Increasingly, farm businesses are starting as operations intended to provide produce for schools and other institutional markets in the local area.
The European Union has clamped down on an anti-browning chemical, effectively banning the import of apples and pears from the U.S. and Canada.
Four years after the FDA first considered a proposal to raise genetically modified salmon, no decision has been made. What gives?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is approaching food-borne illness in a different way -- by mapping the DNA of harmful bacteria.
A watchdog reveals key flaws in new FDA guidelines designed to reduce the use of antibiotics to fatten livestock.
Organic farmers are raising opposition to FDA food safety rules that will put the squeeze on small-production farms.
Nutrition science has changed over the past 20 years, but nutrition labels on food haven't — until now.
Use of antibiotics to grow farm animals has been blamed for growing antibiotic resistance in humans across the United States. New rules could help curb that.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken steps to ban harmful artificial trans fats, a move health advocates welcome.
A new provision in the health care law mandates chain restaurants to post the calories in each menu item.
New research from UC Davis suggests that our brains automatically regulate salt intake, casting doubt on calls for Americans to cut salt consumption.
The source of the cyclospora outbreak in Iowa and Nebraska has been determined, but 14 other states await answers.
Indiana melon farmers are trying to better understand Food and Drug Administration requirements in preparations for upcoming inspections later this year.
Widespread antibiotic use in poultry production may be leading to antibiotic-resistant bugs in turkeys.
Each piece of Wrigley's new "Alert Energy" gum contains a half-cup of coffee's worth of caffeine.
Advocates of the new bill say consumers deserve to know what they are feeding their families.
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.
Over time, the sequester will lead to meat shortages, fewer FDA inspections of food processors, cuts to food banks and reductions in farmer credit.
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.
Genetically engineered salmon could be approved for human consumption in 2013.