For more than 30 years the FDA has been asking for a ban on antibiotics used to make animals grow faster, but it can't follow through.
The soft drink giant spent millions this year to fight a set of proposed standards that would regulate how products are presented to kids.
It might make feeding your infant easier than the alternatives, but there are at least three different ways it can become contaminated.
If lawmakers paid attention to the research, they would tax unhealthy food and beverages and require traffic-light front-of-pack product labels.
Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, wrote a report sharply criticizing greater trade liberalization, one goal of the World Trade Organization.
The interventions that show the most promise are just like those in New York: physical activity and curriculum additions in public schools.
Without the personnel to do its own inspections of facilities, the FDA increasingly delegates them to state agencies, which fail at the task.
The Food and Drug Administration, perhaps in response to charges brought by Consumer Reports, has done its own tests and updates its arsenic page and strengthened its Q&A
Coke and PepsiCo are both making a lot of noise about their efforts to build a plant-based bottle, but soft drinks are inherently wasteful
New language inserted into the Consolidated Appropriations Act will delay or even kill the standards, which are already watered down
Many food companies are using unregulated nanomaterials in agriculture, processing, and packaging, but this is not something that the public knows anything about at this point
The 663-page 2008 farm bill is available to everyone online, but it refers to previous bills and other acts of Congress going back to 1933
A new report from the Environmental Working Group, which has taken a recent interest in childhood obesity, breaks down the sugar in kids' breakfast cereals with surprising results
The FDA allows a certain amount of toxins in our food and water supply, but the history of regulation is one of constant reduction in levels
From Sasha Abramsky's 'Breadline USA' to George Kent's 'Ending Hunger Worldwide,' these three titles are worth checking out
With the farm bill open for debate after the collapse of the Supercommittee, it's worth looking at what could be fixed in the current iteration, from food stamps to crop insurance
From Paul L. Knechtges' 'Food Safety: Theory and Practice' to Susan George's 'Whose Crisis, Whose Future,' these titles are worth looking at
Trade associations have gone to court, arguing that the Corn Refiners Association is behind a conspiracy designed to deceive the public
With the Supercommittee dead, the agriculture committees of the House and Senate need to figure out how to cut $23 billion out of the bill, and food stamps and conservation will go first
The chairs of the agriculture committee have been meeting in secret to recommend how to cut $23 billion from agriculture appropriations