posted on January 3, 2014 at 1:01 PM
Slow to respond and often defensive, farmers and others in agribusiness have for several years let critics define the public debate and influence consumers. Now, the industry is trying to push farmers and businesses to fight back.
posted on November 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM
Bovine tuberculosis causes severe coughing, fatigue, emaciation and debilitation in cattle and results in reduced milk and meat production. It is spread by nose-to-nose contact and the inhalation of bacteria.
posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:15 PM
A vote in Washington State regarding GMO labeling proves a victory for some of the nation's top food companies and could have ramifications for the rest of the country.
posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans' health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and workplace accidents to tracking foodborne illness. The latest example: an...
posted on September 27, 2013 at 3:29 PM
The program is made possible through the donations and expertise of some of the biggest names in agriculture, including Cargill, General Mills, Seneca, Birds Eye, and Supervalu.
posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:07 PM
They may not be binging on broccoli, but some University of New Hampshire students are at least pausing before they fill up on fried food, thanks to dishware designed to remind them about healthy options.
posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:45 PM
Rise in food prices is only half of what USDA had projected.
posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:06 PM
Africa marks a major growth opportunity for seed companies because of the global scramble to grow enough crops to meet growing demand for food and biofuels
posted on August 2, 2013 at 2:37 PM
Bags of salad are at the center of the cyclospora outbreak according to health officials in a pair of Midwestern states.
Health officials in Nebraska and Iowa say they've traced cases to prepackaged salad, but they haven't said which brand or...
posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration proposed new steps Friday to ensure that fresh produce, cheeses and other foods imported into the United States are safe.
The proposed rules, required by a sweeping food safety law passed by...
posted on July 12, 2013 at 10:59 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Food Bank once was one of those standard food distribution centers where bags of processed foods, carbohydrate-laden government commodities and day-old breads and sweets were bagged and handed to...
posted on April 5, 2013 at 11:29 AM
Corn futures ended sharply lower Thursday as traders worry about excess supplies of the grain.
Energy and metals prices also closed mostly lower.
Corn for May delivery fell 11.5 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $6.30 a bushel.
Wheat fell 2.5 cents to...
posted on April 5, 2013 at 10:57 AM
Food aid groups are urging the Obama administration to overhaul the way the United States helps starving people abroad.
The White House will not say whether Obama's budget proposal, scheduled to come out next week, will seek to change the way...
posted on March 1, 2013 at 5:08 PM
A new government study says on an average day, U.S. adults get roughly 11 percent of their calories from fast food. That's down two percent percentage points from the last time the Centers for Disease Control measured America’s caloric intake.
posted on March 1, 2013 at 5:08 PM
A late-winter storm socked portions of the Plains, Corn Belt and Great Lakes again this week, delivering much-needed moisture to an area still locked in the worst drought in half-a-century.
Over the weekend snow blanketed Denver, Colorado,...