Thighs and drumsticks are climbing the pecking order as Americans join consumers abroad in seeking out flavor that’s lacking in the boneless, skinless chicken breasts that have long dominated the domestic market. While the poultry industry once had trouble finding markets for dark meat, sales are now growing rapidly.
The Durango-based candy company says it has signed a licensing agreement with a partner based in Hong Kong to add dozens of stores in Japan.
Beer vendors in a tiny Nebraska town would be forced to discriminate against residents of a neighboring South Dakota American Indian reservation if a judge agrees with a lawsuit accusing the retailers and others of knowingly contributing to the reservation's alcohol-related problems, attorneys said in asking for the lawsuit to be dismissed.
All three products were made at a Gaston, S.C., plant, where production was suspended April 8. The plant is the same one that made mold-contaminated food that killed dozens of dogs nationwide in 2005.
Monster Beverage Corp.'s shares soared on Monday following a report that Coca-Cola Co. was considering buying the energy drink maker, but the world's biggest soft drink maker later denied the discussions are under way.
The Louisiana legislative auditor says the state spent $63.5 million on an ill-fated sugar cane mill at Lacassine. Auditor Darryl Pupera said Monday that the mill, which hasn't been used in about four years, was built for a group of southwestern Louisiana cane farmers that never numbered more than 30.
Sending jobs overseas may not be as damaging to the U.S. economy as commonly believed, according to a study by a University at Buffalo economist.
Although organic techniques may not be able to do the job alone, they do have an important role to play in feeding a growing global population while minimizing environmental damage, according to researchers at McGill University and the University of Minnesota.
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service released an update on the mad cow detection announced last week.
A plant run by The Coca-Cola Co. in China has been shut down by regulators because of chlorine levels found in the drinks it produces. A statement on the website of the Shanxi Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision announcing the production suspension was posted this weekend. An earlier post on the regulator's site said that Coca-Cola products had been seized and that Fanta soda was involved.
The American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark* will now appear on select pistachio nuts grown and marketed by members of the American Pistachio Growers (APG).
Japanese officials signed an agreement to provide Nepal with 250 million yen ($3 million) that will be used to buy fertilizers to boost food production and computer equipment for the country's election commission.
Beef producer JBS suspended production at its Grand Island plant this week to clean up the facility after E. coli bacteria was found in some of the meat.
The world's biggest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev NV said Monday its first-quarter net profit jumped 75 percent thanks to lower financing costs and taxes as well as bigger beer sales.
Federal agricultural officials who said a California cow died of an atypical form of mad cow disease now are investigating whether feed sources might have played a role in the animal contracting the fatal illness.
Overall organic product sales growth of 9.5 percent continued to outpace total sales of comparable conventionally produced food and non-food items, which experienced 4.7 percent growth.
Producing U.S. foods organically creates thousands more jobs than if that food were produced using conventional agricultural methods, according to a new economic study released today here at the Organic Trade Association's (OTA's) Policy Conference.
Pilgrim's Pride Corp. returned to profitability in its fiscal first quarter as it lowered expenses. Last year's quarter was weighed down by restructuring charges and other factors.
A big increase in reports of Asian tiger shrimp along the U.S. Southeast coast and in the Gulf of Mexico has federal biologists worried the species is encroaching on native species' territory.
For the quarter, Starbucks said Thursday that global revenue at cafes open at least a year increased by 7 percent, as a result of more customers and higher spending per visit. The figure is a key metric because it excludes the impact of newly opened or closed stores.