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Food Firms Globally Whip Up Wacky Ways to Battle Bad Diets

Indian health worker Chhaya Sunil Jadhav banned snack food at home after her daughter, 11, fell sick from eating cheap, salty chips after school every day. “She howled in pain and clutched her stomach. So we rushed her to the …

U.S. Urged to Set Standards for Arsenic in Rice

Consumer groups are pressuring the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to set federal guidance on allowable levels of arsenic in rice, prompting the agency to consider possible new standards. So far, FDA officials say they have found no evidence that …

Arkansas Court Affirms $50M Verdict for Rice Farmers

The Arkansas Supreme Court has affirmed a nearly $50 million verdict for farmers who claim they suffered economic losses after genetically altered rice seeds produced by Bayer CropScience contaminated the food supply and hurt their crop prices. Before Thursday’s ruling, …

Floods May Damage Quarter of Thai Rice Crop, Exports Hit

Thailand may lose a quarter of its main rice crop in the nation’s worst flooding in decades, the government estimates, which could boost prices of the staple and further squeeze shipments from the world’s top exporter. The flood damage to …

Bayer Pays $750 Million to Settle Rice Contamination Cases

Bayer A.G. and its global affiliates have agreed to pay U.S. rice farmers $750 million in damages to settle lawsuits stemming from contamination of the nation’s rice crop in 2006 by Bayer’s genetically modified Liberty Link rice. The settlement covers …