At the risk of being pelted with apple pies, I’ll just come right out and say it: I’m not really into the Olympics. As someone who has dedicated a lot of time to sports—a lifetime cumulative I’d find embarrassing and depressing, I’m certain—the Olympics was never really very compelling for me.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health officials say a New York-based company has recalled 25-pound boxes of crushed red pepper because of a suspected link to a salmonella outbreak. The Rhode Island Department of Health on Thursday announced the recall from Brooklyn-based Wholesome Spice because the pepper could be contaminated with salmonella.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri woman was sentenced Thursday to nine years in federal prison for a grain fraud scheme that bilked 179 farmers out of a combined $27.4 million and earned her the nickname the "Madoff of the Midwest." Cathy Gieseker, 45, of Martinsburg, pleaded guilty to one felony count of mail fraud in November.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A mild January, followed by several days of 60-degree temperatures last week, could lead to the earliest arrival of pear blossoms in the Rogue Valley in nearly two decades. David Sugar, a plant pathologist at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Medford, said the average date for Bartlett pear trees to reach full bloom is April 6.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday weighed in on California's pricey battle with obesity, calling for the elimination of sugary "sports drinks" in schools and more vigorous physical activity during and after school. Alongside former President Bill Clinton, who underwent heart surgery to open a clogged artery this month, Schwarzenegger discussed solutions to the obesity crisis at a summit of leaders in the public and private sectors of health care in Los Angeles.
The December holiday season always proves to be a busy time for retailers and wholesalers alike. Alexandra Foods Co., makers of the finest pierogies and Polish dumplings in the Chicago area are no different. The year-end rush for their products places an undue burden on their factory, which is unable to keep up with the amount of cardboard and plastic shipping and packing materials.
Many of you reading this column may work for a small business, or perhaps aspire to own one. Congratulations. According to Henry Paulson, Alan Greenspan and seemingly everyone else along the beltway, small businesses are the key to this nation's recovery. Small businesses account for 52 percent of all the jobs in this country, and conventional wisdom says that if we can just get them to hire more people we can turn this thing around.
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After winning this year's TED prize for his work educating the public about health and nutrition, British celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver discusses bringing his health-conscious message to American television.
After two recent discoveries of dangerous levels of mercury in Sprite bottles in Beijing, 62% of Chinese consumers claim they will no longer buy the soft drink.
Labor of love: How one candy company stayed true to its history while tweaking its product to compete in a changing marketplace.
After the death of the federal bill imposing additional taxes on sweetened beverages, California state senate majority leader Dean Flores discusses the possibility of imposing the tax on the state level.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese strains of genetically modified corn and rice that were given safety approvals last year could be ready for sale in China in about three years, a biotechnology researcher said Wednesday. Genetically modified rice that is resistant to certain insects and corn that helps pigs absorb more nutrients were given biosafety certificates by the Chinese government in November, possibly paving the way for a new wave of GM cultivation in the world's most populous nation.
WASHINGTON (National Cattlemen's Beef Association) — Yesterday, livestock and poultry groups hosted educational briefings on Capitol Hill to share the facts about the importance of tools like antibiotics in raising healthy food animals. The informational sessions were co-hosted by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association through beef checkoff funding, the National Chicken Council, National Pork Producers Council, National Milk Producers Federation, National Turkey Federation, American Meat Institute and National Meat Association.
WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal rules that define what makes milk and meat organic have natural food advocates optimistic that the government is committed to ensuring the label means something. U.S. consumers bought $24 billion worth of organic products in 2008. But for many, the purchases came with uncertainty about what they were getting for their money.
PRINCETON, Mo. (AP) — About 1,500 residents of northern Missouri have attended a meeting about an upcoming deadline for Premium Standard Farms to make environmental improvements. Attorney General Chris Koster, who oversees a 1999 court order with Premium Standard Farms, was at the meeting Monday night.