A California Holstein discovered to have mad cow disease in April was an isolated case and didn't pose a threat to the food supply, a report issued Friday by the USDA said.
Thousands of fish are dying in the Midwest as the hot, dry summer dries up rivers and causes water temperatures to climb in some spots to nearly 100 degrees.
The athletes' dining room in the Olympic village is a food court like no other, offering the world's elite athletes healthy, hearty food and fuel, 24 hours a day — and doing it the Slow Food way.
Nestle S.A., the world's largest food company, said Friday that its U.S. operations will soon be led by the current head of its business in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Archaeologists say they have found traces of 2,500-year-old chocolate on a plate in the Yucatan peninsula, the first time they have found ancient chocolate residue on a plate rather than a cup, suggesting it may have been used as a condiment or sauce with solid food.
Kraft Foods Inc. reported Thursday that its second-quarter profit jumped more than 5 percent as higher prices helped offset the drag of raw-materials costs and currency exchange rates. The food company stood by its full-year outlook.
The number of rice farmers in a lawsuit that claims RiceTec Inc. sold hybrid seed that produced inferior rice has grown to 51 with the addition of farmers in Louisiana and Texas.
Burch Equipment LLC is expanding their recall to include 13,888 cases and 581 bins of Athena variety cantaloupes due to the potential for being contaminated with Listeria. Melons affected by this recall total 188,902.
Although the overall current restaurant operating environment is positive, expectations for the future softened in June, according the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index.
Commercial fishermen in New England are facing severe cuts in their catch limits next year because of the poor condition of populations of so-called groundfish, regulators said Thursday.
The report to Congress was blunt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had failed to regulate pollution from the nation's livestock farms — many capable of generating more waste than some cities — because it lacked information as basic as how many farms even existed.
After 18 years of steady increases, the number of farmers markets across the country now registered with the USDA is 7,864. In 1994, there were 1,744.
Kenosha Beef International Ltd. is recalling nearly 19 tons of frozen bacon-cheeseburger patties because they may contain pieces of gasket material.
Frito-Lay officials are determining how much damage was caused by a fire at the company's plant in south Topeka.
Pushed by the rising popularity of eating locally and healthily, the number of farmers markets climbed by 9.6 percent nationally over the past year, according to the USDA.
Like many businesses, Kellogg is contending with rising commodity costs and weakness in Europe, which pushed its net income 12 percent lower in the second quarter. But the company's one-two punch of breakfast goods and snacks gave a lift to its revenue, driven by sales of Pop-Tarts and strength in North America.
Cornflakes won't necessarily be more expensive as a result of rising corn prices, but the milk you pour over them might be.
After taking a second look at the attention-grabbing names of Dirty Bastard and Backwoods Bastard beers, the state's liquor control agency lifted its ban on their sale in Alabama.
The trial in U.S. district court in St. Louis centered on whether DuPont infringed on Monsanto's patent for developing genetically modified soybean seeds that can withstand the weed killer Roundup.
Nearly 220 counties in a dozen drought-stricken states were added yesterday to the U.S. government's list of natural disaster areas as the nation's agriculture chief unveiled new help for frustrated, cash-strapped farmers and ranchers grappling with extreme dryness and heat.