Former food and agriculture lobbyists have taken staff posts in the Senate Agriculture Committee as Congress prepares to move on a new legislative agenda.
Meat industry groups have dropped a lawsuit against the USDA's rules requiring labels that identify country of origin for meat products.
FDA officials estimate consumers will lose up to $5.27 billion in ‘lost pleasure’ over the next two decades as a result of calorie counts on restaurant menus.
Tussles over GMO label bills, soda taxes, school lunch standards and secret cameras in stockyards marked 2014 as an exciting year for food watchers.
Planners are hammering out the details of an ambitious food hub in Louisville, Kentucky aimed at fertilizing a budding local food system.
Seventeen states want to block an immigration order that advocates say would lift fear of deportation for up to 450,000 undocumented farm workers.
Researchers have shown that people who cook at home instead of eating out end up consuming less fat and fewer calories without even trying.
Industry groups want congress to dial back rules requiring labels that trace the origin of meat -- a measure advocates say is better for consumers.
McDonald’s has launched an aggressive advertising campaign to counter unflattering claims about its food. Will myth-busting restore trust in consumers?
The nation’s largest grocer announced a program to curb its environmental footprint, but watchdogs are dubious amid a history of greenwashing.
Researchers are simulating future growing conditions to help predict climate change effects and stave off food-system challenges ahead.
The USDA announced $52 million in grants to grow the organic industry and support food hubs.
A new study has shown that a group of food companies cut trillions of calories, mostly from junk food, but questions remain about the pact’s overall effect.
Global food security was among demonstrators' top concerns in New York on Sunday during the largest march in history to call for action on climate change.
A new report found that obesity rates in most states have leveled off, with some states even showing a decrease among young children from low-income families.
A program in Boston is whetting kids’ appetites for local produce by taking them on a tour of the food system, from seed to market to plate.
Fast-food workers are staging another round of strikes, this time with plans for widespread civil disobedience to increase pressure for higher wages.
The USDA released new rules for poultry plants last month that allow companies to conduct their own inspections and reduce the number of government inspectors.
A new study shows that kids’ packed lunches from home are high in sugar and salt, and fall short of federal nutrition guidelines.
As the number of nano food products continues to surge, watchdogs say their dangers are still poorly understood and the FDA's new guidelines lack teeth.