The Food Safety Modernization Act has riled everyone from liberal 'locavores' to conservative tea party groups. Here's a rundown of what's really in the Senate bill.
Genetically modified seeds are still popular, but farmers question the high costs and the rise of herbicide-resistant weeds.
Proponents say genetically modified seeds arm Africa's family farms in the war against pests, droughts, and depleting soil. Critics cite concerns about biodiversity and health.
To fight poverty and overpopulation, crops need coaxing. Advances in deep-root food plants may trigger a new Green Revolution.
Corporate social responsibility rankings can be a powerful tool for companies. But there are concerns about how they are compiled.
Companies and activists are partnering on environmental, health, and other issues. Labor initiatives are more problematic.
Barack Obama announced two more cabinet picks Wednesday – former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack for Agriculture secretary and Colorado Senator Ken Salazar for Interior secretary – drawing both praise and criticism from environmental groups.