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Red Bull Drops Jesus Ad In South Africa

March 14, 2012 10:07 am | by The Associated Press

Energy-drink maker Red Bull says it has dropped an advertisement in South Africa after an outcry from Christians for its portrayal of Jesus Christ walking on water.


PepsiCo's 'Banner Sun' Cracks $10 Billion In Sales

March 14, 2012 10:05 am | by SOURCE PepsiCo

PepsiCo, Inc. has announced that its global "Banner Sun" potato chip portfolio has grown to more than $10 billion in annual retail sales.

Consumer Trends: Championship Honors Top Teas

March 14, 2012 10:00 am

With the 20 best tasting teas, the North American Tea Championship (NATC) is shining the spotlight on the most notable, high-quality teas that are commercially available in the North American marketplace.


Photo Of The Day: Cooking Up Equality

March 14, 2012 10:00 am

Dooky Chase Restaurant is one of the few civil rights landmarks remaining in New Orleans.


SD Seeks Assets Of Sunflower Company That Didn't Pay Farmers

March 14, 2012 9:58 am | by CHET BROKAW, Associated Press

South Dakota regulators decided Tuesday to seek the assets of a sunflower seed company that may owe farmers in South Dakota and North Dakota more than $4 million.


Developer Vows To Build Horse Plant In Missouri

March 13, 2012 2:18 pm | by The Associated Press

Opposition from some residents will not stop a Wyoming company from building a plant in southwest Missouri to slaughter horses and process the meat for human consumption, the company said.


African Cocoa Initiative Will Benefit 100,000 Families

March 13, 2012 2:15 pm | by SOURCE World Cocoa Foundation

Over the five-year term, the WCF African Cocoa Initiative will train 100,000 cocoa farmers and support their improved well-being and livelihoods.

Md. Waterways Opened For Shellfish Harvesting

March 13, 2012 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press

The Maryland Department of the Environment has lifted shellfish harvesting restrictions in portions of three waterways following a decline in bacteria levels.


Coca-Cola Adds Stevia To Sprite

March 13, 2012 1:17 pm | by The Associated Press

Coca-Cola Co. is putting a sweetener made with stevia into Sprite in France, in its first move to use the natural zero-calorie ingredient in one of its major soft drink brands.


Clearwater Seafoods Posts $16.4 Million Profit

March 13, 2012 1:12 pm | by Canadian Press

Clearwater Seafoods Inc. rose to profitability in the fourth quarter as pricing and supply contributed to improved results.


Consumer Trends: Foraging In A Modern World

March 13, 2012 10:00 am

In an expanding “foodie” culture, people go to great lengths to get the best ingredients, seek out the most aesthetic desserts, and buy organic. Less noted, though, is the forager movement: people who “eat wild” on a regular basis, supplemented by naturally growing, edible plants for which they search in their local communities, whether urban or rural.


Photo Of The Day: Passionate About Potatoes

March 13, 2012 10:00 am

With 2012 declared “The Year of the Potato” by foodservice pundits, chefs across the country are dishing up Idaho® Potatoes in extraordinarily delectable ways. 


Md. Brewing Company To Move, Boost Production

March 13, 2012 9:25 am | by JENNIFER SHUTT

As Evolution Craft Brewing Co. prepares for its final days in Delmar, Md., the owners and brewers are experiencing bittersweet emotions — one the one hand, they are excited to expand into a larger facility, but on the other will be leaving their first home.


Report: Calif. Nitrate Contamination Spreading

March 13, 2012 9:22 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press

Nitrate contamination of drinking water is a pervasive problem in California's agricultural heartland and is bound to intensify in the coming years, according to a University of California, Davis study released Tuesday.


Monsanto Tests Drought-Tolerant Biotech Corn

March 13, 2012 9:18 am | by BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press

Seed giant Monsanto Co. plans large-scale tests this year of the first government-approved biotech crop developed to deal with drought.


ABA Responds To Study On Heart Disease Risk

March 13, 2012 9:11 am | by SOURCE American Beverage Association

The American Beverage Association responds to "Sweetened Beverage Consumption, Incident Coronary Heart Disease and Biomarkers of Risk in Men," a paper published in the journal of the American Heart Association.


S.D. Dairy Manufacturers Look To Stop Proposed Milk Production Limits

March 13, 2012 9:02 am | by SOURCE International Dairy Foods Association

A group of South Dakota dairy manufacturers have voiced to Senator John Thune (R-SD) their opposition to a proposed milk supply management program expected to be included in the draft Farm Bill.


Spike In Orange Juice Prices? It's Pulp Fiction

March 12, 2012 1:38 pm | by SANDY SHORE, AP Business Writer

Orange juice drinkers can relax. Fears of a spike in the price of the breakfast favorite appear overblown.


PepsiCo Revamps Management Team; Nooyi Still CEO

March 12, 2012 1:34 pm | by BREE FOWLER and CANDICE CHOI, AP Business Writers

PepsiCo Inc. revamped its management structure Monday in a move intended to strengthen its lineup of potential successors to CEO Indra Nooyi and leverage its scale as a global company.


FMI Sends Letter To EPA Supporting Alaska's Bristol Bay

March 12, 2012 12:30 pm

Earthworks announced Monday that for the first time ever, the nation's largest group of food retail companies has spoken out on behalf of protecting Alaska's Bristol Bay fishery - the world's largest wild sockeye salmon fishery.



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