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Falling Oil Prices Raise New Concerns for States

posted on December 12, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Plummeting oil prices may add a little jingle in the pockets of holiday shoppers and travelers but are raising financial worries in some states that had been tapping into surging oil tax revenues to pay for roads and other government services. Full Story

More Room on Grocery Store Shelves for Gluten-Free Products

posted on December 14, 2012 at 4:21 PM

More Room on Grocery Store Shelves for Gluten-Free Products
Navigating the aisles of a grocery store is an easy task for most shoppers. Meat, dairy, produce – no problem. But, for an increasing number of consumers finding foods that fit their gluten-free diet is difficult. Full Story

New food labeling aimed at reducing confusion

posted on October 21, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Just like that Energy Star tag helps you choose your appliances, a new report says a rating symbol on the front of every soup can, cereal box and yogurt container could help hurried shoppers go home with the healthiest foods. Full Story

Grocers Say High Vegetable Prices Should Drop Soon

posted on March 25, 2011 at 11:03 AM

CHAMPAIGN, Ill (AP) -- A nearly 50 percent increase in vegetable prices that has sent shoppers reeling in the produce aisle should ease in the coming weeks as farmers send grocers more tomatoes, lettuce and other crops. Full Story

Shoppers Wary of GM Foods Find They're Everywhere

posted on February 25, 2011 at 11:02 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- You may not want to eat genetically engineered foods. Full Story

Higher Energy and Food Costs Lift Wholesale Prices, but Little Signs of Inflation Elsewhere

posted on January 14, 2011 at 4:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wholesale prices in December posted their biggest increase in nearly a year, lifted by more expensive energy and food costs. Full Story

USDA To Require Nutrition Labels on Meats

posted on December 30, 2010 at 11:12 AM

USDA To Require Nutrition Labels on Meats
Less than two months after some of his priorities took a "shellacking" in the mid-term elections, President Obama likely will reflect on 2010 positively; thanks, in part, to a flurry of bills passed at the 11th hour of a lame-duck session. Full Story

Farm Stores Find Holiday Sales Important Revenue Source

posted on December 23, 2010 at 1:12 PM

POMFRET, Vt (AP) — This time of year, the owners of On The Edge Farm hope to draw in holiday shoppers to buy gifts from the farm rather than the mall. Full Story

Retail sales cool in October

posted on November 5, 2010 at 3:11 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Shoppers took a breather in October, resulting in lackluster gains for retailers and raising the stakes on what is sure to be a competitive holiday season. Full Story

Wal-Mart Looks to Stock More Local Produce

posted on October 15, 2010 at 5:10 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to double its sales of locally sourced produce in the U.S. Full Story

Country of Origin Labeling

posted on March 20, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Country of Origin Labeling
New labels showed up in grocery stores across the nation this week because of regulations passed last year as part of the 2008 Farm Bill. Country of Origin Labeling, or COOL, has been a divisive political issue for more than 10 years. Some food... Full Story

USDA to Meat Industry: Give Shoppers More Details

posted on February 20, 2009 at 8:02 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration has asked the meat industry to voluntarily give the public more information about where their food comes from. Full Story

Nestle, Hormel Benefit as Consumers Cut Spending

posted on February 20, 2009 at 8:02 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Price is paramount as consumers pare back even their food purchases. Full Story

Country-of-Origin Labeling Put into Effect

posted on October 3, 2008 at 8:10 PM

Country-of-Origin Labeling Put into Effect
In the wake of a widening scandal over melamine-tainted milk that has claimed four lives and sickened more than 54,000 children, Chinese officials this week promised to improve their country's food safety measures. Full Story

Farm Groups Worried About Meat Labeling Law

posted on September 26, 2008 at 8:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Farm groups are protesting the Agriculture Department's use of a new food labeling law, saying it has loopholes that could confuse consumers about where their meat comes from. Full Story
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