Food terrorism, part two: New rules would require the nation’s largest food manufacturing plants to tighten up security. How would that impact the dairy industry, which is considered the most vulnerable to attack?
Though Colorado legalized the sale of marijuana, it is still considered illegal by the federal government. That means the existing food safety system, which relies heavily on support from federal agencies, can’t ensure that marijuana-infused foods are safe.
Retailers and restaurants like Whole Foods, Chipotle, Safeway and Wal-Mart are all providing information to consumers about how sustainably some of their products were produced. But it’s hard to know just what “sustainability” means and how to judge whether food was produced in a “sustainable” way.
For the first time in nearly 10 years, the nation’s beef herd may be poised for growth, which could mean relief from rising meat prices. But with the fewest cattle in the beef supply since the 1960s, slow growth won’t cut prices anytime soon.
This Thanksgiving, hungry families all over the country will finish off their holiday meal with a little slice of the Midwest. That’s because the vast majority of all pumpkin that comes from a can and winds up in a pie got its start on a vine in Illinois.
The next farm bill is all but certain to contain cuts to the food stamps program. Long championed by legislators from urban districts, the food stamp program isn’t just an urban concern. Families living amid fertile farmland struggle to put food on the table and increasingly rely on SNAP benefits.