In 2009, 29 million pounds of antibiotics were used to raise animals for human consumption.
Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics, answers questions and makes predictions about the Food Safety Modernization Act waiting for a vote in the Senate.
An amendment exempting small farmers from some FDA regulation has been added to the Food Safety Bill. The definition of "local" becomes a tighter radius.
Big Ag, a redesigned FDA, and climate change denial: what election results mean for food policy.
Even in the midst of a salmonella outbreak, a bipartisan push to reform food safety regulation must still be run through the political meat grinders.
This week, engineered salmon is scrutinized by everyone except the FDA, carrot snack machines are a hit and the Iowa egg farmer's apologies fall to deaf ears.
After a decade of research and genetic modification by AquaBounty, the GE fish mature to adulthood more swiftly than non-GE relatives.
The FDA filed some gruesome sanitation reports this week of the farms found to be sources of the recent spike in salmonella-related illnesses.
One company's answer to crowded salmon farms and overfishing problems is to supplement the U.S. salmon supply by engineering a species of salmon.
Recent expansion of the egg recall to include half a billion eggs sparks criticism of the current state of the U.S. egg industry.
The final part of our interview with Nicolette Hahn Niman, she talks about food labeling, food safety and the importance of knowing where your food comes from.
Fisherman along the Gulf Coast are skeptical that the Food and Drug Administration's testing is thorough enough to deem seafood safe.
Concern about antibiotic resistance has prompted the pledges of more than 300 U.S. hospitals to stop serving meat raised with antibiotics.
Some die-hard Kombucha fans are finding empty store shelves where their favorite fermented tea should be.
The Natural Resources Defense Council has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. FDA for failing to respond to the group's petition to ban BPA.
The Food and Drug Administration has drafted a proposal to limit the use of antibiotics in livestock as part of an effort to reduce pathogens' resistance.
Do your Honey Smacks smack of some strange flavor? Several Kellogg products have been tainted with a waxy chemical.
The Institute of Medicine released a report today detailed strategies to reduce sodium intake in the Americans' diets. The FDA is reviewing the recommendations.
There have been at least 12 cases in two days of illness due to contaminated raw milk in the Midwest.
If you use Twitter, you've probably heard the term "hashtag". Earth Eats has compiled a list of top 10 Twitter #hashtags for foodies.