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  • Navel oranges: full of history, flavor and uses, but not seeds

    Navel oranges: full of history, flavor and uses, but not seeds
    It's easy to be dazzled by all the spectacular citrus in the markets this time of year: blood and Cara Cara oranges, Meyer lemons, a dozen kinds of mandarins, finger limes smaller than your pinkie and Big Wong pummelos the size of your head. But take...
  • Elephant center with Disney ties raises questions from animal groups

    Elephant center with Disney ties raises questions from animal groups
    Moyo, Tufani, Tsavo and Thandi were pioneers when they moved from Disney's Animal Kingdom to The National Elephant Center in 2013. They were the first pachyderm residents of the 225-acre reserve in the city of Fellsmere, about 90 minutes southeast of...
  • Milk industry fighting back at gathering in Boca Raton

    The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs...
  • Farmers find a new life in cheese

    CHESTER SPRINGS, Pa. Sue Miller loves hanging out in her cheese cave. "Sometimes I get attached to certain wheels of cheese," said Miller, co-owner of Birchrun Hills Farm, a dairy farm about 30 miles outside Philadelphia. "And my husband says, 'You know,...
  • A mad-cow loophole you could drive a truck through

    A mad-cow loophole you could drive a truck through
    Until 2004, when a cow arrived at a slaughterhouse so sick or injured that it could not even walk, it was legal to kill it for human food. According to the Department of Agriculture, there were between 150,000 and 200,000 of these poor animals processed...
  • California attorney general to appeal reversal of foie gras ban

    California attorney general to appeal reversal of foie gras ban
    California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris said Wednesday she would appeal last month’s decision by a federal judge to overturn the state’s ban on foie gras. The ban was lifted Jan. 7 after U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson ruled that the...
  • Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

    Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'
    The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs to...
  • Got Coke? Soda maker starts selling 'premium milk'

    Got Coke? Soda maker starts selling 'premium milk'
    Coca-Cola is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular milk. And it's betting people will pay twice as much for it. The national rollout of Fairlife over the next several weeks marks Coke's entry into the milk case...
  • NASA launches Earth-observing satellite on third try

    Amid growing concern about global weather patterns, a rocket roared into space Saturday carrying a NASA satellite that will give scientists new tools to forecast weather, track drought and monitor climate change. The liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force...
  • Avian flu detected at Central Valley farm

    Avian flu has been detected among a flock of turkeys at a Central Valley ranch operated by Foster Farms, authorities said. The influenza virus was found at one of the company's facilities in Stanislaus County. In a statement, the company said no...
  • Fitch Ratings raises red flags about IMET

     Fitch Ratings raises red flags about IMET
    A credit-rating agency has raised red flags with the investment practices of the Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund, or IMET, after it lost $50.4 million last year. Fitch Ratings' report issued Thursday echoes a story the Tribune published in...