Food prices have risen in the last three decades—but that’s not the whole story. While some foods have gotten more expensive, others have fallen in price dramatically, and a look at the data says a lot about why we eat the way we do. »
California grows a pretty significant part of our food supply, both in terms of sheer numbers and in terms of different varieties. But as the land out there gets drier and drier, not everything is going to make it.
A controversial bill that seeks to block mandatory GMO food labeling by individual U.S. states was the subject of a hearing held yesterday by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health. Amid the testimonies, one key question emerged time and again: Are genetically modified foods "natural"? »
When there's a "human wildlife conflict," the US Department of Agriculture's "Wildlife Services" gets called in to take care of the problem. In 2013, that resulted in the death of more than 4 million animals. »
It's no surprise that we are not eating enough vegetables. But in how many different ways are we not eating our vegetables? We are not eating green vegetables. We are not eating orange vegetables. We are really not eating legumes. »
The US Department of Agriculture warns that this summer could bring massive outbreaks of grasshoppers and Mormon crickets. »
Click to viewIf you have a pet dog or cat, chances are your furry pal has an embedded microchip that allows animal shelters to find out who the owner is in the event of an escape or pet-napping. Imagine if that same chip could tell a dog to go home or relay instructions directly from the owner, even if the dog was… »