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Philadelphia Pilot Program Helps Reduce Supermarket Waste

August 28, 2015 8:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A trio of Philadelphia-area universities partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help make use of food that would otherwise be discarded.


Ruling Could Ease Way for Unionizing at Fast-Food Chains

August 28, 2015 8:15 am | by Associated Press

It will be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday.

Report: Global Organic Food Market to Grow at Over 16% by 2020

August 28, 2015 8:05 am | by TechSi Research

Increasing purchasing power and growing awareness regarding health benefits of organic food to drive global organic food market through 2020.


Dole Food CEO, Chief Counsel Ordered to Pay $148M

August 28, 2015 8:00 am | by RANDALL CHASE, AP Business Writer

A Delaware judge on Thursday ordered 92-year-old Dole Food CEO David Murdock and a former top lieutenant to pay $148 million in damages for misleading directors and shareholders in a deal that took the company private in 2013.


Minnesota Company Recalls Beef Products Due to Misbranding

August 28, 2015 7:05 am | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Swanson Meats is recalling approximately 20,063 pounds of beef products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Thursday.


America's Schools Make Positive Changes to Create Healthier School Meals, CDC Says

August 27, 2015 5:04 pm | by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Most schools in the U.S. are implementing healthy practices to help meet federal school meal standards by offering whole grains, more fruits and vegetables, and reducing sodium content, according to data published Thursday in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

McDonald's, Tyson Cut Ties With Farmer Tied to Abuse Video

August 27, 2015 1:10 pm | by Associated Press

McDonald's and its supplier Tyson Foods say they've cut ties with a chicken farmer after an advocacy group released a video taken with a hidden camera that the group said showed abusive practices at its farm.


Report: California Farmers Post Record Revenue Despite Drought

August 27, 2015 12:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A report from a California think tank says that the state's farmers received record revenues for their crops in recent years despite a historic drought.


Syngenta Cites Market Volatility, Unanswered Questions In Rejecting Latest Monsanto Offer

August 27, 2015 12:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta said that it remains confident in its long-term prospects after rival Monsanto abandoned months-long takeover efforts on Wednesday.


Bimbo Bakeries Recalls Bread Sold in 11 States

August 27, 2015 12:00 pm | by Associated Press

The maker of Sara Lee, Nature's Harvest and other brands is recalling about 48,000 packages of bread sold in 11 states because they may contain fragments of glass from a broken light bulb at a company factory.


Coffee Pods, Pet Food Boost Smucker's 1Q Results

August 27, 2015 11:45 am | by Associated Press

J.M. Smucker Co. posted strong fiscal first-quarter results Thursday, thanks to its new Dunkin' Donuts coffee pods and its recently-acquired pet food business.


Farm Profits to Fall for Second Consecutive Year

August 27, 2015 9:15 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

Net farm income is expected to decline 36 percent to $58.3 billion, the USDA said in a report released Tuesday. That's down from last year's $91.1 billion and the lowest in nine years.


Federal Appeals Court: Tyson Foods Doesn't Underpay Workers

August 27, 2015 9:00 am | by JOSH FUNK, Associated Press

Tyson Foods doesn't have to pay workers at two of its Nebraska plants for the time they spend putting on and taking off safety gear and preparing for work, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.


U.S. Bottled Water Sales Could Surpass Soda By 2017

August 27, 2015 8:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Bottled water is expected overtake soda in the U.S. market for the first time in 2017, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.


Cascadian Farm Frozen Green Beans Recalled Due to Listeria

August 27, 2015 8:30 am | by Associated Press

General Mills is recalling about 60,000 packages of its Cascadian Farm frozen green beans after one package tested positive for listeria. The Minneapolis-based food company said no illnesses have been reported.


Group Sues Over Bottling Plant in Parched California

August 27, 2015 8:15 am | by Associated Press

A group of neighbors and activists has sued bottled water company Crystal Geyser and Siskiyou County over plans to build a bottling plant near Mount Shasta in parched Northern California.


Food Groups: White House Budget Shouldn't Include Fee Increases

August 27, 2015 7:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

More than 60 groups asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to keep food industry registration and inspection fees out of its next annual budget request.


Bulk Bag Filler

August 27, 2015 7:25 am | by Food Manufacturing

Company's bulk bag fillers are designed to fill any size bulk bag with high accuracy, while offering years of trouble-free maintenance.


Monsanto Abandons Takeover Bid for Swiss Rival Syngenta

August 26, 2015 1:30 pm | by Associated Press

A combination with Basel-based Syngenta would have made Monsanto the world's largest producer of farming chemicals, on top of its market-leading seed business. But the Swiss company rejected a series of unsolicited offers from the American company.

In the News: Just Mayo Maker Warned by FDA That Mayonnaise Needs Eggs

August 26, 2015 1:25 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

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