Food

FILE - In this July 31, 2015 file photo, Michael Swadberg turns in bottles at a Bottledrop Oregon Redemption Center in Gresham, Ore. Oregon was the first state in the nation to give 5-cent refunds for recycling used water bottles and soda cans more than 45 years ago. Now, in an effort to boost recycling, this eco-trailblazing state is doubling that refund. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
March 31, 2017 - 3:12 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon was the first state in the nation to give 5-cent refunds for recycling used soda cans and glass bottles more than 45 years ago. Today, with other recycling options now commonplace, this eco-trailblazing Pacific Northwest state is hoping to revamp the program by doubling...
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March 27, 2017 - 12:52 pm
SUMMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — About 18,000 chickens were destroyed at a northwest Georgia poultry farm after tests confirmed avian influenza in the flock, the first time the disease has been detected in commercial birds in the state, authorities said Monday. The infected chickens were flagged by routine...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo, Stephen Belafonte, left, and his wife Melanie Brown arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Mother's Day." Court records in Los Angeles show the singer and "America's Got Talent" judge filed for divorce from her husband of nearly 10 years, Stephen Belafonte, on Monday, March 20, 2017. They have a 5-year-old daughter together. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
March 20, 2017 - 6:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show singer and television personality Mel B has filed for divorce from her husband of nearly 10 years. The former Spice Girl, whose real name is Melanie Brown, cited irreconcilable differences for her breakup from producer Stephen Belafonte. Her petition was filed...
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March 19, 2017 - 6:57 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 - 2:46 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 - 2:22 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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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 - 12:47 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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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 - 10:56 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 - 9:43 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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March 10, 2017 - 9:56 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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