posted on January 9, 2015 at 4:42 PM
A panel that advises the Agriculture Department appears set to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but also for the environment. That means that when the latest version of the government's dietary...
posted on October 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Learning where the meat in your grocery store came from might get harder. In a ruling Monday, the World Trade Organization rejected U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identifying where the animals were born,...
posted on March 28, 2014 at 3:47 PM
A federal appeals court is allowing labels on certain cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The appeals court decision issued Friday dismissed an attempt by the meat industry to block the rules, which took...
posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Guidelines restricting portion size were originally intended to combat childhood obesity, but many parents complained their kids weren't getting enough to eat.
posted on December 13, 2013 at 6:43 PM
FDA asks pharmaceutical companies to stop selling sub therapeutic doses of antibiotics for animal production.
posted on July 12, 2013 at 11:02 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Requiring meat labels to have more details about a product's origins is too costly and serves no public health or safety benefit, industry groups said Tuesday in announcing a lawsuit against U.S. Department of...
posted on April 26, 2013 at 2:20 PM
Valley Meat Co. has become ground zero for an emotional, national debate over a return to domestic horse slaughter.
posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:34 PM
One of Poland's top veterinarians said Thursday that traces of horse-meat DNA have been found in beef samples taken from three meat processors - the first acknowledgement that the country could be a source of the horse meat that fraudulently ended...
posted on February 22, 2013 at 1:02 PM
DUBLIN (AP) — An Irish slaughterhouse has been caught labeling horse meat as beef and shipping it to a company in the Czech Republic, Ireland’s government announced Friday in the most clear-cut finding by any country since the...
posted on June 1, 2012 at 10:48 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is expanding E. coli testing in some raw meat, a move expected to prevent more people from contracting the bacteria that can cause severe illness or death.
Starting Monday, the meat industry will have to...
posted on January 20, 2012 at 1:23 PM
A top federal antitrust regulator for meat companies is stepping down.
J. Dudley Butler will end his tenure next week as head of the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration, the agency said Thursday.
Butler oversaw key parts of the...
posted on November 4, 2011 at 4:21 PM
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A prominent Dutch social psychologist who once claimed to have shown that the very act of thinking about eating meat makes people behave more selfishly has been found to have faked data throughout much of his career.
posted on July 1, 2011 at 1:07 PM
OMAK, Wash (AP) — Ranchers have long used brands to keep track of their cattle and deter rustlers, but many now fear branding will become just another relic of the Old West as federal regulators look for new ways to track meat from hoof to plate.
posted on June 24, 2011 at 2:06 PM
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge heard more testimony Friday from farmers who allege poultry giant Pilgrim's Pride closed plants and ran them out of business to manipulate commodity chicken prices, which they say violated a...
posted on June 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM
HARTFORD, Conn (AP) - With few slaughterhouses in New England equipped to process beef on a large scale, Paul Miller ships cattle from his dairy farm in eastern Connecticut about 300 miles to a meatpacker in Pennsylvania.