studies, largely due to rising need as a result of the recession and widespread unemployment. With services for low-income families on the table for cuts, Feeding America's nationwide network of food banks may see a further increase in the number of people seeking help to feed themselves and their families.
(AP) — Nestle products are displayed during the 2010 full-year results press conference of the food and drinks giant Nestle in Vevey, Switzerland, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Swiss food and drinks giant Nestle SA boasted a full-year net profit of 34.23 billion Swiss francs (US$ 35.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Regulators are considering putting an early end to the New England shrimp season because fishermen are catching too many of them. Officials with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission have scheduled an emergency phone meeting Friday to consider shutting down the season — possibly next week — for the second year in a row because the harvest is fast approaching the 8.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Campbell Soup Co. is planning to spend $10 million over the next decade on a new initiative to reduce obesity and hunger among children in Camden, the company's impoverished hometown. Company officials plan to announce the initiative Wednesday but gave The Associated Press details in advance.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has delayed a shareholder vote on Del Monte Foods Co.'s planned $4 billion acquisition by a group of private equity firms and left the door open to competing bids. In a ruling dated Monday, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster blasted Del Monte's financial adviser, Barclays Capital, saying the investment bank misled Del Monte's board and "secretly and selfishly manipulated the sale process" in order to obtain "lucrative buy-side financing fees.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has temporarily suspended its annual Antarctic whaling after repeated harassment by a conservationist group, a government official said Wednesday. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ships have been chasing the Japanese whaling fleet for weeks in the icy seas off Antarctica, trying to block Japan's annual whale hunt, planned for up to 945 whales.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The world's third-largest brewer Heineken NV reported strong growth in 2010 profits on Wednesday due to cost-cutting, but said its 2011 mug is half-full: consumers in rich countries are cautious and grain prices are rising, but the company expects to offset that by hiking prices.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dairy farmers across the Southeast hope to prove what they claim is a conspiracy to drive down the price they're paid for milk. The lawsuit against Dean Foods and others is scheduled to be tried in June in U.S. District Court in Greeneville, Tenn. Dairy farmer John Kalmey told The Courier-Journal of Louisville that there is no competition for milk in the Southeast.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa-based convenience store has asked a federal judge to rule that the word "footlong" is part of the general English language and not the special property of the Subway restaurant chain. Ankeny-based Casey's General Stores Inc. filed a lawsuit against Subway in U.
CHICAGO (AP) — Eat more fiber and you just may live longer. That's the message from the largest study of its kind to find a link between high-fiber diets and lower risks of death not only from heart disease, but from infectious and respiratory illnesses as well. The government study also ties fiber with a lower risk of cancer deaths in men, but not women, possibly because men are more likely to die from cancers related to diet, like cancers of the esophagus.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania candy maker whose products include Peeps, Mike and Ike, and Peanut Chews says David Yale has been named president and chief operating officer. Just Born Inc. co-CEO David Shaffer said in a statement Monday that Yale will work with the privately held confectioner to increase its market.
SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks Corp. has brewed up a deal to provide single-serve coffee to half a million hotel rooms, a major step into a small but fast-growing market. The company announced Tuesday that it will provide coffee for Courtesy Products' CVI single-serve coffee systems beginning this fall.
(AP) — In this June 30, 2005 file photo, children living in a cocoa producing village walk back from the fields carrying wood and food stuff on their heads on the outskirts of the town of Oume, Ivory Coast. This month, activists say you may want to think twice before biting into a piece of Valentine's Day chocolate.
(Chilworth)-- The manufacture of food products such as flour, sugar, bread, biscuits, confectionary and milk powder involves the storage, handling and processing of powders, liquids and gases. Many of the powders handled are combustible and some liquids and gases are flammable including: - Sugar, flour starch, savory flavorings and vitamin powders - Low flashpoint liquid flavorings - Natural gas for fueling ovens - Ammonia for refrigeration - Hydrogen for hydrogenation of oils and fats For this reason, manufacturers of food products need to comply with legislation such as ATEX and DSEAR.
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Before he started "saving the earth, one beer at a time," all inventor Eric Fitch knew about home brewing was that it could make quite a mess. Once, he accidentally backed up the plumbing in his apartment building by dumping into his garbage disposal the spent grain left over from his India Pale Ale home brew.
CHICAGO (AP) — Energy drinks are under-studied, overused and can be dangerous for children and teens, warns a report by doctors who say kids shouldn't use the popular products. The potential harms, caused mostly by too much caffeine or similar ingredients, include heart palpitations, seizures, strokes and even sudden death, the authors write in the medical journal Pediatrics.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Obama administration's effort to overhaul antitrust rules for the meatpacking industry with the toughest regulations since the Packers and Stockyards Act was passed 90 years ago has run into strong opposition from Republicans. The reforms, which would redraw the balance of power between meat companies and the farmers and ranchers who raise animals for them, have been one of the administration's signature efforts in addressing the growing concentration of corporate power in agriculture.