Posts Tagged Agriculture

Boss of company in China meat scandal apologizes

A man eats a burger at a McDonald's restaurant in Beijing Tuesday, July 22, 2014. China's food safety agency on Tuesday announced a nationwide inspection of processing factories and meat suppliers used by a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's and KFC. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIJING (AP) — The chairman of an American meat supplier apologized Thursday for a Chinese subsidiary that is accused of selling expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald’s and KFC.

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Fair Trade brings big sales and a clear conscience

In this July 14, 2014 photo, Jim Munson, owner of Brooklyn Roasting Company, poses for photos in New York. Sales of the company’s Free Trade coffee have soared from $900,000 in 2011 to $4.4 million last year, and are expected to reach $6 million in 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Roasting Co. has a booming business based on helping people thousands of miles away.

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China detains employees of suspect meat seller

A man eats a burger at a McDonald's restaurant in Beijing Tuesday, July 22, 2014. China's food safety agency on Tuesday announced a nationwide inspection of processing factories and meat suppliers used by a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's and KFC. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIJING (AP) — Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s, KFC and other restaurants in China were detained by police Wednesday after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier.

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Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

This June 18, 2009 file photo shows cows grazing in Rock County, Neb.   Compared to the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases connected to global warming per calorie, puts out six times as much nitrogen for water pollution, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  (AP Photo/Bill Wolf, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

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