From The Hungry Crow

USDA Announces $35 Million in Support for Local Food Systems

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today helped to kick off the nation’s harvest season by announcing nearly $35 million in new funding through four grant programs to support local and regional food systems, including farmers markets. Secretary Vilsack has named strengthening local food systems as one of the four pillars of USDA’s efforts to revitalize rural…

General Mills to Remove Artificial Flavors and Colors from Cereal

General Mills Cereals announced earlier today that it has committed the brand to removing artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources from the rest of its cereal products. The commitment comes on the heels of growing consumer demand for products that are made entirely from naturally derived ingredients. Today, more than 60 percent of General…