| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Paula Deen, the Southern celebrity chef, has been dumped from the Food Network like a stale beignet. Her Georgia roots are what made her a unique talent in the foodie world, and the darker ends of those roots are what got her in trouble.
When her use of...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
The drops just keep coming in the Paula Deen world — only this time, the white-haired butter empress is not the one getting cut.
In the wake of her public fallout over her use of a racial slur, she has endured a windfall of setbacks. Companies...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:36 PM
July 25 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:
** Dell Inc founder Michael Dell raised his $24.4 billion bid by less than 1 percent just hours before it was to be put to a vote,...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Smithfield Foods Inc. may be worth less as a whole than its separate parts, according to an activist investor asking the Virginia pork giant this week to reconsider its recent $4.7-billion sale to a Chinese meat producer.
Last month, Shuanghui...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:12 AM
Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen appeared on “Today” Wednesday morning, defending herself vehemently against charges of racism and explaining her past use of the N-word.
In a tearful yet defiant interview with Matt Lauer, Deen began by...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Did no one pay attention when David Letterman, forced by a blackmailer to make an adulterous affair public, revealed the secret to handling a personal scandal? You show up, own up and shut up.
Unfortunately, celebrity chef Paula Deen opted for the...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Paula Deen’s Southern cooking empire may be in serious jeopardy, but her legal woes at least are behind her.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. approved a deal to dismiss a civil lawsuit filed by former employee Lisa Jackson...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Chinese state-owned food giant Cofco has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Dutch grain trader Nidera, the latest move in China’s global quest to supply its growing food demand.
The deal, reportedly worth close to $1.3 billion, would give...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
BEIJING — When Ma Wenfeng was a boy, his father earned so little money growing wheat and corn that the family mainly ate mantou, a steamed bread that is a staple of the poor. The last thing he would have dreamed of was becoming a farmer.
Now it is...
| Nov 27, 2013
This year, Chinese authorities arrested more than 900 people for selling meat marketed as lamb that was actually the flesh of foxes, rats and minks. China, for all its efforts to clean up its food industry, has an abysmal record on food safety. Indeed,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:17 AM
China already consumes half the world’s pork. But to ensure it has a steady supply of hogs, it’s struck a deal with Britain to import $73.5 million worth of premium pig semen.
The agreement was brokered with the help of British Prime...