Civil war in Syria has triggered the first withdrawal from a global seed storage bank to replace genetic stock of crucial crops.
After public protests, Whole Foods has announced it will stop sourcing foods produced in prison work programs.
An egg industry group says it plans to fight a Massachusetts proposal to ban meat and eggs raised in close confinement.
An alien pest was found in Florida last month in Miami-Dade County, where an infestation could devastate its $1.6 billion agriculture industry.
Coke stated in a SEC filing that the company will fight the IRS over a massive bill for taxes owed after an audit.
Poultry giant Perdue plans to buy Niman Ranch, marking its latest expansion into the growing “natural foods” market in the U.S.
A new study found that about half of all adult Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes, a number that has remained stable for several years.
A new study reveals that a tax on sugary drinks implemented in Berkeley, California has increased soda prices much less than expected.
Consumer Reports says about 20 percent of store-bought ground beef from conventionally raised cows in the U.S. contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
After months of negotiations, Monsanto announced on Wednesday that it would not try to purchase competitor Syngenta.
After facing community opposition, plans for a massive new food hub in Louisville will no longer include a composting facility to turn food waste into energy.
The farmed fish business is booming, but growing demand puts pressure on wild fisheries as fish farmers need to feed their increasing stock.
The number of food banks serving students on college campuses has climbed in recent years as more students seek a road out of poverty.
New research has revealed a correlation between longer life and eating chili peppers.
Vegetarian government leaders in India rejected a plan to add eggs to help feed malnourished children, drawing fire from advocates for the nation’s poor.
An executive with the Peanut Corporation of America faces a life sentence for covering up a salmonella outbreak blamed for nine deaths.
Researchers might have discovered the Holy Grail of meat replacement - seaweed that tastes like bacon and packs more vitamins than kale.
State agriculture departments are already preparing for a possible resurgence of avian flu this fall, while several states ban poultry competitions at fairs.
A new study reveals “little evidence” for a correlation between obesity and a person’s local food environment.
The U.S. Justice Department warned that food companies could face criminal charges if they fail to protect consumers against foodborne illnesses.