Agriculture companies are always striving to produce better-tasting, longer-lasting, safer fruits and vegetables, which diminish in value the minute they go from stalk or vine to market.

Driscoll’s, a $3.5 billion provider of berry plants, is turning to emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the internet of things (IoT) and blockchain, to produce…

UPDATE: An investigation by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) into both the Michigan and South Carolina Salmonella outbreaks has concluded that they are not related and are not part of any multi-state outbreak. Dr. Ian Williams, who heads up CDC’s foodborne outbreak unit, told Food Safety News on Thursday that genetic…

While the case count in the multistate hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen pomegranate seeds has been leveling off over the past week, new information on illnesses continues to trickle into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today that included a report of one more hospitalization, one less case in New Mexico, and one…

Three more illnesses were reported Tuesday in the multistate hepatitis A outbreak linked to pomegranate seeds from Turkey, bringing the case count up from 140 to 143. These newly reported cases occurred in two of the eight states affected by the outbreak: Arizona (which reported one new case) and Colorado (which reported two new cases).…

It’s enough to turn me off to frozen berries – he says while experimenting with a batch of gluten-free crepes filled with previously frozen berries. As the case count for Hepatitis A linked to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend reaches 140, outbreaks in Northern Italy and Northern Europe have sickened 352 and 103 respectively. All

The hepatitis A outbreak linked to a frozen berry mix sold at Costco has now sickened 120 people in 8 states, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday. This count includes one more case than Monday’s count of 119. The new case was reported in Wisconsin, a state that had previously reported no…

The ongoing outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a frozen berry mix sold at Costco is now known to have sickened 119 people in the western United States, according to an update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these victims, 53 have been hospitalized as a result of their infections. CDC last…

Today’s organic consumer is well informed. They have made the connection between quality of life and their own personal responsibility as for how it’s going to play out for them. They understand the risks – the effects of hormones, GMOs, antibiotic, and pesticides – and that’s why they are buying organic.

— Christine Bushway, Executive …