Opinion: Proposed FDA water safety rule comes up short?

It's been more than a decade in the making, but sometime, perhaps later this year, the Food and Drug Administration will issue what it hopes will be a final national produce water safety standard that effectively keeps manure and other sources of pathogens out of water that grows our fresh produce.  And it likely will be an utter failure.

Opinion: Drones are making Big Meat sweat

Too often Big Meat finds itself on the losing end of lawsuits ranging from price fixing to worker safety to treatment and welfare of animals and more. The list of wrongdoing is seemingly endless. If any industry needs to be watched like a hawk, it's Big Meat.

Opinion: Big Chicken in the legal deep fryer yet again?

You might say price fixing is part of Big Chicken's DNA. And perhaps the number one poster child for price collusion has been the second largest U.S. chicken company by sales volume: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation. 

Opinion: Pigs deserve better than farm-factory treatment

In 2012, the battleground for fast-food supremacy targeted the cruel, tragic use by Big Meat of gestation crates.  McDonald's made a huge PR splash in May with an announcement of a ten-year plan.

Opinion: FDA needs to provide clarity on purity food labels

These days, the weed-killing chemical glyphosate seems to find all sorts of ways to become a thing in our daily lives. One of the current debates centers around honey labels, proclaiming their products “Pure” or “100% Pure” despite containing trace amounts of glyphosate.