A federal magistrate judge in California has handed a win to two consumer classes suing Hain Celestial, finding that labeling cosmetics "organic" when they do not meet the state's legal definition of that term violates consumer-protection statutes.
Nigeria's Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina won an election on Thursday to become the new president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), a post that will see him guide the institution through Africa's increasingly complex financial environment.
The historic rains that have hit Texas this month, causing deadly flooding in parts of the state, have delayed cotton plantings, kindling concerns about next season's crop in the top growing U.S. state.
With a population of 1.3 billion and a small agricultural area relative to its population, China is the hope for an export-led prosperity for grain and oilseed farmers in the major agricultural exporting nations.
By Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer
May 28, 2015
Research is needed to determine what biosecurity measures can be effective in keeping the avian influenza virus from entering turkey and chicken barns, said Steve Olson, executive director of the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association and of the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota.
U.S. environmental regulators on Thursday proposed a rule that would create temporary pesticide-free zones to protect commercial honeybees, which are critical to food production and have been dying off at alarming rates.
AMSTERDAM - From the rooftops of Amsterdam to the expanses of Kazakhstan, Dutch technology is helping food producers to meet the needs of both gourmets and growing populations facing uncertain supplies.
A 13-year tally of deaths and poisonings from the dietary supplement ephedra show a spectacular decline after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of weight loss products containing the herb in 2004.
HAVANA - A U.S. senator visiting Cuba said bipartisan support was gaining in Congress to lift a ban on travel to Cuba and possibly also to end the long economic embargo against the Communist-led island.
AUSTIN, Texas - The National Weather Service issued a new flash flood watch on Thursday for large parts of Texas, where severe weather this week has left at least 16 people dead, damaged thousands of structures and flooded cities such as Houston and Austin.
HANGZHOU, China - China Cinda Asset Management offered on Thursday nearly $7 billion in soured loans to investors in its largest ever sale, underscoring government pressure on banks and asset managers to settle China's debt pile as economic growth stalls.
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