Casein is a milk protein that is 500 times as effective as plastic at preventing food spoilage.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is the only remaining member of President Obama’s original cabinet, and has been at the helm of USDA since 2009.
General Mills has recalled an additional 15 million pounds of flour after investigators found a second strain of E. coli in samples.
Some say Senate Bill 764 is a step in the right direction for GMO-label advocates, but others say the bill isn’t enough.
With commuting, and other lifestyle changes, a growing number of low-income children now live outside the neighborhoods that qualify for federal assistance.
Already existing grain surpluses combined with a nearly 30 percent increase this year means farmers are losing money and places to store grain.
Heads of agriculture committees in both chambers of Congress got their request for more time to gather comments about “certified organic” labels.
According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service survey, varroa mites were the top colony stressor for beekeeping operations with five or more colonies.
Good for your taste buds, bad for the economy: U.S. has its largest cheese surplus in over 30 years.
CRISPR technology deletes segments of an organism’s own genome to engineer the expression of a particular trait.
A genetically modified mushroom could soon hit grocery store shelves, without governmental regulation or oversight.
There are now nearly 22,000 certified organic operations in the U.S. Last year, Indiana added 81 organic farms, with another 11 added so far in 2016.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed rules to force stores that accept food stamps to offer healthier foods.
The budget would make cuts to the crop insurance system, allocate more funds for agricultural research and fund a summer program to provides free meals to kids.
In a bird flu outbreak in Indiana last month, some of the 400,000 euthanized birds were killed by “ventilation shutdown,” a method the USDA approved last year.
In a victory for pro-labeling supporters, Campbell Soup Company announced it supports mandatory labeling of GMOs.
A consumer advocacy group reports that many farms that produce ‘organic’ eggs differ little from traditional industrial egg farms.
43 Chipotle restaurants have been closed following an outbreak of E. coli, while a ground beef outbreak has been traced to a Nebraska plant.
Jonathan Lundgren’s work has included extensive examination of neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides widely used by farmers to control pest damage to corn.
Certified organic farms in the U.S. sold $5.5 billion in organic products in 2014. California remains an organic powerhouse, nabbing the top spot in sales.