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Bacon App from Oscar Mayer. (Photo credit: Oscar Mayer)

Wake up and smell the bacon … with a bacon app

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Want to wake up to the sound of bacon sizzling on the stove with its aroma drawing you out of bed? There’s an app for that. Oscar Mayer says it has […]

03/06/2014

FILE - In this photo made, June 21, 2010 file photo, Red Bull and other drinks are on display at a Safeway in San Ramon, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Albertsons parent Cerberus to buy Safeway

Safeway has agreed to be acquired by an investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management, the owner several supermarket chains. The acquisition is worth about $7.64 billion in cash, and pending other transactions could top […]

03/06/2014

Fresh egg cartons are priced at a local market Aug. 18, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Others join Mo. challenge of California egg law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Five other states are joining Missouri’s fight against a California egg law regulating the living conditions of chickens. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster last month filed a lawsuit against the […]

03/06/2014

First lady Michelle Obama, flanked by enlargements of a proposed nutrition label, left, and a proposed alternate label, claps as she speaks during in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, about helping parents and other consumers make healthier choices as part of her Let's Move program. The Obama administration is proposing new food labels that would make it easier to know about calories and added sugars, a reflection of the shifting science behind nutrition.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

New food labels aim to make healthy shopping easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ice cream lovers beware: The government knows you’re unlikely to stop after half a cup. New nutrition labels proposed Thursday for many popular foods, including ice cream, aim to more accurately reflect […]

02/27/2014

Graphic compares nutrition labels.

New food labels would highlight calories and sugar

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those “Nutrition Facts” labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look. Calories would be in larger, bolder type, and consumers for the […]

02/27/2014

The Chemistry of Sriracha Sauce is explained in a YouTube video.

Video explains the chemistry of Sriracha Sauce

Forget ketchup and mustard — Sriracha might be the world’s new favorite condiment. Beloved by millions for its unique spicy, garlicky, slightly sweet flavor, the chemistry of “rooster sauce” is the focus of a video […]

02/26/2014

In this Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013, file photo, Sriracha chili sauce bottles are produced at the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, Calif. A judge has given a dose of cold water to the hot sauce Sriracha, ruling Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, that the factory that manufactures the trendy condiment must partially shut down after neighbors complained of the spicy smells it was producing. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Sriracha sauce will spice up Irwindale City Council tonight

IRWINDALE (CNS) – Complaints about the air stinging from the seasonal mashing of peppers near Huy Fong Food Inc.’s plant led the city to take civil action against the Sriracha sauce maker and, in November, […]

02/26/2014

In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 photo, Oumou Balde, 4, left, plays with her teacher Jacqualine Sanchez, right, and pretend food in a pre-kindergarten class at the Sheltering Arms Learning Center in New York in a program to educate children about nutrition and health. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A signal that preschooler obesity is falling?

ATLANTA (AP) — A new study may be another signal of a national decline in childhood obesity. The finding comes from a government study considered a gold-standard gauge of trends in the public’s health. The […]

02/25/2014

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Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama administration. Promotion of sugary drinks and junk foods around campuses […]

02/25/2014

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Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the scoreboards in high school gyms eventually will have to promote good health. Moving beyond the lunch line, new rules that will be proposed Tuesday by the White House and the […]

02/24/2014

A crew from G&F Agri Service LLC uses heavy equipment to remove an almond orchard and to turn the trees into wood chips at Baker Farming Company in Firebaugh, Calif., on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. The state’s drought has forced farmers to remove some almond orchards earlier than they normally would because they don’t expect to have enough irrigation water. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)

California almond farmers face tough choices

FIREBAUGH, Calif. (AP) — With California’s agricultural heartland entrenched in drought, almond farmers are letting orchards dry up and in some cases making the tough call to have their trees torn out of the ground, […]

02/24/2014