Latest Food science News

USDA relocations curtail ag research, farmer confidence

Mar. 06, 2021 10:12 AM EST

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — More than a year after two U.S. Department of Agriculture research agencies were moved from the nation's capital to Kansas City, Missouri, forcing a mass exodus of employees who couldn't or didn't want to move halfway across the country, they remain critically...

17% of food production globally wasted, UN report estimates

Mar. 04, 2021 15:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Instead of finishing your leftovers, you let them go bad and buy takeout. It’s a familiar routine for many — and indicative of habits that contribute to a global food waste problem that a new United Nations report says needs to be better measured so...

World Food Prize laureates ask Biden to elevate hunger

Feb. 23, 2021 14:02 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of 24 scientists, economists, researchers and other winners of the World Food Prize sent a letter Tuesday to President Joe Biden asking him to focus on alleviating global hunger, poverty and malnutrition. The World Food Prize Foundation...

Biden taps former FDA chief Kessler to lead vaccine science

Jan. 15, 2021 08:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has picked a former Food and Drug commissioner to lead vaccine science in his drive to put 100 million shots into the arms of Americans in his administration's first 100 days and stem the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. David Kessler,...