| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:45 PM
A food safety group filed a lawsuit in hopes of forcing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to release documents in court that could explain why the federal agency approved genetically engineered alfalfa despite its misgivings about environmental safety....
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Dozens more people have been sickened by a salmonella outbreak tied to Foster Farms chicken that was thought to have been over, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.
The agency reported 51 new cases of Salmonella Heidelberg between...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The World Health Organization is challenging you to eat no more than six teaspoons of sugar per day.
In a new guideline on sugar consumption, the United Nations’ health agency reiterates its 2002 recommendation that no more than 10% of daily...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON — The way nutritional information is displayed on food is “simply not acceptable,” First Lady Michelle Obama declared on Thursday as she endorsed an administration effort that would force the food industry to more clearly...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Americans consume too much sugar, and our collective sweet tooth is killing us.
So says a study published Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It finds that 71.4% of U.S. adults get more than the recommended 10% of their daily calories from...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:13 AM
The long-running "Got Milk?" slogan promoting milk consumption in the U.S. has been nixed.
The Milk Processor Education Program, funded by milk processors, has launched a new ad campaign that aims to emphasize milk's protein content to get Americans...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:27 PM
An upscale Marin County meat purveyor is purchasing a troubled San Francisco Bay Area slaughterhouse at the center of a recall of nearly 9 million pounds of beef.
In a transaction that signals rising demand for locally raised, grass-fed beef, Marin...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Rancho Feeding Corp., a Petaluma meat processor under federal investigation after recalling nearly 9 million pounds of beef earlier this month, is being bought by an artisanal Marin County farm specializing in pasture-raised livestock.
Marin Sun Farms...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:39 PM
If you think an olive oil imported from Italy or Spain is superior to one made in California, U.S. olive oil producers would like to have a word with you. They're looking to change the perception of domestic olive oil, and want you to reach for American-...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:39 PM
A troubled Central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program was closed by federal inspectors Monday for failing to meet cleanliness standards.
Operations at Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford, Calif., about 30...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:03 AM
The developing world has largely usurped U.S. manufacturing, but emerging economies are increasingly big customers of American farmers.
Between 2000 and 2013, American fruit, grain, meat and dairy sold overseas nearly tripled to $140.9 billion, making...