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    Testing has confirmed that beef lasagna produced by food manufacturer Findus contained horsemeat, Britain's Food Standards Agency (FSA) said on Thursday.

  • Cow Smuggling ... It's How Bangladesh Gets Its Beef Sunday, 27 Jan 2013 | 7:46 PM ET

    Beef is a delicacy in Bangladesh, but Hindu-majority India refuses to sell their sacred cows. The demand is so high, however, that a dangerous $920 million cow smuggling trade has popped up. CSM reports.

  • Six news stories that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits this week, including a pricey bid for the White House brew.

  • Brewery Hopes Its Local Focus Will Bring It Far Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    Hangar 24's Polycot, the brew that helped launch the Field Series, a collection of beer that relies on locally sourced ingredients. In this case, it's apricots.

    In a beer industry over flowing with competition, it can be difficult for a brewer to stand out. But one Southern California-based brewery, Hangar 24, is hoping that brewing distinct beers grounded in its geographic roots will eventually bring its beer to faraway places.

  • Food safety authorities have shut down two chicken farms in eastern China, including one that supplied Yum Brands' KFC and McDonald's.

  • A Texas-born quickie mart chain explodes across tropical Asia.  The Global Post reports.

  • UK Businesses Cheer Government Blitz on Red Tape Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 4:01 AM ET
    A pony stands next to an ice cream van on Dartmoor, circa 2000. (Photo by Glyn Howells/Getty Images)

    The new U.K. Business Minister, Michael Fallon, has promised a “drive to cut red tape” to boost business growth to help the country out of recession. For one ice cream man this can’t come soon enough.

  • G20 Plans Response to Rising Food Prices Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 7:02 PM ET
    A rotting ear of corn sits on a struggling corn plant in a drought-stricken farm field.

    G20 countries are to step in to try and co-ordinate a response to surging food prices, after the worst U.S. drought in half a century devastated crops in the world’s largest agricultural exporter, the Financial Times reports.

  • World Braced for New Food Crisis Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 3:46 AM ET

    The world is facing a new food crisis as the worst US drought in more than 50 years pushes agricultural commodity prices to record highs.

  • China Says No More Shark Fin Soup at State Banquets Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 3:23 AM ET
    Shark finning: one of the world's most destructive fisheries. Shark fins are removed whilst the remainder of the carcass is discarded at sea, Baja California, Mexico.

    China said Tuesday that it would prohibit official banquets from serving shark fin soup, an expensive and popular delicacy blamed for a sharp decline in global shark populations. The NYT reports.

  • In sum, to ensure a world where hunger does not overwhelm society, bold leadership will be necessary to preserve civility in the global neighborhood.

  • Annie's: Buy or Sell?     Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 3:43 PM ET

    The organic food maker Annie's has doubled since its IPO last week and is up about 9 percent today. Francis Gaskins, IPODesktop.com editor/president, offers insight on the trade.

  • Feast on Food Stocks?     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 1:36 PM ET

    As energy prices soar, Wall Street is studying whether consumer spending on food is slowing. Discussing which companies should be on your radar, with David Palmer, UBS sector head of the consumer group.

  • Bulls Serve Up Calls in Sysco Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 6:11 AM ET

    Sysco saw unusually heavy upside option activity yesterday ahead of its earnings report next week.

  • Climate Change and its Impact on Food Prices Sunday, 22 Jan 2012 | 4:56 PM ET

    Food prices and security, threatened by weather-caused production declines and relentless rising demand, will be a key issue at the conference of world business, political and social leaders.

  • McDonald's Ads Misleading: Watchdog     Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 10:55 AM ET

    "McDonald's potato supplier ads are pretending that its suppliers are relatable farmers," says Sara Deon, director of Corporate Accountability International. "McDonald's is pulling the lid over consumer eyes," she adds.

  • Milk = Top Commodity of Year     Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 10:44 AM ET

    Sharing insight into rarely spoken of commodities: peanut butter and milk. Robert Chesler FC Stone vice president of the food division and Patrick Archer, American Peanut Council president shares insight.

  • CLSA's Restaurant Coverage List     Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 12:37 PM ET

    The Shanghai Composite is losing its momentum, with The Fast Money Halftime Traders. Also, discussing the restaurant coverage list distributed by CLSA, with Diane Geissler, CLSA analyst.

  • Record Drought in Texas Could Mean Lower Beef Prices Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 4:26 PM ET
    BERLIN - JULY 31: Cuts of beef and pork lie in a display counter at a supermarket July 30, 2007 in Berlin, Germany. According to media reports July 31, 2007 Gerd Sonnleitner, head of the German Farmers' Association, has called for a nationwide rise in prices of meat, especially beef and pork, and is predicting an overall rise in the price of groceries in Germany. Milk and dairy products prices in Germany have already risen in recent days by as much as 50 percent. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Imag

    Texans are facing the worst single year of drought on record—that could turn out to be good news for meat-eating consumers.

  • Wesfarmers Strong Sales Cause Surprise     Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 4:40 AM ET

    "The environment for food retailing is pretty good in Australia at the moment. We are attracting around two million more customers into our stores every week," Richard Goyder, chief executive at Wesfarmers, told CNBC.