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What the midterms mean for federal ag-policy reform

That two-headed beast known as the Congressional Ag Committees got a major blood transfusion from voters Tuesday. Here's how it shook out -- and what to expect going forward.

Food

Agribiz BFF Bill Northey defeats reformer Francis Thicke for Iowa ag secretary

It's agribusiness as usual in Iowa, where voters sent a message to Washington that the status quo is just fine with them.

Food

Was this election good for the fish?

There's not much humor to be found when you look at the likely effect of the election on the oceans.

Food

Wanted: Your informed opinions on the food-safety reform bill

We've invited a kitchenful of food-policy experts to discuss whether the Food Safety Modernization Act will make eaters safer without shoving small producers off a cliff. Wanna pull up a chair and chew over the issues?

Food

Organic-farming movement sprouts in China

Just as our own sustainable food revolution didn't take place until we had nearly driven all of our small farms into penury, China is evidently feeling the stirrings of a backlash against the industrialization of food.

Food

Like your dinner, your gadgets come from somewhere

While writing about food politics on my Dell "Latitude" laptop, I often daydream about a sleek new MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. (And an iPad, and maybe an iPhone.) Or at least I did -- until I read about the …

Business & Technology

Shutdown of two small cheesemakers raises more doubts about food-safety legislation

The FDA has a long history of going after small food producers for seemingly minor problems, and leaving the big ones to do their thing -- no matter how serious their transgressions. Perhaps that's why worries about the food-safety legislation …

Food

SunChips bag not too noisy for Canadians

In America, the customer is always right. In Canada, companies apparently have the nerve to tell them they're wrong.

Food

New study says raw milk not panacea for the lactose intolerant

For many years, raw-milk advocates have claimed that unpasteurized milk counters lactose intolerance -- the upset stomach many people feel after consuming dairy products. A Stanford study says otherwise.