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  • 'Perfect storm' churns milk into gold for farmers Saturday, 6 Dec 2014 | 5:00 PM ET
    Two dairy cows.

    A "perfect storm" of commodity prices and low feed costs have lifted profit and provided a windfall for farmers a few turbulent years.

  • Girl Scout troops sought online cookie sales: CEO Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    Girl Scouts of America CEO Anna Maria Chavez tells CNBC the idea for selling cookies online came from the troops that sell them.

  • Four-pound white truffle could fetch $1M Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 4:17 PM ET
    Sabatino Truffles

    A company that sells truffles said it is auctioning off a huge truffle in New York with proceeds that will go to charity.

  • TORONTO/ WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec 2- Cargill, Canada's biggest beef processor, is recalling ground beef sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc that may be contaminated with E. coli, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday. Cargill is recalling 31,000 pounds of beef produced at its Calgary, Alberta, plant, said Connie Tamoto, spokeswoman for the privately held...

  • TORONTO/ WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec 2- Cargill, Canada's biggest beef processor, is recalling ground beef sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc that may be contaminated with E. coli, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday. The agency said there have not been any reported illnesses associated with Cargill Meat Solutions' "Your Fresh Market" brand beef, which was sold...

  • TORONTO, Dec 2- Some ground beef sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc in Canada may be contaminated with E. coli, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday, as meat producer Cargill recalled the products. The agency said there had not been any reported illnesses associated with Cargill Meat Solutions' "Your Fresh Market" brand beef, which was sold in Alberta, British...

  • PARIS, Nov 28- Louis Dreyfus Commodities named Mayo Schmidt, former head of Canadian grain handler Viterra, as its new chief executive in the latest stage of a corporate shake-up at the global trading firm. Louis Dreyfus, one of a quartet of "ABCD" companies that dominate agricultural commodity trading alongside Archer Daniels Midland, Bunge and Cargill, is trying...

  • The Apax Middle- market Israel fund will target the country's technology, telecoms, healthcare, services and consumer sectors, the source said on Thursday. London- based Apax has historically had a strong presence in Israel, investing 972 million euros since 2005. Reuters reported in March it was planning to launch the fund, which will be the only...

  • BERLIN/ LONDON, Nov 27- Subdued food price inflation in Europe is unlikely to pick up any time soon, adding to the pressure on mainstream grocers as they struggle with changing shopping habits and competition from discounters. Prices paid in Europe for fast-moving consumer goods rose at their slowest pace since 2010 in the third quarter, and fell in Spain, France...

  • UPDATE 2-Kellogg and Abraaj battle for Egypt's Bisco Misr Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    CAIRO, Nov 26- The battle for control of Egyptian cake and biscuit maker Bisco Misr intensified on Wednesday as Abraaj Investment Management raised its initial bid to trump a rival offer from Kellogg Co.. UAE- based Abraaj, the Middle East's largest private equity firm, raised its offer to 80.58 Egyptian pounds per share, exactly two percent above a bid of 79 pounds...

  • UPDATE 1-Kellogg tops Abraaj offer for Egypt's Bisco Misr Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 3:58 AM ET

    CAIRO, Nov 26- Kellogg Co, the world's biggest breakfast cereal maker, has offered 908.5 million Egyptian pounds for Egyptian cake and biscuit maker Bisco Misr, setting up a likely bidding war with a UAE investment company. UAE- based Abraaj Investment Management offered 850 million pounds this month for the Egyptian firm, which earlier refused a takeover bid...

  • Buckwheat problem gives Putin food for thought Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    MOSCOW, Nov 25- As if Russian President Vladimir Putin did not have enough to worry about with Western sanctions, falling oil prices and a collapsing currency, there is also now the price of buckwheat. Rumors that snow has ruined the harvest in the Altai region that grows the fruit seed have caused panic-buying in some areas and pushed up the price of one of Russia's...

  • How NOT to fry your Thanksgiving turkey   Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    How NOT to fry your Thanksgiving turkey

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission demonstrates the worst possible way to fry a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner during a news conference Tuesday.

  • Nov 25- Campbell Soup Co reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as soup sales in the United States rose for only the second time in five quarters. But the soup business has been facing increasing competition from store brands and niche producers such as Pacific of Oregon, Harris Foods Co and Amy's Kitchen Inc.. Campbell Soups said it now expected...

  • Deadly pufferfish found in Crimean waters   Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Deadly pufferfish found in Crimean waters

    A fish known for its delicacy status in Japan and for its deadly poison was found recently in Crimean Waters. The large oceanic pufferfish's organs are filled with a poison more deadly than cyanide.

  • Pope: Greed of man will destroy the world Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Pope Francis addresses the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. staff during the Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome, Nov. 20, 2014.

    Pope Francis warned that if the world continues to abuse natural resources due to greed, it will lead to global disaster.

  • Nov 21- Sysco Corp, the biggest U.S. food distributor, is in advanced talks to sell some assets to a food company owned by Blackstone Group in order to win regulatory approval for its acquisition of US Foods Inc, the New York Post reported, citing sources. Once Sysco strikes a deal to divest some assets, the Federal Trade Commission is expected to clear the acquisition,...

  • SATARA, India, Nov 20- After years of buying cooking oil sold in plastic bags at a village store, Indian farmer Kisan Pawar has made the jump to branded packs of soyoil from a retail chain. India's top edible oil importer Ruchi Soya sees the country's $8 billion branded oil market growing by up to 15 percent in 2015.. That's good news for overseas suppliers to the...

  • Eating up fast casual   Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 2:52 PM ET
    Eating up fast casual

    Discussing your best bets in fast casual restaurant stocks, with Robert Derrington, Wunderlich Securities. Derrington likes Jack in the Box.

  • *Foreigners dominate Hungary retail market. BUDAPEST, Nov 19- Multi-national supermarkets could be driven out of Hungary, a trade lobby said on Wednesday, after the government raised their inspection costs and threatened to shut them down if they fail to make a profit for two years. Hungary's economy ministry this week submitted to parliament a draft bill that...