Americans spent $50.96 billion on their pets in 2011. That's an all-time high and the first time in history more than $50 billion has gone to the dogs, cats, canaries, guppies and the like, the American Pet Products Association said in a report issued Thursday.
A few years ago, steep slopes were quilted with some of the world's most valuable coffee trees. Today, much of the terrain is overgrown with underbrush and bamboo as a declining luxury market in Japan and a voracious beetle drive thousands of frustrated small farmers away from tiny plots of leased highlands.
A Nebraska woman has sold a three-year-old McDonald's Chicken McNugget that resembles President George Washington for $8,100 on eBay.
At Expo West, members of the Occupy movement within the organic sector have formed a Genetic Crimes Unit to investigate increased spraying of food with toxic weed killers like 2,4 D , contamination of the organic food supply, and other risks associated with genetically modified food.
A settlement that BP is hammering out with victims of the massive Gulf oil spill finally provides a system for monitoring health concerns and compensating people whose illnesses are found to have a link to the disaster.
A McDonald's Chicken McNugget found by Rebekah Speight sold for $8,100 on eBay. Speight believes the nugget resembles President George Washington.
Pasou Foods, a Syracuse, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 147 pounds of frozen, fully cooked, ready-to-eat pizza stick products because a meat ingredient used in the product may have been produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
A Florida-based beverage bottler said it will open a new bottling and manufacturing facility in eastern Pennsylvania.
The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday that sweetened malt beverages known as "alcopops" should be taxed as hard liquor instead of beer.
The manufacturer of the nation's first organic baby formula today announced findings from independent laboratory tests that refute recent allegations its products may have contained high levels of arsenic.
A federal judge ruled Friday that the National Labor Relations Board can require most private businesses to put up posters telling workers they have a legal right to form a union.
Some 43 percent of employees said weight loss was their top health concern this year, a 10 percent increase over 2011, according to a Tell It NowSM poll released today by ComPsych Corporation.
A south-central Idaho potato packing and shipping company has received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will help the company trace where potatoes are shipped.
The United States and North Korea will meet in Beijng next week to finalize arrangements of the first U.S. government food aid shipment to the impoverished country in three years, the State Department said Friday.
Historically speaking, the meat pie hasn’t always had the best associations attached to it. But, in the United States, it’s showing signs of hitting trend status with high-end fillings.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the goal of the mission is to provide U.S. participants with market information, access to government decision makers, and one-on-one meetings with business contacts, potential agents, distributers, and importers.
Health care product maker Abbott Laboratories says it will spend $270 million on a new plant in Ohio and employ 240 workers to make nutritional drinks for adults.
Much loved in Australia, Britain and elsewhere, but traditionally ignored in the United States, meat pies are showing signs of hitting trend status here too.
The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will serve as the umbrella name for the new U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), and American Meat Institute (AMI) 2013 Expo in Atlanta. The new show is the result of the co-location of the International Poultry Expo (IPE), International Feed Expo (IFE), and AMI’s International Meat Expo (IME).