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  • Dunkin' pushing cashiers to 'upsell' in afternoons

    NEW YORK (AP) — If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on. Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis says the company is pushing to get its cashiers to "upsell" to afternoon customers. It's part of an effort...

  • Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

    NEW YORK (AP) — It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations. OSI Group, a privately held company based in Aurora, Illinois, was...

  • China detains employees of suspect meat seller

    BEIJING (AP) — Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier. China's food safety agency said on its...

  • PepsiCo raises outlook, looks to new Lay's flavors

    PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo raised its forecast for the year on Wednesday and said its new Lay's potato chips — including a cappuccino variety — should help boost its profit in the months ahead. The company, which also owns Tropicana, Gatorade and Quaker, said global volume for both its...

  • Ice cream wars: Oil lobby and climate change activists woo with treats

    The oil industry and climate change activists can agree on one thing: Ice cream is pretty awesome.

  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    CUTLER, Calif. (AP) — A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing Co. President Brent Smittcamp said in a statement that he is not aware of any...

  • Coke's sales miss estimates as Diet Coke flags

    ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola Co. reported sales that fell short of Wall Street estimates on Tuesday as demand weakened for Diet Coke in North America. Globally, the world's biggest beverage maker, said sales volume rose 3 percent in the second quarter — including a 2 percent increase in sodas...

  • USDA: Illinois corn, soybean crops faring well

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois' corn crop is maturing faster than normal and faring well. The USDA says in its weekly crop-status update that 81 percent of the state's corn is rated as either good or excellent. Eighty-two percent of the crop is...

  • Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as...

  • Bolivian president vows to expand coca crops

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales has been re-elected head of the country's largest union of coca growers and promises to expand crops if he wins a third term as the nation's leader. Morales told union members Sunday that Bolivia needs a new law regarding coca production....

  • Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States' largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs. It's the latest phenomenon in the flourishing craft...

  • Ben & Jerry's socialist, anti-GMO cofounder inadvertently makes the case for federalism

    Jerry Greenfield, the eponymous second half of Ben & Jerry's ice cream company, was in Washington to quash a bill that would give the FDA sole authority to mandate genetically modified organism labeling.

  • Ore. AG suing over 5-Hour Energy

    Rosenblum SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the makers of an energy drink that allegedly made deceptive and misleading claims about their products. Living Essentials and Innovation Ventures are the makers of the...

  • Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Move over, pot brownies. The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical and recreational purposes is giving rise to a cottage industry of baked goods, candies, infused oils, cookbooks and classes that promises a slow burn as more states legalize the practice...

  • Locally-grown foods look to bigger business

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Once a niche business, locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore. A growing network of companies and organizations is delivering food directly from local farms to major institutions like Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in downtown Philadelphia,...



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