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?

CattleLast 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.