The report, which compiles data from companies participating in the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Order program, showed $384.81 million in overall orders in April, a decline of 8 percent from March and 1 percent compared to April 2014.
Syngenta rejected a second buyout offer from agricultural rival Monsanto that added a $2 billion guarantee should the proposed deal fall apart. The Swiss company turned down the first bid early last month, then worth more than $45 billion, saying Monsanto's offer was greatly undervalued.
The Hershey Company was recognized for its continuing commitment to environmental stewardship in Newsweek’s 2015 Green Rankings. Out of the top 500 U.S. companies named, Hershey placed No. 6, moving up 40 spots from last year’s ranking.
A report just released by The Organic Center shows that organic farming practices are effective in maintaining the health and population of important crop pollinators, predominantly bees, which have been declining at an alarming rate in the past decade and threatening global food security.
The world's biggest hamburger chain said Monday that sales at locations open at least 13 months edged down 0.3 percent last month. That was better than the 1.1 percent decline that analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected.
Blue Bell Creameries is reviewing a report from a private laboratory that found evidence of listeria in a carton of ice cream manufactured at its Alabama plant.
According to Euromonitor, yogurt is a $10 billion category in China, with sales growing at a double-digit pace. General Mills is focusing Yoplait's initial launch in Shanghai and plans to grow the brand through a city-by-city approach before expanding geographically.
Canada's food safety watchdog says it is developing rules with people who raise elk and deer on commercial farms to guard against animal diseases.
The Marquette grapevines clinging to a steep, rocky hillside in the southeastern Adirondacks are among a host of new grape varieties that have enabled a boutique wine industry to take root in areas of the Northeast and Midwest that were previously inhospitable.
The Supreme Court has agreed to weigh new limits on the ability of workers to band together to dispute pay and workplace issues. The justices said Monday they will review a $5.8 million class-action judgment against Tyson Foods Inc. over the pay for more than 3,000 workers at its Storm Lake, Iowa, pork processing plant.
The lawsuit, filed in the eastern New York federal court on behalf of parents in New York and California, alleges that 26 of the 49 ingredients in Abbott Laboratories' Similac Advance Organic formula "are not allowed in organic foods," while at least one additional component includes genetically modified foods in violation of federal organic standards.
Employers last month delivered a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy. They added 280,000 jobs — a surprisingly robust total at a time when consumers are hesitant to spend and the economy appears less than fully healthy. Some key industries, from energy to manufacturing, have been struggling.
Taco Bell says it will roll out Cap'n Crunch-covered balls of dough nationally — and that they're exempt from its recent pledge to remove artificial ingredients.
Federal regulators this week announced a faster screening process for foods imported from countries with proven safety records.
New data reveals that Millennial parents are driving the tidal shift in consumer demand for responsibly-raised products and are largely influenced by traditional family values and peer/community feedback when making household food decisions.
The WTO has upheld a ruling that India is unfairly blocking imports of U.S. poultry and eggs. The Obama administration called the decision a major victory that should greatly expand export opportunities for American farmers.
Archer Daniels Midland this week announced the acquisition of nut and seed processing facilities from California Gold Almonds.
Workers in Dubuque have begun cooking up Spam — a pork product loved by many and mocked by others — after the completion of a $36 million expansion of a Hormel Foods plant.
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A Michigan-based business is recalling about 49,000 pounds of pork sausage products shipped to institutions nationwide that may be contaminated with foreign materials.