The world is set for a geopolitical struggle over food. With the acquisition of the iconic American pork producer Smithfield Foods, a Chinese company now owns 1 in 4 pigs raised in the U.S.
The Foster Farms chicken processing plant on Cherry Avenue in Fresno, Calif., is one of three plants linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 338 people across the country.Craig Kohlruss/The Fresno Bee via Associated Press Each month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture publishes a list calling out chicken processing plants across the
Fotokon/Shutterstock.com An outbreak of an especially strong form of salmonella has sickened hundreds of people in 20 states. But how it happened largely has remained a mystery. Here’s what we know about some of the more pressing questions surrounding the outbreak. Have other questions? Email the reporter at firstname.lastname@example.org. What led to the salmonella outbreak?
As our collaborative series Food for 9 Billion wraps up, we find ourselves leaving the table to relish the nearly two-year look at the daunting task of feeding a world population of billions.
Food for 9 Billion has traveled the world in search people and places taking on the challenges of feeding the planet’s growing population. This week, PBS NewsHour will feature five of these stories.
A show at New York’s American Museum of Natural History looks at how our food system got to be the way it is and considers where it might be headed.