| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Farmers Market Week begins Aug. 3, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and an independent public health organization wants consumers to remember a few things about food safety.
Uncooked produce is twice as likely to make you sick than...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Smokeys BBQ in Fort Worth, Texas, needed to do something.
The price it paid for brisket jumped a net 54 percent in just six months. It had cut its staff from 13 to seven. The only thing left was to raise prices for its customers, the first...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Overall U.S. food inflation will remain near the historic norm in 2014, even as prices for meat and seafood are pushed higher by disease and widespread drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday.
Prices for shelf-stable and processed...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Just because a chicken is labeled "organic" does not mean that the bird on your plate lived a bucolic farm life before you cooked it.
To officially be called "organic," the animal must be fed organic food (grown with no pesticides), receive no...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:08 PM
Many plants being marketed in nurseries and garden centers as beneficial to bees have been treated with an insecticide some scientists believe to be harmful to bee colonies, according to a study made public Wednesday by an environmental group.
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:36 PM
When school let out for the summer, most of the children in Baltimore who qualify for free and reduced price meals — 84 percent — lost access to the three meals a day they count on during the school year.
Struggling families and children...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are conducting tests to see whether the procedure they followed to kill anthrax, though flawed by their own standards, may nevertheless have killed the potentially deadly pathogen before it...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Most people may claim they're aware of the proper, safe way to handle raw poultry, but how many actually observe recommended practices when cooking in their own homes?
A new study led by UC Davis Center for Consumer Research Director Christine Bruhn...
| Jul 1, 2014
The school vending machine is no longer an easy place to satisfy a snack craving.
Under new national nutritional guidelines that kick in Tuesday, schools that are part of the national school lunch program can no longer sell treats such as Oreos and...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:02 PM
When school lets out for the summer, many children lose access to free and reduced-price meals. In the past two weeks, Baltimore County and City both ramped up their efforts to feed these children, who account for eighty-four percent of students in...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
More antibiotics go into the food we eat than we take ourselves. About 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are used on farm animals. Most animals are dosed regularly--sometimes even daily--with antibiotic-laced food and water in a...