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May 19, 2017

 

farm workers

Government Confirms A Surge In Foreign Guest Workers

Government statistics show a big increase in the number of foreign guest workers approved to work on American farms this year.

May 3, 2017

 

avocados

California Is On Its Way To Having Avocado Crop Year-Round

Americans ate 2 billion pounds of avocados last year; many came from Mexico. California researchers are working to change that.

May 2, 2017

 

amaranth and corn flour, agave honey and amaranth cereal

Why Mexican Chefs, Farmers, Activists Are Reviving Amaranth

The ancient grain is part of a movement to revive native crops and cuisines while restoring the health and economy of Oaxaca, one of Mexico's poorest states.

April 11, 2017

 

fried food

Obesity Shifts To Low Income Families In Mexico

Historically, prevalence of obesity in Mexico was associated with higher socioeconomic status. A new study shows that's changing, and impacting teen girls.

February 21, 2017

 

strawberries

Ditching NAFTA Could Hurt America’s Farmers More Than Mexico’s

Trade in food between the U.S. and Mexico has exploded over the past 15 years. Restricting that trade could backfire.

February 7, 2017

 

Farmers Gualberto Casanova (left) and Dionisio Yam Moo

Climate Change Disrupts Mayans’ Traditional Farming Practices

Climate change has brought erratic rainfall to Mexico's Yucatán peninsula, forcing local Mayan farmers to modernize their centuries-old farming practices.

February 4, 2017

 

Mike McCloskey

Chasing A Dream Built On Dairy, Master Of Milk Came Home

For one of the biggest dairymen in U.S., success was based in part on crossing cultural boundaries. Now, he has returned home to continue building his empire.

February 2, 2017

 

Migrant workers

U.S.-Mexico Wall Will Cost Americans More For Food

Requiring Mexican growers to pay more for exporting their goods to the U.S. will only lead to higher prices for American consumers.

October 27, 2016

 

Carlos Rodriguez grills hot dogs

Tijuana Border Plan Could Oust Rich Food Culture And Cooks

Plans to expand the border crossing could bulldoze over a longstanding market where many food vendors have made their living for years, if not generations.

March 31, 2016

 

shelf of drinks

Philly Soda Tax: Third Time’s A Charm?

In the U.S., soda taxes haven't had the impact activists had hoped for, but globally it's a different story.

January 7, 2016

 

A customer shops for packaged meat at a supermarket

Consumer Groups Vow To Fight Meat Label Repeal

Consumer groups are rearing for a fight in 2016 after Congress repealed a law that required an animal's country of origin on packages of meat.

August 5, 2015

 

cilantro

Cyclospora Outbreak Linked To Cilantro

384 people have reported illness in 26 states with cyclosporiasis—the disease caused by a single-cell parasite, cyclospora.

February 17, 2015

 

Ranchers drive longhorn cattle through the streets of Fort Worth, Texas.

Meat Industry Drops Lawsuit Against ‘COOL’ Labels

Meat industry groups have dropped a lawsuit against the USDA's rules requiring labels that identify country of origin for meat products.

November 4, 2014

 

A cut of beef labeled as coming from the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

US Groups Square Off Over Country Of Origin Labels

Industry groups want congress to dial back rules requiring labels that trace the origin of meat -- a measure advocates say is better for consumers.

April 28, 2014

 

slicing a lime

Nationwide Lime Shortage Reaches Indiana Establishments

The cost of limes is skyrocketing, making them harder to get at local bars and restaurants.

October 22, 2013

Obesity Epidemic 

junk food

Mexico’s Junk Food Tax Reminiscent Of NYC Soda Ban

Where New York City failed, Mexico seems to be succeeding in implementing a junk food tax in the hopes of curbing its obesity epidemic.

August 26, 2011

Salmonella Scare 

papaya

Mexican Papayas Banned At The Border

The FDA announced Thursday they were banning the import of papayas from Mexico until they were cleared of salmonella.

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