After a dramatic season of campaigning and lobbying, three major green measures fell flat when California's legislative session came to an end Tuesday night.
Concern about antibiotic resistance has prompted the pledges of more than 300 U.S. hospitals to stop serving meat raised with antibiotics.
A final vote on the Food Safety Modernization Act has been further delayed so the Senate can instead focus on financial regulatory reform.
A senate health panel has voted to approve legislation that will give the FDA the power to "police" food companies.
Lawmakers worry that the Obama administration's focus on health care reform may be impeding on climate change legislation.
Legislation that would force food establishments to put calorie information on their menus is being challenged by some major food corporations.
Food Safety is growing into a "hot button" issue among consumers and lawmakers. Earth Eats has some resources to help you stay informed.