Growers across California toiled last week to protect the state's prized $2 billion a year citrus industry and other key crops such as lettuce and avocados from the cold snap that engulfed the state, dropping temperatures to levels that can damage fruit and delay the harvest of greens.
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House Speaker John Boehner says the farm bill should be extended through January while negotiators work out differences on cuts to food stamps and how to restructure farm subsidies. Negotiators are working against a New Year's deadline for expiration of some dairy subsidies.
Cranberries are a staple of holiday meals, and the fruit goes through growing and harvesting process. Massachusetts cranberry grower Peter Beaton describes the harvesting process at his cranberry farm, as well as the ins and outs of the Ocean Spray cranberry cooperative.
Agriculture economists have long warned that farmers are getting old and staying on their land longer, delaying the turnover to a younger generation. But a professor argues that those fears are overstated and the U.S. likely will have little problem replacing aging farmers.
The FDA is warning consumers that some cooking preparation methods may cause cancer. Dr. Richard Besser discusses the details from the warning, which cautions that breakfast foods like burnt toast and dark hash browns have been linked to cancer.
Jeff Ansorge once commanded a staff of 17 and made around $80,000 a year as executive chef at a posh downtown Minneapolis restaurant where a 24-ounce dry aged Porterhouse steak goes for $48. But he gave it all up to cook at a Salvation Army soup kitchen.
A new restaurant opening this week in New York has more than just good food on the menu. The British theater company Punchdrunk unveils a chic eatery as part of its genre-bending show "Sleep No More," promising patrons savory pies and something else.
Thanksgiving is all about the turkey, but at one animal sanctuary in California, the turkeys are the ones getting the feast. The sanctuary's annual celebration draws hundreds of spectators and volunteers looking to watch the birds gorge on cranberries, veggies and even pumpkin pie.
This photo shows Thai pumpkin custard in Concord, N.H. Halloween may be over, but pumpkin season rolls on. Canned or fresh, it’s full of carotenoids and fiber, and it boasts more potassium than a banana. And a cup of canned pumpkin has just 80 calories.
UCLA researchers found that tiny amounts of a specific lipid in the small intestine may play a greater role than was thought in generating the high cholesterol levels and inflammation that lead to clogged arteries. Their GM tomato mimics good cholesterol.
A food scientist and International Food Technology spokesperson deconstructs the turkey-day menu by giving the low-down on why all the flavors and textures go together so well and if tryptophan is the real culprit behind our post-meal food coma.
The global market for canned fruits witnessed growth in recent years due to rising demand for convenient food. In addition, availability of variety of products and cheap and environment friendly raw materials are some of the other factors contributing towards market growth.
New research has uncovered an underutilized berry that could be the new super fruit, the buffaloberry. A new study in the Journal of Food Science found that buffaloberries, tart, red fruits, contain large amounts of lycopene, an important antioxidant.
The reduction of pesticide use in food production has resulted in increasing cases of consumers finding spiders in their produce. Using preventative measures, both growers and food manufacturers can help increase consumer safety — and prevent an unwelcome shock at the supermarket.
A new study indicates that regular nut eaters are less likely to die of cancer or heart disease. In fact, consuming nuts makes individuals less likely to die of any cause. A bonus: Nut eaters also stay slimmer. The study suggests that eating nuts can actually help you lose weight.
Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30-year Harvard study. Nuts have long been called heart-healthy.
Mangos are known for their superfruit status and strong nutritional profile — bursting with antioxidants and over 20 different vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, fiber, vitamin B6 and copper. But recent studies indicate that there's more to mangos than just vitamins and minerals.
Tradition holds true across the country when it comes to preparing a Thanksgiving meal; however, according to a new survey conducted by Pillsbury, today's holiday table may have a new look as families seek to modernize classic recipes.
Food Manufacturing reviews the top five innovative food manufacturers we’ve covered in our print issues this year, highlighting each company’s unique innovative efforts, including process improvement, food safety, R&D and sustainability.
Eric and Ryan Jensen, two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges related to a deadly listeria outbreak, personally apologized Tuesday to some of the family members of people who got sick or died. The meeting was part of an agreement with prosecutors.
Consumers cite affordability, quick and easy preparation, ease of storage and reduced waste as primary reasons that they purchase frozen fruits and vegetables, according to research conducted by the Produce for Better Health Foundation.
Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc. will pay $1.2 million to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit claiming Thai workers on Hawaii farms were subjected to uninhabitable housing, insufficient food, low wages and deportation threats, a federal agency said.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached settlements with five Hawaii farms in a discrimination lawsuit alleging that farm workers were subjected to uninhabitable housing, insufficient food, inadequate wages and deportation threats.
Pinnacle Foods said its third-quarter net income jumped more than fourfold thanks to lower restructuring and refinancing costs and sales gains for its Duncan Hines business. The company said revenue from Duncan Hines frosting and cake mixes rose 4 percent.
In its first crop supply and demand report since the partial government shutdown, the USDA said it expects 13.99 billion bushels of corn, more than the September forecast of 13.8 billion bushels. The previous record was 13.1 billion in 2009.
Michigan apple growers are looking to get their apples to fall asleep to keep them fresh. Two techniques are keeping apples fresh and flavorful longer than ever, with some varieties "sleeping" for as many as 9 to 10 months to keep consumers happy until the next harvest.
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