A team of researchers has found that shifting patterns of precipitation affect key chemicals responsible for the flavor and health properties of tea. Research shows that major antioxidant compounds fell up to 50 percent in an area of southwest China during an extreme monsoon, while other compounds increased.
Anheuser-Busch, one of the largest beer brewers in the country, is suing Kentucky to force the approval of a distributor's license. The company claims the Alcoholic Beverage Control has passed the statutory deadline for either approving or rejecting the application in 60 days.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reminds exporters of food products containing eggs or egg products regulated by FDA that export certificates for these products will be issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) as of November 10, 2014.
Mars Food, which makes Uncle Ben's Rice and other products at its Greenville plant, will invest $31 million to modernize operations and expand research at the plant. The company plans to add 25 jobs to the current 226 full-time and 230 contract workers at the 35-year-old operation.
Dutch Brewer Heineken NV says poor weather and weak economies in Europe dragged its third quarter earnings lower. Revenues in its largest, most profitable market, Western Europe, fell 4.1 percent.
Los Angeles has backed a plan for a ban on cultivating or selling genetically modified plants, including varieties of corn and other crops that are designed to resist pests or pesticides. Critics say genetically modified crops haven't been proven safe.
The cost of meat, fish and eggs is up by nearly 10 percent, but the overall cost of food is up just 3.1 percent. The annual cost-of-living adjustment affects payments to more than 70 million Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees.
Food costs rose 0.3 percent in September and are up 3 percent over the past 12 months, exacerbated by drought conditions in parts of the country. Beef and veal prices jumped 2 percent in September and are up 16.7 percent since January.
San Francisco Wine School announces the debut of CSW Online, a brand new format for its much-lauded Certified Specialist of Wine credential preparation program.
The Farmstead Membership is open to organic farmers whose annual income from organic sales is less than $250,000 and who have current membership in one of the farmer-driven organizations with which OTA's Farmers Advisory Council (FAC) has formed a strategic alliance.
Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections.
When I mentioned on Facebook that I was heading to Kansas City, one friend sent me to Arthur Bryant's barbecue restaurant, quoting Calvin Trillin's famous line that Bryant's was possibly "the single best restaurant in the world."
You are what you eat, unless you're not quite sure what you ate. A new paper takes a critical look at how faulty self-reporting of the food we eat can lead to incorrect conclusions about whether we are meeting dietary recommendations for certain essential nutrients.
General Mills and Annie's, a natural and organic food company, subsequently completed the acquisition by merging a subsidiary of General Mills with and into Annie's, with Annie's surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of General Mills.
By 2014, the number of licensed distilling companies tripled in two years from 10 to 31 — the most distilleries in Kentucky since Prohibition ended, according to the report by the University of Louisville's Urban Studies Institute.
Eugene Corda, an employee of Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., entered the plea to one count of aiding and abetting in the distribution of adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat earlier this month.
Coffee and beer aren't just two of the world's most popular beverages, they are also the most popular drugs. We'll let ilovecoffee.jp explain.
Developed by the University of Nebraska and other project partners, the Global Yield Gap Atlas allows farmers, governments and businesses to estimate the "gap" between potential and actual crop yields based on plant, soil and climate data in a specific area.
Restaurants around Jackson will soon have to have staff certified in food safety. A new rule from the Teton County Board of Public Health requires eateries to have a manager take a test on food protection protocols.
McDonald's (14,000 U.S. locations) is far bigger than Chipotle (1,700 locations), making it more difficult for the chain to boost sales. But McDonald's nevertheless acknowledges it needs to work on fixing some problems. Here is a look at five problems McDonald's is facing.