Food And Drink

Hard alcohol ban ordered for most US, Canada fraternities

Sep 5, 2018

A ban on hard liquor at frat house parties has been ordered for most fraternities in the United States and Canada

Cranberry growers want to destroy crops to prop up prices

Sep 4, 2018

Cranberry farmers have asked the federal government for permission to destroy a quarter of their crop in response to a glut that has kept prices low and growers operating in the red

With industry in decline, wild blueberries sing the blues

Sep 4, 2018

The Maine wild blueberry industry is locked in a downward skid in an era when "superfoods" dominate the conversation about how to eat

Animal-themed drinkware shows ancients partied in beast mode

Sep 2, 2018

A new exhibition at the Harvard Art Museums explores how the ancients literally partied in beast mode

Champagne trying to defeat heat amid another early harvest

Sep 1, 2018

In France's Champagne region, pickers are scrambling to bring in yet another early harvest as the effects of climate change are becoming the new normal

Drought vs Draught: Dry summer takes toll on Czech hop crop

Aug 31, 2018

A drought in central Europe could inspire beer drinkers to savor their favorite lagers and pilsners even more since production of the prized hops that give Bohemian-style brews their distinctive flavors is down 30 percent or more in the Czech Republic

Study tests whether seaweed in cattle feed reduces emissions

Aug 31, 2018

California researchers are trying to determine whether adding small amounts of seaweed to cattle feed will reduce the animals' emissions of a potent greenhouse gas.

Caffeine hit for Coca-Cola as it buys Costa coffee chain

Aug 31, 2018

Coca-Cola is plugging a gap in its portfolio with the acquisition of the Costa coffee brand from British firm Whitbread for 3.9 billion pounds ($5.1 billion) in cash

Trade war with China tough on Washington farmers

Aug 29, 2018

The trade war with China is making life difficult for many farmers across Washington state

A scallop skirmish erupts between French, British boats

Aug 29, 2018

French maritime authorities are appealing for calm after fishermen from rival French and British fleets banged boats in ill-tempered skirmishes over access to scallop-rich waters off the Normandy coast

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