U.S. poultry producers have launched an advertising blitz in response to a recent drop in foreign poultry consumption related to bird flu fears. A billboard in Atlanta reads "Poultry is safe. Just cook it!"
A review of 38 studies published between 1966 and 2005 concludes that omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and other foods, do not prevent cancer, as has been suggested. Omega-3s have been linked to lessening the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Biota Water debuted a biodegradable water bottle made out of corn that is designed to dissolve within a few months in a landfill. Publix Super Markets will carry the bottles, which look and feel like plastic, in its South Florida stores. Click here to view the company's time-lapse video of the bottle disintegrating.
The Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association have issued new suggestions to help retailers and manufacturers cut down on unsaleable goods, which have continued to rise. The Improving Unsaleables Management Business Practices -- Joint Industry Recommendations report recommends stronger ties between retailers and manufacturers.
Anticipating a downward push on beef prices if the border is reopened to Canadian beef exports, many U.S. cattle farmers are worried about the overall effect of lifting the ban. U.S. beef prices soared when the government banned the importation of Canadian beef in May, following the discovery of a BSE-infected cow.