The Hershey Co. said Wednesday that net income rose 5 percent in the fourth quarter, despite higher ingredients costs. The Pennsylvania chocolate maker said net income climbed to $142.1 million, or 62 cents a share, from $135.5 million, or 59 cents a share.
Cuban imports from the United States fell sharply in 2010 while the country increasingly turned to trade with key ally Venezuela, according to newly released government statistics. Cuba's National Statistics Office said the island imported $410 million from the U.S. in 2010, most in food products.
An architect of state and local laws cracking down on illegal immigration is a leading Republican officeholder in Kansas, but business groups in his home state are asking legislators to move in the opposite direction by starting an unusual program designed to give illegal immigrants hard-to-fill jobs.
Cereal maker Kellogg Co. said Thursday that its fourth-quarter net income rose 23 percent as its investments in its supply chain paid off and higher revenue from North America helped offset weakness elsewhere.
Junk food in school cafeterias has been under attack for years. Now Colorado is considering the nation's toughest ban on unhealthy fats in school foods, a ban that could endanger pizza, french fries and other childhood faves.
Government and business leaders announced Tuesday that American Vegetable Soybean and Edamame Inc. planned to open its facility in Mulberry. The company sells edamame — an immature soybean that's touted as a snack food and is often served as an appetizer in Asian restaurants.
Officials in the Maryland resort town have approved a five-year agreement with Coca-Cola that will make the soft drink the exclusive beverage franchise holder in the town. That means Coca-Cola will be served at all town-owned properties and town-operated events.
Northgate Gonzalez Markets may be the biggest Southern California supermarket chain you've never heard of. That's set to change after first lady Michelle Obama visits the site of the grocer's future store in Inglewood on Wednesday to showcase efforts being made to draw grocers to low-income neighborhoods.
Maine lobster fishermen last year caught more than 100 million pounds of lobster for the first time, indicating the state's signature seafood is robust as other fishery resources continue to struggle, the state's top fisheries official said Tuesday.
Grain, vegetable and bean seeds are packed with nutrition but in order to fully take advantage of those nutrients they have to be made available for our bodies to process first. Seeds are designed to survive the rigors of nature before they embed themselves and take root and are covered with a protective layer of phytic acid - a substance present in the bran of all grains and seeds that can inhibit some absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, and zinc - and enzyme inhibitors to help protect them and ensure they are able to fulfill their destiny to sprout.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking a federal court to prevent a New York cheese manufacturer from operating because of a history of unsanitary conditions and producing cheese in a facility contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
It's unlikely you'll just stumble upon the Maryland coastline's only commercial fishing harbor. But it's there, and it's moving millions of pounds of seafood. In 2010, more than 8 million pounds of catch, valued at more than $8 million, was harvested by commercial vessels that dock there.
Major dairy companies will inspect their milk products made in 17 prefectures in northeastern to central Japan for radioactive contamination and disclose their findings to the public at the end of February, the Japan Dairy Industry Association said Wednesday.
The White House has fully embraced one of eating's hottest trends — seasonal cooking with ingredients grown at home. Presidential chef Cristeta Comerford credits the change in the food coming from the White House's kitchen to Michelle Obama's decision in 2009 to start a garden on the South Lawn as part of her Let's Move campaign to encourage kids to eat healthier.
China's manufacturing sector was boosted by strong holiday season demand for food, beverages and other consumer products in January, though export demand and other indicators remained weak, according to surveys released Wednesday.
The Humane Society of the United States alleged Tuesday that pork producers Seaboard Foods and Prestage Farms Inc. are mistreating pregnant pigs by keeping them in so-called "gestation cages." Paul Shapiro, the Humane Society's senior director of farm animal protection, said at an Oklahoma City news conference that investigators worked for both companies and videotaped the conditions in late 2011 at production facilities in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
The White House has fully embraced one of eating's hottest trends, seasonal cooking based on home gardening. Comerford credits the change in the food coming from the White House’s kitchen to first lady Michelle Obama’s decision in 2009 to start a garden on the South Lawn.
Below normal precipitation and above normal temperatures in January have provided good news for North Dakota livestock ranchers, but some farmers are expressing concern about snow protection for alfalfa and winter wheat.
Kerry Ingredients & Flavours said Tuesday it will invest $10 million to expand its Beloit plant, a move that will add nearly 50 new jobs. The company plans to add 30,000 square feet to its existing plant, which is currently 260,000 square feet.
Archer Daniels Midland's second-quarter net income tumbled 89 percent, the company said Tuesday, weighed down by hefty impairment charges and weakness in its three major segments, oilseeds, corn processing and agricultural services.