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Enjoy a Good Tearjerker? Study Says Sad Movies Can Make You Fat

March 3, 2015 8:20 am | by Cornell Food & Brand Lab | News | Comments

A new study shows that movie-goers watching tearjerkers ate between 28 to 55 percent more popcorn both in the lab and in a mall theater. But research also says sad movies lead people to eat more of any healthy food that's in front of them.

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Veterans Help Bridge the Manufacturing Skills Gap

March 3, 2015 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Helping vets transition into the workforce is something that is near and dear to my heart, as my boyfriend will soon be getting out of the military after serving five years in the U.S. Marine Corps. They don't know where to start or how their military skills can translate into the workforce.

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Immersion Spiral Freezer

March 3, 2015 6:30 am | by Linde LLC | Product Releases | Comments

This new Immersion Spiral Freezer combines the best of two cryogenic technologies. Immersion in liquid nitrogen (at minus 320 oF) is the fastest way to crust-freeze food, while a spiral stage can freeze with a high level of consistency and efficiency in a limited floor space.

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Ribbon Blender

March 3, 2015 6:15 am | by Charles Ross & Son Company | Product Releases | Comments

Large-scale Ribbon Blender is ideal for high-volume production of powder blends, pastes and slurries. These versatile blenders can also function as vacuum dryers and are engineered for fast mixing, convenient discharge, easy cleaning and low maintenance.

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Amazon Wants to Put 3D Printers in Delivery Trucks

March 2, 2015 3:10 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The 3D printers would allow drivers to pop out products from right outside customers' homes in the same trucks already used to deliver other products.

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Will Kellogg's Cereal Sales Ever Return to Normal?

March 2, 2015 2:35 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Wall Street doesn't believe that cereal sales will ever return to what they once were. That's a big problem when you're the world's biggest cereal company. Bloomberg Businessweek's Devin Leonard reports on the changes of the American breakfast and the impact on cereal sales.

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Feds List Manufacturing Jobs Among Best That 'Don’t Need a Degree'

March 2, 2015 2:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Labor Department highlighted millwrights, industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers on a recent list of "10 Good Jobs that Don’t Need a Degree." The agency expects those jobs to grow by 17 percent through 2022 and that prospects for qualified applicants "should be very good.”

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How Recalls Can Affect Your Business

March 2, 2015 1:45 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Food recalls always seem to be in the news. From candy to meat to apples, food traceability is important so that the products can be traced back to their source if and when a risk is identified. Check out this infographic on recalls to learn more.

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EU Nations Power Together to Ban Genetically-Modified Crops

March 2, 2015 1:20 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union is giving member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc's food safety authority.

Researchers Call For Licorice Limits After Boy Develops Seizures

March 2, 2015 12:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

University researchers in Italy said candy producers should set recommended limits on daily consumption of licorice after a local boy developed seizures. 

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Federal Report Identifies Sources of Recent Foodborne Illnesses

March 2, 2015 12:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal regulators recently announced improved practices for identifying sources of foodborne illness. Data from nearly 1,000 outbreaks were used to analyze foods most responsible for causing sicknesses.

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Bolthouse Farms Releases #Urwhatupost Campaign to Promote Healthy Choices

March 2, 2015 11:00 am | by urwhatupost.com | News | Comments

Social media is changing the way America eats. According to a Harris Interactive survey, more than half of Americans who use social media agree that seeing photos of fruits and vegetables motivates them to eat healthier.

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NY Farmers Lobby Congress For Immigration Reform, Food Rules

March 2, 2015 10:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Farmers in New York state are asking Congress to push for immigration reform and changes to new federal food safety rules. The organization is also seeking to expand school lunch programs that use New York products.

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Video Addresses Myth That BSE is a Common Health Threat

March 2, 2015 10:20 am | by NAMI | News | Comments

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy is a major concern for beef producers around the world and generates headlines on the rare occasions it is found, but the newest Meat MythCrusher video rebuts the claim that it is a ‘common’ threat to human and animal health.

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Lager, Stout Yeast Share DNA

March 2, 2015 9:45 am | by Trinity College Dublin | News | Comments

There are few drinks as iconic as a pint of Guinness. It might surprise beer connoisseurs to learn that the DNA of the all-important brewing yeast is the same as that which encodes the yeast required to brew a clean, crisp lager.

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Regulating Genome-Edited Crops That Aren't GMOs

March 2, 2015 9:10 am | by Cell Press | News | Comments

A survey of rice, wheat, barley, fruit, and vegetable crops found that most mutants created by advanced genetic engineering techniques may be out of the scope of current genetically modified organism (GMO) regulations.

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Holidays Present Big Opportunities For Food Companies

March 2, 2015 8:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

It is said that nostalgia plays a major role in limited-time holiday flavors. One of the most notorious holiday foods this time of year is, of course, the McDonald's Shamrock Shake.

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How Closed-Loop Systems Help Food Processors Save Water, Other Costs

March 2, 2015 8:25 am | by Al Fosco, Frigel North America | Articles | Comments

Here’s what to know about closed-loop systems and how they differ from cooling towers — along with tips for how to ensure the best return on the investment, which can include water efficiencies, cost savings and improved sustainability.

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Possible Listeria Contamination in Toronto Deli Meat; Illnesses Reported

March 2, 2015 8:00 am | by The Canadian press | News | Comments

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says illnesses have been reported among people who ate meat being recalled by a Toronto deli. The CFIA says Lady York Foods is recalling its sliced Mortadella products.

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High Torque Mid-Series Gearmotors

March 2, 2015 7:50 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The new selection of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers are perfect for the food & beverage, packaging and material handling industries.

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