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  • US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

    CHICAGO (AP) — A new study says Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor. Those results show a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal. The 12-year study used an index of healthy eating where a perfect...

  • NY farmers seek solutions to invasive berry pest

    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A new invasive insect has devastated northeastern berry crops, and growers are working with Cornell University plant experts to develop strategies to fight it. Binghamton apple grower Dave Johnson tells The Ithaca Journal (http://ithacajr.nl/1nPmhK8 ) that the Asian...

  • Sesame catching on in southeast US

    LAKE CITY, Ark. (AP) — Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with typical ag equipment. Thousands of acres from Arkansas...

  • Solid apple crop expected in Northern New England

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Northern New England apple growers are expecting a decent crop but not as good as last year's bumper yield. Early season varieties are already ripening, prompting some pick-your-own orchards to open this weekend. Vermont is New England's second-largest producer of apples...

  • California lifts part of quarantine on grape pest

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State and federal agricultural officials are partially lifting a quarantine imposed for a moth that's eating grapes in Northern California's wine country. California Agriculture Secretary Karen Moss said Friday that authorities had lifted the quarantine for the...

  • Kraft recalls some American Singles cheese

    NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier. The food maker said that, while unlikely, the product may spoil prematurely or cause a food borne illness. Kraft Foods Group...

  • Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo

    HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products. The candy maker on Friday announced the new design, which adds a new version of the Kisses chocolate at the end of the company's...

  • Class action against NBTY alleges protein-spiking

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Six men from Colorado, Florida, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Kentucky and South Carolina have filed a class action lawsuit against NBTY for deceptive advertising of its protein powder. The plaintiffs claim NBTY Inc, United States Nutrition Inc. and...

  • A flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat. In her twenties, Oh traveled around South Korea to learn dog meat recipes from each region. During a period of South Korean...

  • McDonald's can't appeal NLRB franchise decision

    The National Labor Relations Board will treat the hamburger chain as a co-employer in 43 cases charging unfair labor practices at various franchised restaurants.

  • Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings. State liquor...

  • Class action filed over Whole Foods’ allegedly ‘worthless’ homeopathic medicine

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Whole Foods Market after consumers claimed it misled purchasers into believing its products effectively treat the flu, coughing and other symptoms. Whole Foods nationally markets, advertises,...

  • Jack Daniel's leads higher results at Brown-Forman

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Led by demand for its flagship Jack Daniel's brand, spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. said Wednesday its first-quarter net income rose 5 percent despite lower stockpiling by distributors. The company behind such other brands as Southern Comfort, Finlandia and el Jimador...

  • Vitaminwater agrees to settle class action alleging misleading labels

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit against the Coca Cola Company and Energy Brands Inc. alleging Glaceau Vitaminwater was deceptively marketed has been settled. The settlement will include changes to Vitaminwater’s labeling and marketing, which will benefit all class members...

  • Hard to swallow? Burger King may move to Canada

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada. Investors seemed to welcome the announcement by Burger King late Sunday that it was in talks to buy Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons and create the world's...



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