Farmers markets are popping up across the country as often as a new crop of corn. But the problem of making a profit—for themselves and the farmers that supply them—grows as well.
With both global food prices and concerns about food safety on the rise, technology is playing a more important role in the economics of the world’s food supply.
A growing interest in small-scale agriculture — blending entrepreneurism and sustainability — is beginning to reverse a decades-long flight from the farm.
From harvest to transportation to strorage and preparation, the US food system is about as energy inefficient as it gets — and it’s only getting worse.
With commodities prices shy high, most in Washington want to cut agricuktural aid, including billions in direct payments that go to many farmers annually regardless of need,
Much like housing years ago, food has become something bigger than itself. It's about far more than sustenance. It's about commodities trading, global trade, energy, biotechnology and government policy. Our special report, "Food Economics, explores all of those dimensions.
Many agricultural commodities have seen enormous price increases in the last year. Weather is certainly a factor, but some say man-made forces are also at work.
When it comes to genetically modified food, you may envision something monstrous, perhaps even bordering bordering on the inorganic, but there's a lot more ordinary GM food out there than you think.
Though the economy may be experiencing a modest expansion, there's growing signs that food prices will outplace GDP growth this year.
Many in the developed world take food for granted, but in most developing nations it can be a daily struggle and a life-and-death issue. Click to see which countries are most vulnerable to food shock.
How much do you know about the economics of food?
St. Patrick's Day and beer are seemingly made for each other, but not as much as you might think. Check out which holidays moved the most beer.
Despite their dominant position in the US marketplace, the Taco Bells, Burger Kings and Pizza Huts of the nation have had their share of bad ideas. Click to see 15 noteworthy fast food failures.
Around the world, people’s relationship with alcohol varies greatly. In some places it is a point of national identity, in others it has become detrimental to a country's overall health.
It’s a rare diner who will want to experience all of these restaurants, but click on ahead to see how many appeal and how many appall.