Pushed by the rising popularity of eating locally and healthily, the number of farmers markets climbed by 9.6 percent nationally over the past year, according to the USDA.
Like many businesses, Kellogg is contending with rising commodity costs and weakness in Europe, which pushed its net income 12 percent lower in the second quarter. But the company's one-two punch of breakfast goods and snacks gave a lift to its revenue, driven by sales of Pop-Tarts and strength in North America.
Cornflakes won't necessarily be more expensive as a result of rising corn prices, but the milk you pour over them might be.
After taking a second look at the attention-grabbing names of Dirty Bastard and Backwoods Bastard beers, the state's liquor control agency lifted its ban on their sale in Alabama.
The trial in U.S. district court in St. Louis centered on whether DuPont infringed on Monsanto's patent for developing genetically modified soybean seeds that can withstand the weed killer Roundup.
Nearly 220 counties in a dozen drought-stricken states were added yesterday to the U.S. government's list of natural disaster areas as the nation's agriculture chief unveiled new help for frustrated, cash-strapped farmers and ranchers grappling with extreme dryness and heat.
Consumers show significant interest and participation in mobile advertising, according to a new survey.
Shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. soared 12 percent in after-hours trading Wednesday after it reported a 30 percent jump in third-quarter profit and plans to repurchase shares.
A New Jersey cheese maker that made ricotta cheese from tainted milk has been fined $200,000 and put on four years of probation.
A group of horse owners and clubs is urging the governor of New Mexico to support a proposed horse slaughterhouse, saying the closing of domestic facilities five years ago has caused "needless suffering under the cruelest of conditions."
The Food Bank of New Jersey is collecting peaches and taking them to Campbell, which is turning them into Just Peachy Salsa, a donated product the food bank can sell for fundraising purposes.
A new law in Chile aims to take some of the fun out of fast-food by forcing McDonald's, Burger King, KFC and other restaurants to stop including toys and other goodies with children's meals.
Customers stood in a long line to buy meals to show their support for Chick-fil-A, which is currently embroiled in a controversy over same-sex marriage. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minister, declared Wednesday national "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."
A new global survey commissioned by Kronos Incorporated and conducted by IDC Manufacturing Insights revealed that labor productivity ranked the highest among all 11 countries surveyed as the most important factor for achieving manufacturing success.
A study on possible effects of the 2010 BP oil spill indicates dispersants may have killed plankton — some of the ocean's tiniest plants and creatures — and disrupted the food chain in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the nation's richest seafood grounds.
With Republicans badly split over farm subsidies and cutting food stamps, House GOP leaders yesterday decided to drop plans to extend the current farm program for one year and instead will press for immediate help for drought-stricken livestock producers.
General Mills Inc. said Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of Brazilian food company Yoki Alimentos SA.
The ongoing drought, combined with global economic turmoil, is hurting business in nine Midwest and Plains states and boosting worries about the possibility of another recession, according to a monthly report released Wednesday.
The number of consumers who perceive omega-3 as a healthy fatty acid rose five points to 84 percent, according to the United Soybean Board's 19th annual Consumer Attitudes about Nutrition survey.
The home of the Whopper is on a mission: bring more food options to customers and expand overseas. Burger King's plan appears to be working so far, with the casual dining chain's net income surging 60 percent in the second quarter.