Analysis distorts organic market in Canada
The recent analysis of Statistics Canada's data on organic fruit and vegetable production collected between 2000 and 2003 presents a distorted picture of the market for Canadian produced organic products, according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA).
Amys Tests Organic Vending Machines
Amys Kitchen, Santa Rosa, Calif., recently purchased seven frozen food vending machines, which the company is testing in office buildings, hospitals and police stations, according to Vending Market Watch. The machines offer a range of Amys items currently available in supermarkets, including breakfast entrees, pasta bowls and enchiladas, all retailing for $2.25 to $3.95.
Amy's Kitchen: Entrée to Oregon
With a profit margin of just 3%, the organic frozen-foods company decided Medford's lower costs were a key ingredient for its new plant.
Amid 'Food Culture' Boom, Many Can't Cook
Even as "food culture" blossoms in countless cookbooks and chef shows, many adults simply don't know cooking basics. Thus, on a weekend when other kitchen classrooms at the Culinary Institute of America are packed with adults preparing paella and green mango salad, Chef Greg Zifchak is teaching Chicken Roasting 101.
Americans adopt heart-healthier diets
Over the past 20 years, the diets of American adults have become more consistent with most dietary recommendations for heart disease prevention -- but the trend may not be continuing, research suggests.
Altria to spin off its stake in Kraft this month
Following a year or more of speculation, Altria Group Inc., the New York-based holding company that owns both Kraft Foods Inc. and cigarette-maker Philip Morris, said it would spin off its 89 percent stake in Kraft to its shareholders on March 30.