDC: Don't cuddle your backyard chickens

Backyard chickens are passing salmonella to their owners, who cuddle and snuggle the poultry they treat as pets, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In the United States, these so-called pet poultry salmonella outbreaks haven't killed anyone yet this year, but more than 370 people in 47 states have become ill, and 71 of those folks were hospitalized. Read more in The Washington Post ...

Trump withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord: What does it mean for agriculture?

The 2015 Paris agreement did not require agriculture or other land use activities to lower their greenhouse gases emissions. However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture developed programs that would help farmers sequester carbon and reduce emissions voluntarily. What's going to change now? Read more in Modern Farmer ...

A farm journalist tells farmers what they'd rather not hear about climate change

Chris Clayton, a veteran reporter at one of the country's leading farm publications, discusses the Farm Bureau's change in attitude toward cap-and-trade, the Environmental Protection Agency and how politics affects agriculture. His messages aren't ones that veteran farmers, who largely supported President Donald Trump, want to hear. Read more at NPR.org ...

Does bacon smell so fantastic when it's vegan?

European meat producers are concerned that vegan bacon is deceiving consumers, and they want all to ban meat substitutes from using words such as bacon, meat, chicken nuggets and hamburger. Already, dairy substitutes are forbidden from using the terms milk or dairy; instead, those products must be labeled, for example, soy drink or soy beverage. Read more at Munchies ...

I don’t know what I’ll do if Whole Foods Market sells out

A Los Angeles, California-based food journalist recalls her emotional reaction when she visited her first Whole Foods Market, and recounts the retailer's effect on organic and natural products' growth. Jill Ettinger laments the changes that shareholders seem to pushing on Whole Foods now. Read more at Organic Authority ...

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