USDA

policy

Black Farmers Are Being Forced Off Their Land by Longstanding Government Discrimination

“The unfair treatment of black farmers went under the radar for many, many years. It was not taken up by the civil rights movement, and it should have been front and center.”
Lauren Rothman
6.26.18
labels

This Could Be the Easiest Solution to Confusing Expiration Date Labels

These labels contribute significantly to the $162 billion of food thrown out every year in America.
Nick Rose
2.18.17
food safety

Food Safety Is in Danger Under the Trump Administration's Federal Hiring Freeze

While the sudden freeze on testing might not sound like that big of a deal to the average American, consider the fact that the FSIS is responsible for ensuring the safety of all meat, poultry, catfish, and processed egg products sold in the US.
Alex Swerdloff
1.30.17
politics

What Would Censorship of the USDA Mean for America?

We reached out to food policy experts to find out what they made of this turn of events—and what the USDA’s flip flop means about transparency for the American public.
Alex Swerdloff
1.27.17
animal welfare

Obama’s Organic Ruling Will Greatly Improve the Welfare of Farm Animals

The ASPCA says: “This historic move by the USDA marks the first comprehensive set of regulations governing the on-farm treatment of animals ever issued by the federal government."
Alex Swerdloff
1.19.17
future of food

The Plastic Wrap of the Future Will Be Made Out of Milk

We'll be eating our food packaging within the next few years.
Drew Lazor
10.9.16
Health

We’re All Guinea Pigs in a Decades-Long Failed Diet Experiment

"The change in dietary advice to promote low-fat foods is perhaps the biggest mistake in modern medical history." Lovely stuff.
Markham Heid
9.18.16
Stuff

I Worked for a Puppy Farm

Shepherding miserable creatures across the US was a nightmare.
Josiah M. Hesse
9.16.14
News

Bitcoin Has Already Morphed Society

The value of one Bitcoin approaching the same value as one ounce of gold.
Patrick McGuire
11.29.13