A California slaughterhouse closed after an animal rights group released a video of workers there apparently mistreating animals has been allowed to reopen, U.S. regulators said on Monday.
Three U.S. congressmen from California are calling for the Department of Agriculture to immediately reopen a slaughterhouse closed this week after videos showed what the agency called "disturbing evidence of inhumane treatment of cattle."
The USDA suspends a slaughterhouse after video appears to show animal cruelty.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating "disturbing evidence of inhumane treatment of cattle" at a California meat supplier, the agency said.
For the sorcerers who practice the dark arts of politics, the hot summer months are generally known for their focus on triviality, hyperbole and petty posturing. This "silly season" is marked mostly by frivolous debates over manufactured controversies as voters tune out and cook out in parks and backyards across the country.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday new proposals targeting individuals who sell SNAP cards, commonly known as food stamps, for cash.
A quarantine placed on two California farms under investigation for mad cow disease has been lifted, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday.
Two farms have been quarantined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the agency continues to investigate last month's discovery of mad cow disease at a California dairy farm.
Is the testing process for mad cow disease adequate? CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Hoping to eliminate a problem before it spreads rather than fighting an outbreak once it's discovered, the USDA announced Wednesday a new tracing method it hopes will protect consumers from eating contaminated meat and poultry.
Dr. Robert Lustig tells CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta that processed sugar is so unhealthy that it's toxic.
Pushing her meal cart into the hospital room, a research assistant hands out tall glasses of reddish-pink liquid, along with a gentle warning: "Remember, you guys have to finish all your Kool-Aid."
The first U.S. case of mad cow disease in six years sparked fears of illness that prompted two South Korean retailers to suspend the sale of American beef.
The first U.S. case of mad cow disease in six years sparked fears of illness that prompted at least one major South Korean retailer to suspend the sale of American beef.
Elizabeth Cohen reports on the confirmed case of "mad cow" disease in California.
The nation's fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), sometimes referred to as "mad cow disease," has been confirmed in a dairy cow in central California, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a warning to be on the lookout for unsolicited fraudulent faxes made to look like they're coming from a USDA official.
Sarah Wu blogged anonymously for years showing what students are served for lunch.
School meals will have to offer fruits and vegetables to students every day under standards issued by the United States Department of Agriculture on Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slapped the parent company of the "Greatest Show on Earth" with a record penalty for alleged animal welfare violations.
Trick-or-treaters might want to hold on to those Reese's Cups this Halloween as sharp increases in peanut butter prices have begun going into effect following one of the worst peanut harvests in decades.
Brace yourselves, peanut butter lovers -- prices are set to spike following one of the worst peanut harvest seasons growers have seen in years.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a Class I recall for 40,000 pounds of ground beef products intended for Georgia school lunches, due to possible E. coli contamination.
The United States is stepping in to help bail out another American industry -- chicken farmers and meat processors.
Nearly 15% of the U.S. population relied on food stamps in May, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the USDA's new dietary guidelines, which include limiting sodium intake.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is planning to swap in a plate icon for the food pyramid this week, an individual familiar with the new guidelines told CNN Saturday.
When 12-year-old Mason went to lunch each day last year, he could choose between orange juice and milk, but he couldn't get a cup of water.
A Kansas company has recalled more than 14,000 pounds of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination, federal authorities have announced.
Residents worry as a wildfire burns near their neighborhood. WFTV reports.
Two major wildfires have burned more than 18,000 acres along Florida's eastern coast, state officials said Tuesday.
A California company has recalled more than 3,000 pounds of fresh ground beef patties and other packages of ground beef products that may be contaminated with the E. coli bacteria, the U.S. Agriculture Department said Saturday.
South Korea confirmed two additional cases of foot-and-mouth disease Thursday, as it struggles to contain the disease that has already spread rapidly across the nation and cost the country millions of dollars in exports.
Nutritional information will be featured on 40 of the most popular cuts of meat and poultry products by 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a statement Wednesday.
