FDA's just-retired top food regulator says the stunning warning that the agency issued about romaine lettuce two days before Thanksgiving was a wake-up call for growers to tighten safety standards and facilitate the tracking of their crops from field to store.
The new year marks the start of a California law that is good news for the dairy community and public health, while providing a model for nutrition-related policy and education that could benefit many in agriculture.
A new report published Wednesday urges a “radical transformation of the global food system," recommending humans cut their red meat and sugar consumption in half and eat a diet much heavier in plant-based foods.
The policy session at the close of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention wasn’t exactly an action-packed affair, but several policy shifts approved by members could have ripple effects on farm policy.
President Donald Trump assured farmers struggling through a prolonged economic slump that better times are ahead for U.S. agriculture because of his efforts to lower trade barriers to American exports and roll back regulations.