The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. After winning federal approval last month, Palcohol founder Mark Phillips is preparing to soon begin selling the powder.
The Agriculture Department says it will propose standards for the farmed organic fish year this...
Despite Hindu beliefs that cows are sacred — and the fact that their slaughter is banned in most...
The U.S. Forest Service is investigating Nestlé over a report that the company drew water from drought-ravaged California using a long-expired permit.
Whoever stole five heavy barrels of Wild Turkey bourbon from a Kentucky warehouse may have taken a lot more liquor than previously thought and the case could result in multiple indictments, according to the sheriff investigating the whodunit mystery in the world's bourbon-making hub.
Public health advocates urged New York state lawmakers Monday to require labels on sugary drinks to warn consumers about the dangers of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.
Two former egg industry executives are scheduled to be sentenced this morning for their roles in a 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands.
To reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, the World Health Organization recommends we consume no more than 2000 mg of sodium a day -- less than a teaspoon of salt. So how are we doing at hitting the WHO targets?
Activists in Oregon hope to organize a ballot initiative that would eliminate the state's ability to pre-empt local ordinances. Although experts said passage of the proposal would likely affect state laws, proponents focused largely on the potential ability of local governments to restrict GMOs.
The sprawling Navajo Nation in the southwestern U.S. implemented a 2 percent sales tax within its reservation on a wide range of products — including desserts, fried foods and sweetened beverages — beginning in March.
How can diet sodas be advertised as "diet" products when artificial sweeteners are linked to weight gain? That's what one consumer advocacy group is eager to know.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced proposed regulatory changes that would explicitly exempt direct-to-consumer farm sales from federal registration requirements.
Organic stakeholders have filed a lawsuit in federal court, maintaining that the USDA violated the federal rulemaking process when it changed established procedures for reviewing the potential hazards and need for allowed synthetic and prohibited natural substances used in producing organic food.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hinted that Moscow could lift its embargo on food imports from Greece, which has been hurt by the ban and is embroiled in crucial talks with its European creditors.
In response to a historic drought affecting nearly all of California, Gov. Jerry Brown last week announced the state's first-ever limits on water use. Although the restrictions mostly target homeowners and businesses — and leave the state's massive agricultural sector alone — farmers are still likely to feel some impact.
Jack Daniel's has turned back the latest challenge to a state law that determines which spirits can be marketed as "Tennessee Whiskey." Republican state Sen. Ed Jackson withdrew without debate his bill that sought to repeal the law passed at the behest of Jack Daniel's in 2013.
Jack DeCoster, 80, of Turner, Maine, and 51-year-old Peter DeCoster, of Clarion, Iowa are scheduled to be sentenced April 13 by U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett in a federal courtroom in Sioux City, Iowa. Both pleaded guilty last year to introducing adulterated eggs into interstate commerce and face up to one year in jail.
Consumers are increasingly turning to healthier food choices by avoiding food dyes and additives and instead choosing "natural" foods. But after years of debate, there is still no generally accepted definition of a "natural" food product.
A Dutch court has sentenced a meat processor to 30 months imprisonment for a massive fraud operation in which he illicitly sold horse meat as more expensive beef.
West Coast fisheries managers will likely shut down sardine fishing this year as numbers decline, echoing a previous collapse that decimated a thriving industry and increasing worries that other species might be withheld from the commercial market.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced the civil charges Wednesday against the two companies. The agency said the companies used "manipulative trading strategies" in December 2011 to artificially lower wheat prices on the spot market.
Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry.
The popularity of microbrews has craft breweries bumping up against the country's longstanding three-tier system that governs the beer industry.
A New York judge will hear arguments Tuesday in a potentially $1 billion legal fight over control of Chobani Greek yogurt.
A program to put a dietitian group's "Kids Eat Right" logo on Kraft Singles has reached an early expiration date. Kraft Foods and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics decided to end the partnership because "misperceptions are overshadowing the campaign," Kraft said in a statement.
A Michigan food entrepreneur claims the "Little Dipper" condiment package he patented in 1997 led H.J. Heinz Co. to develop its Dip & Squeeze ketchup packets, which it rolled out in February 2010, lawyers in opening statements told a federal court jury in Pittsburgh on Monday.
Dairy farmers hit the streets of Brussels Tuesday to protest the lifting of European Union milk quotas, fearing that the move will flood the market with cheap surplus milk.
Booze, bikes and rock 'n' roll. That's the plan for economic development in this otherwise sleepy town of Trimble, Tenn. The only thing standing in the way, say distillers Michael Ballard and Jesse James Dupree, is the state's stuffy law restricting how spirits must be made so they can be marketed as "Tennessee Whiskey."
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