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Mondelez Profit Jumps on Coffee Business Spinoff

October 28, 2015 3:00 pm | by Associated Press

A new joint venture involving Mondelez' coffee business sent profit soaring during the third quarter though even with that effects of that deal stripped away, the packaged-food company topped Wall Street expectations.


EU Lawmakers Block Opt-Out From GMO Rules

October 28, 2015 2:55 pm | by Associated Press

European Union lawmakers have rejected a draft law that would have allowed countries to ban certain genetically modified food and animal feed even if the produce was authorized by EU authorities.


Hershey Beats 3Q Profit Forecasts, But Revenue Falls Short

October 28, 2015 2:45 pm | by Associated Press

Hershey on Wednesday reported better-than-expected third-quarter profit, but its revenue fell short of expectations.


Monsanto To Close Three R&D Plants

October 28, 2015 2:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Monsanto will reportedly close three research facilities next year as part of an ongoing restructuring and cost-cutting effort.


Labor Department: Snack Food Company Cheated Workers

October 28, 2015 9:50 am | by Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday that J&J Snack Foods Corp. paid more than $2.1 million in back wages and damages to nearly 700 temporary workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.


Snyder's-Lance Buying Diamond Foods in $1.27B Deal

October 28, 2015 9:40 am | by Associated Press

Snyder's-Lance is buying Diamond Foods in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $1.27 billion, adding to its roster of healthier snacks. Diamond owns Emerald snack nuts and Diamond of California culinary nuts, as well as Kettle Brand potato chips and Pop Secret popcorn.


AB InBev, SABMiller Extend Talks on Mega-Merger

October 28, 2015 9:35 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

Budweiser maker Anheuser Busch InBev's $106 billion bid for SABMiller has been delayed as the world's two biggest brewers iron out details of the complex deal that ultimately needs the approval of regulators stretching from the United States to South Africa.


Report Identifies Labeling, Contamination Problems In Some Hot Dogs

October 28, 2015 9:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A newly released report from food analysis company Clear Food identified a host of disconcerting issues in a summertime staple: the hot dog.


In the News: UN Agency Links Hot Dogs and Other Processed Meat to Cancer

October 28, 2015 8:35 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Find out everything you need to know by taking a look at this compilation of media coverage.


Mega Beer Merger Bets On the Rise of African Drinkers

October 28, 2015 8:00 am | by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

With beer sales slowing in North America and Europe, Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to pay more than $100 billion for rival SABMiller, in large part to tap burgeoning growth in Africa, where many people still buy their beer from small neighborhood brewers.


Infographic: The Sweet World of Global Sugar Production

October 28, 2015 7:55 am | by Dow Water & Process Solutions

This infographic from Dow Water & Process Solutions shows how advanced processing technology is the binding ingredient to produce consistent, high-quality sugar.

Starbucks Marks Halloween With Vampire-Themed Frappuccinos

October 28, 2015 7:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Starbucks is expanding its Halloween offerings for 2015.  


Survey Shows 96 Percent of US Grocery Shoppers Define Local Food as Grown Within 100 Miles of the Point of Sale

October 28, 2015 7:40 am | by A.T. Kearney

The third annual A.T. Kearney survey of U.S. shoppers' local food-buying habits finds that local food has made the leap from a "hot" consumer trend to a central growth driver for grocery retailers and restaurants.


UN Agency Links Hot Dogs and Other Processed Meat to Cancer

October 27, 2015 11:50 am | by ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press

Bacon, hot dogs and cold cuts are under fire: The World Health Organization threw its global weight behind years of experts' warnings and declared Monday that processed meats raise the risk of colon and stomach cancer and that red meat is probably harmful, too.


Police: 1,300-Pound Show Horse Slaughtered on Florida Farm

October 27, 2015 9:45 am | by Associated Press

A 1,300-pound show horse was slaughtered on a Florida ranch by a mystery butcher who detectives believe targeted the massive animal to sell its meat on the black market, police said.


Meat Consumption by the Numbers

October 27, 2015 9:40 am | by Associated Press

The World Health Organization released a report Monday on the dangers of hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats. It came the day before Major League Baseball's World Series, one of many U.S. events synonymous with the consumption of encased meats and other foods on the lists. Here are some figures detailing the nation's love affair with meat.


Hot Dog Makers, Meat Sellers Shake Off WHO Cancer Report

October 27, 2015 9:30 am | by JOSEPH PISANI, AP Business Writer

Hot dog makers and meat sellers say a report from the World Health Organization labeling wieners, bacon and other processed meats as cancer-causers is baloney.


Washington's Fruit Growers Hope Trade Deal Means More Business

October 27, 2015 9:15 am | by Associated Press

Washington fruit growers are hoping the Trans-Pacific Partnership will lead to fewer tariffs and higher sales when their crops are exported to other nations.


Are All Yogurts Created Equal? Not Exactly, Nutritionist Says

October 27, 2015 8:35 am | by Kansas State University Research and Extension

Greek. Probiotic. Live cultures. Heat-treated. The verbiage on yogurt containers can be dizzying. A Kansas State University nutritionist said that while there are differences in the array of yogurts available, most aid digestibility and have other nutritional benefits.


Mars Food Announces First Global Rice Sustainability Standard in Partnership with Sustainable Rice Platform

October 27, 2015 8:00 am | by Mars Food

Mars Food, in partnership with the Sustainable Rice Platform, a global alliance of agricultural research institutions, agri-food businesses, public sector and civil society organizations convened by the United Nations Environment Program and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), on Monday announced the first global standard for sustainable rice at the 5th Annual Plenary Meeting and Assembly.


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