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A History of Food Additives

By Angela Bates A Recent ASU Nutrition Student Many times in history, feeding masses with little to no money was an issue. Other times, food was abundant, but manufacturers wanted it to look better, taste better, or last longer. English … Continue reading

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Study Says Your Food Prices Could Go Up without Labor Reform

An approach to agricultural labor reform that focuses solely on immigration enforcement would raise food prices over five years by an additional 5 to 6 percent and would cut the nation’s food and fiber production by as much as a … Continue reading

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Arizona Farm Bureau Pleased the Farm Bill Passes

Arizona Farm Bureau salutes Congress’ passage of a new farm bill, which passed the Senate Tuesday on a 68-32 vote after earlier passing the House 251-166. It will now to go President Obama’s desk to be signed into law. The … Continue reading

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Arizona Farm Bureau Applauds the Department of Labor’s Decision to Withdraw Overreaching Child Labor Proposal

The Labor Department on Thursday announced in a statement that it was withdrawing proposed rules that would have prevented many young people from working in agriculture. Arizona Farm Bureau President Kevin Rogers is encouraged by the administration’s decision. “We applaud the administration’s … Continue reading

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New Arizona Law Makes it Easier for Farmers to Donate Nutritious Fresh Produce

New law will make it easier for farmers to donate their crops to charity. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Last week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law a bill that aims to increase fresh produce donations directly from farmers to food … Continue reading

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