Supermarket prices jumped 0.8% in November, pushing the inflation rate for food costs to 6.4% over the past year, the largest increase for a 12-month period since 2008. The White House claims meatpackers bear a lot of the blame.
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to have growers of leafy greens and other fruits and vegetables conduct “comprehensive assessments” of pre-harvest agricultural water, replacing the current requirement in FDA's 2015 Produce Safety Rule for microbial water quality testing.
Lawmakers worried that China could gain control over the U.S. food system through land purchases are looking to curb the nation's grip on American farmland, despite no evidence of a spike in land sales to Chinese interests, according to an Agri-Pulse analysis of Agriculture Department data.
Multinational food companies raced to set pledges to slash the carbon emissions in their supply chains, and now those firms are scrambling to recruit the farmers needed to meet those targets, even as it remains unclear who’s going to foot the bill.