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Why sick dairy cows may be to blame for 2018’s historic recalls of Salmonella-tainted beef

Update, December 4, 2018 at 2:45 p.m., EST: The United States Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has…

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What pesticide monitoring misses

Every year U.S. farmers use about a billion pounds of chemicals on crops, including the fruits, nuts and vegetables many parents beg…

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Thinly sliced: Airport food is already expensive. In Arizona, prices may soon ascend to the highest in the country

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How does the human brain experience taste?

Scientists have recently gotten one step closer to solving an intractable mystery: what food tastes like to the brain. Like…

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Exposure to Bayer’s Roundup weedkiller caused user’s cancer, California jury finds

Roundup, the controversial and ubiquitous weedkiller produced by German pharmaceutical and life sciences company, Bayer AG, caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in…

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USDA seizes 1 million pounds of pork amid swine fever concerns

Officials at a New Jersey port have seized 1 million pounds of contraband Chinese pork amid fears of African swine…

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Historic flood losses faced by Nebraska farmers “will impact food on your table”

Historic flooding is submerging parts of the Midwest and Great Plains under inches of water. Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin—among…

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U.S. food buys offer little relief from trade war

Six months after the U.S. Department of Agriculture promised to buy $1.2 billion worth of food from American pork, beef,…

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Thinly sliced: More fast food franchises agree to stop using exploitative “no-poach” agreements

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Yes, there really are more rubber chunks and plastic pieces turning up in meat

 Update March 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST: This article was updated to include subsequent comment from USDA's Food Safety…