Cuba has announced the imposition of stiff new import taxes that could substantially affect private entrepreneurs trying to get new businesses off the ground and many others who rely on informal shipments of merchandise from overseas.
Dutch police investigating how needles got into six turkey sandwiches on Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to U.S. cities said Wednesday that the sandwiches and needles are being flown back to the Netherlands for tests.
Most Maine lobstermen have resumed pulling their traps after many of them tied up their boats last week in an effort to ease a glut that has driven down prices.
Costco Wholesale Corp. on Tuesday joined a growing list of retailers and restaurants in asking suppliers to phase out the use of small pens for pregnant sows, as an animal welfare group prepared to release an undercover video showing conditions at one of its suppliers.
New research reveals that just more than two-thirds of Americans choose healthier foods to stay well.
Candy maker Mars Inc. is donating $5 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to create a new gallery focused on business and innovation in the United States dating back to the 1700s, the museum announced Wednesday.
With a baking southern Illinois cornfield as a backdrop, Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday pledged state support through loans and debt restructuring to farmers and ranchers punished by a nagging drought that shows no signs of abating anytime soon.
A South Korean official says the government has decided to scrap a much-criticized plan to hunt whales for scientific research. Critics suspected the plan was a cover for commercial whaling.
The FBI and the airport's police department have opened criminal investigations to try to determine how the needles got into meals served on at least four Delta flights from Amsterdam to the U.S. and why anyone would place them there.
New Yorkers for Beverage Choices announced that more than 60,000 New Yorkers have affirmed that they are capable of making their own food and beverage choices by signing on to the petition against Mayor Bloomberg's proposed "soda ban."
South Korean animal rights activists Tuesday held dolphin and whale-shaped balloons during a rally to oppose South Korean government's recent plan to resume whaling in Seoul, South Korea.
The Coca-Cola Co. said Tuesday that it's selling more of its sodas, sports drinks and bottled waters in most parts of the world, with growth particularly strong in emerging markets. Still, the company's second-quarter profit slipped as costs for ingredients rose as well.
A group of Arkansas rice farmers sued a company that produces hybrid seed on Monday, claiming that RiceTec Inc. supplied them with seed that produced an inferior crop and sometimes didn't grow well enough to be harvested.
Through a labyrinth of hallways deep inside a 1950s-era building that has housed research that dates back to the origins of U.S. space travel, a group of scientists in white coats is stirring, mixing, measuring, brushing and, most important, tasting the end result of their cooking. Their mission: Build a menu for a planned journey to Mars in the 2030s.
The nation's largest produce-safety testing program narrowly escaped closure thanks to a last-minute grudging reprieve from the Agriculture Department, and finding a permanent solution to keep tainted fruits and vegetables from reaching consumers could take an even bigger effort.
Only in the 1930s and the 1950s has a drought covered more land, according to federal figures released Monday. So far, there's little risk of a Dust Bowl-type catastrophe, but crop losses could mount if rain doesn't come soon.
"People who talk about banning salt are not considering all the facts," says Mark Zoske, CEO of SaltWorks, Inc.
Shares of Dean Foods Co. tumbled on Monday as an analyst lowered his rating for the country's largest dairy company partly because it is being hurt by rising feed costs and hot weather.
The Coca-Cola Co. has broken ground on a new distribution facility in Joplin, more than a year after a deadly tornado delayed its original expansion plans.
California's new ban on the production and sale of foie gras took eight years to go into effect, but restaurants have wasted little time in finding creative ways to duck the law.