This pillar of the American safety net originated as a solution to the paradox of hunger in the midst of plenty.
US federal regulations say little about how animals on organic farms should be treated. So if you're planning to serve an ethical holiday dinner, you'll have to do some research.
It's dismantling the Office of Personnel Management and relocating hundreds of USDA research jobs on short notice.
With Gottlieb's departure from the FDA imminent, what should we expect from the FDA? How is it likely to regulate the still controversial genetically engineered foods?
According to current regulations, animals that have been genetically edited, like pigs or cows, are considered drugs. What are the consequences of such rules on American livestock and agriculture?
In some cases, these restrictions have plunged people deeper into poverty.
The Trump administration wants to streamline federal food safety efforts under one roof as part of a sweeping new plan to reorganize government.
Accounting for grocery prices and the effort eating home-prepared meals requires, the benefits commonly called food stamps fall far short of paying enough for the poor to eat right.
The Agriculture Department provides nearly $6 billion annually for land, water and wildlife conservation on farms. President Trump's 2019 budget drastically reduces funds for these programs.
The U.S.-based white supremacist movement that calls itself the "alt-right" has recently embraced milk as a symbol.
China has started exporting cooked chicken meat to the United States. Is it safe to eat? An agriculture extension specialist discusses possible concerns about food safety and contamination.
Forests are valuable for many uses, including timber, clean water, wildlife habitat and recreation. Stresses on U.S. forests include wildfires, pest invasions and development of private lands.
Reports about trace amounts of pesticides, like the EWG's Dirty Dozen, can leave people afraid to buy fruits and vegetables. But the hype is often overblown.
Does making healthy food accessible actually affect what people purchase and what they eat? The answer is a little more complicated than you might think.