Lawyers for ABC News asked a judge Wednesday to toss out a $1 billion defamation lawsuit filed by a South Dakota-based meat processor over a meat product that critics dub "pink slime," saying the news organization did not knowingly disparage the company or its product.
Cassava plants grow into a dense thicket of hard, bamboo-like shoots within a year, with roots so massive a single planted hectare can provide three tons of food. The plants survive fires, droughts and pestilence, while offering a vital food source for more than 500 million people living across sub-Saharan Africa.
A Ministry of Agriculture official in southern Haiti says that Hurricane Sandy destroyed 70 percent of the crops in his region and caused widespread deaths of livestock. Jean Debalio Jean-Jacques says the government has not yet put a dollar figure on the losses.
Cal-Maine Foods Inc. says it will buy the operations of Maxim Production Co., adding to its Texas egg operations. Mississippi-based Cal-Maine will buy a feed mill and two egg production complexes that can hold 3.5 million laying hens, all located southeast of Houston, Texas.
Some American cattle producers want the U.S. government to block the possible sale of a troubled Alberta company's beef operations. The Ranchers-Cattlemen's Action Legal Fund says it is concerned about JBS USA's option to purchase XL Foods Inc. plant in Brooks, Alta., two U.S. slaughtering plants and other properties.
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. said Tuesday its net income nearly doubled in the third quarter after it took control of the marketing, sales and distribution of its products in southern Europe. The company said its banana sales fell 2 percent compared to a year ago because of weaker demand in Europe and secondary markets in the Middle East.
A single junk food meal — composed mainly of saturated fat — is detrimental to the health of the arteries, while no damage occurs after consuming a Mediterranean meal rich in good fats such as mono-and polyunsaturated fatty acids, according to researchers at the University of Montreal-affiliated ÉPIC Center of the Montreal Heart Institute.
The Beverage Testing Institute’s 12th annual World Value Wine Challenge is a competition where hundreds of affordably priced wines competed against their peers to gain accolades. All wines priced $20 and under from around the globe were welcome to participate.
A recent study showed that resveratrol, an ingredient in red wine, does not appear to offer significant health benefits to healthy women, a result scientists said was surprising because earlier studies suggested that drinking red wine lowers the risk of health problems.
With looming legal deadlines related to the 2010 BP oil spill, dozens of shrimp processors along the Gulf Coast face a difficult dilemma, with either decision having the potential to jeopardize the future of their businesses and the region’s seafood industry, according to the American Shrimp Processors Association.
France, the land of wine, is planning heavy taxes on beer, and that is not going down well with brewers — even in other nations. President Francois Hollande is pushing through legislation to increase taxes on beer by 160 percent to help fund struggling social programs as France tries to contain a budget deficit hit hard by the economic crisis.
Former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV will pay $1.75 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed over his ex-girlfriend's accidental drug overdose death under an agreement approved Tuesday. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the money will go to the relatives of Adrienne Martin, who was 27 in 2010 when she died at Busch's mansion near St. Louis.
Drugstores may have benefited from customers stocking up on batteries and other emergency essentials ahead of "Superstorm" Sandy's landfall on Monday. But the record-setting storm has caused many towns to cancel or postpone Halloween events, potentially curbing sales of candy and decorations.
France, the land of wine, is planning heavy taxes on beer, and that is not going down well with brewers, even in other nations. President Francois Hollande is pushing through legislation to increase taxes on beer by 160 percent to help fund struggling social programs as France tries to contain a budget deficit hit hard by the economic crisis.
Resveratrol, an ingredient in red wine thought to improve insulin sensitivity, reduce risk of heart disease and increase longevity, does not appear to offer these benefits in healthy women, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates.
Archer Daniels Midland said Tuesday that its fiscal first-quarter profit dropped 60 percent, hurt by charges stemming from the planned sale of a Mexican food company. For the quarter that ended Sept. 30, the agribusiness conglomerate earned $182 million, or 28 cents per share, down from $460 million, or 68 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.
Mizkan Group Corp. said Tuesday it has agreed with Premier Foods Group Ltd. of Britain to buy out its range of sweet pickles and table sauces by early 2013 aiming to tap further into the British market. The Japanese seasoning and food manufacturer will acquire the Branston brand of products that includes pickles, ketchup, relish, salad cream and mayonnaise.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has announced the recall of the Krinos brand of Mini Kashkaval Cheese because of possible Listeria contamination. The federal agency says the sheep cheese is being voluntarily recalled by its distributor Krinos Foods Canada of Vaughan, Ontario.
Whoever wins the U.S. presidential election will likely struggle to manage the biggest economic threats he'll face. Europe's recession will persist deep into the next presidential term, according to a majority of the 31 economists who responded to the survey. A weaker European economy would shrink demand for U.S. exports and cost U.S. jobs. Yet there's little the next president can do about it.
Production has resumed at the Alberta plant that has been at the heart of a massive beef recall over an E. coli outbreak. About 2,000 workers were back on the job on Monday. Mayor Martin Shields said he attended a few events in the town over the weekend and could tell people were more relaxed and positive than they have been in recent weeks.