Agriculture

Germany launches earliest grape harvest yet amid heat wave

Aug 6, 2018

Germany's grape harvest is officially underway on its earliest date yet after a scorching summer

Jury tells pork giant to pay $473.5M in nuisance lawsuit

Aug 3, 2018

A federal jury says the world's largest pork producer should pay $473.5 million to neighbors of three North Carolina industrial-scale hog farms for unreasonable nuisances they suffered from odors, flies and rumbling trucks

Florida lobster fishermen fear trade war amid Irma recovery

Aug 3, 2018

Lobster fishermen in the Florida Keys fear a trade war with China could undermine storm recovery in the island chain

Iceland stops hunting minke whales but only for this season

Aug 2, 2018

One of Iceland's top whaling companies says it has stopped hunting minke whales this year, in response to a new government regulation that has enlarged the protected area for baleen whales

Video of abuse at pig farm also highlights common practices

Jul 31, 2018

A recently released undercover video showing pigs being kicked and hit at a supplier to meat giant JBS also highlights practices that are still common but are slowly changing in the pork industry, like keeping pregnant pigs in narrow cages

Thai officials say they seek UK extradition of former PM

Jul 31, 2018

Senior Thai officials say the government is seeking the extradition from the United Kingdom of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled her country last year ahead of a conviction for negligence in overseeing a money-losing rice subsidy program

A makeover for milkweed, for the sake of butterflies

Jul 31, 2018

This North American drive to save monarch butterflies rests on an effort born in Quebec to spin milkweed into gold

50 years on, McDonald's and fast-food evolve around Big Mac

Jul 30, 2018

McDonald's has plenty of reasons to innovate as the Big Mac turns 50 this year, but it's not about to mess with a classic when it comes to its most popular burger

Tyson cites tariffs in cutting earnings outlook for the year

Jul 30, 2018

Tyson Foods is citing tariffs on chicken and pork in cutting its earnings outlook for the year

Can big-spending US consumers and businesses sustain growth?

Jul 27, 2018

Big-spending consumers and businesses drive US 2nd quarter growth, but will it last?

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