Swiss-based commodities firm Glencore International PLC agreed Tuesday to buy Canada's largest grain handling company Viterra Inc., in a deal valued at 6.1 billion Canadian dollars ($6.14 billion).
A Cowlitz County judge on Monday ruled that a voter-approved initiative privatizing liquor sales in Washington state is constitutional, reversing an earlier decision that had left the measure's fate in question.
Twenty-five farm groups ranging from the Missouri Pork Association and the state Beef Industry Council to agribusiness heavyweights Cargill and Monsanto have united under the banner of Missouri Farmers Care. Their target? The Humane Society of the United States, which pushed the dog breeding initiative and is now the primary financial backer of Your Vote Counts!, a proposed state constitutional amendment requiring a three-fourths majority vote before the Legislature could override voter-approved laws.
Functional food and beverages have moved beyond an emergent concept to become an established market, with the market benefiting from a widening appeal. This report identifies key target segments, growth drivers and strategies for success.
The leader of a project that helps Greek farmers sell their food products directly to customers at bargain prices hopes to build a Europe-wide network that would bypass middlemen while benefiting local producers and consumers.
Beatrice Bakery Co., the maker of Grandma's Fruitcake, has left bankruptcy. Before the bankruptcy, Beatrice Bakery had been featured on the Food Network's "Unwrapped" program and ABC's "The View."
The changes in France's age-old butchering industry reflect profound economic and societal shifts gnawing at France's core, and have catapulted the butcher shop into the debate before presidential elections in April and May.
About 40 protesters marched in front of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Friday to urge the organization to sever its ties with chemical manufacturer Monsanto Co. KPLU-FM reports the Seattle protest was led by Agra Watch, a local group opposed to the Gates Foundation's grants supporting research into genetically modified crops.
Foodborne disease outbreaks caused by imported food appeared to rise in 2009 and 2010, and nearly half of the outbreaks implicated foods imported from areas which previously had not been associated with outbreaks, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, presented today at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Atlanta.
President Nicolas Sarkozy has lamented the decline of the traditional French butcher and now wants all meat clearly marked halal, kosher or French while Prime Minister Francois Fillon has suggested that the ritual slaughter of animals by Muslims and Jews is out of sync with modern times.
Wendy's edged out Burger King in U.S. sales volume for the first time last year since Wendy's was founded in 1969, according to a report by the food industry research firm Technomic Inc. that's set to be released next month.
Scientific instrument maker Agilent Technologies Inc. announced Monday that it is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to develop new tools for tracking food pathogens and identifying seafood.
Starbucks Corp. is pushing beyond coffee with the opening of the first Evolution Fresh Inc. juice store, the company said Monday. Starbucks, which is looking for new businesses for growth, purchased the California-based juice maker in November for $30 million. Evolution Fresh had been selling its juices in grocery stores such as Whole Foods groceries. The first Evolution Fresh store is in Bellevue, Wash.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the problems at Agro Farma Inc.'s Chobani Greek Yogurt plant in Chenango County included unguarded moving parts on machines, electrical hazards, lack of training and protective gear, wet floors and other dangerous conditions.
California water authorities are ordering a Merced County dairy to clean up its property after more than 50 decomposing cow carcasses were found partially buried in manure.
The 500 largest U.S. restaurant chains registered a 3.4 percent annual sales increase in 2011, a sharp improvement over 1.8 percent the prior year.
The public is being warned not to consume certain ground beef products which bear the establishment number 761 because they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says all ground beef products made between July 1, 2011 and Feb. 15, 2012 at the facility linked to the establishment number are included in the warning.
Plans for a powdered milk processing plant in Fallon that would create 44 full-time jobs and hundreds of indirect jobs have moved a giant step closer to reality. Quail Hollow LLC, a subsidiary of Dairy Farmers of America, on Thursday closed an agreement with the city of Fallon to buy 31.5 acres in the city's New River Business Park for the facility.
His jacket was only moss green but his pint was true Guinness. President Barack Obama tilted back a glass of the dark Irish brew Saturday, observing St. Patrick's Day at a boisterous Irish pub with his ancestral cousin from Moneygall, Ireland, at his side.