Diamond Foods Inc. on Monday named food and beverage industry veteran Brian Driscoll as its president and chief executive officer, three months after ousting its top executives for their role in a payment scandal.
Vermont has 99 farmers markets and 164 CSAs, with a population of fewer than 622,000, according to the 2012 Strolling of the Heifers Locavore Index, which relies on U.S. Department of Agriculture and census figures. Iowa, Montana, Maine and Hawaii rounded out the top five.
Local food is big in Vermont, which ranks as the top state in a new Locavore Index, based on the number of farmers’ markets and community supported agriculture farms where customers pay ahead for produce and other foods throughout the season. Vermont had 99 farmers’ markets, 164 CSAs, based on USDA data, and a population of 621,760, according to 2010 census.
Oran Hesterman, the author of a new book, claims that the current food production system is endangering our environment, our health and our future. He offers a prescription for change.
FunFresh Foods Inc. has recalled 6-ounce packages of its World Berries Organic Cacao Nibs because of an infection of E. coli bacteria.
"Birdseye" is a look at the life of inventor Clarence Birdseye, who died with more than 200 patents in his name. The name sounds familiar because there's a package of vegetables in your freezer with his name on them.
Take a panel of seven foodies and ply them with exotic versions of popular American snacks from around the world, and these are the reactions you get: tentative nibbles and scrunched noses.
At the Earth Dragon Edibles Restaurant & Lounge in Ashland, Ore., Kevin Wallace and Michael Shea are trying to bring Mongolian barbecue dosed with medical marijuana to a higher level, though they are still feeling their way through the fuzzy legalities of it all.
Russians prefer their Lay's potato chips dusted in caviar and crab flavors. The Chinese like their Oreos stuffed with mango and orange cream. And in Spain, Kellogg's All-Bran cereal is served floating in hot coffee instead of cold milk.
Dole Food Company Inc.'s shares gained heavy trading Friday after the fruit and vegetable company said it is considering its strategic alternatives, including a possible spin-off of parts of its business.
While Americans might get squeamish at the thought of their favorite snacks being tweaked, what works in the U.S. doesn't work everywhere. Tastes can vary greatly in unexpected ways in different corners of the world.
Two female workers at a notorious Iowa egg farm who claimed they were sexually harassed by a supervisor will receive compensation under a settlement reached on their behalf by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, attorneys said Thursday.
A 'sin tax' applied to sweetened goods on store shelves is not the most efficient, effective method of lowering caloric intake from sweet food and would be more disruptive to consumers than necessary, according to Iowa State University research.
The California Right to Know campaign filed 971,126 signatures for the state's first-ever ballot initiative to require labeling of genetically engineered foods. The huge signature haul, gathered in a 10-week period, is nearly double the 555,236 signatures the campaign needs to qualify for the November ballot.
Cinco de Mayo has become in the U.S.: a celebration of all things Mexican, from mariachi music to sombreros, marked by schools, politicians and companies selling everything from beans to beer.
The DuPont Co. has acquired full ownership of Solae LLC, a soy ingredients producer that had been a joint venture with Bunge Ltd., an agribusiness and food company based in New York.
Jeffrey Smith from the Institute for Responsible Technology addresses consumer concerns about the continued and growing use of GMOsin foods and recommends that food companies disclose GMO use on food labels.
Food ingredient maker Corn Products International Inc. said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit fell as costs rose faster than revenue. But the results beat Wall Street expectations, and the company said it expects earnings to rise in the second half of the year.
New research presented last week at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, California, suggests that grape consumption may be able to positively affect anxiety and related hypertension, as well as cognitive impairments associated with anxiety.
Terry Farms is a family-owned farm in California. Will Terry shares his family's commitment to providing fresh, safe produce to consumers by ensuring that proper food safety protocol is followed on the farm.
The Louisiana legislative auditor says the state spent $63.5 million on an ill-fated sugar cane mill at Lacassine. Auditor Darryl Pupera said Monday that the mill, which hasn't been used in about four years, was built for a group of southwestern Louisiana cane farmers that never numbered more than 30.
Although organic techniques may not be able to do the job alone, they do have an important role to play in feeding a growing global population while minimizing environmental damage, according to researchers at McGill University and the University of Minnesota.
The American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark* will now appear on select pistachio nuts grown and marketed by members of the American Pistachio Growers (APG).
Japanese officials signed an agreement to provide Nepal with 250 million yen ($3 million) that will be used to buy fertilizers to boost food production and computer equipment for the country's election commission.