| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Drought in the United States, past and present, might make 2014 one of the more volatile years for food prices and supplies globally. U.S. consumers may get a preview of what's coming at the salad bar.
The main culprit is the parched land of California'...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Tyson Foods Inc. won the bidding battle for Chicago-based Hillshire Brands Co., agreeing to pay $7.8 billion in a deal that it believes will bolster its efforts in the rapidly growing breakfast segment.
The richer-than-expected premium for Hillshire, at...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Feeding the world's growing population is a problem that can't wait for an answer. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, agricultural production will need to increase 70 percent by 2050 to keep up with demand....
| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:41 AM
In the late 1990s, Matt McLean, a fourth-generation citrus farmer from Clermont, went to his grandfather for advice. He asked him whether organic farming was realistic. His grandfather assured him it was.
"'That was how we used to farm,' he told me,"...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:26 PM
At CVS Caremark, it doesn't pay to be really good at your job.
The nation's second-largest drugstore chain adjusts its annual raises to how much an employee makes. The higher your salary, the lower your raise.
The top workers at CVS stores —...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:43 PM
After steering clear of most messy legislative battles, First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday publicly took on lawmakers, food companies and lunch ladies who say the school lunch law she championed nearly four years ago is leading kids to brown bag it....
| Jun 15, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Kraft Foods Group Inc. is taking cues from Silicon Valley as it strives to inject a startup vibe into its operations, a move it's betting will make it more nimble and help it better position its brands to appeal to millennials, Hispanic shoppers and those...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday it will triple its spending on food safety in China by the end of 2015 after criticism of its operating procedures and a reported mislabeling of donkey meat.
The world’s largest retailer said it will shell out...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:56 AM
For very young children, awareness of food brands increases greatly between ages three and four and is highest for unhealthy foods, according to a new study from Ireland.
Food-brand knowledge predicts what kids will ask for later, said lead author Mimi...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Here’s a new idea. Terravant Wine Company in Buellton on the Central Coast has just introduced a new label called "Scratchpad." Each bottle of Scratchpad wine — 2011 Central Coast Chardonnay ($13), 2012 Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc ($11)...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Maybe you've sworn off refined "white" sugar and think that sweetening a latte with, say, agave nectar, is better because, "it's natural." Truth is, most health experts agree that the best move you can make when it comes to added sugars (those added to...