A South Korean official says the government has decided to scrap a much-criticized plan to hunt whales for scientific research. Critics suspected the plan was a cover for commercial whaling.
The FBI and the airport's police department have opened criminal investigations to try to determine how the needles got into meals served on at least four Delta flights from Amsterdam to the U.S. and why anyone would place them there.
New Yorkers for Beverage Choices announced that more than 60,000 New Yorkers have affirmed that they are capable of making their own food and beverage choices by signing on to the petition against Mayor Bloomberg's proposed "soda ban."
South Korean animal rights activists Tuesday held dolphin and whale-shaped balloons during a rally to oppose South Korean government's recent plan to resume whaling in Seoul, South Korea.
The Coca-Cola Co. said Tuesday that it's selling more of its sodas, sports drinks and bottled waters in most parts of the world, with growth particularly strong in emerging markets. Still, the company's second-quarter profit slipped as costs for ingredients rose as well.
A group of Arkansas rice farmers sued a company that produces hybrid seed on Monday, claiming that RiceTec Inc. supplied them with seed that produced an inferior crop and sometimes didn't grow well enough to be harvested.
Through a labyrinth of hallways deep inside a 1950s-era building that has housed research that dates back to the origins of U.S. space travel, a group of scientists in white coats is stirring, mixing, measuring, brushing and, most important, tasting the end result of their cooking. Their mission: Build a menu for a planned journey to Mars in the 2030s.
The nation's largest produce-safety testing program narrowly escaped closure thanks to a last-minute grudging reprieve from the Agriculture Department, and finding a permanent solution to keep tainted fruits and vegetables from reaching consumers could take an even bigger effort.
Only in the 1930s and the 1950s has a drought covered more land, according to federal figures released Monday. So far, there's little risk of a Dust Bowl-type catastrophe, but crop losses could mount if rain doesn't come soon.
"People who talk about banning salt are not considering all the facts," says Mark Zoske, CEO of SaltWorks, Inc.
Shares of Dean Foods Co. tumbled on Monday as an analyst lowered his rating for the country's largest dairy company partly because it is being hurt by rising feed costs and hot weather.
The Coca-Cola Co. has broken ground on a new distribution facility in Joplin, more than a year after a deadly tornado delayed its original expansion plans.
California's new ban on the production and sale of foie gras took eight years to go into effect, but restaurants have wasted little time in finding creative ways to duck the law.
New York City now has hard evidence that its ban on trans fat in restaurant food made a meaningful dent in people's consumption of the artery clogger and wasn't just replaced with another bad fat.
Delta Air Lines Inc. and the FBI are trying to figure out how needles got into turkey sandwiches served aboard four flights from Amsterdam. One passenger was injured.
California’s ban on foie gras could be a boon for at least one San Francisco restaurant. The Presidio Social Club is on federal land, so it’s exempt from the restriction. And it’s flaunting the exemption, advertising its foie gras options.
In a letter to the editor of Men’s Journal, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the National Chicken Council this week wrote to share viewpoints about the magazine’s reporting in its July 2012 edition about its preference for organic over conventionally raised chicken that alluded to a recent feather meal study and claims of nutritional superiority.
An initial health risk assessment of laundered reusable shop towels by the international environmental engineering firm ARCADIS indicates that using laundered reusable shop towels creates no health hazard.
The long-awaited opening of a $110 million beef processing plant in northeastern South Dakota has been delayed.
Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to spell out whatever government relief may be available to drought-affected growers and ranchers, his office having said last week that "everything is on the table."