DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge's ruling halting planting of genetically modified sugar beet seeds has left growers feeling uncertain as they wait for federal officials to decide the next step for a crop that provides half of the nation's sugar supply. Duane Grant, chairman of the board at the Boise, Idaho-based Snake River Sugar Co.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky family has sued Wal-Mart, saying they found a dead mouse in a milk container the family had been drinking from for three days. The Courier-Journal reported that Robert and Rosalind Grant and their 23-month-old granddaughter sought medical attention and treatment in May after finding the mouse.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds and led to the recall of hundreds of millions of eggs from one Iowa firm will likely grow, federal health officials said Thursday. That's because illnesses occurring after mid-July may not be reported yet, said Dr.
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska (AP) — An Israeli company is making its first production foray in the United States by buying a soybean processing plant in northeast Nebraska. The wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Solbar Industries Ltd. is buying the former Green Planet Farms plant in South Sioux City for $16 million, pending federal regulatory review.
TOKYO, Aug. 18 (Kyodo) — Cheese maker Union Cheese Co. and two other cheese distributors said Wednesday they will voluntarily recall some of their cheese products in the wake of Meiji Dairies Corp.'s recall on Monday after finding metallic pieces in cheese ingredients imported from Germany.
ST. MARYS, Pa. (AP) — For years, it was the way breweries did business: sell bottles, then take back the empties. It just made sense, especially to folks weaned in the lean days of the Great Depression and World War II, that bottles should be scrubbed and refilled, not thrown away.
PORDENONE, Italy (AP) — Giorgio Fidenato has made a habit of carrying a raw ear of yellow corn and taking a hearty bite whenever a camera is in sight. It's a provocation. The Italian farmer's corn is genetically modified, grown surreptitiously in fields in the northeast not far from the Austrian and Slovene borders.
BOSTON (AP) — The nation's cranberry crop is on track this year to become the second largest on record, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday. The USDA's annual cranberry forecast calls for 7.35 million 100-pound barrels, up 6 percent from about 6.9 million barrels a year ago.
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo, Inc. and food flavoring company Senomyx Inc. have signed a four-year deal to research and develop sweeteners for its beverages. The agreement announced Tuesday includes a $30 million upfront payment, of which $7.5 million was already paid. Senomyx, which develops flavors, flavor-enhancers and bitter taste blockers, will be entitled to $32 million more over the four years.
HONG KONG (AP) — When Steven Leung and Sylvia Cheung celebrated their nuptials in this southern Chinese financial center recently, they lavished their guests with one sumptuous dish after another — bird nest soup, lobster, abalone. But one traditional dish was missing from the 13-course Cantonese banquet.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fish, shrimp and other catches from the Gulf of Mexico are being ground up to hunt for minute traces of oil in what's considered unprecedented safety testing — sort of a "CSI" for seafood that's far more reassuring than the sniff test that made all the headlines.
PepsiCo Inc. plans to invest $250 million in Vietnam in the next three years in both its food and beverage businesses. Saad Abdul-Latif, CEO of PepsiCo Asia, Middle East and Africa, said Vietnam is one of the company's biggest growth opportunities. The company, based in Purchase, N.
The following statement was released by officials of Wright County Egg regarding the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) on-farm records review and egg testing for Salmonella. Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa is voluntarily recalling specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by their farms because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella .
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Mike Secondo remembers the days when Plymouth's docks outshone its rock. Tourists swarmed the town pier in the 1970s and '80s, snapping pictures and bantering with commercial fishermen as they unloaded another shimmering haul for Secondo's company, Reliable Fish, to truck to points south.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Shrimpers returned to Louisiana waters Monday for the first commercial season since the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, uncertain what crude may still be in the water and what price they'll get for the catch if consumers worry about possible lingering effects from the massive BP spill.