A new law in Vermont requiring labels on genetically modified foods has gone into effect despite a months-long campaign in Congress to block the measure.
The European Commission voted to extend the sale of the product until the European Chemical Agency provides a new ruling in 2017.
Chile has implemented a food label law to try to curb one of the highest obesity rates in the world.
One of the largest poultry companies in the country says it will change its slaughter methods and some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups cheer.
While touring JBS Marshalltown Pork Plant, reporters were forbidden from taking photos, making audio recordings or quoting the company without permission.
Aronia is the modern name for the native black chokeberry and it’s billed as a “superfood." A growing cadre of Midwest farmers is trying to get in on the craze.
The new bill would require companies to disclose genetically modified ingredients in foods. Critics dislike that the info does not have to appear on the label.
Offering foods in smaller packages gives companies the appearance of concern for consumer health, while allowing them to charge more per fluid ounce.
OSHA is trying to learn more about injuries as they happen. The agency set a rule in 2015 that requires companies to report serious injuries within 24 hours.
Workers at meat processing plants describe punishing rates of production, leaving them with a lifetime of pain and physical problems.
The worry is that this resistance will spread to bacteria that are also resistant to other drugs, effectively making bacteria immune to antibiotics.
World Health Organization's cancer research agency listed coffee as a possible carcinogen in 1991, but the body of evidence now suggests that's not the case.
Salmon producers in Chile increased their use of antibiotics last year despite international pressure.
A bill enacted last year overturned a previous ban on corporate farming in the state that had been in effect since 1932.
The Philadelphia City Council voted last week in favor of a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sodas and other artificially sweetened drinks.
Who is watching out for workers in the meat industry? Some charge government fines for safety problems are “embarrassingly low.”
To manage overpopulation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service relaxed hunting regulations on geese in 1999. Some farmers have opened up their property to hunters.
Already existing grain surpluses combined with a nearly 30 percent increase this year means farmers are losing money and places to store grain.
The futures market helps both producers and users of a major commodity, such as corn, defend themselves against major prices changes.
Cuba is an important ally for the U.S. on some hot-button international agriculture issues, such as food safety and animal health regulations, Vilsack said.