22,000 people per day signed up for food stamps this year. So why did the government cut the program's funding?
The Child Nutrition Act is finally law. A look at how the bill-signing ceremony unfolded—and what the law contains.
Our government, concerned about what we feed animals, starts measuring an invisible mountain of medicine
The reasons for a red state/blue state divide when it comes to food? Big Agriculture, in part, as this Q & A explains.
A heated response to one of our blog posts exemplifies how food companies get public relations firms to do their dirty work
Sugar politics, nutritional advice, and how the food industry drives us to eat. A recent issue of San Francisco Medicine has it all.
Food advocates and a law professor face off about whether the Constitution should protect front-of-package health claims
Monsanto is appealing a case against its sugar beets. No surprise there—but a new modified apple is puzzling.
Now that the Senate has passed its food safety bill, the House reconciliation game remains. If it becomes law, we all win.
The Institute of Medicine says that when it comes to two popular micronutrients, the conventional wisdom is wrong
A guide to the process that will lead to food safety reform—if all goes according to plan and senators heed recent op-eds
Kellogg drew fire this year for health claims on Froot Loops and Cocoa Krispies. Now it has settled a Mini-Wheats lawsuit.
In a new report, federal produce vouchers get an A for keeping us healthy, but schools and restaurants get C's. And the F?
Should small-scale food producers fight Big Government? Or do we need the feds to help keep Listeria out of our Camembert?
The Senate debated the Food Safety Modernization Act last week, and the bill has bipartisan support—in theory. In practice, nothing will happen until after Thanksgiving.
As soda sales decline, a new study argues that we should sell sodas with added vitamins in Sub-Saharan Africa. Coincidence?
In two conference calls at 1:00 and 2:15 today, the Food and Drug Administration will discuss its concerns about caffeinated alcohol
Call it food politics in action. The Guardian reveals that in Britain, food-industry wolves are guarding—and fattening—the sheep.
A new United Nations report outlines techniques that can help us feed growing populations in light of climate change
The Institute of Medicine and two other nonprofits describe how much fruits and vegetables we're eating, how much we should eat, and where USDA subsidies go