Department of Agriculture

Beefing Up Regulations

Legal scholar argues for a new strategy to challenge animal farm pollution.

The Case for Eating Bugs

Scholar argues FDA should regulate insects as food to help address food insecurity.

Groups of a Feather Regulate Together

A flock of regulators and industry representatives have a seat at the turkey-regulating table.

Looking More Closely at the Platypus of Formal Rulemaking

Legal scholar argues that the oft-criticized formal rulemaking process has virtues in proper settings.

Department of Agriculture Revises Its Organic Standards

Agency finalizes rule on production standards for organic livestock and poultry.

Can Food Safety Regulations Lead to Environmental Harm?

Scholar argues that new food safety regime sacrifices environmental well-being.

Advisory Committee Urges Americans to Adopt a Sustainable Diet

Latest recommendations urge Americans to eat less meat.

GAO Exposes Flaws in Pesticide Testing of Food

Report finds deficient testing and potentially misleading reporting by government agencies.

Mixed Response to FDA’s Planned Makeover of Nutrition Labels

Proposed updates to label draw praise from public health groups, concern from food industry.

Free Lunch for All

Proposed rule would extend free lunch to all students in qualifying schools.