Meat processing

Trader William Lawrence works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street as an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China poses a threat to global economic growth and corporate profits. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 04, 2018 - 7:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After an early jolt, stocks rallied and finished higher Wednesday as investors bet that back-and-forth tariff threats between the U.S. and China won't blossom into a bigger dispute that damages global commerce. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 501 points after the opening...
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FILE -This July 21, 2017 file photo shows young hogs at Everette Murphrey Farm in Farmville, N.C. A federal lawsuit starting in April 2018, in the country’s No. 2 pork-producing state is the first of a string of cases deciding whether open-air animal waste pits are such a nuisance that neighbors can’t enjoy their own property. The North Carolina trial’s outcome could shake the profits and change production methods of pork producers who have enjoyed legislative protection and promotion in one of the nation’s food centers. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 31, 2018 - 9:27 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Drive past clustered hog sheds containing thousands of animals in the country's No. 2 pork-producing state on the wrong day and the reason hundreds of North Carolina neighbors are suing in federal court is clear: it really stinks. The question facing jurors in a federal lawsuit...
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March 25, 2018 - 5:49 pm
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Neighbors of a South Carolina processed meat plant are breathing easy again after being ordered to run from their homes ahead of a chemical leak. Multiple media organizations reported that the leak of anhydrous ammonia from the Carolina Pride plant in Greenwood was reported...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, people wait in line outside a grocery store to buy food that wouldn't spoil and that they could prepare without electricity, in San Juan. Emails and text messages made public March 20, 2018, show frantic efforts after Hurricane Maria by officials of the Puerto Rican government and Walmart to get fuel to keep their generators going _ and silence from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. A letter sent by the ranking member of the House oversight committee shows that as people stood in line for food and many went hungry, supermarkets were forced to throw out tons of spoiled meat, dairy and produce. (AP Photo/Ben Fox, File)
March 20, 2018 - 11:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As hundreds of people stood in line for food and many went hungry during the days and weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Walmart Inc. and local supermarkets threw out tons of spoiled meat, dairy and produce. Emails and text messages made public Tuesday in a letter sent...
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March 20, 2018 - 4:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The company behind the golden arches wants to get greener. McDonald's on Tuesday announced a number of steps to cut the greenhouse gases it emits into the air, including changing the way the beef in its Big Macs and Quarter Pounders is produced. The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company...
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A McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder is shown with the new fresh beef Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Atlanta. McDonald's is offering fresh beef rather than frozen patties in some burgers at thousands of restaurants, a switch it first announced about a year ago as it works to appeal to customers who want fresher foods. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
March 06, 2018 - 1:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Quarter Pounder is getting a fresh makeover. McDonald's said Tuesday that it is serving Quarter Pounders with fresh beef rather than frozen patties at about a quarter of its U.S. restaurants, a switch it first announced about a year ago as it works to appeal to customers who...
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January 29, 2018 - 4:02 pm
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. has invested in a food-tech startup that's developing methods to produce meat directly from animal cells. The Arkansas-based company announced Monday that its venture capital arm, Tyson Ventures, now has a minority stake in Memphis Meats. The terms of the...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2010, file photo former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin appears at the Black Hawk County Courthouse in Waterloo, Iowa. President Donald Trump on Dec. 20, 2017, commuted the prison sentence of Rubashkin, a Iowa kosher meatpacking executive sentenced to 27 years in prison for money laundering — the first time he's used the presidential power. The decision to intervene on behalf of Rubashkin, who ran the Iowa headquarters of a family business that was the country's largest kosher meat-processing company, came at the urging of multiple members of Congress and other high-ranking officials who argued Rubashkin's sentence was too harsh, the White House said. (Matthew Putney/The Courier via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 9:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the sentence of an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive who had been sentenced to 27 years in prison for money laundering, marking the first time he's used the presidential power. The decision to intervene on behalf of Sholom Rubashkin,...
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President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform at the St. Charles Convention Center, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in St. Charles, Mo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 01, 2017 - 11:56 am
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL: President Trump Just Saved Christmas For 13 Million...
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A man slices cuts of meat from a rotisserie Doner spit inside a Doner restaurant cafe in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. The European Union’s legislature seems to be moving toward a ban on the doner kebab as millions know and love it, for health reasons. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
December 01, 2017 - 4:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — The doner kebab, that grilled fast-food sandwich which is the gastronomic equivalent of an American hamburger in many European cities, is under fire. The European Union's legislature is moving to ban the phosphates used in the processed meat that is the heart of the popular street...
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