Weaker sales of bananas, other produce and prepared foods pulled Del Monte's revenue down in the second quarter, but net income rose 63 percent thanks to lower charges and expenses.
Paul Watson, the fugitive founder of environmental group Sea Shepherd, vowed Tuesday to continue disrupting Japan's whaling fleet when it heads for the southern oceans this winter, despite authorities in at least three countries seeking his arrest.
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, the world's biggest brewer, says its second-quarter revenues rose by 4.7 percent despite a slight decrease in the volumes of sales.
In hopes of giving products made from recycled materials a little more cachet, musician will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Co. are partnering to make a line of clothing and gear called Ekocycle. The idea is to brand recycled products with a hipper image that resonates with young consumers.
A recent survey showed health professionals, scientists, government health and regulatory bodies and health-related associations were the most trusted sources of food product information.
Americans spent no more in June than they did in May, even though their income grew at the fastest pace in three months.
Burch Equipment LLC, North Carolina, is voluntarily recalling 580 cases of whole Athena cantaloupes due to the potential for being contaminated with Listeria.
Small fruit and vegetable farmers throughout the Midwest are struggling with unusual heat and a once-in-decades drought.
The bondholder trustee for a failed artificial sweetener facility that was supposed to have brought more than 600 jobs in central Missouri said it will auction off assets this fall because it could not find a buyer for the plant.
The Coca-Cola Co. is streamlining its business and raising the profiles of two key executives, a move that could better position them to eventually succeed CEO Muhtar Kent.
The potato yield at King's Hill Farm in Mineral Point, Wis., is about one fifth of the expected yield, but is the farm's only salvageable crop after the other crops perished in the drought gripping large sections of the Midwest.
ConAgra Foods is adding the Bertolli and P.F. Chang's brands to its line of frozen foods that already includes Healthy Choice, Banquet and Marie Callender's products.
New England's fishing industry is in the middle of what some fear is a fatal squeeze between fishery science, which shows key species in poor health, and federal law demanding tough cuts to protect the fish.
This year's crop is projected to come in between 90 million to 95 million pounds, with the monthlong harvest kicking into gear the first week of August. If the yield reaches 90 million pounds, it would be the largest harvest since 2000, when production reached a record 110 million pounds.
Egg producer Cal-Maine Foods says its net income grew more than five-fold in its fiscal fourth quarter as it produced and sold more eggs in the period on stronger consumer demand and got a lift from a one-time gain related to a joint venture.
Starting next year, the world's largest beverage company says its business will be built around three units: Coca-Cola Americas, Coca-Cola International and a bottling division, which will oversee the company's bottling operations outside North America.
Canadians are confident in Canada's food safety system, according to results from a recent study commissioned by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Jamie Clover Adams notes that ensuring food safety remains at the core of the department's mission. With more funding for the coming budget year approved by the Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder, she said, the department is stepping up those efforts.
High unemployment isn't going away — not as long as the economy grows as slowly as it did in the April-June quarter.
The House, under pressure to extend relief to drought-hit farmers and ranchers before Congress begins its summer recess, is expected to take up legislation this week to revive several expired disaster assistance programs.