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  • Proposed label would give context to sugar in foods Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    The Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed that nutrition facts labels include the percentage of your recommended daily intake of added sugars in a food item— the "percent daily value." The FDA proposal would be based on that number, meaning that added sugars should be no more than 200 calories, or about 50 grams, in a recommended daily diet of 2,000...

  • July 8- ConAgra Foods Inc said it would add two directors, including a former Nestle executive nominated by Jana Partners LLC, three weeks after the activist investor took a stake in the food processing company and called for changes. ConAgra will appoint former Nestle USA CEO Bradley Alford and former Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc CFO Timothy McLevish to its...

  • ConAgra appoints Jana Partners' nominee to board Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 5:36 PM ET

    July 8- ConAgra Foods Inc said it will appoint two directors, including former Nestle USA CEO Bradley Alford, one of the three nominees of its second-largest shareholder Jana Partners LLC. With the appointment of Alford and Timothy McLevish, former CFO of Walgreens Boots Alliance, the strength of the board will go up to 14, the company said on Wednesday.

  • Greek olive farmers demand cash as bank fears grow Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 10:47 AM ET

    LONDON/ ATHENS, July 7- The cash economy emerging after the closure of Greece's banks is beginning to paralyze the country's vital olive oil industry as farmers demand cash for supplies that distributors are unable to pay. With the country's lenders at risk of default, Greece's half a million olive growers, many of them small family businesses, fear the banks will...

  • JBS USA Pork to buy Cargill pork business for $1.45 bln Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 4:48 PM ET

    July 1- Cargill Inc said JBS USA Pork would buy its U.S.-based pork business for $1.45 billion. The acquisition includes two meat processing plants in Iowa and Illnois. JBS USA is a unit of Brazil- based meat processing company JBS S.A..

  • Trade Representative Michael Froman said he hopes to wrap up a trade deal with 11 other Pacific Rim nations soon and send it to the U.S. Congress for approval before the end of the year. Lawmakers last week granted the White House authority to close the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade deals and speed them through Congress, opening the door to a phase of...

  • The Corn Refiners Association, which represents high-fructose corn syrup producers, has hired Washington lobbyist firm, the Alpine Group, to challenge sugar's long-protected status, a spokesman for the organization said on Thursday. Its members include Archer Daniels Midland Co and Cargill Inc.. This is the first time corn refiners have publicly taken the...

  • The Corn Refiners Association, which represents high-fructose corn syrup producers, has hired Washington lobbyist firm, the Alpine Group, to challenge sugar's long-protected status, a spokesman for the organization said on Thursday. Its members include Archer Daniels Midland Co and Cargill Inc.. This is the first time corn farmers have publicly taken the...

  • Farm in the city Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 2:51 PM ET
    Farm in the city

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on new projects rethinking agriculture.

  • Vertical farming: Disrupting agriculture Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    Vertical farming: Disrupting agriculture

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on how new technology and big data are driving the viability of vertical farming.

  • Vertical farming: The next big thing for food Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 8:36 AM ET
    Vertical farming: The next big thing for food

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan takes a look inside AeroFarms, located in Newark, New Jersey. The company is about to start growing two million pounds of lettuce inside a former industrial site.

  • Building a dairy empire in Vietnam Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 8:47 PM ET
    Building a dairy empire in Vietnam

    Mai Kieu Lien, chairman and CEO of Vinamilk, discusses how she transformed the small, state-controlled dairy producer into Vietnam's second-largest company in terms of market capitalization.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, June 12- A rally in the price of palm oil to three month-highs may run out of steam as buying ahead of the Muslim festival of Ramadan fades and markets brace for growing supply as the main harvest approaches, traders and analysts said. The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which this year begins in mid-June, is marked by communal fasting and feasting that...

  • June 9- Campbell Soup Co said it would buy salsa maker Garden Fresh Gourmet for $231 million to expand in the fresh and organic packaged foods business. Hormel Foods Corp paid $775 million for natural and organic meat processor Applegate Farms LLC last month, while General Mills Inc bought organic food maker Annie's Inc for $820 million in October.

  • SAO PAULO, May 27- Russia on Wednesday banned the import of meat from 10 Brazilian processing plants starting on June 9, but the world's top beef exporter said the ban will not impact trade. Russia, the second biggest importer of Brazilian beef in 2014 after Hong Kong and a major importer of the country's pork, regularly bans imports from Brazilian meat packers.

  • BRASILIA, May 19- China has ended an embargo on Brazilian beef imports, Brazil's agriculture ministry said on Tuesday, lifting a three-year old ban and opening the door to half a billion dollars of new sales. Eight Brazilian beef processing plants and one poultry plant were approved to ship to China, the ministry said in a statement after Brazilian President...

  • Egg cost rising due to bird flu Monday, 18 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Egg cost rising due to bird flu

    The bird flu outbreak could threaten U.S. poultry and egg supply for the next nine to eighteen months according to food service company Sysco.

  • Egg, turkey meat prices rise as bird flu spreads Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Egg, turkey meat prices rise as bird flu spreads

    Prices for eggs and turkey meat are going up as bird flu affects the Midwest. CNBC's Kate Rogers reports.

  • May 4- Tyson Food Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by its acquisition of Jimmy Dean sausage maker Hillshire Brands Co last year. Tyson, which bought Hillshire to expand its prepared foods business, said it expects to achieve more than $250 million in savings this year, up from the more than $225 million it...

  • May 4- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, reported a 10.5 percent rise in quarterly sales, helped by the acquisition of Jimmy Dean sausage maker Hillshire Brands Co.. Net income attributable to Tyson Foods rose to $310 million, or 75 cents per share, in the second quarter ended March 28, from $213 million, or 60 cents per share, a year earlier.