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Feds post food allergy guidelines for schools

ATLANTA (AP) — The federal government is issuing its first guidelines to schools on how to protect children with food allergies. The voluntary advice calls on schools to take such steps as restricting nuts, shellfish […]

10/30/2013

A look at the TomTato plant posted on YouTube.

Fries and ketchup from the same plant (video)

Meet the TomTato! From these specially grafted plants you can harvest both tomatoes and potatoes – a concept that has been talked about for many years, but this is the first time plants have been […]

09/26/2013

A worker removes leaves as nectarines get sorted for packaging at Eastern ProPak Farmers Cooperative in Glassboro, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

The UN says one-third of food worldwide gets wasted

ROME (AP) — The U.N. food agency says one-third of all food produced in the world gets wasted, amounting to a loss of $750 billion a year. The Rome-based Food and Agricultural Organization said in […]

09/11/2013

A sternman holds a lobster caught off South Bristol, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Got lobster? Maine industry to boost marketing

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — California has its raisins, Florida its oranges and Vermont has maple syrup. Now, Maine’s lobster industry is trying to market its brand more broadly and increase sales of the state’s best-known […]

09/03/2013

A variety of foods labeled Gluten Free are displayed. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

FDA defining what “gluten free” means on packages

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers are going to know exactly what they are getting when they buy foods labeled “gluten free.” The Food and Drug Administration is at last defining what a “gluten free” label on […]

08/02/2013

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Warm weather means early Calif. wine grape harvest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — There’s no such thing as “normal” weather in California wine country, and vineyard operators say that truism could mean good news for wine lovers this year. After cool temperatures slowed ripening […]

07/27/2013

An Indian man mourns as he holds his dead daughter inside an ambulance, outside a hospital in Patna, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui)

22 children die after eating school lunch in India

PATNA, India (AP) — The children started falling violently ill soon after they ate the free school lunch of rice, lentils, soybeans and potatoes. The food, part of a program that gives poor Indian students […]

07/17/2013

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations logo over insects for sale at a market. (AP Photo)

UN says: why not eat more insects?

ROME (AP) — The U.N. has new weapons to fight hunger, boost nutrition and reduce pollution, and they might be crawling or flying near you right now: edible insects. The Food and Agriculture Organization on […]

05/13/2013

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Rat meat sold as lamb in latest China food scandal

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have broken up a criminal ring accused of taking meat from rats and foxes and selling it as lamb in the country’s latest food safety scandal. The Ministry of Public […]

05/03/2013

Study: Food, skin allergies increasing in children

NEW YORK (AP) – Experts say they’re not sure why parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children. A big government study says 1 in 20 children in the U.S. have food […]

05/02/2013

Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites recalled by Rich Products Corporation due to possible E. Coli contamination. (Photo: FDA image / AP)

Recalled frozen food may have ended up in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of pounds of frozen food recalled amid an E. coli scare may have been served in schools, according to the company that manufactured the items.

04/08/2013

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Easter Edition of Unfinished Business

On the Easter Sunday edition of Unfinished Business with Betsy and Renee from 4-5 p.m., the topic is all about the business of Chicken and Eggs and the California heritage of two family-owned companies that produce these natural products in our state.

03/31/2013

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