Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has paid much attention to small, local farming during her tenure at the USDA.
The CDC, the University of Minnesota and the UK's Chief Medical Officer have all issued warnings about drug-resistant bacteria this March.
The 2010 health care law requires chain prepared food sellers to post calorie counts on their menus, but implementation isn't going to be easy.
New York City's big soda ban was set to start today, until an eleventh-hour decision by the New York State Supreme Court put a stop to Mayor Bloomberg's plan.
A study released Thursday found an increased risk of early death with high processed meat intake.
Wet winter weather means wheat forecasts are looking up.
Over time, the sequester will lead to meat shortages, fewer FDA inspections of food processors, cuts to food banks and reductions in farmer credit.
Sending food aid to developing countries has fed hungry people while building a new market for American products. Sending cash is cheaper.
For decades now, farmers and seed scientists have seen yields improve, but they’re not satisfied.
Michelle Obama hits the road this week to promote the third birthday of Let's Move!, her initiative that aims to eliminate childhood obesity.
According to a new study by Oceana, nearly one-third of fish sold in the United States is mislabeled.
Farmers would love to continue using their favorite seeds in generic form, but they may find there is only a limited window of opportunity.
The USDA warns of hard times ahead for the nation's farmers.
Genetic modification technology is barely 30 years old and the controversy surrounding it somewhat younger. But how did it even become possible?
Indiana Farmer Vernon Bowman faced a cold reception in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Thanks to Jared Polis, the effort to label genetically modified foods is going federal.
With one half of the world's pigs living in China, the discovery of antibiotic resistant bacteria in Chinese pig dung is cause for concern the world over.
Problems with contaminated cheese are devastating for the raw milk industry.
Controversial new regulations proposed by the USDA for poultry processors is an attempt to modernize an inspection system that dates back to the 1950s.
Betrayal, mystery, controversy, and a host of characters as big as Europe -- it's no story; it's the ever-widening horse meat scandal.