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2017-06-16 Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7bn Seattle
C. 2016-09-05 Bayer offers $65bn to win control of Monsanto Germany
D. 2016-06-16 Philadelphia to bring in 'soda tax' to fight obesity Philadelphia
4. 2016-02-12 21st Century US 'dustbowl' risk assessed USA
5. 2015-11-20 Chipotle shares hit as E. coli scare widens California
G. 2015-03-26 Pepsi overtakes Diet Coke as US soda sales slide USA
H. 2015-03-25 Kraft shares soar on Heinz merger USA
8. 2014-07-08 US cupcake chain Crumbs Bake Shop shuts stores USA

Bayer offers $65bn to win control of Monsanto   Germany: Germany's Bayer has raised its offer for Monsanto to $65bn (49bn), or $127.50 a share, in a bid to create a global seeds and pesticides giant Philadelphia to bring in 'soda tax' to fight obesity  Philadelphia has introduced a levy on carbonated sugary drinks, despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it 21st Century US 'dustbowl' risk assessed  US scientists have modelled how a 1930s-like 'dustbowl' drought might impact US agriculture today, and found it to be just as damaging   Chipotle shares hit as E. coli scare widens  California: Shares in Chipotle have slumped more than 12% after US health authorities reported more cases of E. coli linked to the Mexican restaurant chain Pepsi overtakes Diet Coke as US soda sales slide  Pepsi to become the second most popular carbonated drink in the US, as health-conscious consumers continued to shun artificial products Kraft shares soar on Heinz merger  US food giant Heinz is to merge with Kraft Foods Group, creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in... McDonald's in Russian court case over standards  Moscow: Russia's main consumer watchdog has filed a lawsuit in Moscow against McDonald's, urging the restaurant chain to withdraw certain products US cupcake chain Crumbs Bake Shop shuts stores  Crumbs has said it will shut all its shops, a week after its shares were suspended from trading on the Nasdaq index Sriracha hot sauce factory declared a public nuisance   Southern California: A city has declared a factory which produces a popular Asian-style hot pepper sauce a public nuisance, after area residents complained of the... World's largest banana firm created   Ireland: Irish fruit firm Fyffes and US rival Chiquita are to merge to create the world's largest banana company, worth about $1bn 'Dumb' Starbucks owner revealed  Los Angeles: The owner of a parody coffee shop called 'Dumb Starbucks' has been revealed to be Canadian television comedy personality Nathan Fielder Japan's Suntory buys Jim Beam drinks group in $16bn deal   Illinois: Japanese family-owned drinks firm Suntory is to buy the US beverage group Beam Inc, the company behind the Jim Bean bourbon brand US fast-food workers in strike Sriracha hot sauce factory production partially halted. Los Angeles US moves to ban trans fats in foods  Washington: US food safety officials have taken steps to ban the use of Partially hydrogenated oils, saying they are a threat to health US fast-food workers on strike Monsanto drops GM crop plan in EU. European Union China to buy US pork firm for $4.7bn New York City large-soda ban blocked Drinkers sue over 'watered-down' Bud. Pennsylvania Warren Buffett in $28bn Heinz deal Map of Pittsburgh  Pittsburgh: Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway company and private equity firm 3G have agreed to take over the food company, famous for its ketchup More US households short of food First U.S. beef arrives in Korea after ban   South Korea: The first shipment of U.S. beef under a controversial import deal arrived following a ban after a case of mad cow disease South Korea lifts ban on US beef
Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7bn

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  Seattle: Online retail giant Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a $13.7bn (10.7bn) deal that marks its biggest push into traditional retailing yet

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  South Korea has formally lifted an import ban, allowing meat from young cattle to be shipped into the country

   South Korea: Seoul's farm ministry: South Korea has agreed to relax restrictions on beef imports from the US
Jan.25 Bill Gates new project: Farming   Switzerland: Microsoft billionaire announced a new direction as he pledged $306 million in grants to develop farming in poor countries

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Dec.28 US body backs sale of cloned food
  Washington: The Food and Drug Administration: Meat and milk from cloned animals is safe for human consumption

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Jan.5 US envoys bid to ease BSE fears  The US has launched a drive to reassure trade partners that US beef is safe

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Dec.23 Mad cow disease confirmed
  In the first wave of response, Japan and South Korea are immediately banning all U.S. beef imports
Jun.23 US in new global GM push  Washington: At a biotechnology conference Bush has called on Europe to end its moratorium on genetically modified crops

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