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Yearlong experiment: Eat only what you can grow, forage

Apr. 21, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rob Greenfield doesn't own much in this world. But he has fabulous toilet paper. "Feel it," he says, plucking a leaf from a bush in the Audubon Park back yard he now calls home. "It's super soft and it smells like mint." The bush is Plectranthus barbatus — or Blue Spur Flower...

Tecumseh woman arrested in wake of poultry plant fire

Apr. 20, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — Southeastern Nebraska officials say a woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson in a fire at Tecumseh Poultry earlier this month. The State Fire Marshal's office says in a news release late Friday that it and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office investigated the cause of the April...

Maine company plays a role at White House Easter Egg roll

Apr. 20, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

NEW VINEYARD, Maine (AP) — The White House Easter Egg Roll will once again feature colorful eggs made in Maine. Maine Wood Concepts has created 100,000 wooden eggs featuring the president and first lady's signatures for the annual event that takes place Monday on the White House lawn. The eggs will be...

Pine Ridge celebrates the renovations of sole grocery store

Apr. 20, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — After having to drive about 45 minutes to buy groceries for the past few months, Donna Dubray was first in line for the recent grand opening of Pine Ridge's sole grocery store. "I'm excited to see what's in there, how it's made, what it all consists of, prices," the 58-year-old told...

Corporate America embraces 420 as pot legalization grows

Apr. 19, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marijuana users have for decades celebrated their love of the drug on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. No, Hallmark doesn't yet have a card to mark "420." But many other...

Adults with disabilities learn and socialize at Conn. bakery

Apr. 17, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Very meticulously, Paul Rogers dipped a measuring cup into a tub of flour, brushed off the excess and deposited the ingredient into a mixing bowl set on a table in a room off the kitchen at Beth Israel Chabad. He did so under the watchful eye of Executive Pastry Chef Michelle Klem...

Woman sues over melon linked to US salmonella outbreak

Apr. 17, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Kentucky woman is suing an Indiana-based company that issued a recall last week for melon products linked to a salmonella outbreak. Fifty-year-old Tammy France of Louisville alleges in her federal lawsuit that she spent a week hospitalized with salmonella poisoning after eating...

Godiva moves beyond chocolate to open 2,000 cafes

Apr. 17, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Godiva is looking beyond its iconic gold gift box of chocolates. The Belgium confectioner is rolling out 2,000 cafes over the next six years that will serve a complete menu of items like the croiffle, a croissant and waffle hybrid that's stuffed with fillings like cheese or chocolate and...

Sales at Taste NY events, locations rose to $17.8 in 2018

Apr. 16, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Cuomo administration says sales of New York-produced food and beverage products at specially designated events and locations promoting local goods hit a record high last year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that Taste NY sales grew to $17.8 million in 2018, an increase of $1.7...

California's largest cattle-raising operation to be sold

Apr. 15, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

COALINGA, Calif. (AP) — Harris Ranch Beef Holding Co., California's largest cattle-raising operation, is being sold. The company's 800-acre Central Valley feedlot, which can hold up to 250,000 cattle, and its slaughterhouse and processing facilities are being sold to Hanford-based Central Valley Meat Co....