A chicken ranch in southern California is facing animal cruelty charges that could test a new law banning extreme confinement.
President Donald Trump’s suspension of refugee arrivals could cut into a key labor source for meatpacking firms that depend on foreign-born workers.
A coalition of food, farm and labor organizations wants the US Senate to block President Trump’s fast-food CEO choice for Secretary of Labor.
Lawmakers are proposing sanctions against Venezuela after an investigation found officials profited from food relief amid widespread starvation.
Kelp and other seaweeds are poised to become the nation's next trendy superfood, and more farms could bring big benefits to coastal environments.
The USDA plans to launch a pilot program to allow people to buy groceries online with food stamps.
As the White House ramps up for a profound transition in January, many questions remain about the fate of food and agriculture legislation under new leadership.
New research indicates that massive hog farms in North Carolina serve as breeding grounds for flu bugs before they jump from pigs to humans.
A new study found average cholesterol levels in the U.S. dropped significantly from 1999 to 2014, possibly due to phasing out of trans fats in foods.
The White House has announced plans to expand research, programs and classroom education to stem erosion and degradation of US topsoil.
A new study makes the case for using bee grubs wasted in honey farming as a protein-rich food source for the future.
Recent click-tempting headlines say the Fight for 15 movement caused McDonalds to replace cashiers with robots. Except it probably didn’t.
The top advisory board on organic standards in the US has decided that products with “USDA Organic” label can no longer contain carrageenan.
A new study shows that the “greening” of Earth under warmer temperatures has slowed the rate of increasing CO2 over the last decade – though only by a little.
The UN says Hurricane Matthew’s toll on food stores in Haiti has left 800,000 people hungry one month after the storm struck.
A New York Times investigation showing questionable gains from GMO crops over the last twenty years has sparked a new round of controversy.
A cluster of agriculture organizations has criticized Dannon’s plan to use fewer genetically modified ingredients, calling the move a “major step backward.”
PepsiCo this week announced new targets for reducing sugar, salt and fat drinks and snacks by 2025.
Berry pickers in Washington state have formed one of the first farmworker unions to come along in many years.
Farmers’ associations are fighting proposed EPA restrictions on the herbicide atrazine, saying new rules would drive up costs and reduce yields.