posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:27 PM
A House committee has endorsed a Republican plan to allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards.
posted on October 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department says 524 schools — out of about 100,000 — have dropped out of the federally subsidized national school lunch program since the government introduced new standards for healthier...
posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:52 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration recently authorized the use of drones to fly over Oregon State University potato fields to search for unhealthy plants.
posted on June 8, 2012 at 4:33 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the vast majority of states participating in...
posted on June 3, 2011 at 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Eating healthy food isn't always cheap, and some conservatives in Congress are concerned that the Obama administration's effort to make school lunches more nutritious is a luxury the nation can't afford.
posted on January 14, 2011 at 8:01 AM
Reduced production, tighter supplies and strong demand push grain and oilseed prices sharply higher. The Agriculture Department unveils a sweeping nutritional overhaul of America's school lunch program. And we'll meet the man behind the design...
posted on January 13, 2011 at 2:01 PM
U.S shoppers loosened their purse strings in December boosting prospects for stronger economic growth in 2011.
posted on November 5, 2010 at 3:11 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - A formerly weed-choked lot in New York's South Bronx will be a classroom for a new venture called Farm School NYC: The New York City School of Urban Agriculture.
posted on August 6, 2010 at 2:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pizzas and hamburgers in the school lunch line would be healthier under child nutrition legislation passed by the Senate Thursday, a key part of first lady Michelle Obama's campaign to end childhood obesity.
posted on July 16, 2010 at 11:07 AM
Michael Pollan, an outspoken critic of America's food system; and Blake Hurst, a Missouri farmer who countered Pollan with a piece he calls The Omnivore's Delusion. Producer Andrew Batt examined the merits of production agriculture with both...
posted on April 30, 2010 at 4:04 PM
Watch full video coverage of President Barack Obama's April 27 town-hall meeting at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa.
posted on May 29, 2009 at 8:05 PM
From Mystery Meat to Biodiesel Fleet: Used Oil from Cafeterias Might Power Alabama School Buses MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) -- Alabama's school children might one day ride to-and-from campus in buses that are powered with cooking oil leftover from making...
posted on December 12, 2008 at 8:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government program that serves free lunches to low-income children has become a rapidly growing resource for families that find themselves blindsided by the depressed economy.
posted on July 25, 2008 at 8:07 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP)—A Los Angeles City Council committee has unanimously approved a one-year moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in a 32-square-mile area, mostly in South Los Angeles.
posted on July 27, 2007 at 8:07 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rural students perform better in science than their urban counterparts, and rural teachers are generally happy with their schools, a federal study says.