Record high temperatures and rainfall last year caused unusually large leaks in a global backup system meant to protect against climate change.
As the ranks of backyard chicken enthusiasts grows across North America, municipalities are wrestling with ways to keep it safe and legal.
Former President Barack Obama called for big changes in agriculture and food policy to help curb climate change during a sustainability summit in Milan, Italy.
The FDA has put off a rule requiring calorie counts on menus at big food chains until May next year.
With solar companies offering top dollar to rent farmland, ag officials are concerned converted farmland could be permanently lost.
A new report from Johns Hopkins University says a lack of rights for undocumented farm workers threatens public health and the food system.
Police in Brazil raided two major meat companies after allegations that workers had bribed officials to overlook rotten and tainted meat.
Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, has pledged to sever business ties amid ongoing delays in his confirmation.
A much-anticipated portable device for detecting gluten in food has hit the market.
Dairy industry groups want to allow states to sponsor their own visas for foreign workers.
The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is planning a partial ban on imported high-energy junk foods that spur obesity.
A chicken ranch in southern California is facing animal cruelty charges that could test a new law banning extreme confinement.
President Donald Trump’s suspension of refugee arrivals could cut into a key labor source for meatpacking firms that depend on foreign-born workers.
A coalition of food, farm and labor organizations wants the US Senate to block President Trump’s fast-food CEO choice for Secretary of Labor.
Lawmakers are proposing sanctions against Venezuela after an investigation found officials profited from food relief amid widespread starvation.
Kelp and other seaweeds are poised to become the nation's next trendy superfood, and more farms could bring big benefits to coastal environments.
The USDA plans to launch a pilot program to allow people to buy groceries online with food stamps.
As the White House ramps up for a profound transition in January, many questions remain about the fate of food and agriculture legislation under new leadership.
New research indicates that massive hog farms in North Carolina serve as breeding grounds for flu bugs before they jump from pigs to humans.
A new study found average cholesterol levels in the U.S. dropped significantly from 1999 to 2014, possibly due to phasing out of trans fats in foods.