The beef product known as pink slime or lean finely textured beef is displayed on a tray during a tour

Pink Slime Controversy Stokes Clash Over Agriculture

Standing before a crowd of McDonald's Corp shareholders at its headquarters last spring, an unlikely investor prepared for battle. Read more

A cup of coffee

Mom's Caffeine Not Linked To Infant Sleep Problems

A baby's sleep may not suffer just because her mom likes a daily cup of coffee, a new study suggests. Read more

Angus bulls

Bull Rush: Record Angus Sales Augur Beefed-up U.S. herd

Kramers Mandate, a majestic 13-month-old weighing nearly 1,300 lb (590 kg), commanded the highest price for a breeding bull in the 44-year history of an annual auction in Illinois. Read more

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Walmart International focusing on existing markets

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is focused on improving results in China and other foreign countries where it already operates, rather than on entering new markets, its top international executive said on Thursday. Read more

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US Poultry Slaughter Speedup Draws Protest

A plan to speed up processing lines at U.S. chicken and turkey plants while cutting the ranks of government inspectors at the plants is prompting a backlash from consumer groups and food safety advocates who say unsafe poultry will go undetected. Read more


Brazil’s Overweight Proportion Chasing After USA

A study recently released by the Ministry of Health indicates that overweight and obesity have increased significantly in Brazil between 2006 and 2011. It surveyed 54,144 people in capitals of Brazil's 27 states from January to December 2011. Read more

The Food Truck Handbook

Food Trucks Are Sweeping the Nation...NYC Food Truck Association President Offers the Guide to Get Started

David Weber is leading the mobile food movement and supporting new entrepreneurs as they navigate the industry in his new book, THE FOOD TRUCK HANDBOOK: Start, Grow and Succeed in the Mobile Food Business. Read more

American chef Cat Cora

Cora Stumps For Healthier School Meals

American chef Cat Cora has been traveling around the United States to raise awareness about nutrition and to promote better school meals as a part of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Chefs Move to Schools" campaign. Read more

Soul of Sicily

Soul of Sicily's Olive Harvest

Soul of Sicily's Olive Harvest - The World's First Culinary Tour to Honor Ancient Olive Trees and Celebrate Sicilian Cookery Read more

Infographic: It’s Alcohol Awareness Month! Alcohol Abuse Makes Prescription Drug Use More Likely

Young people with an alcohol use disorder are much more likely to also have a prescription drug problem. seeks to raise awareness of this problem. Read more

fish oil

Omega-3 Pills May Not Help Heart Disease

Fish oil supplements of so-called omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish like tuna and salmon, may not do much to ward off heart attacks and strokes in people who already have heart disease, according to an international analysis. Read more

Organic Authority publisher, editor-in-chief and chef, Laura Klein.

Leading Organic Magazine Honors America's Sustainable Farmers For Earth Day, the leading online magazine and community devoted to delicious, sustainable eats and healthy living, is launching a 13-day Earth Day celebration of farmers, chefs, farmers markets, and the Americans that eat their food. Scheduled to run from Monday, April 16 until Saturday, April 28, the online event will feature interviews wi... Read more

Baby formula

U.S. Hospitals Pressured To End Free Baby Formula

New parents leaving U.S. hospitals often take home a corporate gift along with their babies: a tote bag filled with infant formula. Consumer advocates want to end the giveaways, which they say undermine breastfeeding. Read more

a pregnant woman

The Rate Of Iodine Is In Borderline, Among Young American Women Of Childbearing

Young American women of childbearing are very close to iodine deficiency, according to a new report released this week by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more

sugar cane

Is It Right To Change The Name Of High Fructose Syrup To “Corn Sugar”?

Sugar and high fructose syrup from corn are blamed for diseases including obesity and diabetes. Read more

Hard-boiled eggs cook in a pot of boys' urine

Urine-soaked eggs a spring taste treat in China city

It's the end of a school day in the eastern Chinese city of Dongyang, and eager parents collect their children after a hectic day of primary school. Read more


Ammonia Used in Many Foods, Not Just "Pink Slime"

Surprise rippled across America last month as a new wave of consumers discovered that hamburgers often contained ammonia-treated beef, or what critics dub "pink slime". Read more

Halal market

France's Halal Market Grows Despite Political Polemics

Some French politicians have seized on the spread of halal food to win votes. Producers selling their wares at Paris's annual Muslim food fair are much more sure it will bring something else: profit. Read more


WTO Dents U.S. Ban On Clove Cigarettes

The World Trade Organization on Wednesday dealt a blow to a U.S. law barring the sale of clove-flavored cigarettes to discourage children from smoking, saying it was unfair to Indonesia because menthol cigarettes can still be sold in the United States. Read more

Sushi bar

U.S. Health Agencies Probe Salmonella Outbreak; Sushi Eyed

U.S. health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 90 people in several states, with sushi a possible culprit, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Wednesday. Read more