posted on February 5, 2016 at 3:14 PM
A winter thaw in the Northeast has triggered sap to flow in maple trees, launching an early start to the syrup season for some producers in parts of New England who have already decided to tap their trees.
posted on January 8, 2016 at 5:04 PM
Federal authorities this week released their much-debated new dietary guidelines, which attempt to improve the eating and drinking habits of Americans.
posted on November 25, 2015 at 3:58 PM
By bringing the case to a close privately, the foes avoided the uncertainty of a jury verdict that could have had broader market implications for products that are ubiquitous on the ingredient labels of countless food items in U.S. stores.
posted on November 13, 2015 at 1:06 PM
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says he wants to do away with government support for the sugar industry — a veiled dig at rival Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who has long supported sugar growers.
posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:34 PM
Our country’s earliest sugar makers were firmly rooted in their craft well before Europeans arrived. But it was the union of native tradition and colonial technology which laid the groundwork for North America’s enduring maple syrup production...
posted on March 6, 2015 at 6:47 PM
Less than three months after President Obama announced plans to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, the business sector is actively sniffing out avenues of commerce between the former adversaries.
posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:18 AM
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's new food labeling rules were supposed to help fight an obesity epidemic, but activists and experts said Monday they may actually encourage the public to consume high levels of sugar.
The debate over sugar has grown...
posted on February 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM
The Food and Drug Administration says that by law, serving sizes must be based on actual consumption, not ideal consumption.
posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:04 PM
California would become the first state to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks under a proposal a state lawmaker announced Thursday.
posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:02 PM
The tax would be levied on beverage distributors and retailers who obtain their products directly from manufacturers. Officials estimate it could generate as much as $31 million a year.
posted on February 7, 2014 at 11:40 AM
In a letter signed by dozens of celebrities, Obama was urged not to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership until Japan bans its dolphin hunt.
posted on May 10, 2013 at 2:05 PM
The bill sponsors say it is a truce between environmental groups and sugar farmers in a decades-old dispute.
posted on March 22, 2013 at 4:07 PM
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack continued his promotion of healthy eating for children at an event in Maine this week.
Vilsack says obesity and nutrition issues can affect children in many ways.
posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:55 PM
On the eve of its implementation, a New York Supreme Court Judge overturned New York City’s ban on sales of sugary drinks over 16 ounces.
The regulation was unveiled nearly a year ago by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and approved by the New...
posted on September 21, 2012 at 4:09 PM
New research powerfully strengthens the case that soda and other sugary drinks are culprits in the obesity epidemic.