Food and drink

This Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 photo shows part of an ingredient label, which lists "artificial flavoring," on a packet of candy in New York. In November 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided to give companies two years to purge their products of the six ingredients, described only as “artificial flavors” on packages. The words “artificial flavor” or “natural flavor” refer to any of thousands of ingredients. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
November 13, 2018 - 11:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators are giving food companies two years to remove six artificial flavors from their products, even though they say the ingredients are safe in the trace amounts used. The move highlights tension between consumer advocates, who want to know more about what exactly is in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, a friend's basket of clams sit in the water as Mike Suprin, of Rollinsford, N.H., calls it a day after filling his basket with softshell clams at Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport, Maine. A study by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists released in 2018 concluded that valuable species of shellfish, including softshell clams, have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitats caused by a warming environment. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
November 11, 2018 - 2:44 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought to find out whether environmental factors or overfishing was the source of the decline. The...
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November 08, 2018 - 4:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday reported the first death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the death was in California but didn't have any immediate details. Since last November, the agency said 164...
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October 30, 2018 - 8:08 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Wyoming laws that prohibit trespassing to collect environmental data violate the U.S. Constitution's free-speech protections, a judge ruled in siding with two environmental groups and a news photographer association. Wyoming officials moreover failed to demonstrate the...
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This undated product image provided by Ben & Jerry’s shows the rebranded ice cream flavor Pecan Resist. Ben & Jerry’s says it’s taking a stand against what it calls the Trump administration’s regressive policies with the ice cream flavor. The company and its founders are unveiling the limited batch ice cream flavor Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Washington ahead of the mid-term elections. (Ben & Jerry’s via AP)
October 30, 2018 - 1:31 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's is taking a stand against what it calls the Trump administration's regressive policies by rebranding one of its flavors Pecan Resist. The company and its founders unveiled the limited batch ice cream flavor Pecan Resist Tuesday in Washington...
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FILE - This Feb. 9, 2017, file photo shows Kind snack bars on display at a supermarket in New York. The government’s definition of healthy came under scrutiny in late 2015, when the FDA warned Kind that its snack bars had too much fat to use the term. Kind pushed back, saying the fat came from nuts. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 30, 2018 - 9:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pizza bagels, chewing gum and bottled water want to play a starring new role in our diets: Foods that can be called healthy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revamping its definition of healthy to reflect our changing understanding of nutrition science. The push is fueling...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, a worker holds dried cacao seeds at a plantation in Cano Rico, Venezuela. A paper published Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 says tests indicate traces of cacao on artifacts from a South American archeologic site estimated to be 5,400 years old. That makes about 1,500 years older than cacao’s known domestication in Central America. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
October 29, 2018 - 12:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New research strengthens the case that people used the chocolate ingredient cacao in South America 5,400 years ago, underscoring the seed's radical transformation into today's Twix bars and M&M candies. Tests indicate traces of cacao on artifacts from an archaeological site in...
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In this Sept. 24, 2018, a sign posted on a drink cooler in a store gives information about a soda tax that took effect in January, in Seattle. In the wake of Seattle's new tax on sugary beverages, a group backed by millions of dollars from the soda industry will ask voters in November whether to prevent other cities and counties in Washington from following suit. Under Initiative 1634, local governments would no longer be able to impose their own taxes on sodas, other sugary beverages and on food items. (AP Photo/Lisa Baumann)
October 24, 2018 - 3:23 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Soda industry giants including the Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo, Inc. are spending more than $20 million to convince voters in Washington state to pass an initiative that would block local governments from imposing taxes on soda, sugary beverages and some food items. The effort follows...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2008 file photo a StarKist brand product is seen on a grocery store shelf in Boston. Authorities say StarKist has agreed to plead guilty to price fixing as part of a broad collusion investigation of the industry. Federal prosecutors announced the plea agreement Thursday and said the company faces a maximum fine of $100 million. Bumble Bee Foods last year pleaded guilty to the same charge and paid a $25 million fine. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole,File)
October 19, 2018 - 12:54 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — StarKist Co. agreed to plead guilty to a felony price fixing charge as part of a broad collusion investigation of the canned tuna industry, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. The DOJ said StarKist faces up to a $100 million fine when it is sentenced. Prosecutors...
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October 11, 2018 - 10:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Top Chef" Fatima Ali says she has a year to live. The 29-year-old underwent surgery to remove a tumor in January. However, Ali wrote Tuesday in an essay for Bon Appetit that the "cancer cells my doctors believed had vanished are back with a vengeance in my left hip and femur...
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