The U.S. Senate approved a $1.15 billion measure Friday to fund a settlement initially reached between the Agriculture Department and minority farmers more than a decade ago.
The number of Americans fighting off hunger stayed level last year, though food insecurity rates remain the highest they have been since the federal government began keeping track 15 years ago, a Department of Agriculture report released Monday found.
The government will provide $680 million in compensation to settle a class-action lawsuit by Native American farmers against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to a proposed agreement announced Tuesday.
Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. has recalled about 8,500 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Saturday.
Zemco Industries in Buffalo, New York, has recalled approximately 380,000 pounds of deli meat that may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause a potentially fatal disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday.
Bringing home the bacon is getting more expensive.
CNN's Khalil Abdallah and Shawna Shepherd profile a man on a mission to get black farmers $1.25 billion owed to them.
The USDA recommends nine servings of "fruit and vegetables" per day as part of a healthy diet. What am I missing if I get my nine servings by eating only vegetables and no fruits? Are there other things I can eat to specifically make up for the lack of fruits in my diet? I eat an otherwise healthy diet full of lean protein, veggies, legumes, and whole grains, but I am allergic to many fruits.
Porter Holder vividly remembers the day in 1998 when he left a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan office in Oklahoma empty-handed.
Black farmers are still waiting for a $1.25 billion settlement in a bias case. CNN's Ed Henry reports.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on the USDA inspector-general's finding on vulnerability of U.S. beef to chemical residues.
You've probably heard eating more fish is good for you. But if selecting and preparing fish feels like entering uncharted waters, you're not alone: Most Americans eat very little fish compared to chicken and beef (just under 7 pounds a year vs. more than 100 pounds, according to the United States Department of Agriculture).
The number of Americans that have trouble putting food on the table shot up last year in an unprecedented spike to a record 17 million households, the government reported on Monday.
Two people have died and 28 people have fallen ill with matching strains of E. coli after an outbreak in ground beef, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Beyond the unhealthy influence that our demand for factory-farmed meat has in the area of food-borne illness and communicable diseases, we could cite many other influences on public health, most obviously the now-widely recognized relationship between the nation's major killers -- heart disease, No. 1; cancer, No. 2; and stroke, No. 3 -- and meat consumption.
The H1N1 virus has been confirmed in a sample taken from a pig that was displayed at the Minnesota State Fair, the first time the virus has been found in a U.S. pig, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on Latino farmers who've filed a lawsuit against the USDA alleging discrimination.
A group of Latino farmers is scheduled to return to federal court Thursday to argue that the government has discriminated against them in providing loans, disaster relief and other financial aid.
America's relationship to food and health has certainly changed in the 20 years since Cooking Light debuted. Some of those changes may seem discouraging: Rates of obesity and diabetes have risen, food-borne illnesses frequently make headlines, and more people eat meals -- often fast food -- away from home than ever before.
Farmer Brown finally got hit by the real estate recession last year, well after its impact had been absorbed by his urban countrymen.
A Colorado company's recall last week of beef products possibly contaminated with E. coli has been expanded, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said this week.
A recall of beef by a Colorado company that was announced last week because of possible E. coli contamination was expanded Sunday to include an additional 380,000 pounds of the company's beef products, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Americans spent close to $28 billion in 2008 on organic edibles, up from $1 billion in 1990, according to The Organic Trade Association. And organic foods remain an area of growth even with the rising cost of grocery items and tougher economic times.
Bee colonies might not seem like the most lucrative market for designer drugs. But the need is urgent: CCD, or colony collapse disorder, a strange syndrome that kills adult worker bees outside the hive, has been reported across the U.S. and Europe. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says American beekeepers lost 37% of their hives to CCD last year, after losing 31% the year before.
The recent recall of industrial peanut butter and products that contain it sparked nationwide concern about the safety of eating many popular snack products. That's understandable, considering the average American consumes 3.3 pounds of peanut butter each year, according to USDA data.
