The Paris-based maker of Activia yogurt and Evian bottled water blamed the "swift deterioration" in sales across southern Europe for what it expects to be a half-percentage-point drop in its core operating margin this year.
Four of every five dollars in the "farm bill" — roughly $80 billion a year — go for grocery bills for one of every seven Americans through food stamps. Republicans say Congress could cut the cost $2 billion a year by just closing a pair of loopholes that some states use to award benefits to people who otherwise might not qualify.
In villages near farming areas, several thousand paramilitary Civil Guards, regional and local police are even setting up checkpoints to sniff out not drugs or drunken drivers but stolen fruit or farming equipment, like copper wire used in irrigation systems.
Sen. Charles Schumer asked federal officials Monday to make it more affordable for public schools to serve Greek yogurt, saying it would expose more students to the high-protein food and boost an already-booming business in New York.
A spokeswoman for Tribe Mediterranean Foods, Inc. said Monday that the company "deeply regrets" the December accident where 28-year-old plant worker Daniel Callazo was killed after he was pulled into a machine he was cleaning.
People enduring hardship are increasingly stealing the earth’s bounty from farmers to get by from day to day. Farmers in some areas are teaming up to carry out nighttime patrols to protect their crops and animals.
A movement to allow Oklahomans to purchase their favorite wine in grocery stores is being opposed by retail liquor merchants and anti-addiction groups that believe making wine more accessible will lead to higher rates of alcohol abuse in the state.
Kevin Keefe, a 60-year-old retired bicycle messenger, will pedal more than 3,000 miles from the White House to California beginning June 20, 2012 to raise awareness about the genetically engineered foods that Americans unknowingly consume.
More than 17 million people in Europe suffer from food allergies, with 3.5 million younger than 25 years. The sharpest increase is seen in children and young people, especially in the number of life-threatening allergic reactions in children.
In discussions with Canadian federal and provincial government officials, the National Pork Producers Council asked that Canada stop its hog subsidy programs before entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade talks.
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today joined local officials, parents, children and partners to celebrate the first anniversary of the MyPlate food icon and to highlight MiPlato, USDA's Spanish-language food icon for MyPlate.
Personalized email advertisements are far more likely to repel customers than to endear them, according to a study led by a Temple University Fox School of Business professor.
Truitt Bros. of Salem, Ore., is voluntary recalling 15-ounce cans of Premium Navy Beans because they may contain undeclared soy.
A horse slaughtering plant rejected by one Missouri community has been embraced by another whose economy was devastated when a beef packing plant closed more than a year ago.
Unpaid bills and contractor complaints are piling up at a $110 million beef-processing plant in northeastern South Dakota that is scheduled to open this year.
Molson Coors, whose products include Coors Light and Molson Canadian, said Monday that the company will become one of its divisions and be renamed Molson Coors Central Europe.
The Food and Drug Administration is urging food distributors, retailers and food service vendors to remove from the market all shellfish imported from South Korea because of possible contamination with human waste and norovirus.
Celebrity chef, best-selling author and TV host Ellie Krieger, M.S., R.D., and the California Table Grape Commission have teamed up to talk about grapes from California as “The Original Super Snack.”
A new study finds that while pig farms of the 1950s may be remembered as idyllic, they were not as sustainable as those of today.
Brown-Forman Corp. said Thursday that it plans a stock split and intends to double its capacity for making barrels for producing Jack Daniel's whiskey so it can meet projected worldwide demand for the drink.