| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Hillshire Brands has some options: Tyson Foods or Pilgrim's Pride?
The Chicago food company said Tuesday it is conducting separate talks with its two takeover suitors, who are competing to merge with the maker of Ball Park franks and Jimmy Dean...
| May 5, 2014
The scientific evidence on genetically engineered food, which has been around for two decades, indicates that it is as safe for human consumption as any other food. A California bill that would require the labeling of bioengineered food — whose...
| 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...
| May 3, 2014
| 8:11 PM
When a team of researchers from the University of Delaware traveled to Africa two years ago to search for exemplary chickens, they weren't looking for plump thighs or delicious eggs.
They were seeking out birds that could survive a hotter planet....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Whenever my mom is planning a family dinner, she always does the rounds before grocery shopping to see what dietary restrictions we’re currently imposing on ourselves. “Eating disorders,” she calls them.
We’re an annoying bunch,...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Nestlé Purina Petcare Co., one of the world's largest pet food makers, sued The Blue Buffalo Company Ltd. in federal court Tuesday for allegedly lying to customers about the ingredients in its products.
The Blue Buffalo Co., a small Wilton pet food...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Kristine Kidd, who has celiac disease and has written a cookbook on gluten-free foods, says she likes to use polenta, nut flours, buckwheat and the like — avoiding for the most part “white starches” that don’t contain wheat but...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Vermont on Thursday became the first U.S. state to mandate labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms as Governor Peter Shumlin signed a law that is widely expected to be challenged in court by some food and agriculture companies.
| May 15, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Nationwide sales of organic products continued to experience healthy growth last year, jumping 11.5% to $35.1 billion, according to the Organic Trade Assn.
The Washington-based group representing organic businesses said growth rates are expected to at...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:52 PM
The biggest worry weighing on the nation's food industry may not be drought in the West, farmworker shortages or turbulent international trade negotiations, but a change in the regulatory code in Vermont.
Under a law signed this month, the tiny New...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Almost two years ago, at an apartment in Newport Beach, best friends Daniel Fogelson and Jordan Barrocas sat on a couch eating jerky. Unimpressed, they resolved to do something about it. But instead of shopping for a different brand, they decided to...