In a case closely watched by food companies and schools, the Iowa Supreme Court on Friday revived a lawsuit that challenges the legality of a nonprofit corporation formed to negotiate discounts from vendors who serve public schools.
Kellogg Company is continuing to build momentum with new product innovations by introducing nearly two dozen new U.S. products in early 2012.
Mars Chocolate North America, makers of Las Vegas' own Ethel M Chocolates, announced today the grand opening of a new solar garden at its Henderson chocolate factory. The state-of-the-art solar installation provides 100 percent of the electrical energy to the Ethel Ms plant during peak operating hours.
A western Kentucky popcorn plant shifted some operations to Illinois in the months after a fire destroyed the business's processing and packaging center.
Filming on farms, ranches and dairies could be prohibited in Utah by a bill moving to the Senate this week, despite concerns that animal abuse will go unreported.
In a sign that convenience store operators are successfully ramping up their foodservice efforts, industry consultants Technomic found that average unit volumes for c-stores offering prepared food and dispensed beverages jumped to more than $136k in 2011, up from $123k in 2007.
A number of environmental groups have unfairly and inaccurately misled the public about the palm oil industry's positive efforts to minimize environmental impact and maintain animal habitats, especially in Malaysia.
While Central Falls is often called a "failed city" that was taken over by the state and later filed for bankruptcy, a new project is highlighting a very different story: its history as a chocolate manufacturer during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
The market-savvy Chinese are introducing the pleasures of the megamart to a small niche of North Koreans, and flooding the country's border regions with cheap goods.
Congress members from the largest rice-growing states are urging Iraq to resume buying U.S. long-grain rice, saying the country's "unreasonable" quality standards put American farmers at a competitive disadvantage.
The rate of outbreaks caused by unpasteurized milk (often called raw milk) and products made from it was 150 times greater than outbreaks linked to pasteurized milk, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A new culture of commerce is springing up, with China as its inspiration and source. The new consumerism is part of a campaign launched three years ago to build up the economy, and so the image of new leader Kim Jong Un.
Fifty-year-old Bernard Coleman of West Warwick, R.I., said he initially sold pure maple syrup over the Internet. But when the price of syrup increased, he decided to make his own out of water, sugar and maple flavoring. He said he made the syrup in his home and sold it since 2009.
A month after being widely criticized for revealing she has diabetes — as well as a lucrative endorsement deal for a drug to treat it — Paula Deen says she's ready to show a lighter side to her famously fatty Southern-style cooking. Just don't expect her to swear off butter.
A central Pennsylvania farmer has been prohibited from selling unpasteurized milk to out-of-state customers, which the government says can be unsafe. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday it obtained a permanent injunction against Daniel Allgyer (AL'-guy-ur) and his Rainbow Acres Farm in Kinzers.
Bill Gates pressed U.N. food agencies on Thursday to become more efficient in helping poor farmers and to set up a kind of accountability "report card" system for countries receiving aid, as he announced nearly $200 million in grants from his foundation.
A Wyoming-based company has been considering building a horse meat processing plant in southwest Missouri, where some residents welcome the possibility of new jobs but others are concerned about possible stigma.
A new report from the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health shows that many kids in low-income families are getting more than the recommended amount of juice.
Foodmaker Hormel Foods Corp. reported a fiscal first-quarter profit on Thursday that fell 14 percent as it was squeezed by high pork prices and sales volumes fell 2 percent.