William Beach loved cantaloupe -- so much so that starting in June last year he ate it almost every day. By August, the 87-year-old retired tractor mechanic from Mustang, Oklahoma, was complaining to his family that he was fatigued, with pain everywhere in his body.
Raul Rivera took his family to dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Houston to celebrate a new lease on life. His oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center had just told him he’d probably survive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The auditing firms that the food industry hires to ensure the safety of its products sometimes have close ties to their clients. At monitoring firm AIB International, two top decision makers are executives at companies that use AIB for audits.
European Union pig farms are missing out on a boom in U.S. prices after Russia banned imports from the 28-country bloc, spurring Brussels to file a World Trade Organization case today after talks to reopen trade failed.
President Barack Obama defended a proposed U.S. trade deal with the European Union against charges it might weaken environmental standards and consumer protection, saying he wouldn’t allow that to happen.
China Mengniu Dairy Co., the country’s largest dairy producer, posted profit that beat analyst estimates last year as Chinese demand rose for liquid milk and milk beverages. The stock surged the most in 10 months.