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  • NEW YORK— Five days before he was to start college, Fred Maahs' world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the last day of summer vacation, the 18- year-old took a dive from his family's boat into an unseen sandbar barely a foot below the surface, sustaining injuries that paralyzed him from the chest down. Some 2,000 people with disabilities— elated...

  • The rise of Goya and Latino culture in U.S. Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    The rise of Goya and Latino culture in U.S.

    Goya President Robert Unanue, compares the story of Goya's business, to the story of Latinos' immigration into the U.S. Over the last 10 years, Hispanic population has increased 62 percent. Goya food has grown its reach and popularity among the people at the same time.

  • July 24- Food companies would be required to label the amount of added sugar as a percentage of recommended daily calorie intake under a proposal on Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Susan Mayne, director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the FDA, said on a conference call with reporters that the agency hoped to partner with other...

  • BRUSSELS, July 24- European Union plans to seal the world's largest free trade deal with the United States are threatened by intractable differences over food names, none more so than the right of cheese makers to use the term "feta". At the same time as euro zone leaders are ordering Greece to balance its budget and liberalise its product markets, EU trade...

  • This is Uber's latest service: Ice cream delivery Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 12:52 AM ET
    This is Uber's latest service: Ice cream delivery

    Yaniv Goder, GM, Singapore at Uber, explains why the on-demand private car app is delivering ice cream via Uber drivers, electric vehicles and even drones on Friday.

  • Life sentence urged in peanut salmonella case Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 8:24 PM ET

    Federal court officers are seeking a unprecedented sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food. The Associated Press reports.

  • Americans eat HOW MUCH chocolate? Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 7:41 PM ET

    Kinder Surprise may be banned in the U.S., but Americans still gobble down more chocolate than all of Asia Pacific combined, fresh data show.

  • House passes anti-GMO labeling law Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 7:13 PM ET
    The U.S. Capitol building

    The House of Representatives passed an anti-GMO labeling law, a win for food and agricultural companies.

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. House passes anti-GMO labeling law Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 2:15 PM ET

    July 23- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a hotly debated measure that blocks any mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops, including pre-empting a state law set to take effect next year in Vermont. It is an attack on transparency,' said Representative John Conyers Jr., a Democrat, in floor debate.

  • House passes bill to prevent mandatory GMO labeling Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 2:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Food companies would not have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation passed by the House Thursday. So far, Vermont is the only state set to require the labels. Maine and Connecticut have also passed laws requiring the labeling, but those measures don't take effect unless neighboring states...

  • July 23- McDonald's Corp's new chief executive expects global sales at established restaurants to grow in the current quarter, reversing more than a year of declines, and said his turnaround plan is showing early signs of taking hold. Net income tumbled 13 percent to $1.20 billion, or $1.26 a share, in the second quarter. Easterbrook has responded to intense U.S....

  • July 23- The U.S. House of Representatives was set to vote Thursday on a hotly debated measure that would block mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops, including pre-empting a state law set to take effect next year in Vermont. It sailed through the House Agriculture Committee last week. It is an attack on transparency,' said...

  • July 23- McDonald's Corp's new chief executive expects global sales at established restaurants to grow in the current quarter, reversing more than a year of declines, and said his turnaround plan was showing early signs of taking hold. Since taking the helm in March, McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook repeatedly has vowed to turn McDonald's into "a modern,...

  • LONDON, July 23- Unilever expects a recent series of beauty deals to give its performance extra lustre while consumer demand remains weak for staple products from soup to soap. The wisdom of the transition was evident on Thursday when Unilever reported better-than-expected second-quarter sales, fueled by gains of 3.3 percent and 5.9 percent for its personal...

  • Reshaping Campbell for new generations of consumers: CEO Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 10:33 AM ET
    Reshaping Campbell for new generations of consumers: CEO

    The Campbell Soup Company President and CEO Denise Morrison discusses the shift in consumers and healthy food trends.

  • SANTIAGO, July 23- Chile's salmon farmers are using record levels of antibiotics to treat a virulent and pervasive bacteria, driving away some U.S. retailers including Costco Wholesale Corp, which is turning to antibiotic-free Norwegian salmon. Still, amid growing concerns in the U.S. food industry that heavy use of antibiotics in animals can spawn...

  • July 23- McDonald's Corp's said it expects global comparable sales to rise in the current quarter, after four straight quarters of decline, as its new chief executive's initiatives to boost sales start paying off along with a recovery in China. McDonald's has been struggling on myriad fronts- it is trying to recover from a food scare in China that battered Asian...

  • McDonald's quarterly profit falls 13 percent Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 8:12 AM ET

    July 23- McDonald's Corp's second-quarter profit fell 13 percent, hurt by a decline in global same-store sales as fewer customers ate at its restaurants. The company's net income fell to $1.20 billion, or $1.26 per share, from $1.39 billion, or $1.40 per share, a year earlier. Total revenue fell 10 percent to $6.50 billion.

  • U.S. House set to vote on anti-GMO labeling law Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 6:59 AM ET

    July 23- The U.S. House of Representatives was set to vote Thursday on a hotly debated measure that would block mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically engineered crops, including pre-empting a state law set to take effect next year in Vermont. It sailed through the House Agriculture Committee last week. The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which...

  • WASHINGTON— States could no longer require labels on genetically modified foods under legislation the House is considering. So far, Vermont is the only state set to require the labels. "The reality is, biotechnology has time and time again proved safe," the bill's sponsor, Kansas Republican Rep.