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  • 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,...

  • France battles against bad restaurant food

    PARIS (AP) — Restaurant-goers in France will start seeing a funny little symbol on their menus this week: a skillet with a house on top, indicating your menu choice is made in-house. It's part of a new law meant to battle against the surprising amount of factory-made, pre-packaged food in...

  • Falafel to go: Mideast food chains expand abroad

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The super-sized malls that dot Dubai and other Gulf Arab cities are stuffed with foreign restaurants, from Burger King and Subway to suburban sit-down staples like IHOP and Red Lobster. Mideast entrepreneurs who've taken on that international competition are...

  • Brewery boom marks bright spot in NM economy

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — That frosty tide of smooth, golden brown craft beer has finally come in, and it's helping to quench this drought-stricken state's thirst for jobs and economic development. Dozens of microbreweries and taprooms have popped up around New Mexico in recent years, the...

  • ConAgra buys Chinese potato processor for $93M

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — ConAgra Foods Inc., the company behind Chef Boyardee canned pasta, said Monday that it bought a Chinese potato processor for $93 million to help it sell more frozen potato products in Asia. The purchase of TaiMei Potato Industry Ltd. will allow ConAgra's Lamb Weston unit to...

  • Aronia berry gaining market foothold in US

    MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa (AP) — A new fruit that research says packs more antioxidants than popular "superfoods" like blueberries, acai berries and goji berries is establishing itself in the aisles of mainstream grocery stores, showing up in everything from juices to powdered supplements to baby...

  • Washington Post: L'Oréal should hire Michelle Obama as 'pitchwoman after she leaves'

    Even for a celebrity first lady, Saturday's Washington Post review of Michelle Obama's much-publicized "guns" hit a new level of coverage for her fit, model looks.

  • Recipe for higher sales: Add fiber, cinnamon

    NEW YORK (AP) — General Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales. The Minneapolis-based company is doing things like adding more cinnamon to its Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and rolling out fiber-packed "better for you" cookies to boost the...

  • Burger King sells 'Proud Whopper' in San Francisco

    NEW YORK (AP) — Burger King is celebrating gay pride with a message on its Whopper wrappers. The fast-food chain says it will post a video online Wednesday that shows scenes from a San Francisco location where it sold a "Proud Whopper." Customers were not told what is in the burger, which...

  • So Obama referenced crack at the White House. That happened.

    President Obama made the reference to the popular street drug Monday while making a quick going away speech for White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses.



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