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A Virginia winery and a commodity exchange in China have agreed on a five-year wine export deal. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the agreement between Chateau Morrisette in Floyd County and the Tianjin Commodity Exchange Company on Monday. McDonnell is...
A federal grand jury has indicted four people in a 2009 salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut processing plant. The indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Georgia charges four employees with Lynchburg-based Peanut Corp. of America....
The Thanksgiving Holiday is less than a week away and area food pantries say the need is higher than ever. Non-profit organizations that have active food pantries need help year-round, not just during the holiday season. At the Salvation Army office...
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Kroger Inc. says it has stopped stocking sprouts as of Monday because of their "potential food safety risk." The nation's largest traditional grocer joins Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, which pulled sprouts in 2010. The grocer says...
The recall of soybeans from a Virginia farm has been extended. Henry's Farm Inc. is now recalling Natto Soybean Sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria. If you bought soybean sprouts distributed by Henry’s Farm, you should return...
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ReporterThe wine industry has something to cheer about. A new state reports shows a full glass in Virginia. Between 2005 and 2010, the Virginia wine industry's economic impact grew 106%. There are nearly 200 wineries in Virginia including the Peaks of Otter...
ReporterRoanoke Mayor David Bowers is on a mission. He wants Roanokers to go on a diet. During his State of the City address, Bower's unveiled a new public awareness campaign. It's called "Oh...See...RED." It stands for "Oh...See...Roanokers Exercise and...
ReporterIt's a movement that's gaining national momentum; consumers wanting to know exactly where their food comes from. It's called Farm to Table or Farm to Fork, and it's being demanded at Virginia Tech. "We do large pieces of meat on our grill, ground beef...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefThey've come with glasses to fill: Wine tasters, looking for the perfect flavor. "We like sweet wine," remarked Rhonda Shepherd, a wine taster from Roanoke. "The vendors here that have the sweet wine have been really good so far." The Horse and Hound...
ReporterVirginia's wine industry has grown remarkably in the past decade and its wines are now featured in restaurants around the world. Helping push the industry, is Virginia's First Lady. Maureen McDonnell is encouraging more restaurants and retailers to...
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) — General Mills Inc.'s net income rose 18 percent in the fiscal third quarter, driven by the sale of more snacks and strength abroad. The maker of Nature Valley snack bars and Cheerios cereal has started to raise prices for some of...
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Weekend Anchor/ReporterVirginia's Attorney General was in Roanoke on Friday to kick off a statewide food drive for those who need extra help. This, as food prices reach a record high. Ken Cuccinelli rallied local attorneys and others in the legal community for what's called...
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