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Farmers, Ranchers Unsure Of House Farm Bill

July 16, 2012 9:52 am | by KEN MILLER,Associated Press

Farmers and ranchers in Oklahoma and Arkansas said they support some parts of the farm bill that the U.S. House Agriculture Committee has passed, but all expressed a general uncertainty about the measure.


Asian Carp DNA Found In Year-Old Lake Eerie Samples

July 16, 2012 9:50 am | by JOHN FLESHER,AP Environmental Writer

Genetic material from Asian carp has been discovered in Lake Erie water samples collected nearly a year ago, officials said Friday. It's the first time DNA from bighead and silver carp has turned up in Lake Erie, although three bighead were caught there between 1995 and 2000.


The History Of Lunch

July 16, 2012 9:48 am | by ULA ILNYTZKY,Associated Press

"Lunch Hour NYC" transports visitors back in time with sections and artifacts from the library's vast collection on street foods, home lunches, school lunches and the once popular Horn & Hardart Automats.


More Latinos Among Strawberry Growers

July 16, 2012 9:47 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA,Associated Press

Strawberries have given Latinos more ownership opportunities than any other major crop. Latinos now comprise two-thirds of strawberry growers in California, where 90 percent of the nation's strawberries are grown.


Pepsi Bottling Expanding In N.C.

July 16, 2012 9:44 am

Pepsi Bottling Ventures says it will invest more than $81 million over seven years in its new, larger plant in Winston-Salem.


Photo Of The Day: A 10-Cent Lunch

July 16, 2012 9:41 am

Visitors put together 10-cent lunches as part of an exhibit called "Lunch Hour NYC" at the New York Public Library in New York.


San Fran Considering Ways To Curb Plastic Bottles

July 13, 2012 12:48 pm | by FENIT NIRAPPIL,Associated Press

San Francisco, the city that regulated Happy Meal toys and banned plastic grocery bags, has a new target in its health-conscious, eco-friendly crosshairs: plastic water bottles.


Trouble Brewing For Green Mountain

July 13, 2012 12:46 pm

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters tumbled to three-year lows Friday with the loss of patent protection looming for its single-serving coffee packaging.


Whole Foods Recalls Cheese For Listeria

July 13, 2012 12:44 pm

The Whole Foods Market in Pittsburgh's East Liberty neighborhood has recalled a batch of pricey French cheese after a man became ill from listeria bacteria.


Starbucks Breaks Ground On $172M Plant

July 13, 2012 12:42 pm

Starbucks Corp. on Friday broke ground on a $172 million manufacturing plant in Georgia that will create more than 140 jobs in the state.


Earnings Preview: Coca-Cola’s Overseas Test

July 13, 2012 12:41 pm

The Coca-Cola Co. may provide a snapshot of how the beverage giant's expansion overseas is offsetting slower growth at home when it announces its second-quarter results Tuesday.


Consumer Trends: Ice Cream And Frozen Treat Trends

July 13, 2012 12:38 pm

According to a survey, 82 percent of Americans plan to enjoy ice cream during National Ice Cream Month this year.


Shares Of Meat Companies Fall On Rising Corn Prices

July 13, 2012 9:56 am

Shares of meat producers declined on Thursday with escalating corn prices increasingly likely to cut into profit margins.


Artisans Craft High-End Cottage Cheese

July 13, 2012 9:54 am | by MICHAEL HILL,Associated Press

In the hierarchy of culinary esteem, cottage cheese is not too far above Velveeta. But a small number of curd-loving cheese crafters are challenging that blase image.


Midwestern Tart Cherry Crop Destroyed

July 13, 2012 9:52 am | by CARRIE ANTLFINGER and DINESH RAMDE, Associated Press

Cherry Republic can't get enough tart cherries from its local orchards because 97 percent of Michigan's crop was destroyed this year by a freak weather pattern. An unseasonably warm March that caused trees to bud was followed by an April freeze that killed the blossoms.


FDA Plans Database To ID Foodborne Germs

July 13, 2012 9:47 am

The Food and Drug Administration plans to create a database of 100,000 foodborne germs in an effort to speed up the government's response to outbreaks of salmonella, E. coli and other food-related diseases.


Colorado Cantaloupes Return To Stores

July 13, 2012 9:45 am

Colorado cantaloupe growers are promoting new safeguards as Rocky Ford melons return to grocery stores a year after a deadly listeria outbreak killed 30 people nationwide.


Photo Of The Day: Weather Decimates Cherry Crop

July 13, 2012 9:43 am

Seaquist Orchards in Sister Bay, Wis., only expects to harvest about 10 percent of a full crop this year after frost got the buds that developed early from a warm winter and spring.


Almonds Less Calorie-Laden Than Previously Thought

July 12, 2012 12:58 pm

A study conducted by USDA scientists provides a new understanding of almonds' calorie count, showing that whole almonds provide about 20 percent fewer calories than originally thought.


Asian Carp Doesn't Impress At Taste Of Chicago

July 12, 2012 12:56 pm

Chefs at the Taste of Chicago have turned an environmental pest into lunch. Festival visitors got a chance Wednesday to munch on free sliders made of Asian carp, the invasive species poised to invade the Great Lakes.



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