The Food and Drug Administration is proposing some major rule changes for foods that can be marketed as “healthy," potentially allowing new products to qualify while eliminating others. But few foods are labeled as "healthy" are current rules, and experts say it's not clear how much consumers will care about the proposed new labeling system either.
Grocery prices jumped another 1.3% in July, led by continued increases for dairy products, baked goods and other items, and are up 13.1% over the past year, the largest increase in supermarket costs in more than 43 years.
U.S. supermarket prices jumped 1% in June, led by continued increases in the cost of dairy and bakery products as well as fats and oils, helping fuel another 1.3% surge in the country's overall cost of living.
In this opinion piece, Robb MacKie with the American Bakers Association and Michael Dykes, D.V.M., with the International Dairy Foods Association discuss the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to lead the FDA.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he’ll make sure the Treasury Department understands the importance of stepped-up basis to farm groups. Vilsack was pressed about that issue during an appearance Wednesday before the House Ag Appropriations Subcommittee.
The Agriculture Department is ending the Farmers to Families Food Box program and shifting to more effective ways of delivering fresh produce and dairy products, says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.