beverage and tobacco products manufacturing

March 19, 2017 - 7:57 am
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — As spring crocus blooms approach, some growers are thinking about a fall-flowering crocus that produces saffron, the world's most valuable spice. University of Vermont researchers have been raising the exotic spice now grown primarily in Iran and are encouraging growers to...
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In this Friday, March 17, 2017 photo, a shopper pushes a cart down a quiet Lotte Mart in Beijing, China. Chewing-gum maker and retail giant Lotte Group, South Korea's No. 5 business group, took the brunt of the backlash after agreeing to let one of its golf courses in southeastern South Korea be a site for deploying the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD. At least 55 of 99 Lotte Mart discount stores in China were shut in early March for a month each after surprise inspections found violations of fire safety standards. Five Lotte department stores and 13 smaller supermarkets remain open, the company said Friday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 19, 2017 - 3:46 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The once-cordial ties between South Korea and its biggest trading partner have soured due to the perception that China has targeted businesses, sports teams and culture to protest deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea. A South Korean candy maker...
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In this March 15, 2017 photo, employees wait for customers at Lotte Duty Free in Jeju Island, South Korea. The once-cordial ties between South Korea and its biggest trading partner have soured as China targets businesses, sports teams and culture to protest deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea. (Jo Jong-ho/Yonhap via AP)
March 19, 2017 - 3:22 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The once-cordial ties between South Korea and its biggest trading partner have soured due to the perception that China has targeted businesses, sports teams and culture to protest deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea. A South Korean candy maker...
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March 17, 2017 - 8:03 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Production of Budvar beer, which has been embroiled in a lengthy legal dispute with U.S. giant Anheuser-Busch over the use of the "Budweiser" brand, reached a record in 2016. Budejovicky Budvar NP, a Czech state-owned brewery, said Friday that its output rose 0.8 percent to 1.615...
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March 15, 2017 - 3:52 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The governing body of the International Labor Organization, which has taken millions of dollars in funding from Big Tobacco, has shelved a decision about whether to cut ties with the industry. The ILO body voted Wednesday to delay until November a decision about whether to join other...
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Pizzas are displayed near a sign listing the police operations against restaurants and bars owned by the Camorra crime syndicate, during a report on organized crime infiltration in Italy's much prized food and agriculture businesses at the Coldiretti, the Italian farmers association headquarters in Rome, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Organized crime has a seemingly insatiable appetite for farm and food businesses, one of the few economic sectors experiencing growth during Italy's protracted economic crisis. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 14, 2017 - 11:56 am
ROME (AP) — Organized crime has a seemingly insatiable appetite for farm and food businesses, one of the few economic sectors experiencing growth during Italy's protracted economic crisis. Anti-mafia prosecutors and Italy's farm lobby Coldiretti on Tuesday expressed concern that the country's crime...
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March 11, 2017 - 10:43 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Tribal leaders in a tiny Native village in western Alaska are expanding their commercial reindeer subsidiary to soon include sales of the lean meat to larger urban markets. The venture by Mekoryuk's (ma-KOR'-ee-yuck) tribal government includes plans to build a new...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2009 file photo, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, left, is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. A White House official says President Donald Trump is choosing Gottlieb, a conservative doctor-turned-pundit with deep ties to Wall Street and the pharmaceutical industry to lead the powerful Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)
March 10, 2017 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is choosing a conservative doctor-turned-pundit with deep ties to Wall Street and the pharmaceutical industry to lead the powerful Food and Drug Administration, a White House official said Friday. Dr. Scott Gottlieb would be tasked with Trump's goal of...
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March 10, 2017 - 10:56 am
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin company can lay claim to having the best cheese in America. The Sartori company in Antigo won the title at this year's U.S. Championship Cheese Contest with its Sartori Reserve Black Pepper BellaVitano, by master cheesemaker Mike Matucheski. The U.S. championship...
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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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