Chocolate lovers may agree cocoa is the food of the gods, but how strong is the evidence that it boosts heart health?
The federal agency says beef and poultry products may now be labeled as "non-GMO."
Last week, thousands of dead mussels washed up on the shore of Long Island.
The extended drought in California has farmers looking for ways to use less water. Among them, growing feed for sheep indoors using hydroponics.
This year, many fields are bone dry and that has many farmers in the region thinking about how to manage their land, their animals and the water that is there.
From carnival barkers and Ferris wheels, to snorts and moos of livestock, county fairs are noisy affairs. Add to the din this season: chainsaws buzzing.
Last year's forest fires have produced a bumper crop of morels, but the Forest Service isn't issuing commercial licenses in some prime picking spots.
The federal agency is buying 11 million pounds of cheese to combat a weak market and stock food banks across the country.
Making soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat is an ancient technique being adapted to modern times.
Oats are a popular cover crop. Typically they're killed when it’s time to plant the cash crop. Giving oats a full season would offer farmers a product to sell.
A small but growing number of bakers, chefs and pasta makers are making their own flour with the age-old method of stone milling.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee plans to examine proposed mergers among agricultural chemical and seed companies in a September hearing.
Casein is a milk protein that is 500 times as effective as plastic at preventing food spoilage.
Commercial kitchen space can be hard to come by and expensive to build. One tech startup is trying to fix that, using concepts from the sharing economy.
A new study finds the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugary drinks, but it's uncertain if the effect will be permanent.
Savory jams tap into a love affair with foods that marry salt and sugar. They let people eat local fruits and vegetables year-round.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is the only remaining member of President Obama’s original cabinet, and has been at the helm of USDA since 2009.
Some scientists want to boost the nutritional profile of hot dogs and hamburgers by adding seaweed to the meats.
While the dilapidated barn might be a nuisance for farmers, reclaimed barn wood is a hot decorating trend from Manhattan to Manhattan Beach
The U.S. appetite for shrimp is often fed in unsavory ways. In New York's Hudson Valley, an indoor aqua farm is raising an alternative.