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Consumers Find Health in Nutritious Bars

August 11, 2015 10:00 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

Nutrition bars are a popular and healthy snack option, but what flavors are consumers really looking for?

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Londoners Buzz Over Breathable Booze

August 11, 2015 9:40 am | by ASHLEY CHAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The pop-up bar, Alcoholic Architecture, uses a humidifier to pump a gin and tonic vapor into an enclosed space. Patrons absorb their alcohol from the "Cloud" by breathing in the vapors and by soaking it in through the skin and eyes.

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Kraft Heinz Reports Post-Merger Results

August 11, 2015 9:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Kraft Heinz Co. on Monday reported results for the March-June period for the two companies that combined in July, Kraft and Heinz.

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U.S. Calls for Dramatically Reduced Damages for COOL Requirements

August 11, 2015 8:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal authorities last week asked the World Trade Organization to allocate damages from meat labeling requirements at a fraction of the level originally requested by Canada and Mexico.

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5 Reasons To Move To The Cloud

August 11, 2015 8:45 am | by Jeff Nedwick | Articles | Comments

Five reasons why moving to a cloud-based ERP solution makes sense.

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Dean Foods Slides as Chairman Leaves, 2Q Sales Fall Short

August 11, 2015 8:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Dean Foods skidded Monday after the milk company said its chairman had stepped down and then reported disappointing second-quarter sales.

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1st Restocked Iowa Turkey Farmer Talks Lessons From Bird Flu

August 11, 2015 8:00 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Farm owner Brad Moline, who farms with his father and brother, said the restocking is a sign the industry is turning the page on an outbreak in which about 48 million birds died from the virus or were euthanized to prevent its spread.

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High-Purity Circulation Heater

August 11, 2015 7:45 am | by Cast Aluminum Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

PUR-X features a replaceable fluid tube on a cast aluminum body. This unique design helps ensure contamination-free heating.

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3D Printing May Bring Nicer Meals to the Elderly

August 10, 2015 3:00 pm | by Inside Science News Service, Devin Powell | News | Comments

Assembled from veggies or meats that have been cooked and then blended, the menu items will have the original shapes of their ingredients. Carrots will look like carrots, and pork like pork. But the textures will be strange, similar to that of jelly.

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Mondelez Investor Could Push for Sale

August 10, 2015 2:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A prominent activist investor likely believes that snacks giant Mondelez could be the next casualty of ongoing consolidation in the food industry.

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What Does Your Work Taste Like?

August 10, 2015 1:40 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

One of the biggest challenges to an organization that does its own product development and production is tearing resources away from the chore of maintaining existing products to invest in developing new ones

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Report: Majority of Americans Still Prefer Salty Snacks

August 10, 2015 1:15 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Even with an increasing array of artisanal food product introductions and the nationwide shift toward living healthier lifestyles, the salty snack — be it chips, pretzels, cheese snacks or popcorn — continues to reign as a consumer favorite.

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Methane-Powered Tractor Could Cut Farmers' Costs, Emissions

August 10, 2015 12:50 pm | by COLLEEN BARRY, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Luca Remmert's dream of running a self-sustainable farm is within sight. He produces energy from corn and grain near the northern Italian city of Turin and hopes in the not too distant future to run all of his eight tractors on methane generated at the farm.

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Owl's Brew Mixers: A Pure Winner

August 10, 2015 12:20 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

MarketWatch's Charles Passy tells us the simple truth behind Owl's Brew Mixers: We love our tea, and we love our booze.

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4 Sure-Fire Strategies For Cultivating Consumer Trust

August 10, 2015 11:45 am | by Merilee Kern, Executive Editor, The Luxe List | Articles | Comments

Even as consumers turn to shopping online and via mobile devices in droves, it’s shocking to learn that fully 97 percent of visitors to eCommerce and other sales-minded sites bail out without purchasing on their first visit.

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Beverage Consumption by Country, Age, Gender

August 10, 2015 11:00 am | by Tufts University | News | Comments

Data on beverage intakes in 187 countries reveal diversity in existing intakes and trends in global consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, fruit juices and milk.

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Spicy Foods May Help You Live Longer

August 10, 2015 10:40 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

People who eat spicy foods regularly have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and even diabetes.

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Pesticides: More Toxic Than Previously Thought?

August 10, 2015 10:00 am | by McGill University | News | Comments

Bronze jumping spiders play an important role in orchards and fields by eating many of the pests like the oblique-banded leafroller, a moth that attacks young plants and fruit. But now, researchers think insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America could be more toxic to spiders than previously believed.

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In the Mix: The Truth Behind the Label 'Probably Causes Cancer'

August 10, 2015 9:30 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Videos | Comments

What does it really mean when the International Agency for Research on Cancer calls something a “possible” or “probable” carcinogen? We’re reading between the headlines on today’s In The Mix.

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ISS Astronauts Will Bite Into Space Veggies For the First Time

August 10, 2015 9:05 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Today, astronauts will bite into the first food to be grown on the ISS — vegetables. While a greenhouse called Lada has been aboard the space station since 2002, astronauts have not been able to eat the science experiments until now.

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