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Coke Officials Defend Research Practices Following NYT Article

August 20, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Coca-Cola officials vowed to be more transparent about the company’s research funding but criticized a recent report for creating "confusion" about its practices.

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Urban Farmers Find that Success Leads to Eviction

November 25, 2015 1:30 pm | by SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press

Urban farms are being evicted from center cities across the nation where they've become a much-remarked-on driver of urban revival in recent years, having brought healthy food, commerce and eye-pleasing greenery to dreary neighborhoods.

EPA Nixes Approval of New Weed Killer for Engineered Crops

November 25, 2015 1:20 pm | by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

The Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday withdrew approval of a controversial new weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.


AP Interview: Coke Exec on 'Adversarial' Ties with Critics

November 25, 2015 1:15 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Coke says it wants to mend relations with critics of its sugary drinks. Sandy Douglas, president of Coke North America, said in an interview with The Associated Press that Coke is hoping to change its "adversarial" relationship with public health advocates.


Costco Says It Doesn’t Intend To Sell Genetically Modified Salmon

November 25, 2015 9:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Costco on Tuesday became the largest retailer to announce that its stores won't sell genetically modified salmon.

Democrats Offer Bill To Overhaul Food Labels

November 25, 2015 9:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A quartet of northeastern Democrats this week proposed legislation to overhaul the nation's food labeling standards.


Following Strong Earns, Hormel Anounces 2-for-1 Stock Split

November 25, 2015 8:20 am | by Associated Press

Hormel is announcing a two-for-one split a day after the company reported a strong fourth quarter and outlook.


Beyond Greek, What's Next For U.S. Yogurt Market

November 25, 2015 8:10 am | by Packaged Facts

Though yogurt is consumed at a much smaller rate per capita in the U.S. compared to other countries, recent years have exposed a great deal of excitement for the product.

OTA Export Promotion Investment Yields High Returns for Organic

November 25, 2015 7:35 am | by Organic Trade Association

USDA awards Organic Trade Association almost $900,000 in market promotion funds.


E. coli Tied to Costco More Dangerous than Chipotle Outbreak

November 24, 2015 4:40 pm | by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press

The strain of E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad that sickened 19 people in seven states is more likely to be life-threatening than a recent outbreak that closed some Chipotle restaurants in the Northwest.


Report Anticipates Slower Manufacturing Growth, Improved Hiring

November 24, 2015 4:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Economists from the MAPI Foundation are less optimistic about U.S. manufacturing production over the next two years but believe that the sector will add more jobs than previously projected.


General Mills Sets Goal to Buy All Cage-Free Eggs by 2025

November 24, 2015 4:00 pm | by Associated Press

General Mills has set a deadline for its conversion to all cage-free eggs by 2025.

Plans for Alcohol, Wine at Utah Starbucks on Hold

November 24, 2015 3:55 pm | by MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press

Utah regulators declined to rule Tuesday on whether Starbucks can serve beer and wine at some locations, saying they want lawmakers to determine if the cafes can be considered restaurants eligible for alcohol licenses.


Pinnacle Foods Buying Boulder Brands for About $710 Million

November 24, 2015 9:20 am | by Associated Press

Pinnacle Foods is buying Boulder Brands for about $710 million in a move that adds a line of health and wellness food brands to Pinnacle's offerings that include Birds Eye frozen foods, Duncan Hines frosting and cake mixes.


Emails Reveal Coke's Role in Anti-Obesity Group

November 24, 2015 9:15 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. But emails obtained by The Associated Press show the world's largest beverage maker was instrumental in shaping the Global Energy Balance Network.


Campbell Soup Shares Soar on Strong Earnings, Outlook

November 24, 2015 7:45 am | by Associated Press

Shares of Campbell Soup jumped to a 16-year high after the soup, snacks and pasta maker's fiscal first-quarter adjusted profit topped analysts' estimates and the company increased its full-year earnings forecast.


Iran Seeks Revival of Caviar Industry in Post-Sanctions Era

November 24, 2015 7:40 am | by ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press

Iran, once the world's biggest exporter of the luxury food, sold over 40 tons of sturgeon eggs in 2000. Exports plunged to just 1 ton last year due to dwindling fish stocks and economic sanctions imposed by world powers in response to Iran's nuclear program.


Shares of Spam Maker Hormel Soar After Strong 4Q Earnings

November 24, 2015 7:35 am | by Associated Press

Shares of Hormel Foods jumped to an all-time high Tuesday after the maker of Spam canned ham and other foods surprised Wall Street with strong results for the fourth quarter and offered a better-than-expected earnings outlook for the year.


New Processing Plant Prepares Traditional Alaska Native Food

November 24, 2015 7:30 am | by RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press

The facility in Kotzebue, a commercial hub of 3,100 people in northwest Alaska, is incorporating traditional foods donated by hunters into the regular menu — a practice that's gaining interest nationally under a new federal law.


15 Die in Russia from Drinking Illegal Alcohol

November 23, 2015 10:45 am | by Associated Press

Russian investigators say 15 people have died in the past two weeks from drinking illegally produced alcoholic beverages, including five in a Siberian town who drank fake American whiskey.


Nestle Confirms Labor Abuse Among its Thai Seafood Suppliers

November 23, 2015 10:20 am | by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer

The unusual disclosure comes from Geneva-based Nestle SA itself, which in an act of self-policing planned to announce the conclusions of its yearlong internal investigation on Monday. The study found virtually all U.S. and European companies buying seafood from Thailand are exposed to the same risks of abuse in their supply chains.



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