posted on January 8, 2016 at 5:04 PM
Federal authorities this week released their much-debated new dietary guidelines, which attempt to improve the eating and drinking habits of Americans.
posted on August 7, 2015 at 3:49 PM
Shortening, pie crusts, brownies and microwave popcorn could be partially exempt from a government phase out of artificial trans fats — if the food industry gets its way.
posted on July 10, 2015 at 1:02 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of the chemicals used in California's fracking boom likely pose a risk to public health, and the state for years has failed to track and deal with those potential threats, a state-commissioned study concluded Thursday.
posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:58 PM
The meat industry is aggressively fighting proposed new dietary guidelines that recommend people eat less red and processed meat.
posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:52 PM
Five chickens live in artist Alicia Rheal's backyard in Madison, Wis., and when they age out of laying eggs, they may become chicken dinner.
posted on November 8, 2013 at 5:41 PM
Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried food.
This week though, the Food and Drug Administration announced a ban on all trans fats.
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 August 9, 2013 at 5:25 PM
Dutch scientists served up their creation of a hamburger this week made in a laboratory from cow stem cells.
The public unveiling took place in London. Volunteers took the taste test and offered up a review of the product that took five years to...
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 December 14, 2012 at 5:08 PM
The new program will allow irrigators to use more water during drought years and manage their water rights over five years.
posted on December 14, 2012 at 5:05 PM
Officials with the American Meat Institute, an industry lobbying group, defended the tenderizing process as safe.
posted on December 14, 2012 at 4:21 PM
Navigating the aisles of a grocery store is an easy task for most shoppers. Meat, dairy, produce – no problem. But, for an increasing number of consumers finding foods that fit their gluten-free diet is difficult.
posted on September 14, 2012 at 3:47 PM
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says ricotta cheese tainted with listeria bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses and at least one death.
posted on September 14, 2012 at 3:42 PM
An Indiana farm linked to a salmonella outbreak from cantaloupe that killed two people has now pulled its watermelons from the market.
posted on September 7, 2012 at 2:20 PM
Stanford Study questions whether organic food is any better nutritionally.