Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay. The actions are intended to build on a campaign to call attention to the difficulties of living on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
Agriculture economists have long warned that farmers are getting old and staying on their land longer, delaying the turnover to a younger generation. But a professor argues that those fears are overstated and the U.S. likely will have little problem replacing aging farmers.
A new lawsuit is seeking $30 million from Morgan Keegan, which has merged with Raymond James Financial Inc., and 10 employees accused of fraudulent business practices in a failed sweetener factory project for Mamtek US Inc. in central Missouri.
Mosaic artist Jason Mecier, who has been specializing in sugar art for 20 years, has created a masterpiece made of candy, including SweetWorks confections, portraying Michael Myers, the fictional character from John Carpenter’s movie “Halloween."
In 2008, the Humane Society of the United States released grainy video taken by an undercover investigator posing as an employee that showed crippled and sick cows being kicked, shocked and shoved with forklifts at the Chino-based Westland Meat Co. and Hallmark Meat Packing Co.
The German Brewers' Federation said Monday it has applied to German officials and UNESCO, the United Nations' cultural agency, to have the purity law — the "Reinheitsgebot" — recognized by the U.N. as a piece of the world's "intangible heritage."
Whether served hot or over ice, or made by drip, French Press, N'Espresso or Keurig, each of us downs about 23 gallons of java a year, and those numbers are rising across the planet. More Americans are willing to buy premium, single-origin beans and to brew their cups carefully.
Hollifield Ranches is appealing a ruling in bankruptcy court saying it must pay nearly $1 million after breaching a cattle-feeding contract. The company filed the appeal last week in U.S. District Court in Boise after a judge ordered it to pay Tyson Fresh Meats $958,442.
For almost 60 years, Saputo has quietly built its business from a family of cheesemakers into the top ten of the world's largest dairy empires. But the company's reputation is being put to the test in a very public battle for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter — Australia's oldest dairy.
Gone are the days when only a bottle of wine — or maybe a bottle of the hard stuff — would suffice as a gift to bring your holiday party host. Today, craft beers have the respect they deserve, opening up tons of fresh ways to share the cheer this season.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported that the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection sent a letter dated Nov. 11 to chef Dan Fox ordering his Fox Heritage Farms to stop selling "misbranded multiple ingredient meat products, specifically pork."
Construction is finishing up on a new cheese plant in Brookings, S.D. The Bel Brands USA plant director tells the Brookings Register the plant is on track to start production in July and the operation is moving into the hiring and equipment testing phases.
Australia blocked the 3.4 billion Australian dollar ($3.1 billion) takeover bid by U.S. food giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. for GrainCorp Ltd. Treasurer Joe Hockey said he rejected the 100 percent takeover of GrainCorp because it would not be in the Australian national interest.
A California slaughterhouse, a meat-packing facility and two companies that provided loans to the operations have agreed to settlements after allegations of inhumane treatment led to a massive recall that included beef sold to the National School Lunch Program.
Limited-edition offerings have become commonplace as American whiskey makers dabble in new flavors to lure customers. But the latest introduction by Michter's Distillery LLC breaks into a pricing stratosphere that could reverberate across the industry.
Whiskey fans including celebrities and corporate chiefs are angling to snatch up limited stocks of Michter's Celebration Sour Mash Whiskey, paying nearly $4,000 per bottle. Shots won't come cheap, either, fetching an expected $350 a pop.
After weeks of a judicial tug of war, Huy Fong foods, producer of popular Sriracha hot sauce, has been ordered to shut down part of its production facility. Residents in the Irwindale, Calif., neighborhood complained about the smell causing health issues.
The Connecticut Public Health Department is reminding people to be careful preparing food for the holidays so they don't get sick. The state's protection program warns one in six Americans will get food poisoning this year and holiday foods can be risky.
Rhode Island is eliminating the state sales tax on certain alcohol products. Beginning Sunday, wine and spirits bought at a Rhode Island liquor store will no longer carry a 7-percent sales tax. The tax will remain for beer and other malt beverages.
Thanksgiving dinner costs in Louisiana are up about 9 percent — from $44.35 for a dinner for 10 last year, to $48.50 this year, the LSU AgCenter says. The biggest chunk of that is in the turkey. However, holiday specials are likely to cut that cost.