Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would require the labeling of genetically engineered food. The bill co-sponsored by more than two dozen legislators passed a vote in the Public Health Committee on Tuesday. It was forwarded to the Senate for further consideration.
Allrecipes published highlights of its global survey of more than 7,000 home cooks for the new 2013 Global Food Trends Measuring Cup Report, revealing insights on the shopping, cooking, and eating behaviors of family-focused women around the globe.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has released a report, based on a two-year investigation, which alleges that the EPA used an regulatory loophole to approve as many as 16,000 untested pesticides, a process the group says could endanger public health.
Legislation to allow wine to be sold in Tennessee supermarkets and convenience stores has hit another road block. Members of the Senate Finance Committee voted 5-5 on Tuesday to keep the measure from advancing. The vote came after House leaders said they didn't want to reconsider the companion bill that earlier failed by a single vote.
Indiana companies that use discarded materials such as glass in their products are urging lawmakers to pass a bill requiring refundable deposits on beverages sold in recyclable bottles and cans. Gov. Mike Pence has not yet taken a position on container-deposit legislation, said Dan Schmidt, Pence's environmental policy director.
Farm workers already here would get a speedier path to legal status than other immigrants in the country illegally, and a likely new visa program would make it easier for foreign workers to come to the U.S. Policymakers aim to install such workers in place of the half or more of the nation's farm labor workforce estimated to be in the country illegally.
Orders to U.S. factories rose sharply in February from January on a surge in volatile demand for commercial aircraft. The gain offset a drop in key orders that signal business investment. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that factory orders increased 3 percent in February. That's up from a 1 percent decline in January and the biggest gain in five months.
The Czech Republic veterinary authority says horsemeat imported from Poland tested positive for phenylbutazone, a drug given to horses that can cause health problems in humans. Horse meat from the animals treated with the drug is banned from being sold in the European Union.
Sweeping immigration legislation taking shape in the Senate will aim to dramatically overhaul the nation’s agriculture worker program to create a steady supply of labor for the nation’s farmers and growers, who rely more on illegal workers than any other industry.
The Randstad Employee Confidence Index edged up for the second consecutive time, reaching 53.9 in March, despite confidence in the job market declining slightly. Although workers are feeling more apprehensive in the availability of jobs, confidence in their personal ability to find a new job and in the future of their current employers remains intact.
A two-year investigation by the Natural Resources Defense Council has found that the federal government has potentially threatened the public’s health by improperly using a regulatory loophole to approve many untested or under-tested toxic pesticides. NRDC has found that the Environmental Protection Agency used this loophole to approve 65 percent of 16,000 pesticides for use in consumer products and agricultural processes.
Pizza Hut has found a way to get more cheese into American diets — a pizza crust made of little cheese-stuffed bread bowls. The chain on Wednesday will introduce a new pizza that comes surrounded by 16 semi-circles of cheese that can be pulled off and eaten separately.
New York City subway riders, after being cautioned about smoking, sugar and teen pregnancy, are getting a new message: Pass on the salt. The city's Department of Health launched an ad campaign Monday urging passengers to scrutinize the salt in packaged foods and choose those with less.
Dole Food has completed its approximately $1.7 billion sale of its worldwide packaged foods and Asia fresh produce businesses to Japanese trading company Itochu Corp. The sale was announced in September and approved by stockholders in December. Dole's packaged foods business includes products such as canned and frozen fruit.
When it comes to frozen, ready-made meals, some of us are keeping secrets! According to a new survey by Nestle USA, 25 percent of Americans confess to having passed off frozen meals as their own culinary creation. Another 14 percent admit to having "accidentally" taken a co-worker's frozen meal in the workplace.
Pork producers voted on and approved a resolution at the National Pork Industry forum to affirm the right of producers to choose the sow housing system used in their operations. Housing systems have received increasing consumer attention, beginning in poultry operations, as the public's attention turns toward animal welfare issues.
McCormick & Co.'s first-quarter net income edged up 2 percent, bolstered in part by increased prices and strength in emerging markets. The spice and flavoring maker reaffirmed its full-year earnings forecast on Tuesday. McCormick makes an array of spices and other cooking products for consumers, restaurants and food manufacturers.
Reaffirming its strong commitment to animal care and well-being, the National Pork Producers Council this week joined with the National Pork Board, the dairy industry and the Center for Food Integrity — a not-for-profit corporation that builds consumer trust and confidence in today’s food system — to launch an initiative to encourage the immediate reporting of animal abuse, neglect, mishandling or harm.
An Iranian confectioner has made five tons of ice cream in hopes of setting a new world record for the largest tub of the dessert. The production drew hundreds of eager spectators to a ceremony north of the capital to taste the chocolate ice cream, which measured 1.6-meters (five feet) by two meters (seven feet) and which producers say cost over $30,000 to make.
Shares of Molson Coors Brewing Co. hit their highest level in more than four years on Monday after a Goldman Sachs analyst boosted her rating and price target as North American beer volumes begin to improve. Judy Hong of Goldman Sachs raised Molson Coors' rating to "Buy" from "Neutral" and raised her price target to $63 from $47.