Food and drink

March 12, 2019 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Somewhere in the Midwest, a restaurant is frying foods with oil made from gene-edited soybeans. That's according to the company making the oil, which says it's the first commercial use of a gene-edited food in the U.S. Calyxt said it can't reveal its first customer for competitive...
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This 2009 photo provided by AquaBountyTechnologies shows a juvenile salmon raised at the company's hatchery in Fortune, Prince Edward Island, Canada. On Friday, March 8, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it had lifted an alert had that had prevented AquaBounty from importing its salmon eggs to its Indiana facility, where they would be grown before being sold as food. (AquaBountyTechnologies via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 10:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday gave the green light to salmon genetically modified to grow about twice as fast as normal, but the company behind it may face legal challenges before the fish can be sold domestically. The Food and Drug Administration said it lifted an alert that had...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2011 file photo, Simmental beef cattle feed on hay in a pasture near Middletown, Ill. Startups developing cell-cultured meat say their products would be more humane and environmentally friendly, since they don’t require raising and slaughtering animals. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
March 07, 2019 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Burgers made by growing cow cells in a lab dish have a clearer path to reaching supermarkets as U.S. regulators on Thursday outlined how the emerging food category will be monitored. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said meat from cultured animal cells will have to undergo agency...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018 file photo, a worker adds cheese to a raw pizza at a shop in Pittsburgh. A report released Tuesday, March 5, 2019 by the National Academies of Science ties the recommended limit on sodium to a reduced risk of chronic disease. Sodium can be hidden in bread, pizza, soup and an array of other foods. (Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It can be hidden in bread, pizza, soup and other packaged foods and restaurant meals. Now, advice to watch out for salt is coming with a more specific reason. A report released Tuesday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine ties the recommended limit on...
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March 02, 2019 - 6:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Britain has attacked what he described as a "smear" campaign against American agriculture by interests with a protectionist agenda. Woody Johnson said in an article published in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday that U.S. food products are safe, and that scare...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2014 file photo, Food Network chef Alex Guarnaschelli is interviewed in Miami Beach, Fla. Guarnaschelli might be a revered judge on TV’s Chopped, one of the few female iron chefs and the author of two cookbooks, but in her 11-year-old daughter’s eyes Chef Gordon Ramsay is the ultimate authority on food. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
March 01, 2019 - 2:47 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Alex Guarnaschelli might be a revered judge on TV's Chopped, one of the few female iron chefs and the author of two best-selling cookbooks, but in her 11-year-old daughter's eyes Chef Gordon Ramsay is still the ultimate authority on food. "She only has one cookbook —...
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In this Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 photo, Paolo Arrigo of Seeds of Italy fills up a Brexit Vegetable Growing Survival kit bag, at his company store in London. Arrigo put together 12 months’ worth of easy-to-grow seed packets _ carrots, beans, lettuce, pumpkin, tomatoes _ and labelled it a Brexit Vegetable Growing Survival Kit. He has sold hundreds in a few weeks. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
March 01, 2019 - 4:31 am
LONDON (AP) — For almost as long as Britain and the European Union have been wrangling over Brexit, Melvin Burton has been preparing for a bumpy landing. He reels off the cornucopia of cans filling his shed and the cupboard under his stairs: "Tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, corned beef, tuna, honey...
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February 23, 2019 - 12:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Saturday to protect European farming standards and culinary traditions threatened by aggressive foreign trade practices that see food as a "product like any other." Macron's speech at his country's premier agriculture fair was aimed at assuaging...
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February 22, 2019 - 7:56 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish magistrate has opened an investigation into whether there is a link between the death of a woman and a meal she ate at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Valencia where officials have identified suspected cases of food poisoning. A Valencia court statement Friday said the...
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February 20, 2019 - 11:42 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is urging the European Union to speed up the process granting full name protection to halloumi cheese, the east Mediterranean island nation's top culinary export. Cyprus government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou told The Associated Press on Wednesday that authorities...
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