The government of the state of Western Australia has cleared the first commercial field studies of biotech canola for next year. The trials are set to involve 20 farms that will cultivate 2,470 acres of the crop, said Terry Redman, the state's agriculture and food minister.
The 2008 WorldStar Award from the World Packaging Organization goes to ConAgra and Constar International for the design of Hunt's ketchup bottle. The packaging won an award for best sustainable food packaging in 2007.
Mars and NASCAR are extending their partnership for several more years. M&M's is the official chocolate of NASCAR, Snickers is the official chocolate bar, Combos is the official cheese-filled snack, and Pedigree is the official pet food.
The namesake behind the sausage empire has sued Sara Lee, which purchased Jimmy Dean's company in 1984, claiming it ruined his image and is using his name without permission after letting him go as their spokesman. Sara Lee said the lawsuit is without merit.