My co-workers and I are small women (5 feet and under) in our 40s and want to make sure we get the correct nutrition. If we followed the guidelines about how many servings of each food group, we'd be well on our way to gaining weight, since they're based on "normal" sized people. Are our nutritional needs different from those who require 2,000 calories a day? Do we cut how many servings or do we cut the size of each serving?
The sagging economy is taking a bite out of federal school-meal subsidies as more students take advantage of free or low-price breakfasts and lunches, nutritionists say in a report released Thursday.
The Republic of Ireland has put 45 cattle farms under restrictions amid concerns that dangerous chemicals could have contaminated beef in addition to pork.
Ireland recalls all it's pork products after a contamination scare. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports
The government is urging consumers to thoroughly cook frozen chicken dinners after 32 people in 12 states were sickened with salmonella poisoning
It's hard to miss: Americans are paying more at the supermarket checkout these days.
On a ranch nestled in the high plains of northeastern Colorado, thousands of cattle are being fattened up and prepared for slaughter.
The Bush administration on Friday urged a federal appeals court to stop meatpackers from testing all their animals for mad cow disease, but a skeptical judge questioned whether the government has that authority
A company is recalling nearly 300,000 pounds of meat because of contamination fears. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Dairy farmer Rich Byma pushes a huge bin packed with a feed mix of corn, soybeans, vitamins and minerals through his barn, delivering a morning meal for his 300 cows. As his milk-producers munch, it's like seeing them eat dollar bills for the veteran farmer because the cost of feed is at an all-time high.
Farmers are expected to plant less corn this year, which could mean higher continuing higher costs for consumers at the grocery store
A new government report says the cost of raising a child has soared to $204,000. But even scarier is what that figure leaves out
Cameras could be placed in about 800 U.S. slaughterhouses to watch for improper procedures and inhumane handling of cattle, a federal official said Thursday.
The Humane Society of the United States is partly responsible for the magnitude of the largest beef recall in the nation's history, Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer said Thursday.
A company where rough treatment of cows was caught on video agrees to a record beef recall. CNN's Judy Echavez reports.
CNN's Kiran Chetry talks with an assistant administrator for the USDA about the largest beef recall in U.S. history.
Federal officials are trying to track down the 143 million pounds of beef recalled Sunday, but they say that most of it has probably been eaten.
Last weekend's 143 million-pound beef recall -- the largest in U.S. history -- was initiated not simply because cattle that couldn't walk made it into the U.S. food supply, but because they weren't reinspected after becoming immobile.
A slaughterhouse that has been accused of mistreating cows agreed Sunday to recall 143 million pounds of beef in what federal officials called the largest beef recall in U.S. history.
The Humane Society of the United States released a video Wednesday it says shows mistreatment of "downed" cows at a California slaughterhouse -- and one lawmaker said it raises questions about the safety of the nation's food supply.
An Indiana community is searching for the source of an E.coli outbreak that has left 10 children sick.
Topps Meat Co. on Saturday expanded a recall of ground beef from about 300,000 pounds to 21.7 million pounds, one of the largest meat recalls in U.S. history.
Friday's closely watched U.S. Department of Agriculture crop report could serve as a gloomy bellwether for the nation's ethanol industry.
U.S. farmers are on track to grow their biggest corn crop ever, an astonishing 12.8 billion bushels, a government report said on Friday, enough for livestock feeders and the booming fuel ethanol industry.
The Bush administration said Tuesday it will fight to keep meatpackers from testing all their animals for mad cow disease
The Department of Agriculture said Friday it will offer a year of free credit monitoring to individuals whose personal information was publicly available on a government Web site.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating an inconclusive test result for mad cow disease, the agency announced Thursday.
Further testing is being conducted on the carcass of an animal that showed inconclusive results for mad cow disease in initial tests, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday.
Every cow in the United States may someday have a unique ID number.
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