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Photos of the Day: Belgian Waffles Celebrate 50th Anniversary in America

April 22, 2014 | Comments

A family from Belgium introduced Belgian waffles to the American public 50 years ago. The waffles, topped with fresh whipped cream, powdered sugar and sliced strawberries, were served to visitors to the 1964 World’s Fair in New York.

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Photos of the Day: 'Modern Family' Star Opens Beer Eatery

April 23, 2014 9:55 am

He plays a bumbling dad on ABC's "Modern Family," but in Salt Lake City, Ty Burrell is trying out for a role as restaurateur. Burrell has just opened Beer Bar, a beer garden-like eatery that serves 150 beers paired up with an array of house-made bratwursts, local breads and Belgian fries.


‘Modern Family’ Actor Ty Burrell Opens Beer Restaurant

April 23, 2014 9:50 am | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press

He plays a bumbling dad on ABC's "Modern Family," but in Salt Lake City, Ty Burrell is trying out for a role as restaurateur. Burrell has just opened Beer Bar, a beer garden-like eatery that serves 150 beers paired up with an array of house-made bratwursts, local breads and Belgian fries.


Navajo Advocates Push for Junk Food Tax

April 22, 2014 12:55 pm | by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press

Navajo President Ben Shelly earlier this year vetoed measures to enact a 2 percent sales tax on tax on junk food like chips, cookies and sodas, and to eliminate the tax on fresh fruit and vegetables. This week, tribal lawmakers have a chance to resurrect the proposals.


U.S. Investigates Mexican Sugar Exports for Unfair Prices

April 22, 2014 12:38 pm | by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press

The U.S. Commerce Department is investigating allegations by the American Sugar Alliance and other industry groups that Mexico is exporting far more sugar than the country has in the past and selling it in the U.S. at below fair market price.


Consumer Trends: Dairy Market Trends in France, Spain and Germany

April 22, 2014 12:00 pm reports on consumer trends and drivers of behavior in the dairy market in France, Spain and Germany. According to the reports, health, convenience and a desire to indulge are key factors driving dairy consumption in these countries.


Ranchers, Klamath Tribes Agree to Share Water

April 22, 2014 10:16 am | by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press

Cattle ranchers and American Indian tribes long at odds over scarce water in Oregon's Upper Klamath Basin signed an agreement Friday to share access to rivers and cooperate on restoring habitat for endangered fish the tribes hold sacred.


Del Taco Mistakenly Charges Thousands for Mexican Food

April 22, 2014 10:14 am

About 150 people who ordered last week at Del Taco in Santa Paula, 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles, were mistakenly charged thousands of dollars for Mexican food. Customer Michael Cole said he was charged $4,050 for one CrunchTada Pizza and two beef tacos.


Idaho Dairy Group Seeks to Join Farm Video Lawsuit

April 22, 2014 10:10 am | by REBECCA BOONE, Associated Press

The Idaho Dairymen's Association is asking a federal judge to allow it to join Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden as a defendant in a lawsuit against a new law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities.


Supreme Court Considers Pom Wonderful, Coca-Cola Juice Case

April 22, 2014 10:08 am | by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press

Minute Maid's "Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices" was the subject of a lively debate Monday as the Supreme Court considered whether to allow false advertising claims by Pom Wonderful against the Coca-Cola Co., which markets the beverage.


Belgian Waffles a Sweet Sensation at 1964 World’s Fair

April 22, 2014 9:58 am | by ULA ILNYTZKY, Associated Press

The notion of introducing a new food to the American public is almost inconceivable in an era of global cuisine and foodie websites. But that's what happened at the 1964 New York World's Fair, when a family from Belgium introduced Belgian waffles.


Vt. Program Helps Satisfy New Americans’ Craving for Goat Meat

April 21, 2014 12:31 pm | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press

The Vermont Goat Collaborative is a project that brings together new Americans hungry for goat meat with dairy goat farmers who have no need for young male animals. Dairy farmers can send goats to Colchester, Vt., where they will be raised and sold to refugees.


Hillshire Adds Non-Meat Offerings with Van’s Natural Foods

April 21, 2014 12:25 pm

Hillshire Brands reached a deal to buy Van's Natural Foods from private equity firm Catterton Partners for $165 million, marking the company's expansion into non-meat foods. Van's makes gluten-free foods, including cereal, chips and snack bars.


Whole Foods Pulls Croissants over Undeclared Eggs

April 21, 2014 12:23 pm

Whole Foods Markets is recalling mini butter croissants sold in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana because the products contain eggs, an undeclared allergen. A company statement says the issue arose after one illness was reported.


Hawaii Is a Hotbed of GMO Debate

April 21, 2014 12:20 pm | by AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press

Hawaii is so critical to the nation's modern corn-growing business that the industry's leading companies all have farms here. But these same farms have become a flash point in a spreading debate over genetic engineering in agriculture.


Bulk Wine Takes Share from Bottled Exports

April 21, 2014 12:00 pm

The international wine trade reached somewhat of a watershed moment in 2013, said Rabobank, as bulk wine now makes up half of all New World exports. Although bulk wine clearly has taken share from bottled exports, recent data suggests the two segments can co-exist.


Brewers Say Proposed FDA Rule on Spent Grain Would Spike Costs

April 21, 2014 10:06 am

Northwest beer brewers say a proposed rule from the FDA would make it prohibitively expensive for them to recycle spent grain by providing it to dairy farmers. The proposal would classify companies that distribute spent grain to farms as animal feed manufacturers.


TreeHouse Foods Buys Protenergy for $150M

April 21, 2014 10:03 am

TreeHouse Foods is acquiring private label food and beverage company Protenergy Natural Foods for 170 million Canadian dollars (approximately $150 million). Canada's Protenergy is mostly known for its private label broth, soups and gravies.


Suntory Mulls Moving Liquor Business to U.S. After Beam Buyout

April 21, 2014 10:00 am

Suntory Holdings Ltd. is considering moving its liquor and beer business headquarters to the United States after completing the buyout of Beam Inc. Suntory is expected to make Beam its subsidiary following the completion of the buyout by early May.


General Mills Scraps Controversial New Legal Terms

April 21, 2014 9:56 am

General Mills is scrapping a controversial plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company. A notice on the General Mills website informed visitors that by using its websites or engaging with the company online, they would have to give up their right to sue.


Kraft Recalls 96K Pounds of Oscar Mayer Wieners

April 21, 2014 9:53 am

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that Kraft's "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may instead contain the company's "Classic Cheese Dogs."



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