Food News, Week of June 12: Legal Raw Milk, Artisanal Careers, and the Latest Donut Trend

June 17, 2016
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As of July 1, consumers can legally buy raw milk in Illinois. One catch: you have to buy it directly from a dairy farm participating in the state’s new program.

Wondering what to do with your life? Money News Network takes a look at 11 artisanal careers, including Food Waste Entrepreneur, Urban Farmer, and Sustainable Florist.

Every spring, thanks to farm fertilizer runoff, the Gulf of Mexico becomes a biological dead zone in spots where unusually low oxygen levels can’t sustain life.  This year, the dead zone is expected to be the size of Connecticut. Hard news for coastal growers and fishers.

Vegan food blogger and Instagram wonder, So Beautifully Raw, just invented the next food trend we can’t wait to try: sushi donuts. Press rice into a donut mold, top with veggies (or fish, for the non-vegans). Wow!

One of the ways we show love for our family is by providing for them -- keeping the pantry and fridge stocked. But according to a new study from the Journal of Food Products Marketing the idea that food = love leads to a lot of unnecessary household food waste.