Unstable milk prices that rarely get very high have forced most dairies to grow their herds to make money on volume. Today, farmers with small dairy herds are making up artisan cheeses, which they hope can keep them in business.
Dairy farmers say the makers of plant-based milks – like almond milk, soy milk and a long list of other varieties – are stealing away their customers. And they’d like the federal government to back them up.
After years of bitter political fights, federal rules aimed at making school lunches more nutritious took effect in 2012. Some administrators and students have since warmed to the guidelines, though influential lawmakers are urging the Trump Administration to lead a repeal.
The organic industry is deciding whether or not produce grown in hydroponic systems can be certified organic. The debate gets at the very heart of what it means to be “organic” and may change the organic food available to grocery store shoppers.
It's a crucial election season for taxes on sugary drinks. At least four cities, including Boulder, Colorado, will vote on whether to enact the tax, giving public health advocates hope that they'll soon be headed to a ballot near you.