As avian flu ravages the Midwest, more than 8 percent of the 300 million-plus U.S. layer hen population has disappeared in a month.
Patrick Brown, Impossible Foods CEO, explains how the company is disrupting the global food market by using biochemistry to trick plants into producing the same protein as meat. This innovative method helped land Impossible Foods at #42 on CNBC's Disruptor 50 2015 list.
India's Prime Minister Modi is being blamed for not doing enough for the troubled farm sector, which sustains three-fifths of the population.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts declared a state of emergency on Thursday over the rapidly spreading avian flu.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan looks at all the socks impacted by the outbreak of bird flu.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan goes inside the Iowa State University Veterinary Medical Center, to find out how dead birds are tested for bird flu, and handled.
Beekeepers lost huge numbers of bees last year, and scientists still do not know why.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports that poultry farmers in Iowa are being hit extremely hard by the bird flu. So far, more than 50 percent of Iowa's breaker egg production has been impacted.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports bird flu continues to escalate in the Midwest and that is sending egg prices higher.
Honey bees, critical agents in the pollination of key U.S. crops, disappeared at a staggering rate over the last year, according to a USDA report.
Former Wall Street financier Chris Andersen has spent a lifetime raising money on Wall Street. Now he's raising pigs.
In parched California, there's talk of measuring water use better in year four of the drought. But there's resistance.
Italy's olive trees are succumbing to a bacterial outbreak, causing olive oil manufacturers to fear ruin and EU officials to fear a broader outbreak. The New York Times reports.
Many believe these plant-based products are shaping the future of food, including Bill Gates and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.
A Stanford biochemistry professor is upending the global food industry, promoting plant-based meat and cheese substitutes.
The edible cricket market is seen as growing substantially this year, with some players forecasting triple-digit sales growth.
Behind blossoming flowers and fields of fruit lurk a hungry threat that has crawled and eaten its way through much of the U.S.
Agricultural companies Monsanto and Syngenta are working with investment banks on a takeover deal, three sources familiar with the matter said.
Layoffs have begun in the poultry industry as thousands more birds are being slaughtered.
"The Chinese government hopes to develop itself on par with (the United States), Europe and Russia as an international leader," says one expert.