Wixon receives organic certification
Wixon, Inc., a food ingredients company, received organic certification as a processor from Quality Assurance International (QAI), the largest independent certifying organization of its kind in the U.S.
What's in a Name? The Avocado Story
In 1915, a group of California farmers reinvented the humble ahuacate. The fruit now known as avocado has a buttery, nutty flesh unlike any other and presents a mouthwatering array of serving options.
USDA list would pinpoint locations of recalled meat
For the first time, the Department of Agriculture is proposing that consumers be told which supermarkets and retail outlets have sold meat or poultry that is subject to a recall because of safety concerns.
U.S. uneasy about biotech food
Ten years after genetically engineered crops were first planted commercially in the United States, Americans remain ill-informed about and uncomfortable with biotech food, according to the fifth annual survey on the topic.
The skinny on trans fat: It's hard to tell the difference
The cherry turnovers beckon. The pastries look light and airy, with a nice little sprinkling of sugar on top. Flip the box. On the nutrition label: 7 grams of trans fats. That's like eating more than four tablespoons of butter-flavored Crisco shortening.
Sugar Processor Creates a Company Town on The Mississippi
In Louisiana, thousands of workers displaced by Hurricane Katrina are living in trailer parks set up by their employers to get production going again. Domino Sugar has about 200 trailers on-site for employees and their families.