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Campbell Soup To Buy Juice Maker For $1.55B

July 9, 2012 10:05 am

Campbell Soup Co. is buying carrot and juice maker Bolthouse Farms for $1.55 billion in cash as it seeks to bolster its struggling business with fresher offerings.

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PepsiCo Enters Yogurt Market

July 9, 2012 10:03 am

PepsiCo Inc. is rolling out its first yogurt in the U.S., as the company known for its sodas and Frito-Lay snacks continues bulking up its cupboard of offerings with a more nutritious appeal.

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324K Pounds Of Meat Recalled For Bacteria Contamination

July 9, 2012 10:00 am

A southern New Jersey-based meat company has recalled more than 324,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to a possible bacteria contamination.

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Photo Of The Day: Sugar Rush

July 9, 2012 9:56 am

With New York Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial proposition to ban 16 oz. sodas, many have begun to question the true effects of soda on one’s health. The following infographic examines some of the facts and figures that go along with soda consumption, and might make you think twice before you pop the tab on that can of cola.

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U.S. Objects To South Korean Whaling Plan

July 6, 2012 10:02 am

A number of countries assert their right to carry out whaling for scientific purposes, although the whale meat and other products are often sold for food, leading environmental groups to label the research as a pretext for hunting.

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House Seeks To Cut Food Stamps, Farm Subsidies

July 6, 2012 9:59 am | by JIM ABRAMS,Associated Press

The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday unveiled its approach for a long-term farm and food bill that would reduce spending by $3.5 billion a year, almost half of that coming from cuts in the federal food stamp program.

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Scientists Develop Foot-And-Mouth Disease Vaccine

July 6, 2012 9:57 am

At the high-containment Plum Island Animal Disease Center, located off the tip of Long Island, N.Y., scientists have produced a molecular vaccine against one strain of foot-and-mouth disease.

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Wis. Food Plant Lays Off 50 Workers

July 6, 2012 9:53 am

Provimi Foods is laying off 50 workers at a plant in the town of Seymour, Wis., near Green Bay.

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Ag Experts: Food Price Hike Likely After Drought

July 6, 2012 9:51 am | by CHARLES WILSON,Associated Press

The drought that's hitting much of the Midwest this summer will hit consumers in the pocketbook by next year, Purdue agricultural experts said Thursday.

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Photo Of The Day: Defeating Foot-And-Mouth

July 6, 2012 9:49 am

The Departments of Homeland Security and Agriculture have developed a novel vaccine for one of the seven strains of the dreaded Foot-and-Mouth Disease, paving the way for the development of the others.

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UN Limits Melamine In Baby Formula

July 5, 2012 9:47 am

A U.N. commission has set a recommended limit on the amount of melamine allowed in liquid infant formula after a 2008 scandal in China in which six babies died from drinking formula and milk products containing the industrial chemical.

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British Court Rules Against Anheuser-Busch

July 5, 2012 9:46 am

State-owned Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar NP says a British court has rejected Anheuser-Busch's request to have Budvar's Budweiser trademark declared invalid, in the latest ruling in a long legal battle over the brand name.

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Chestnut Downs 68 Hot Dogs To Claim Title

July 5, 2012 9:44 am | by COLLEEN LONG,Associated Press

Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest at Coney Island, downing 68 dogs and buns on Wednesday to tie his personal best in a sweaty, gag-inducing spectacle.

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UN: Food Prices Down Again

July 5, 2012 9:43 am

A U.N. agency says world food prices have dropped in June for a third straight month to their lowest level in nearly two years but that dry weather in recent weeks could cause a spike.

Consumers Asked To Pay More To Save Dairy Farms

July 5, 2012 9:41 am | by LISA RATHKE,Associated Press

Keep Local Farms is designed to raise money for struggling New England dairy farms while educating consumers about those family businesses. The program urges colleges, universities and other institutions in New England to charge a little more for milk, with the extra money going to farmers in the region.

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Photo Of The Day: Hot Dog Champion

July 5, 2012 9:37 am

Five-time reigning champion Joey Chestnut celebrated after he won his sixth straight Coney Island hot dog eating contest on Wednesday at Coney Island.

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Feds Declare Disaster Over Damaged Fruit Crops

July 3, 2012 12:34 pm | by JOHN FLESHER,Associated Press

The federal government Monday declared Michigan a disaster area because of damage to fruit crops from erratic spring weather, making growers eligible to seek low-interest loans.

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Budvar Ends Distribution Deal With Anheuser-Busch

July 3, 2012 12:32 pm

State-owned Czech brewery Budejovicky Budvar NP says it is terminating a distribution deal with its U.S. archrival Anheuser-Busch.

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China Fishermen Sue ConocoPhillips Over Spills

July 3, 2012 12:31 pm | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press

A group of 30 fishermen from China sued ConocoPhillips in U.S. federal court on Monday, claiming their livelihoods have been greatly impacted by two oil spills last year from the company's offshore drilling operations in northeastern China.

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UPDATE: Brewery To Appeal In Suit Over Beer Name

July 3, 2012 12:30 pm

A Maryland brewery says it plans to appeal a federal judge's decision that Michigan liquor commissioners are immune to a lawsuit over a beer with a name that's offensive to some people.

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