This week in food manufacturing history, we'll take a look at the first domestic case of Mad Cow Disease, the creation of two important food acts and the introduction of Cheez Whiz.
A newly released study linked regular consumption of citrus fruits with an increased risk for...
Farming is big business across America, with more than two million farms covering more than 900...
A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
A new, high-quality rice flour could help towards aiding global food poverty. "This rice flour serves not only as an alternative to wheat flour for those with wheat intolerance, but could also help to overcome the global food problem in the future," says Dr. Yayoi Onda.
We've written before about tracking domestic herd animals using the Internet of Things. Recently, researchers at Cambridge Industrial Design were commissioned by True North Technologies to create high-tech cow trackers, which can track the bovines' behavior and location.
This review looks at the use of more forages than grain feeds to help improve sustainability of rural small-scale livestock farming.
Researchers in Egypt are developing a biometric identification system for cattle that could reduce food fraud and allow ranchers to control their stock more efficiently.
Monsanto plans to upgrade a Louisiana chemical plant in order to help produce a new line of herbicide.
The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies.
This month's heavy rains and flooding across much of Indiana have already reduced the state's corn and soybean crop by nearly $300 million, agriculture experts estimated Friday, adding that the damage could escalate with more wet weather.
Farm, Development Groups Call for Coordinated, Agriculture-Based Effort to Meet Global Food Security NeedsJune 29, 2015 7:15 am | by Farm Journal Foundation | News | Comments
A coalition of farm and international development organizations and agriculture-related foundations sent a letter last week to congressional committees calling for a coordinated approach from the federal government to meeting global food security needs.
The EPA says it's reducing the volumes because infrastructure inadequacies limit how much can be consumed. However, corn growers and other supporters of the higher standard say they're needed to force oil companies to improve infrastructure at gas pumps to deliver ethanol fuel blends above the current 10 percent mix.
A fungal infection not seen on Midwestern wheat since the Great Depression is now reported to be spreading, according to reports.
Food, beverage and agriculture groups praised congressional passage of Trade Promotion Authority this week and predicted the bill would eventually help the industry develop new markets around the globe.
A recent study of genetically modified salmon led scientists to conclude that commercializing the altered fish would inherently pose some risk to the environment.
A settlement between an environmental advocacy group and federal regulators will require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate two common agricultural pesticides.
President Vladimir Putin has extended Russia's ban on the import of many agricultural products for another year.
Dozens of advocacy groups this week asked Subway restaurants to eliminate their use of meat from animals raised with routine use of antibiotics.
Monsanto's chief executive remains optimistic that the St. Louis-based agribusiness giant will eventually secure a merger with Swiss rival Syngenta despite the latter's repeated rejections of takeover bids.
Scientists believe that understanding how co-evolution works could help provide genetic clues for producing heartier plants and food for a growing global population.
Find out all the details by taking a look at this compilation of media coverage.
Anheuser-Busch today announced it will invest more than $1.5 billion in its U.S. brewing, agriculture, packaging and distributing operations by 2018.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a 66-year-old program that lets the government take raisins away from farmers to help reduce supply and boost market prices is unconstitutional. In an 8-1 ruling, the justices said forcing raisin growers to give up part of their annual crop without full payment is an illegal confiscation of private property.
Vermont has made a name for itself in the national farm-to-school movement getting more locally raised foods into school cafeterias and curriculum about nutrition and agriculture into classrooms.
It's #NationalEatYourVegetablesDay and, naturally, this food holiday is a trending topic on Twitter this morning. In recognition of the green holiday, I thought it would be the perfect chance to read up on some fun veggie facts.
While we’ve looked in detail at the applications and technological innovations that have paved the way for more vertical farms, what do those applications and innovations look like in practice? In our third and final post of the series, we tour some of the most compelling examples of vertical farms from around the world.
A bird flu outbreak in the Midwest that's boosted prices for eggs and roasting turkeys has actually resulted in cheaper chicken in the U.S., as many countries restrict imports of poultry products, the Department of Agriculture said in a report released Tuesday.
Police are investigating poultry producer Foster Farms after an animal-rights group shot undercover video showing some chickens being slammed upside-down into metal shackles, punched and having their feathers pulled out while they were still alive.
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