Many manufacturers have gone to automated machines to process food. Yet it still takes thousands of workers to keep a modern beef plant up and running.
Crops are not the only things wilting in the sweltering summer of 2012; the largest animals on the farm are also under stress.
Researchers at the University of Missouri have built a tool that can detect the threat of heat stress in specific animals.
Mad cow disease has been found in California. Officials insist there's no cause for alarm.
Raw milk is the likely culprit for E. coli outbreaks in Missouri and Oregon.
This stuff is rich, but you’re only going to have a couple times a year, around the holidays, so you might as well make the real thing.
The USDA now says you can "Be Inspired" to cook pork less, but one state has made it illegal for restaurants to cook rare beef. The pink meat controversy!
The Food & Water Watch came out with a map of factory farms across the country this week. This is not something you learn at the grocery store.
Jane and Peter Kunz started dairy farming because they were dissatisfied with the local dairy products. Now they're winning prizes for their yogurt and cheese.