There's a global shortage of vanilla beans. Prices have soared, squeezing bakers and ice cream makers alike.
Check-off programs pool money from organic food producers and handlers, and distribute the funds for organic food promotion, education, and research.
Market-based conservation contends that we create demand for an animal and work to keep its population robust so we can then eat it, as with the American bison.
The most recent dietary guidelines recommend most Americans eat about .21 pounds of meat per day. Most Americans average about .36 pounds of meat per day.
Whether a label says it’s low in fat, produced without hormones, or a good source of protein is largely governed by consumer demand and corporate profit.
Finding enough farmers is a challenge for chefs who want to go local, but the infrastructure is growing and more restaurants are overcoming those barriers.
Demand can’t keep up with the jump in supply. Grain prices are at their lowest level since 2009.
Demand for cocoa is much steeper than growers can keep up with, but reports of chocolate's doom have been greatly exaggerated.
Flooding, drought and extreme weather have taken their toll on the nation's crops, but the damage may not be as bad as we think.