Topic: Food Manufacturing
The Oscar nominations are announced, with a few surprises.
Twinkies, Wonder Bread, and other Hostess products should still reach consumers, the company says. Hostess blames labor costs, not declining Twinkies sales, for Chapter 11 filing.
The Dow gained 25 points to close at 11796 as investors balanced positive signs for the US economy with a looming deadline for Congress' deficit super committee
11/18/2011 04:56 pm
Halloween has its own collection of seasonal iconography, much like a Christmas tree or an Easter basket. Since the October holiday straddles the line between celebration and superstition, it's no surprise some of the day's symbols are of a darker origin. Here are five things that are intertwined with the history of Halloween.
10/31/2011 06:49 pm
Author Jon Foley says feeding a growing world presents a huge challenge. But employing many strategies simultaneously can meet the problem.
10/14/2011 02:55 pm
Venezuela has long been proud of its arepas, a snack sold from street kiosks across the country. Now President Hugo Chávez has turned them into a rallying symbol of socialism.
10/13/2011 01:41 pm
October 12 marks the birthday of stop-motion animation pioneer Art Clokey. The creator of the iconic jade green clay humanoid, Gumby, and his faithful equine companion, Pokey, Clokey was among the very first animators to combine clay figures with stop motion, which he first did with a short film in 1953. Many animators followed in Gumby's rectangular footsteps, including "California Raisins" creator Will Vinton and "Wallace & Gromit" creator Nick Park. The 1990s saw the rise of computer generated animation, but a handful of film directors still like the unique textures and often eerie movement that stop motion offers, qualities that are on display in films such as "The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Chicken Run," "James and the Giant Peach," "Coraline," and "The Fantastic Mr. Fox." But almost all great animators got their start with short films. Here are five of our favorite stop-motion shorts.
10/12/2011 08:54 pm
One alternative to looking for a job is to make your own. Here are seven nonprofits who offer tools, training, and ideas to get workers started.
10/06/2011 04:45 pm
Lettuce recall for listeria initially mentioned only cartons destined for retail in a few states. True Leaf Farms now says lettuce recall involves nearly 2,500 cartons, mostly sold to restaurants, cafeterias, and other institutions in 19 states and Canada.
10/05/2011 12:22 am
Lettuce recall involves 90 cartons of chopped romaine lettuce in at least three western states with use by date of Sept. 29. California farm initiated lettuce recall after random check found listeria.
09/30/2011 11:31 am