WASHINGTON (AP) — Giving a boost to struggling dairy producers, the Agriculture Department said Thursday it plans to dole out one-time payments to farmers. The USDA's announcement of the new Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Payment program comes after Congress earlier this year approved $350 million to help the struggling dairy industry, which has been mired in a lengthy downturn.
CHICAGO (PRNewswire) — Experimentation nation, umami, and food with benefits are just three of the top 10 trends to watch in 2010, according to the experts at The Food Channel ( foodchannel.com ). The website released its top 10 for '10 today based on research conducted in conjunction with CultureWaves ( www.
John Briggs, co-chair of the antitrust practice group at Axinn, Veltrop and Harkrider LLP, says the backlash against Kraft may be as much about culture as it is about price.
The New York Health Department lanuches a controversial—and stomach-turing—ad discouraging the consumption of sugary beverages, which the American Beverage Association calls “irresponsible.”
Nothing says "happy holidays" like a candy cane, and now you'll know just how candy makers produce this essential, festive treat.
Meeting the big guy in red proves more painful than these cookies had anticipated.
PLANO, Texas (PRNewswire-FirstCall) — PepsiCo's Frito-Lay Casa Grande, Ariz., facility Friday became the nation's first food manufacturing site to be awarded LEED(R) Existing Building (EB) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).
NEW YORK (AP) — Deloitte today released the findings of an in-depth benchmarking analysis of the North American food and beverage processing industry and the results reveal an industry transformed. Amid a dramatically different competitive and economic landscape Canadian processors have closed the long-standing operating margin gap with their U.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Lt. Gov. John Cherry is looking to charge a fee on companies that sell bottled water from Michigan and use the money to give scholarships to 96,000 college students. "That water literally is owned by everybody in the state. ... It doesn't belong" to the bottlers, Cherry said.
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo Inc. will invest $30 million into its struggling Gatorade brand next year, to roll out new drinks that it wants people to use before, during and after exercise. The company said Tuesday it also plans to replace high fructose corn syrup in all Gatorade products with sugar and other sweeteners next year.
COPENHAGEN (AP) — The United States is counting on cows to help save the planet. U.S. Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an agreement with the American dairy industry Tuesday to reduce the industry's greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020, mostly by convincing farmers to capture the methane from cow manure that otherwise would be released into the atmosphere.
DENVER (AP) — A suburban Denver man believed to be the only consumer to develop "popcorn lung" from regularly eating microwave popcorn and its artificial butter flavoring has settled his claims against a flavor developer. Documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Denver say Wayne Watson has settled claims against FONA International Inc.
The model 708 above ground floor scale uses Hydrostatic load cells which are non-electric and are immune to water and electrical damage. The seals carry a lifetime guarantee against such damage. The unit is constructed of 304 stainless steel, which has easy lift gas cylinders for complete clean out access.
When I first heard about Chinese officials trying to control the weather during the Beijing Olympics, I laughed it off as a far-flung idea, loosely based on science, which would never be considered in advanced western countries. For anyone that saw the torrential downpour during the men’s beach volleyball final, it was obvious that the techniques being used by the oriental powerhouse weren’t working too well.
LONDON (AP) — Kraft Foods Inc. questioned the robust growth targets of Cadbury PLC as it stuck by its 9.8 billion pound ($16.3 billion) hostile takeover for the British chocolate company on Tuesday. Kraft suggested it has no plans to raise the price of its cash and shares offer, despite a recent surge in Cadbury's share price that leaves the U.
U.S. Rep. Travis Childers said he fears it will be tough for many Mississippi farmers, hit first by drought and then by drenching rains, to survive financially without emergency help from Congress. Childers, D-Miss., is among the Southern lawmakers seeking at least $2.1 billion in aid for farmers and ranchers affected by adverse weather this year.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's attorney general said Monday he wants more information from dairy farmers who say they have been squeezed by milk processors, and that he will review whether to take action or ask federal authorities to investigate the alleged anticompetitive activity.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Campbell Soup Co. said Monday that it will cut the amount of sodium in its SpaghettiOs canned pastas by up to 35 percent, as food makers increasingly try to make healthier products for children. Last week General Mills, which makes Lucky Charms, Trix and Cocoa Puffs, announced that it planed to lower the amount of sugar in its cereals marketed to children.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Target Corp. has admitted to wrongly advertising soy milk as organic, the U.S. Agriculture Department said in a letter announcing the conclusion of its investigation into a complaint filed by a farm policy group. Target told the USDA's National Organic Program that it is reviewing its processes to ensure that it doesn't make the mistake again, according to a Nov.