EU officials seek to limit impact of Russia's food import ban

Aug 12, 2014

EU officials seek to limit impact of Russia's food import ban

European Union regulators on Monday began analyzing, product by product, the impact of a Russian ban on EU food imports and agreed on emergency measures to support peach and nectarine growers in what they described as a “signal of intent.” The Russian ban, announced ...

Hand-rolled sushi gets Brazilian makeover

Aug 7, 2014

Hand-rolled sushi gets Brazilian makeover

“Temaki” hand-rolled sushi is proving popular among Brazilians looking for a quick bite. But some of the ingredients used by local chefs, such as tropical fruits, would be sure to raise eyebrows in Japan. Low-cost sushi restaurants known as “temakeria” in Portuguese are on ...

Jul 28, 2014

Geneticists offer clues to better rice, tomato crops

Scientists on Sunday laid bare the genetic codes of African rice and a type of wild tomato, data they said should help breed more resilient crops. Teams detailed the genome sequences of the two plant species in separate papers in the journal Nature Genetics. ...

Jul 24, 2014

Itochu crafts $1 billion tie-up with Thailand's CP Group

Itochu Corp on Thursday entered into a $1 billion tie-up with Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont’s Charoen Pokphand Group, targeting rising demand for meat and livestock products in China and elsewhere in Asia. Japan’s third-largest trading house is cementing ties with a company that has ...

Jul 24, 2014

Scandal sheds light on global supplier to fast food industry

It isn’t a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world’s most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald’s locations. OSI Group, a privately-held company based in ...