The avocado's rise from culinary fad to must-have superfood has made it a lucrative crop -- and a magnet for money-hungry cartels.
In the south of France, frustrated winegrowers go to extremes to stave off cheap imports from Spain and new competition from China.
The explosive growth of the bottled water industry has driven corporations to dip into public water supplies and left vulnerable citizens thirsty.
Exploited workers, altered ecosystems, political power plays: Behind the scenes, Big Sugar is anything but refined.
For much of the world, chocolate is pure pleasure. But the long journey from bean to bar is packed with misery. Can an upstart company turn the tide?
New marijuana laws have sparked a surge in edible goodies, but this fast-changing foodscape comes with risks for consumers.
With demand for honey soaring just as bees are dying off in record numbers, hidden additives, hive thefts and other shady tactics are on the rise.
As food allergies skyrocket, scientists race to understand what's changed in our bodies, while farmers and chefs contend with new challenges.
Cooking shows turned the humble garlic bulb into a multibillion-dollar crop. But a lawsuit raises troubling questions about top suppliers.
The ruthlessly efficient world of chicken production pits vulnerable growers against each other and leaves them open to vicious acts of sabotage.
Changing diets and dramatic price swings have put dairy farmers on the ropes and fueled a surge in lucrative but controversial raw milk sales.
As the global fish supply dwindles, the industry faces crises on all sides -- including crooked moguls, dubious imports and divisive regulations.