The Tribune found the regulatory system designed to protect rural communities actually exploits state laws to build more facilities that mass-produce pork.
The last time government agencies updated biotech regulations was 1992. Today a wave of new discoveries is breaking out of the old regulatory framework.
Researchers have developed a new breed of pig that is resistant to an incurable disease that plagues hogs barns, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome.
There’s no such thing as a government-sanctioned certification for organic marijuana in large part, because growing or using marijuana is still a federal crime.
The government’s current definition of a farmer includes owning land or equipment, and doing at least 1,000 hours of manual labor a year.
There is currently no national standard for date-stamps on food. As a result, a new study says consumers are throwing away lots of perfectly edible food.
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.
Connecticut gets closer to labeling genetically modified organisms in their food -- but not everyone supports the measure.
The FDA began requiring food manufactures to label trans fats in 2003. Since then, the levels of trans fats have dropped not just in food but in humans as well.
Amidst recalls and food safety campaigns, who is responsible for preventing foodborne illness? Experts from all sides of the debate paint a blurry picture.
After the deregulation of alfalfa, organic consumer groups are divided on where to place the blame.
After being pronounced dead by many observers, the new legislation was passed in a surprise vote earlier this week. Some of the changes may surprise you.
The Senate Health panel released a new bipartisan version of a food safety bill this week, which seeks to give the FDA more authority in food safety matters.
As the U.K. ushers in a new administration after its elections last month, so, too, is it welcoming new standards for nutrition and food safety regulation.
The American Meat Institute is opposed to a new bill that would require the USDA to test for six additional strains of E. coli.
The Institute of Medicine released a report today detailed strategies to reduce sodium intake in the Americans' diets. The FDA is reviewing the recommendations.
The U.S Department of Justice meets in Iowa this weekend to consider whether the size of big ag companies could be in violation of federal anti-trust regulation
According to a report published today by the Produce Safety Project, acute food-borne illnesses cost the U.S. $152 billion each year.
The Federal Trade Commission recently issued a set of proposed standards for marketing foods to children.
With millions of Americans out of a job, more than 36 million people are currently on food stamps.