Roussanne is hard to find, but it’s a white wine worth the hunt

The Seattle Times readers tasting panel samples six, and here’s what they found.

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Wal-Mart’s push on animal welfare hailed as game changer

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say. Though the steps are voluntary, Wal-Mart, which sells more food than any other store, has a history of using its retail...

House panel votes to repeal country-origin meat labeling law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The House Agriculture Committee voted 38-6 to repeal a "country-of-origin" labeling law for beef, pork and poultry Wednesday — just two days after the World Trade Organization ruled...