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That organic chicken almost got a full foot of space. Now, USDA has withdrawn its animal welfare rules

Update, March 12, 12:19 p.m., EST: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Monday announced…

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Rural America’s Trump vote was decades in the making. Democrats’ farm policies—starting with the New Deal—are partly to blame

After Donald Trump’s surprising 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton, commentators and journalists turned their attention…

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We’re asking the wrong questions about glyphosate

Since it was introduced in the United States over 40 years ago, glyphosate has become…

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Monday’s Supreme Court ruling makes it harder to sue food companies for wage theft

A new Supreme Court ruling could have major consequences for workers who want to take…

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Whole Foods quietly pauses its GMO labeling requirements

In an email to suppliers on Friday, Whole Foods President and Chief Operations Officer A.C.…

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On eve of farm bill vote, Staten Island religious leaders went hungry to advocate for food stamps users

On Thursday morning, 20 ministers, rabbis, imams, and community leaders gathered together at Temple Israel…

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Thinly sliced: Study finds high levels of chemicals at coffee roasteries, Amazon store gets stuck in zoning purgatory, and more

This is the web version of a list we publish twice-weekly in our newsletter. It…

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NEWS: The House votes down its version of the farm bill

May 18, 2018: House farm bill DOA The U.S. House of Representatives voted down its version…

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Hey Amazon, Kroger’s new delivery partner operates almost entirely on robots

Since June of last year, the grocery industry has been in turmoil, mostly thanks to…

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Bumble Bee CEO indicted in tuna price-fixing conspiracy

One year ago on Friday, I wrote about the “Big Three” canned seafood suppliers—Bumble Bee,…

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The U.S. Postal Service will mail you baby chickens in a cardboard box. Yes, live chickens.

“Good morning, this is the post office, just calling to let you know your baby…