They want it fresh. They want it cheap. They want it fast. And most importantly, they don't want it to taste like it's good for them.
According to a recent report by the FDA, antibiotics considered "medically important" to humans that were used in food animals increased 20 percent between 2009 and 2013; more than 60 percent of the overall food animal antibiotics in use in 2013 qualified as "medically important."
What do you get when you mix a group of hungry undergraduate students with a bunch of marshmallows and crispy cereal? A giant Rice Krispie treat, of course!
Wisconsin has confirmed its first case of a dangerous bird flu strain that has struck several other Midwest states, including Minnesota and South Dakota.
Nestle says it is cutting some of the sugar from its Nesquik chocolate and strawberry powders and taking artificial coloring out of the strawberry powder. Strawberry Nesquik powder will get its pink coloring from beet juice powder instead of artificial colors.
There's a reason convenience stores that carry alcohol don't simply advertise that they have "beer". Those stores put up large advertisements proudly displaying that they carry specific beers like Budweiser and Coors.
What we eat has a big influence on our environment, in ways beyond the typical carbon footprint questions of local vs. imported or animal vs. vegetable. Researchers have found that what we choose to eat — and what we excrete as waste — can influence the nutrient cycle on a large scale.
In this study, Dr. Paul Kroon and his team at IFR have shown that polyphenols in green tea and apples block a signaling molecule called VEGF, which in the body can trigger atherosclerosis and is a target for some anti-cancer drugs.
The next space station grocery run will carry caffeine to a whole new level: Aboard the SpaceX supply ship is an authentic espresso machine straight from Italy.
Two former egg industry executives are scheduled to be sentenced this morning for their roles in a 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands.
Listeria is commonly found in unpasteurized cheeses and unpasteurized milk, and it is sometimes found in other foods as well — 30 people died in a 2011 listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe.
To reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, the World Health Organization recommends we consume no more than 2000 mg of sodium a day -- less than a teaspoon of salt. So how are we doing at hitting the WHO targets?
State and federal authorities have confirmed outbreaks of bird flu at four more turkey farms in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected in the state to 13.
Local health officials continue to pressure state lawmakers to increase the budget appropriation for the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals food safety program. Legislation failed to gain traction in both the House and the Senate this year.
National networking group Women in Manufacturing this week announced its reorganization as a trade association.
Including a new broccoli variety in the diet reduces blood LDL-cholesterol levels by around 6 percent, according to the results of human trials led by the Institute of Food Research.
Scientists reported evidence of a new mastrevirus. Other members of the mastrevirus genus, a group of DNA viruses, are known to be responsible for decimating yields in staple food crops (including corn, wheat and sugarcane) throughout Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. It has never been reported in North America before.
Days after a foodborne illness was linked to Blue Bell ice cream products, a state inspection of an Oklahoma plant later tied to the infection praised the facility for having no violations and doing a "great job," according to a copy of the inspection report.
Activists in Oregon hope to organize a ballot initiative that would eliminate the state's ability to pre-empt local ordinances. Although experts said passage of the proposal would likely affect state laws, proponents focused largely on the potential ability of local governments to restrict GMOs.
A bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry has been confirmed in a second commercial turkey flock in eastern South Dakota and preliminary tests have confirmed the presence of some form of bird flu at a North Dakota farm, bringing to at least 15 the number of Midwest farms infected in the latest outbreak.