The demise of a Farm Bill drafted in secrecy means the next version will go through standard Congressional channels, which has mixed implications for farmers.
In another blow to increase the healthiness of school lunches, pizza sauce is considered a vegetable.
Farmers sold nearly $5 billion dollars worth of local produce in 2008, and that number is expected to rise.
The USDA issued a recall Tuesday after a routine test found E. coli O157:H7 in beef from a California firm.
New FDA requirements could stop outbreaks -- like the recent listeria linked to cantaloupe -- before they start.
AquaBounty has received federal funding to genetically modify its salmon a move which has environmentalists up in arms.
A major beef recall is underway after E. coli was found in frozen beef sent to Georgia school districts. So far no contaminated meat has been served, says USDA.
360 pounds of possibly undercooked chicken have been recalled from Wisconsin's Roundy's Supermarkets.
Nearly one in three households categorized as "food insecure" had to cut back or alter their eating habits for lack of food.
In a move applauded by food safety advocates, the USDA has announced ground beef will not be sold if it tests positive for six additional strains of E. coli.
Extreme heat has damaged this year's corn supply, and it could translate to higher food prices down the road.
Another 185,000 pounds of ground turkey have been recalled after a strain of salmonella was found at the same plant where a recall took place in August.
A group of legal scholars responds to the food industry's claim of free speech infringement by stating no rules were actually enforced.
In 2011, 7175 farmers markets operated in the U.S., up from 6139 in 2010. Locavores love it, but some farmers call it too much of a good thing.
Amidst recalls and food safety campaigns, who is responsible for preventing foodborne illness? Experts from all sides of the debate paint a blurry picture.
The push to ban the use of food stamps for sodas has been defeated by the USDA.
School is out for the day and the kids are hungry! Keep them reaching for healthy options while keeping them safe.
The USDA announced new guidelines to ensure humane treatment of livestock, defining "egregious inhumane treatment."
In anticipation of the upcoming Child Nutrition Act, some schools are already featuring healthier options. But do vending machines have a place?
60,000 pounds of ground beef have been recalled after an inspection in Ohio found E. coli bacteria.