Frederick Scott Salyer, 56, was charged with bribing purchasing managers at food giants including Kraft Foods Inc. and Frito-Lay to buy tomato products from his company, Monterey-based SK Foods. Prosecutors said he and his co-conspirators fixed prices and rigged bids for the sale of tomato products to McCain Foods USA Inc., ConAgra Foods Inc. and Kraft.
Izzy, an agricultural detector beagle whose nose is highly sensitive to food odors, works to find foods and plants brought in by visitors that are considered invasive species or banned products, some containing insects or larvae know to be harmful to U.S. agriculture.
The economic impact of a historic drought that has parched Texas and other parts of the Southwest will be felt for years, with ripple effects spreading nationwide as agriculture damage adds to increases in food prices.
Oregon state authorities can resume killing California sea lions that feast on endangered salmon bottled up at a dam on the Columbia River, but fewer than one-third as many as federal biologists previously had authorized, a judge ruled Thursday.
A bill to eliminate the right of workers at the former DeCoster egg farms in western Maine to unionize is working its way through the Legislature.
Southside Market & Barbeque in Texas has recalled more than a ton of ready-to-eat sausage products due to possible listeria contamination.
A federal court judge has ordered the Food and Drug Administration to take action on its own 35-year-old rule that would stop farmers from mixing antibiotics into animal feed, a practice which has led to dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria.
It seems like just yesterday natural/organic was the hot ticket, but local is quickly becoming a consumer favorite, as locally-sourced products are becoming more popular at grocery stores and restaurants alike.
Drought, floods and a lack of fresh water may cause significant global instability and conflict in the coming decades, as developing countries scramble to meet demand from exploding populations while dealing with the effects of climate change, U.S. intelligence agencies said in a report Thursday.
Commercial beekeepers and environmental organizations filed a petition Wednesday, asking federal regulators to suspend use of a pesticide they say harms honeybees.
Although the old rules have rarely been enforced, beer enthusiasts fear they could criminalize the rapidly growing hobby and kill scores of annual tasting events that bring tourists to small towns and cities.
At its annual meeting in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday, the coffee giant outlined growth plans that include selling more consumer products — including its Via instant coffee, single-serve coffee packets, coffee machines, new energy drinks and juices — through other stores.
Supermarket chains Kroger Co. and Stop & Shop said Thursday they will join the growing list of store chains that will no longer sell beef that includes an additive with the unappetizing moniker "pink slime."
An explosion of interest in home beer brewing is forcing lawmakers across the country to review long-forgotten alcohol laws, some of which date back to Prohibition.
Like many food companies, the owner of brands such as Banquet, Marie Callender's and Healthy Choice is dealing with higher costs for ingredients, packaging and fuel and has raised its prices to help offset those increases.
A U.N. agency is warning that an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Egypt could spread and threaten livestock in North Africa and the Middle East, leading to possible food shortages.
Connecticut took the first step requiring producers to label genetically modified food Wednesday, as a legislative committee overwhelmingly backed a measure promoted as giving consumers more information while avoiding the debate over health concerns.
A pesticide used primarily in the strawberry industry is being pulled from the U.S. market by its Japanese manufacturer, a surprising move that comes after harsh criticism from environmentalists and farmworkers who claim the chemical is toxic and may cause cancer.
As pork producers build new barns and retrofit old ones to give hogs more space, they say consumers opposed to keeping pregnant sows in tight cages can expect to pay for their clearer consciences with higher food prices.
While wine drinking is not linked as closely to American dining and culture as it is with that of some European nations, most Americans buy and drink wine — only 38% say they never buy a bottle of wine.