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  • CHICAGO, April 10- Sales of medically important antibiotics in the United States for use in livestock jumped by 20 percent between 2009 and 2013, federal regulators reported on Friday, data that is sure to fuel concern that bacteria infecting humans could grow more resistant to the drugs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that domestic sales and...

  • U.S. meat industry buying more human antibiotics -FDA Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 11:39 AM ET

    CHICAGO, April 10- Sales of medically important antibiotics in the United States for use in livestock jumped by 20 percent between 2009 and 2013, federal regulators reported on Friday, data that is sure to feed the national debate about the growth of drug-resistant bacteria. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that domestic sales and distribution...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 10- Carolin Wood, an artist and graduate student from Brooklyn's trendy Greenpoint neighborhood, has a secret that she keeps from her husband and some foodie friends. Once a month, she takes her two young children to McDonald's for inexpensive breakfasts or ice cream. To lure back consumers, McDonald's Corp's new Chief Executive Steve...

  • SAO PAULO/ PARIS, April 9- Brazilian tycoon Abilio Diniz is in talks to raise his 5.07 percent stake in Carrefour SA and has the support of major shareholders to take a board seat in the retailer, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Thursday. Diniz, who is Carrefour's fourth-biggest shareholder behind France's Moulin family, billionaire Bernard...

  • $35 a pound for 'best steak you're going to have' Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:31 PM ET
    Bison at the Star B Ranch in Ramona, California.

    Bison is America's original protein, and now it's America's hottest, putting the "paleo" in the popular Paleo Diet.

  • Forget 'food trucks'—California has water trucks Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Water truck delivery at home just outside Clovis, California.

    Neeley Keeney's water delivery service is struggling to keep up with a booming demand in the drought-parched San Joaquin Valley.

  • April 6- U.S. federal law enforcement agencies contacted several top Herbalife Ltd members last week seeking information on their business practices, CNBC reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. Herbalife's shares fell as much as 4.1 percent in early trading on Monday. The inquiries are focused on the activities of about 10 top Herbalife members,...

  • Raw milk does a body good? Depends on who you ask Saturday, 4 Apr 2015 | 3:24 PM ET
    A dairy farmer tends to his cattle while they pump milk.

    Proponents of raw milk argue that pasteurization is actually destroying the vital nutrients a body needs.

  • Here's the $1,000 Easter egg Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 8:57 AM ET
    Here's the $1,000 Easter egg

    If you like Easter chocolate, why no buy this Godiva egg? Exclusive to Harrods, it costs $1,000. But it's far from the most expensive seasonal treat!

  • Foodies spark pretzel mania Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 6:44 AM ET
    Foodies spark pretzel mania

    Gerry Shreiber, J&J Snack Foods Corporation CEO, discusses the growing trend among casual dining restaurants to incorporate pretzels into the menu.

  • Europe shares rise after better-than-expected PMIs Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 4:19 AM ET

    *Barry Callebaut up 8 pct after posting strong results. PARIS, April 1- European shares reversed early losses and rose on Wednesday, starting the new quarter on a positive note, helped by data showing manufacturing activity across the euro zone accelerated faster than previously thought last month. Shares in Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut surged 7.2...

  • CAIRO, March 31- The public tranche of Egyptian foodmaker Edita's secondary share issue on the Cairo bourse was 4.5 times oversubscribed, the company said in a statement on the stock exchange on Tuesday. The company launched a private institutional offering of shares on the Egyptian stock exchange and global depository receipts on the London Stock Exchange...

  • A kernel of an idea turns into a second career Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 3:19 PM ET
    Jean Tsai left a career in finance to start PopKarma, an organic popcorn company based in New York City.

    A finance power woman strikes it out on her own in the world of popcorn.

  • Tech turns tasty with printed pancakes Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 10:20 AM ET

    Meet the PancakeBot: the world’s first pancake printer that allows you to design your own pancakes, print them in different colors and then eat them.

  • March 26- ConAgra Foods Inc, the maker of Slim Jim beef jerky and Chef Boyardee pasta, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit due to cost cuts and the company raised its full-year earnings forecast. ConAgra raised its adjusted profit forecast for the year ending May to $2.15- $2.19 per share from $2.13- $2.18. ConAgra reported a net loss for the third...

  • *Oil up as Saudi Arabia launches military strikes on Yemen rebels. SYDNEY, March 26- Asian share markets were mostly lower on Thursday as tensions in the Middle East and losses on Wall Street soured sentiment, while the dollar's bull run looked to have stalled for the time being. A dearth of economic data in Asia meant the path of least resistance was lower and MSCI's...

  • NEW YORK, March 25- When Kraft Foods Group merges with H.J. Heinz Co, they will share a name, a central place in the American kitchen and two headquarters near Chicago and Pittsburgh. Heinz's backer, Brazilian private equity firm 3 G Capital Partners, has made a name for itself by aggressively trimming the fat from food and beer companies struggling for growth.

  • *Asia under pressure as tech stocks drag on Wall St. *Oil up as Saudi Arabia launches military strikes on Yemen rebels. A dearth of economic data in Asia meant the path of least resistance was lower and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.5 percent.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares slip as soft US data dims mood Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:55 PM ET

    *Asia under pressure as tech stocks drag on Wall St. SYDNEY, March 26- Asian shares slipped on Thursday as losses on Wall Street and soft U.S. economic data soured sentiment, while the dollar's bull run looked to have stalled for the time being. A dearth of economic data in Asia meant the path of least resistance was lower and MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • Heinz Co, which is controlled by 3 G Capital and Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. His larder already included everything from Burger King's Triple Whopper burgers, Coca-Cola soft drinks and Tim Horton donuts to See's Candies and Dairy Queen icecream Blizzards, as well as such Heinz brands as Tomato Ketchup, Ore-Ida fries, bagel bites and T.G.I. Friday's...