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May 4, 2007 | Abigail Goldman and Don Lee, Times Staff Writers
Consumers have reported the deaths of as many as 8,500 dogs and cats as a result of tainted pet food, federal officials said Thursday. In the two months since reports of a few pet deaths led to a massive U.S. pet food recall, the Food and Drug Administration said about half of the calls to its hot line were from owners of deceased cats and dogs.
July 4, 2009 | Don Lee and Alana Semuels
The final years of the U.S. housing boom and a disastrous series of Gulf Coast hurricanes created a golden opportunity for Chinese drywall manufacturers. With domestic suppliers unable to keep up with demand, imports of Chinese drywall to the U.S. jumped 17-fold in 2006 from the year before. That imported drywall is now at the center of complaints of foul odors seeping from walls.
June 19, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Land O'Lakes Inc., a farmer-owned dairy producer, agreed to buy Purina Mills Inc. for about $230 million in cash, to create the largest animal-feed maker in North America. Privately held Land O'Lakes, based in Arden Hills, Minn., agreed to pay $23 for each Purina Mills share, or 19% more than the closing price Friday for the maker of feeds for animals ranging from goats to guinea pigs. Land O'Lakes would assume about $130 million in debt, said Purina Chief Executive Brad Kerbs. Shares of St.
December 6, 2008 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
A test strain of genetically modified cotton was accidentally harvested and mixed in with other harvested cotton in Texas last month, but Food and Drug Administration officials said this week they do not believe the incident poses safety concerns. About a quarter of a ton of the experimental cottonseed engineered to contain a protein that produces a pesticide was combined with about 60 tons of commercial cotton growing nearby. About half the cotton was processed into cottonseed oil and animal feed and used in feedlots before the mistake was discovered.
April 22, 2008 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer
Not every student in line at the University of Redlands cafeteria was ready for self-sacrifice to save the planet. "No hamburger patties?" asked an incredulous football player, repeating the words of the grill cook. He glowered at the posted sign: "Cows or cars? Worldwide, livestock emits 18% of greenhouse gases, more than the transportation sector! Today we're offering great-tasting vegetarian choices." The portabello burger didn't beckon him. Nor the black-bean burger.
November 8, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
President Jacques Chirac urged drastic new precautions against mad cow disease, and a top health official predicted that more people will die as France's proud culinary tradition took a hammering. Chirac called on the government to suspend immediately the use of meat and bone meal in all animal feed amid growing anxiety about the spread of the cattle illness.
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