California is in the midst of its worst drought in more than 100 years. Obama will meet with farmers in the Fresno area, where he'll announce more than $160 million in federal financial aid, including $100 million in the farm bill he signed into law last week for programs that cover the loss of livestock.
Campbell Soup reported that its second-quarter profit and revenue came in above Wall Street expectations, helped by the later Thanksgiving. The company said sales for its U.S. Simple Meals division rose 7 percent, lifted by higher volumes and prices and the acquisition of Plum Organics.
Kraft Foods said cost cutting and one-time gains helped boost its quarterly profit, but its sales just missed Wall Street expectations. The maker of Oscar Mayer meats and Jell-O pudding said its core revenue rose 3.2 percent, as higher volumes offset reduced prices.
Military scientists are developing pizza to be used in individual field rations known as meal ready to eat, or MREs. It has been one of the most requested options for soldiers craving a slice of normalcy in the battlefield and disaster areas.
They call it the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers: a pizza that can stay on the shelf for up to three years and still remain good to eat. Researchers at a U.S. military lab in Massachusetts are closing in on a recipe that doesn't require any refrigeration or freezing.
Breakfast might be the most versatile meal, according to the information from the American Egg Board. The first Incredible Breakfast Trend of 2014 is Breakfast Influencers, which keys in on three influences inspiring culinary excellence in the morning meal.
Scientists say using foods as medicine in large-scale clinical trials is very challenging. Food scientist Yael Vodovotz has developed novel black raspberry-based functional foods that can withstand the rigors of a large-scale cancer prevention trial.
California would become the first state to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks under a new proposal. SB1000 would require the warning on the front of all beverage containers with added sweeteners that have 75 or more calories in every 12 ounces.
Weeks after learning he was going to lose his job as South Dakota's Tourism and State Development secretary, Richard Benda was using his state position to help secure his future in the private sector, according to a state audit released Thursday.
A lower tax expense helped Molson Coors Brewing Co.'s fourth-quarter net income more than double, but earnings fell short of Wall Street's expectations. The beer maker also said Thursday that it is raising its dividend 16 percent, or 5 cents, to 37 cents.
To abide by Russian law, beer is not sold inside any venue at the Sochi Games. It's readily available at concession stands in Olympic Park, at restaurants and bars and at various national team houses in the area — just not to the general public where the games and races take place.
Dean's Sour Cream and Cottage Cheese products are currently arriving on retailer shelves throughout the upper Midwest in new packaging. The company says the packaging concept, originally developed and used throughout Europe, provides several consumer benefits.
Southwestern Illinois prosecutor Tom Gibbons is lobbying for sixth-grader Chloe Stirling, whose home-based cupcake business was shut down after county health officials concluded that her $200-a-month operation did not comply with state law.
Burger King's new lower-calorie french fries didn't spark a stampede to restaurants, but the company says they helped push up sales slightly amid heightened competition. The chain reported a higher quarterly profit on growth overseas, with particularly strong results Asia.
Molson Coors hopes its red fridge in Sochi will do more than just quench the thirst of Canadian Olympic supporters. The bright red machines at Canada House allow those with a Canadian passport to open them for free beer and have been prominently featured in news reports.
A new law in France would let restaurants label a dish “fait maison” — homemade — only when it’s made in-house from fresh ingredients. Supporters say the law could create jobs by encouraging a return to traditional restaurant cooking.
A new law would let restaurants label a dish "fait maison" — homemade — only when it's made in-house from fresh ingredients. At a time of economic crisis and with high restaurant taxes, though, more and more French chefs are tempted to resort to pre-packed food to cut costs.
John W. Bode, President and CEO of the Corn Refiners Association, comments on the ongoing dispute between the Corn Refiners and the Sugar Association, arguing that the Sugar Association promoted a study that it internally assessed as "totally flawed."
French drinks maker Pernod Ricard warned that profitability will shrink this year as it reported a drop in first half earnings and sales. The maker of Absolut vodka forecasted that core earnings growth would slow to between 1 and 3 percent this year.
PepsiCo plans to stick by its struggling North American beverage unit, with hopes that the introduction of naturally sweetened, lower-calorie beverages will help revive soft drink sales. The company has been under pressure to spin off the drink business in favor of its stronger Frito-Lay snack unit.