Despite well-publicized news about the dissolution of a marketing deal between McDonald's and Walt Disney, movie studios are still embracing fast-food restaurants and snack food companies as marketing partners.
California state senators approved a bill to make zinfandel the state's official historic wine and draw attention to the California wine industry. Opponents of the bill said it disregarded California's other wine grapes.
As many as 68% of physicians say they would rather prescribe a drug that has been on the market at least 10 years, even if costs are higher, due to concerns about the safety of newer drugs, according to a new survey. High-profile issues with drugs, such as the arthritis pill Vioxx, have raised overall concerns, and the survey found one third of physicians polled felt newly approved prescription drugs are less safe than drugs that have been on the market for at least a decade.
Wisconsin leads the nation in production of specialty cheeses. Specialty cheese production climbed 7% in 2005, according to State Agriculture Secretary Rod Nilsestuen. Wisconsin cheese makers now produce more than 500 styles and types of cheese.