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Lights out, ovens off: Europe preps for winter energy crisis

Sep. 26, 2022 07:32 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — As Europe heads into winter in the throes of an energy crisis, offices are getting chillier. Statues and historic buildings are going dark. Bakers who can't afford to heat their ovens are talking about giving up, while fruit and vegetable growers face letting greenhouses...

Judge rejects Justice Dept.'s bid to stop sugar merger

Sep. 23, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected the Justice Department's bid to block a major U.S. sugar manufacturer from acquiring its rival, clearing the way for the acquisition to proceed. The ruling, handed down Friday by a federal judge in Wilmington, Delaware, comes months...

'Knocking on famine's door': UN food chief wants action now

Sep. 23, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. food chief warned Thursday that the world is facing “a perfect storm on top of a perfect storm” and urged donors, particularly Gulf nations and billionaires, to give a few days of profits to tackle a crisis with the fertilizer supply right now and prevent...

After 90 years, German bakery to close as energy costs soar

Sep. 23, 2022 03:51 AM EDT

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — For 90 years, Engelbert Schlechtrimen's family has been baking wheat rolls, rye bread and chocolate cakes in this western German city. Next month, they will turn off the ovens for good, because they can no longer afford rising energy prices resulting from Russia's war in...

UK businesses laud energy relief, but costs still a struggle

Sep. 22, 2022 02:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — At Sophia Sutton-Jones' bakery in North London, the electricity bill has more than tripled since the start of the year. It now costs 5,500 pounds ($6,260) a month to power the ovens and keep the lights on at Sourdough Sophia. “Where should I magically take 4,000...

Spain fines delivery app Glovo 79M euros for labor violation

Sep. 21, 2022 06:04 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain fined delivery company Glovo nearly 79 million euros ($78 million) for violating a 2021 law that obliged app-based food delivery platforms to make their riders full employees, Spain’s labor minister said Wednesday. Labor Minister Yolanda Díaz said Glovo had...

US: 48 exploited pandemic to steal $250M from food program

Sep. 20, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — United States authorities charged 48 people in Minnesota with conspiracy and other counts in what they said Tuesday was the largest pandemic-related fraud scheme yet, stealing $250 million from a federal program that provides meals to low-income children. Federal...

FDA concedes delays in response to baby formula shortage

Sep. 20, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration acknowledged Tuesday that its response to the U.S. infant formula shortage was slowed by delays in processing a whistleblower complaint and test samples from the nation’s largest formula factory. A 10-page report from the agency...

Beyond Meat executive charged with biting man in fight

Sep. 20, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

A top executive at plant-based food company Beyond Meat has been charged with felony battery after a fight outside a college football game in which he was accused of biting a man’s nose. Doug Ramsey was also charged with making a terroristic threat after the attack Saturday in a...

Fuel firms should pay for climate harm, UN leaders told

Sep. 20, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

Rich energy companies should be forced to fork over some windfall profits to aid victims of climate change and offset rising fuel and food costs, the U.N. Secretary-General told world leaders Tuesday. The fossil fuel industry, which is responsible for a large share of planet-warming...