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Sugar Games: A Peek Inside the Elite, High-Stakes Gamble of Sugar Futures

A handful of the world's biggest merchants play a high-stakes game every few weeks and a well-connected newcomer from Asia, Wilmar International, just sat down at the table. The stakes are in sugar often worth hundreds of millions of dollars; the occasion is the expiry of futures contracts.

Beef: Prices Rising or Falling?

Last week privately held Cargill Inc. announced that it would close its beef processing plant in Plainview, Texas, due to a drop in the number of...

3 Big Lies Food Companies Are Feeding You

Here are three big lies food companies have been feeding consumers about how their food is modified, treated and processed -- issues those companies are hoping to keep you in the dark about.

Cargill Recalls 185,000 Pounds of Turkey

Meat giant Cargill has issued a new recall that affects 185,000 pounds of ground turkey. Sunday's announcement said that the recall included "85-percent-lean fresh ground turkey products produced at the company's Springdale, Ark., facility on Aug. 23, 24, 30 and 31, 2011, due to possible contamination from Salmonella Heidelberg." The firm posted a list of the problem products on its website.

Meat Market: Cattlemen Debate Federal Antitrust Measure

Hoping to stop more small ranches from failing, the Obama administration has proposed a new antitrust rule. But ranchers are divided about whether it will help or hurt them. At a workshop Friday, some argued the rule could end up reducing their earnings.

Stevia shakes up the sweetener wars

If the new TV commercials for Truvia and PureVia are any indication, stevia has made a sudden and astonishing leapfrog from hippie sprinkle to...