Butter makes a big, fat comeback

A truly dramatic shift in Americans’ eating behavior is playing out in the area of fat consumption. Animal fats, demonized for decades as prime contributors to obesity and heart disease, are being rehabilitated as new research calls their culpability into question. The emerging generation of Millennial consumers has embraced animal fats for their chemical-free purity,[…]

USDA expands program to transition to certified organic agriculture

WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a new step to support farmers transitioning to certified organic production with the expansion of a crop insurance option to allow producers to purchase insurance coverage that better reflects their product’s actual value. USDA says the expanded coverage is part of the department’s continued commitment to provide farmers with resources and tools to meet the growing[…]