posted on November 13, 2015 at 2:38 PM
New produce safety rules from the government Friday are intended to help prevent the kind of large-scale outbreaks of foodborne illness that occurred over the past decade linked to fresh spinach, cantaloupes, cucumbers and other foods.
posted on September 11, 2015 at 6:07 PM
Food manufacturers and produce farmers must be even more vigilant about the cleanliness of their operations under new rules released Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration.
posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM
California farmers now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely to raise prices on produce.
posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:52 PM
Whole Foods plans to start rolling out a system that ranks fruits and vegetables as "good," 'better" or "best" based on the supplier's farming practices.
posted on February 7, 2014 at 5:51 PM
After years of setback, the Farm Bill – a measure authorizing nearly a $100 billion in annual federal spending finally emerged from Congress.
posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Well known for its commitment to environmental issues, the nation’s top agricultural state now sees the natural beauty it has long sought to protect showing an ugly side.
posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM
Guacamole connoisseurs around the U.S. will soon have a new domestic avocado to try — not from California or Florida, but Hawaii.