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March 22, 2018 Inflation and sour yogurt sales sink General MillsSource: CNN Money
Shares of General Mills (GIS) plunged nearly 10% Wednesday -- to their lowest level in more than five years -- after the company said in its earnings report that "cost pressures" were hurting profits.
March 22, 2018 Well-done meat may be bad for your blood pressureSource: UPI
People who like their steak well-done instead of rare might face a slightly increased risk of high blood pressure, a preliminary study suggests.
March 16, 2018 Western Growers boosts produce safety research with $1M giftSource: Food Safety News
Research for the sake of research is not why the Center for Produce Safety launched the Campaign for Produce Safety initiative and it’s not why the regional trade association Western Growers donated $1 million to it....
March 16, 2018 Does your bottled water contain plastic?Source: CBS News
More than 90 percent of some of the most popular bottled water brands contain tiny particles of plastic. That's according to research conducted at the State University of New York by Orb Media, a nonprofit journalism group, which...
Thanks to diets heavy in processed foods, America is the most obese country in the world, according to data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Roughly one-third of adults in the United States are...
March 7, 2018 Fresh beef is coming to a McDonald's near youSource: CNBC
The burger giant said Tuesday that it has already brought fresh beef Quarter Pounder patties to about 3,500 domestic restaurants so far and it plans to reach some 14,000 U.S. locations by early May. Locations in Hawaii and Alaska...
March 7, 2018 Why Coca-Cola Is Finally Getting Into the Booze BusinessSource: Fortune
The Coca-Cola Company sells a lot of different beverage types, from water and milk to iced tea and many, many permutations of flavored sugar-water. However, alcohol has never been on that list—until now.
The court order, which came late last week, was in response to a lawsuit brought by 11 environmental and public health groups — including the Environmental Working Group, Center for Food Safety, Pesticide Action Network...
Source: The Guardian
As meat products are withdrawn from sale, and cash-strapped councils struggle to enforce standards, the regulatory system is breaking down.
February 22, 2018 Nestlé and Others Cashing in On U.S. Water Infrastructure CrisisSource: Food and Water Watch
Washington, D.C. – After a decline during the Great Recession, bottled water sales are back and bigger than ever—even eclipsing soda sales for the first time in 2016. But people buying bottled water might not be aware that it’s...
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