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January 25, 2015

Organic conference targets cover crops

Enhancing the fertility of soils through the use of cover crops will be the focus of an organic conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls.
January 25, 2015

California growers turn sugarbeets into energy

Struggling sugarbeet growers in the San Joaquin Valley are turning their crop into energy instead of sweetener. A cooperative of nine sugarbeet growers just opened a demonstration biorefinery south of Fresno.
January 25, 2015

Governor seeks to expand Oregon’s GMO authority

A bill proposed by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber seeks to expand the authority of state farm regulators over genetically engineered crops.
January 24, 2015

GM sugarbeets save Idaho, Oregon growers millions

BOISE—The adoption of Roundup Ready sugarbeets is saving Idaho and Eastern Oregon growers an estimated $22 million a year.
January 23, 2015

Is sugar a "toxin" or a "drug?"

We have seen our fair share of purported health professionals disparaging natural sugar to further sugar scare tactics.
January 23, 2015

Are there really "hidden sugars" in our food?

There has been a lot of recent chatter regarding the concept of "hidden sugars," with some implying that "sugars" are added to foods for some nefarious reason, and others making claims that consumers might be eating products that contain more "sugars" tha
January 22, 2015

Review: Coca-Cola made with stevia misses mark on flavor

FARGO—I first spotted the strange green glass bottle of Coke in the grocery store a couple months back.
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