We have ever-expanding choices in shops but the crops and many of the proteins we eat come from an ever-narrowing genetic base. Seventy-five per cent of the world's crop diversity is already lost, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates.
A lot of food policy watchers were scratching their heads earlier this week over a New York Times story that said "food deserts" (low income areas with little access to healthy food ) actually offered more variety and closer access to grocery...
The dramatic fallout of an angry blogger’s petition signals yet again the power of social media to change the way political actors and businesses respond to public pressure, leaving them all vulnerable — for better or worse — to reputational slights.
A coalition of more than 2,000 U.S. farmers and food companies said Wednesday it is taking legal action to force government regulators to analyze potential problems with proposed biotech crops and the weed-killing chemicals to be sprayed over them.
Animal health groups today commended the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) voluntary approach to reducing the growth-promotion uses of antibiotics in farm animals but voiced some concern that the policy may hurt animal health and lead to higher meat prices.
Biodiversity and small and medium farms are threatened in Mexico by the looming approval of a reform of the law on plant varieties that will extend patent rights over seeds, activists and experts warn.
The amendment, of the federal law on plant varieties in effect since 1996, was approved by the Senate in November and is now making its way through the lower house of Congress.
For the last 40 years, Earth Day has been celebrated around the world to call attention to some of our most pressing environmental and social problems, including climate change, biodiversity loss, and dwindling natural resources.
Nineteen people in Oregon are ill with E. coli in an outbreak traced to raw milk from Foundation Farm near Wilsonville -- up one from the 18 cases reported Thursday -- according to a April 20 news release from the Public Health Division of the state's Health Authority.
Some of the biggest food brands and leading organic labels available in Canada have understated the amount of bad nutrients – like fat, sugar and sodium – in their products, or overstated the good ones, internal government tests show.
Over the course of the five-month bio-nutrient soil study that I've been conducting on an organic farm in Thermal, Ca, I've had the privilege to access cutting edge scientists doing groundbreaking work.
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