The California Right to Know campaign filed 971,126 signatures for the state's first-ever ballot initiative to require labeling of genetically engineered foods. The huge signature haul, gathered in a 10-week period, is nearly double the 555,236 signatures the campaign needs to qualify for the November ballot.
A Michigan food supplier says it's closing a newly acquired distribution center in northwest Ohio that employs about 120 people.
Over the years, the holiday has been adopted by beer companies as a way to penetrate the growing Latino market, even as the historical origins of the holiday remain largely forgotten.
Investigators looking into California's first case of mad cow disease say they have tracked down at least one of her offspring in another state. Since there is no live test for the disease also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, it was euthanized and brain samples were sent to the national laboratory. The test was negative, officials said Wednesday.
A federal judge on Wednesday preliminarily approved a proposed class-action settlement that would resolve billions of dollars in claims against BP over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The government plans to speed up the process for tracking E. coli in meat, a move that will help authorities more quickly find the source of bacteria outbreaks and hasten recalls of tainted food.
Cinco de Mayo has become in the U.S.: a celebration of all things Mexican, from mariachi music to sombreros, marked by schools, politicians and companies selling everything from beans to beer.
Starbucks Corp. has named former Defense Secretary Robert Gates as a board member. The coffee chain said Wednesday that Gates will serve on its nominating and corporate governance committee.
The “Gluten-Free Pantry Raid” is designed to help to ease the transition for newly diagnosed families who often struggle to adapt to the gluten-free lifestyle. The goal is to raise money for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness' programs and services and to produce an educational video that will assist in the transition to a gluten-free diet.
An alcohol industry watchdog has released a report criticizing the alcohol industry's plea that consumers "drink responsibly," claiming that the public safety request is little more than a marketing gimmick.
Public doubt about a broader corporate commitment to “going green” continues to run high, and only 21 percent of Americans believe the majority of businesses are making efforts toward sustainable development, the amount marks an increase in confidence as compared to the previous two years of research.
The Great Depression-era program the Department of Agriculture uses to kill coyotes, mountain lions and other predators that threaten livestock is outdated, illegal and a waste of federal money, conservationists say in a new lawsuit.
The DuPont Co. has acquired full ownership of Solae LLC, a soy ingredients producer that had been a joint venture with Bunge Ltd., an agribusiness and food company based in New York.
In an effort to help close workforce talent gaps and reduce turnover in the Tri-Cities food processing industry, Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) and DePaul Industries held a roundtable discussion among area food processors at the Port of Pasco last week that led to the development of several new ideas for attracting skilled talent to the industry and area.
Agribusiness company Louis Dreyfus Commodities LLC is buying refined sugar processor Imperial Sugar Co. for about $77.5 million in cash as it diversifies its operations.
Land O'Lakes Inc. said on Tuesday that it is creating a joint venture with Eggland's Best Inc. to sell specialty branded eggs. Each company will own half of the new venture, to be called Eggland's Best LLC.
On the afternoon of March 11, exactly one year after last year's Great East Japan Earthquake, a group of around 30 people were invited to gather at a 12-story building a few blocks away from the bustling streets of the Shinjuku district in Tokyo. The diners were in for a nuclear treat.
Food ingredient maker Corn Products International Inc. said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit fell as costs rose faster than revenue. But the results beat Wall Street expectations, and the company said it expects earnings to rise in the second half of the year.
New research presented last week at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, California, suggests that grape consumption may be able to positively affect anxiety and related hypertension, as well as cognitive impairments associated with anxiety.
Rep. Atkins has carried on a tradition since 1999 in which every time there's a pause for a House roll call, he dumps a bunch of M&Ms into a glass jar on his desk . . .