A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report issued in July found violations of its egg safety rules on about 40% of the farms it inspected in 2011 (though only 2.7% were considered "egregious").
Georgia's immigration crackdown has led to a shortage of migrant farm labor that has caused onion farmers to turn to prison labor for the Vidalia harvest.
The Food and Drug Administration has rejected a petition by the Corn Refiners Association to change the name high fructose corn syrup to "corn sugar" on nutritional labels.
According to a new study, voluntary industry reductions in salt content along with a tobacco-style "salt tax" on products high in sodium salt, could help to cut cardiovascular deaths by three in developing countries.
A $500,000 grant was made by the Obama administration to AquaBounty (the company developing genetically modified salmon) despite evidence that the firm could soon run out of cash.
An Associated Press analysis of anti-terror food safety plans initiated during the Bush administration found that despite $3.4 billion spent on food counter-terrorism, key programs have been bogged down in bureaucracy and no single agency is providing accountability.
Congressional opposition to the approval of genetically-engineered salmon is mounting, led by members of the Alaska delegation.
One man decides to spend a month attempting to follow every U.S. government recommendation on eating.