The labels use the letters BE, for bioengineered, not GMO, which critics say could baffle consumers. One design features a smiling sun that a skeptic calls "essentially propaganda for the industry."
Farmer Jon McConaughy's animals live their whole lives on his farm, and they die there, too. He tries to make the end as stress-free and respectful as he can.
Many of USDA’s rural development programs are aimed at creating jobs. That can make a difference in towns where agriculture no longer provides as many jobs.
In Trump’s Cabinet, oil-rich states like Texas and Oklahoma are well represented, making some in the Corn Belt worry about the future of corn-based ethanol.
The directive comes as President Donald Trump begins his term and before his nominee for Agriculture Secretary undergoes U.S. Senate confirmation hearings.
The campaigns agree on food policy in some surprising ways. Most notable: both campaigns say that food-stamp benefits should remain a part of the Farm Bill.
Retail prices for choice cuts of beef are up 8 percent over the past year, but a rise in the nation's cattle numbers could mean relief for consumers.
The new school year brings with it new standards for school lunches. School food preparers and students are adjusting.
A new rule may help bring more local food into schools, but is that enough to get kids to eat it?
A doctor's organization that advocates a plant-based diet sued the government over its MyPyramid food guide.
Marion Nestle, author of Food Politics, answers questions and makes predictions about the Food Safety Modernization Act waiting for a vote in the Senate.
The final part of our interview with Nicolette Hahn Niman, she talks about food labeling, food safety and the importance of knowing where your food comes from.
The USDA's 2010 National Farmers Market Directory lists 6,132 farmers markets nationwide, 16 percent more than in 2009 when the agency reported 5,274.
Earth Eats recently spoke with Marion Nestle, in the second part of our interview, she talks about food policy, the local food movement and food labeling
Earth Eats recently spoke with Marion Nestle about everything from the raw milk debate to pet food to food labeling. This is the first part of the interview.
Earth Eats contributor Nicole Henderson writes about steps her family is taking to bring more organic food into their kitchen and onto their plates.
Hundreds of chefs gathered on the White House lawn today to launch "Chefs Move to Schools" an adopt-a-school program pairing chefs with local schools.