Illinois Institute of Technology's Institute for Food Safety and Health will coordinate the Sprout Safety Alliance designed to assist sprout growers and producers in identifying and implementing best practices in the safe production of sprouts.
Deer would be treated as livestock and farm-raised venison would be sold to groceries and restaurants under a bill advancing through West Virginia's Legislature.
A southern Indiana man has pleaded guilty to murder in the August 2009 shooting of a Pillsbury plant co-worker after allegedly crashing his car through the plant's security gate.
Production of the Lady Alice apple has increased every year since its introduction just three years ago, as its appeal with consumers has taken off.
A widely watched barometer of consumer confidence surged in February to its highest level in a year as Americans took note of improving job prospects among friends and family and falling unemployment, which is now at a three-year low.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has officially dismissed a lawsuit brought by The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) and dozens of other plaintiff growers and organizations against Monsanto Company.
Officials have banned an artist from publicly slaughtering chickens in eastern Kansas, saying the proposed art installation would amount to animal cruelty.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is calling for an increased bottle tax to help fund renovations of crumbling schools. The mayor kicked off her campaign Monday for the bottle tax. Under her bill, the tax would increase from 2 cents to 5 cents in July 2013. That would generate about $10 million in revenue.
A Durham-based company is looking to launch a diagnostic test later this year that company officials say will help milk producers save money by allowing them to catch a bacterial infection in dairy cows quickly.
Lawrence city officials have banned Hansen's art project, "The Story of Chickens: A Revolution," saying it would amount to animal cruelty. Hansen had planned to display coops of chickens across Lawrence. The exhibit was to end with the birds being publicly killed and served as a meal. She says she wanted to demonstrate the animal slaughter process to meat eaters.
Calorie listings on fast-food chain restaurant menus might meet federal labeling requirements but don’t do a good job of helping consumers trying to make healthy meal choices, a new Columbia University School of Nursing (CUSON) study reports.
Utah's liquor commission will increase by two members and the governor will have direct oversight of operations under a bill moving to the Senate floor.
SunOpta Inc. said Monday that it will cut 6 percent of its workforce and reorganize some of the underperforming parts of its business. The company, based in Toronto, processes products for natural, organic and specialty foods.
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.'s fourth-quarter loss widened slightly as demand for its produce softened. Chairman and CEO Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh said in a statement on Tuesday that rising fuel costs and the weak European economy weighed on consumer demand.
Chicken producer Sanderson Farms Inc. said Tuesday that its fiscal first-quarter loss narrowed as expenses declined compared with a year-ago results that also reflected a hefty inventory adjustment.
How many servings of fruits and vegetables people eat may have more to do with the food shopping experience than with produce costs, according to a study by researchers at RTI International and George Washington University.
Although an Oklahoma peanut processor says it has no solid plans for a shelling plant outside its home state, Greenwood's economic development leaders believe one eventually will come to their city.
The group behind a massive copper and gold prospect near a world premier salmon fishery has released what has been billed as "one of the most exhaustive environmental study programs in the history of U.S. mineral development."
The latest additions mean that the Svalbard Global Seed Vault — a master backup to the world's other seed banks — has now secured more than 740,000 samples since it opened in a remote Norwegian archipelago in 2008. That represents an estimated three-quarters of the biological diversity of the world's major food crops, said Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, which maintains the vault with Norway's government and the Nordic Genetic Resources Center.
Hidden camera investigations at livestock farms have heightened public attention on animal care issues. In an effort to foster a more balanced conversation and to provide credible feedback to promote continuous improvement in farm animal care, the Center for Food Integrity (CFI) has created an Animal Care Review panel.