Agriculture subsidies and food stamps are wrapped into one five-year law that costs taxpayers about $100 billion per year. A government report looks at how the current farm bill is faring.
When we flush, Prozac, cocaine and antibiotics trickle into the ecosystem. Researchers are just beginning to understand their effects.
High-fructose corn syrup is found in many foods today. We profile the latest research on the sweetener’s association with obesity, diabetes and liver disease.
A collection of research on school meals, including cafeteria food waste, effects on academic performance and efforts to improve school lunch quality.
The EPA declined, after years of review, to ban the common insecticide chlorpyrifos in March 2017. We outline the controversy and the evidence it hurts developing brains.
2016 report from the World Bank estimates that by 2050 antimicrobial resistance could kill millions and hurt the global economy more than the recent financial crisis.
2015 study published in
Health Affairs that looks at how the diets of people who live in "food deserts" change after a neighborhood supermarket opens.
2016 study published in
PNAS that looks at the benefits and drawbacks of alternative approaches to recovering depleted fisheries worldwide.
2016 report from the Congressional Research Service that outlines the key components of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
2015 study in the
American Journal of Public Health that looks at how retail prices changed after the city of Berkeley, California implemented a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in March 2015.