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  • Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry. Americans...

  • 2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear. The Irwindale City Council delayed a decision for two weeks Wednesday night on declaring the Sriracha...

  • Starbucks profit climbs as US sales increase

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks reported a stronger quarterly profit on Thursday as customers in the U.S. continued shelling out more money at its cafes. The Seattle-based chain said global sales at established locations rose 6 percent for its second fiscal quarter, including in the U.S., where it...

  • Mexico food labeling rules draw fire on sugar

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's new food labeling rules were supposed to help fight an obesity epidemic, but activists and experts said Monday they may actually encourage the public to consume high levels of sugar. The debate over sugar has grown bitter, in a country with one of the highest...

  • Heineken returns to growth in Western Europe

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Heineken NV says it has returned to growth in its crucial Western Europe market in the first quarter, after a long period of stagnation. "Organic" sales — measured by operations held in both years, stripping out the effects of currencies and acquisitions — grew by 3.4...

  • Buffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's pay plan

    NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett criticized Coca-Cola's pay plan for its executives on Wednesday. Buffett, whose company is Coca-Cola's largest shareholder, called the plan "excessive" in an interview on CNBC after it was approved at the beverage maker's annual meeting. But he said Berkshire...

  • Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor. The House voted 114-30 on Wednesday to support the bill, which would require the GMO...

  • Chobani secures $750M investment from TPG

    NEW BERLIN, N.Y. (AP) — Greek yogurt maker Chobani has secured a $750 million investment from investment firm TPG Capital to help fund its growth. The privately held food company said Wednesday that as part of the deal, TPG will have representation on the company's board. Chobani founder and...

  • Ronald McDonald takes to Twitter, gets makeover

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald McDonald has a new look, and he's ready for a selfie. McDonald's said Wednesday its famous spokesclown will take an active role on social media for the first time, using the hashtag #ronaldmcdonald. The move marks a turnaround from recent years, when the red-haired...

  • 5 things to know about NYC's Tavern on the Green

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday under new management. Here are five things to know about the once-grand restaurant in Central Park: 1. The Victorian Gothic structure was...

  • Cracker Barrel says holders nix Biglari proposals

    LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Cracker Barrel says that preliminary results show its shareholders have overwhelmingly rejected two proposals put forth by an activist stockholder. The first proposal from Sardar Biglari's Biglari Capital Corp. and other affiliates of Biglari Holdings Inc. called for...

  • Yum's profit rises as KFC sales in China rebound

    NEW YORK (AP) — Yum Brands reported a higher-than-expected profit for its first quarter highlighted by a rebound in KFC sales in China, where concerns about the safety of the chain's chicken supply eased. The company, which also owns Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, said Tuesday that sales at...

  • McDonald's CEO: No heat from breakfast competition

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's apparently isn't scared by a waffle taco. Without specifying names, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said during a conference call Tuesday that the company hasn't seen any impact from the "most recent competitor" in the breakfast space. In apparent references to Subway...

  • Bourbon authors to attend Kentucky receptions

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Books about bourbon are becoming almost as common as bourbon brands themselves. Seven prominent bourbon authors will be featured at evening receptions next month in Louisville. The receptions will coincide with a five-day event called the Kentucky Bourbon Affair, which...

  • Powdered alcohols no longer have label approvals

    NEW YORK (AP) — Don't expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon. A product called "Palcohol" gained widespread attention online in recent days after it was reported that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the powdered alcohol, including vodka and rum...



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