Food and drink

March 07, 2017 - 9:01 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A sweet, nutty-tasting new grain called Kernza is getting a big boost from General Mills. The giant food company is intrigued by the potentially big environmental benefits of a drought-resistant crop with long roots that doesn't need to be replanted every year. General Mills is...
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In this Feb. 27, 2017, photo, wheels of Grand Cru Surchoix cheese sit on spruce planks to age for nine months at the Emmi Roth USA production plant in Monroe, Wis. The company won the World Championship Cheese Contest in 2016 for the cheese and since then has seen an increase in sales of the cheese. The contest is organized by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, which also organizes the United States Championship Cheese Contest that runs until March 9 in Green Bay, Wis. The contests are in alternate years. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
March 07, 2017 - 2:36 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The number of cheeses, yogurts and butters competing at this year's U.S. Championship Cheese Contest is at an all-time high. The contest organizer, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, says that's because cheesemakers are seeing what a win does for sales. Wisconsin cheesemaker Emmi...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, file photo, a Tyson Foods, Inc., truck is parked at a food warehouse in Little Rock, Ark. Tyson Foods said Monday, March 6, 2017, a strain of bird flu sickened chickens at a poultry breeder that supplies it with birds. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the 73,500 birds at the Lincoln County, Tenn., facility were destroyed and none of the birds from the flock will enter the food system. The H7 strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or HPAI, can be deadly for chickens and turkeys. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
March 06, 2017 - 10:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of chickens have been destroyed at a Tennessee chicken farm due to a bird flu outbreak, and 30 other farms within a six-mile radius have being quarantined. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says 73,500 chickens were destroyed and will not enter the food system...
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March 04, 2017 - 12:19 pm
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Smuttynose Brewing Company is helping the University of New Hampshire mark its 150th anniversary with a new ale. Called 1866, the year UNH was founded, the session ale will be for sale and on tap throughout the seacoast region starting March 13. The university is launching a new...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 photo, uneaten food that students have donated sits on a table where it can be shared with classmates at James H. Moran Middle School in Wallingford, Conn. School officials there are criticizing a state policy change that restricts sharing of some uneaten food items. (AP Photo/Michael Melia)
March 01, 2017 - 10:40 am
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Those lessons about sharing? At lunchtime in Connecticut schools, they come with an asterisk. School officials in a Connecticut town are criticizing new restrictions on lunchroom "share tables," which encourage students to donate uneaten food for any classmates who may be...
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