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Unilever Launches Transformation of its Buttery Spreads Portfolio

November 4, 2014 9:40 am | by Unilever | News | Comments

Unilever U.S. is transforming its current butter spreads portfolio, beginning with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, into new recipes made with real, simple ingredients like a blend of plant-based oils, purified water and a pinch of salt — and no artificial preservatives. 

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Arbor Investment Acquires Best Maid Cookie Co.

November 4, 2014 9:30 am | by Arbor Investments | News | Comments

Arbor Investments announces the acquisition of River Falls, Wisconsin-based Best Maid Cookie Company, Inc. The company is a manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label gourmet cookies and dessert bars in both fully baked and frozen dough formats. 

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Smucker's Removes Anti-GMO Posts From Social Media Sites

November 4, 2014 9:15 am | by Green America, Washington, DC; GMO Inside, Washington, DC | News | Comments

Green America's GMO Inside campaign is calling out the J.M. Smucker Company (Smucker's) for removing anti-GMO posts and posts critiquing the company's funding of opposition to GMO labeling ballot initiatives in Oregon and Colorado. 

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StarKist Tuna Chosen as One of 'Healthiest Grab-and-Go Lunches'

November 4, 2014 9:00 am | by StarKist Co. | News | Comments

StarKist has been recognized on Women's Health respected 2014 "Supermarket Stars" list. Compiled every year, the "Supermarket Stars" list highlights the healthiest packaged foods for women. Hundreds of products are submitted to the magazine each year.

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Walk, Don't Run: A Security Framework for Midsize Organizations

November 4, 2014 8:40 am | by Jeff Multz | Articles | Comments

Companies think their network is secure because they bought a product or service, and then they rest. You can’t rest. You need to consistently monitor and analyze your network while investing in training and security updates.       

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VIDEO: It's Craft Beer Time!

November 4, 2014 8:20 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

Americans have always loved beer, but a more recent trend is the growing love for more artisanal craft beers. Craft beer production jumped more than 80 percent in the past five years, from 117 million cases in 2008 to 215 million cases in 2013. 

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VIDEO: Why Do Apples Turn Brown?

November 4, 2014 8:00 am | by SciShow | Videos | Comments

Why do apples turn brown after you cut them, or when they rot? Basically for the same reason that human hair, eyes and skin is brown, too. Not that we're calling you rotten. Quick Questions explains!             

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TKO VertiCool Door

November 4, 2014 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TKO VertiCool door is designed to work in conjunction with vertical storing dock levelers. 

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Ultra-High Shear Mixer

November 4, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Sample applications include beverage and flavor emulsions, nutritional supplements, fiber dispersions, sauces, dressings, condiments, creams, purees and confectionaries. 

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Study: Maple Syrup Production Declines After Big Seed Year

November 3, 2014 2:00 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

For decades, maple syrup producers have eyed the weather to help understand spring sugar yields. But new research in the journal Forest Ecology and Management reveals a more valuable metric for understanding — and even predicting — syrup production.

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NYC Eatery Creates Most Expensive Sandwich in the World

November 3, 2014 1:25 pm | by Serendipity 3 | News | Comments

In honor of National Sandwich Day today, a legendary NYC restaurant, Serendipity 3, received a Guinness World Record for the Most Expensive Sandwich in the World — The Quintessential Grilled Cheese Sandwich, which sells for a whopping $214. 

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Company Introduces First Real Dairy, Lactose-Free Cream Cheese in US

November 3, 2014 1:00 pm | by Green Valley Organics | News | Comments

In response to increasing demand for lactose-free dairy products, Green Valley Organics is expanding its line with the introduction of the first real dairy, lactose-free cream cheese available in the U.S. market.          

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Chef Carla Hall Uses Kickstarter to Open Restaurant

November 3, 2014 12:45 pm | by J.M. HIRSCH, AP Food Editor | News | Comments

The co-host of ABC's daytime food fest "The Chew" says it took years for friends and family to convince her to open her own eatery, but once she'd committed she knew she'd only be happy doing it in a way that kept her in control.   

Manufacturing Technology Trends Shaping the Industry

November 3, 2014 12:30 pm | by Christina Chatfield | Articles | Comments

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, has been gaining a majority of the publicity devoted to manufacturing over the past year. From appearances on popular television shows to packed booths at trade shows, 3-D manufacturing has captured the imagination of manufacturing professionals and the general public.

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McDonald's: Is It a Super-Sized Target For Activists?

November 3, 2014 12:00 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Christopher Rowane, portfolio manager at Bahl & Gaynor, talks with Betty Liu about whether or not McDonald’s may become a target of activist investors. He speaks on “In The Loop.”                  

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Photo: Sesame Street Celebrates 45 Years, Now Represents Healthy Foods

November 3, 2014 11:56 am | by AP Photo/Sesame Workshop, Richard Termine, File | News | Comments

In this photo, "Sesame Street" characters Elmo and Super Grover pose with four new muppets representing healthy food groups; fruits, vegetables, dairy and grains as part of their "Food For Thought: Eating Well on a Budget" initiative.    

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FDA's Proposed Fish Advisory Could Increase Mercury Poisoning

November 3, 2014 11:45 am | by Mercury Policy Project | News | Comments

A new advisory recommending increased fish consumption for pregnant women could increase mercury poisoning in newborns, according to physicians and consumer groups. Groups point out that recommendation to simply "eat more fish" is oversimplified and unlikely to achieve the intended benefits.

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Do's and Don'ts of IT/OT Collaboration

November 3, 2014 11:41 am | by Paul Brooks | Articles | Comments

The adoption of Internet Protocol in manufacturing is prompting a new era of cooperation and collaboration between IT and OT. Both have essential roles to play in helping manufacturing companies successfully transition to a single, secure IP-based network.

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China Slowdown Could Bruise Global Economy

November 3, 2014 11:30 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

China's roaring economy for years has pulled much of the rest of the world with it, but its role as a global engine is fading as its economy slows — and many other nations, in the view of economists, will feel the pain.       

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Share a Coke With Green Mountain?

November 3, 2014 10:26 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Keurig Green Mountain is the best performing stock in the S&P 500 this year. Shares have nearly doubled thanks to a big investment by Coke. Should Coke buy all of it? Keurig CEO Brian Kelley used to work for Coke.         

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