Since 2004, the group Fallen Fruit has been planting fruit trees around the city and across the U.S. Once mature, the trees produce hundreds of pounds of produce a year — all free to the public.
Farmers sign multi-million dollar deals to do business with big corporations. It requires a major investment from farmers, who hope the investment will pay off.
Twenty percent of baby food samples were found to contain lead, according to the Environmental Defense Fund. Pediatricians say there's no safe lead level.
Several municipalities across the US are looking into benefits and side effects of soda taxes that have recently passed or are now going into effect.
Farmer Jon McConaughy's animals live their whole lives on his farm, and they die there, too. He tries to make the end as stress-free and respectful as he can.
The "off-bottom" production method, in which oysters are grown in hanging baskets tumbled by waves, is starting to flourish on the Gulf coast.
Intellectual property is often hard to protect, no matter what form it takes. The technology used in our food system, however, presents a unique challenge.
China is set to once again import U.S.-raised beef. To take advantage of the massive new market, the U.S. cattle industry is going to have to make some changes.
Three soybean and corn shipments from Turkey were falsely labeled "organic" upon arrival in the U.S. earlier this year.
Many of USDA’s rural development programs are aimed at creating jobs. That can make a difference in towns where agriculture no longer provides as many jobs.
Rural residents are still 10 percent less likely to have broadband access at home than people in cities, according to data from the Pew Research Center.
Ranchers worry that a move to delay federal rules that would make it easier for them lodge complaints about unfair treatment may spell the end of the new rules.
The counter-culture movement that once agitated the food industry from the periphery has grown much closer to conventional.
The Iowa Legislature decided to defund the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, leaving it to rely on money from its existing endowment and grants.