Greenpeace Mexico revealed what the federal Health Secretariat knew since October: that 47 of 51 samples of US rice import shipments tested positive for contamination.
March went out like a lion for adversaries in the arena of food and pharmaceutical crop engineering.
During the past two years, and especially since last fall, strong hints of far greater than normal die-offs (of honeybees) have been appearing all over the country, in at least 24 states (map of affected states).
It's crunch time for developing the successor to the 2002 US Farm Bill, set to expire Sept. 30, 2007. Many of the ingredients that may be blended into the 2007 Farm Bill are now becoming public.
FDA's decision on the sale of cloned meat and dairy products is expected soon.
Emerging evidence suggests another nemesis should be on the priority list of agricultural production threats - a significant decline in the animals that pollinate crops (bees, insects, birds, bats, etc.).
For many reporters, eco wine can be an intensely local story. While not every state has vineyards, viticulture has spread way beyond California in recent decades.