Top news in Food
A new study shows mercury in the estuary sediment was left by industry decades ago. It continues to build up in fish, making some unsafe to eat.
State’s hands-off approach to smaller concentrated animal feeding operations is taking a toll on the environment, critics say.
Researchers identified "antibiotic resistance genes" in waterways and soils near factory farms in the U.S., according to a report shared exclusively with Newsweek.

Hydraulic pumps can collect a day's worth of clams in minutes, but experts are concerned about how they affect the ecosystem.

Climate change, technology, disease and financial crises will pose big challenges for the world, an intelligence report concludes.

Despite pledges of reform, the world's leading supermarket and fast-food companies are doing little to address the environmental and human rights abuses associated with beef production.

The nation’s largest potato producer—a supplier for McDonald’s french fries—could destroy one of the last uncontaminated areas on White Earth and Red Earth tribal lands in Minnesota.

Three environmental groups have moved to file a lawsuit against a Virginia company that operates a chicken rendering plant on Maryland's Eastern Shore, accusing it of repeatedly exceeding pollution limits.

Washington has come a long way since the great climate change debate of 2010 sent industries and environmental advocates back to their corners to plan the fight for or against the next big congressional showdown. Now it's here - but it's not the one I expected.

Wildlife officials are asking those who regularly eat fish caught in Silver Creek to limit their consumption to once a month, over concerns of high levels of "forever chemicals."

JBS SA owned Pilgrim's Pride is the second-largest chicken processor in the United States. But now as it turns out Pilgrims Pride is also more crooked than Lombard Street.
More than 90 percent of all corn, cotton and soybeans planted in the U.S. are genetically engineered, according to data from the Department of Agriculture.
The chief reason for the perilous water crisis is the over-extraction of groundwater.

Hundreds of farmers who rely on a massive irrigation project that spans the Oregon-California border learned Wednesday they will get a tiny fraction of the water they need.

The Maryland DOE plans to appeal a state judge's ruling that the agency must account for ammonia discharges to the air before issuing water permits to high-density poultry farms.

Heavier rains that wash away crops could worsen hunger for a country in which farming makes up 20% of the economy.
Two writers warn of the danger of spraying medical antibiotics on citrus trees to stop the greening disease. One big problem is creating more anti-biotic resistant "superbugs."

It seems probable that the wine industry, more than any other agricultural industry, is going green in environmental terms.

Every year American Rivers ranks the country's 10 most endangered rivers to highlight where imminent threats to human health, safety and survival could be resolved through decisive political, business and community measures.

Fruit that will get thrown out next week would be cheaper than fruit that expires later. If you’re going to eat it that day, you can save.
The Disparity to Parity coalition says racial justice in farming depends on policies that guarantee farmers are paid more than the cost of production.

Residents in Millsboro, Delaware, sued the local Montaire facility, which they suspect is linked to their cancers and other serious health problems.

The government in Tokyo says criticism of its intention to release treated water into the ocean is unscientific. South Korea has called the proposal “utterly intolerable.”
American Rivers leader: 'We’re sounding the alarm because pollution in the Raccoon River is putting drinking water supplies and public health at risk.'

China, South Korea and Taiwan on Tuesday expressed opposition to Japan's decision to release into the Pacific treated radioactive water that has accumulated at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in two years' time.

The Progressive Conservatives are under fire after revelations of a new gold rush in Grassy Narrows First Nations territory even though suspected mercury dumps have yet to be cleaned up.

If Seaspiracy has made you aware of the problems facing the oceans, take action and join a NGO that's fighting for change. As for this film, a better title would have been Marie Antoinette Goes To Sea.

Cow's milk is, of course, bad news for the planet: three times worse in greenhouse emission terms than any plant milk.

U.S. policymakers have spent trillions of dollars to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. But the answer to preventing the next pandemic altogether lies elsewhere.

After pressure from parents and advocates, the agency is laying out a multiyear plan to address the issue.

Artists often create work about nature as a way to draw attention to beauty in the natural world. But can their work also draw attention to pollution and the ways that Pittsburgh's environment can be dangerous?

Clickbait stories of animals returning to quiet habitats paint an overly rosy picture of COVID-19’s impact on the marine environment.
Unlike SNAP, WIC has a smaller budget, and less of a spotlight. Now, Congress and the USDA are working to address food insecurity in families head-on by investing in and modernizing the program.
The government says the plan is the best way to dispose of water used to prevent the ruined nuclear plant’s damaged reactor cores from melting.