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Monsanto to Upgrade Herbicide Plant

June 29, 2015 10:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Monsanto plans to upgrade a Louisiana chemical plant in order to help produce a new line of herbicide.

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Infographic: How Consumers Opt to Reduce Excess Sugar Intake

June 29, 2015 10:00 am | by DSM | News | Comments

Based on an international survey conducted in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, France and Australia, DSM published findings that show approximately two-thirds of consumers are concerned about excess sugar.

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Truffle Dogs Sniff Out Pungent Fungus Prized by Foodies

June 29, 2015 9:35 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies.

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Why Calif. Drought Crisis is Helping Create Better Wines

June 29, 2015 9:30 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Temperatures in parts of California’s San Joaquin Valley are expected to top 110 degrees and famers are battling to keep their crops alive during the historic drought. But in another part of the state, the crisis is creating a golden opportunity.

Sysco Pulling Out of US Foods Buyout After FTC Move

June 29, 2015 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sysco is scrapping its proposed $3.5 billion buyout of US Foods after a Federal Trade Commission legal victory that temporarily blocked the deal to combine the two food-service companies.

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Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. Voluntary Recalls Limited Quantity Of Atkins Chocolate Candies

June 29, 2015 8:00 am | by Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. | News | Comments

Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Atkins Chocolate Candies because it may contain Atkins Chocolate Peanut Candies.

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Indiana Crops See Projected $300M Hit from June Flooding

June 29, 2015 7:55 am | by TOM DAVIES, Associated Press | News | Comments

This month's heavy rains and flooding across much of Indiana have already reduced the state's corn and soybean crop by nearly $300 million, agriculture experts estimated Friday, adding that the damage could escalate with more wet weather.

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USDA Proposes Healthier Fare for Child, Adult Day Cares

June 29, 2015 7:45 am | by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press | News | Comments

As teachers lament seeing toddlers too large to fit in playground swings, a federal program that feeds millions of low-income children may be overhauled for the first time in almost 50 years, aiming to make the meals at day cares healthier and reduce obesity.

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Legal Fight Centers on Recipes of 'M-A-S-H' Hot Dog Eatery

June 29, 2015 7:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Ownership of secret recipes and ingredients from an Ohio restaurant made famous on the TV series "M-A-S-H" is at the center of a legal dispute between a grandson of the original owner and the current ownership group.

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Farm, Development Groups Call for Coordinated, Agriculture-Based Effort to Meet Global Food Security Needs

June 29, 2015 7:15 am | by Farm Journal Foundation | News | Comments

A coalition of farm and international development organizations and agriculture-related foundations sent a letter last week to congressional committees calling for a coordinated approach from the federal government to meeting global food security needs. 

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Worm Gear Reducers

June 29, 2015 7:00 am | by Boston Gear | Product Releases | Comments

The stainless steel 700 Series speed reducers are designed for maximum corrosion resistance and superior performance in high pressure food processing and packaging washdown applications.

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Photos of the Day: Pizza Chain Smashes World Record For Most People Tossing Pizza Dough

June 26, 2015 3:50 pm | by Papa John's | News | Comments

Central London was covered in flour and dough earlier today as Papa John's staff broke a Guinness World Record title to celebrate the launch of the pizza chain's 300th store in the United Kingdom.

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Governors Urge EPA to Keep Renewable Fuel Standards Intact

June 26, 2015 3:10 pm | by Bill Draper, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The EPA says it's reducing the volumes because infrastructure inadequacies limit how much can be consumed. However, corn growers and other supporters of the higher standard say they're needed to force oil companies to improve infrastructure at gas pumps to deliver ethanol fuel blends above the current 10 percent mix.

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Kids and Pot Edibles Don't Mix

June 26, 2015 2:40 pm | by Healthcare Triage | Videos | Comments

Recently, a number of outlets, including the Washington Post, reported on a study about the alarming rise in children who were exposed to parents' marijuana edibles.

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Friday Food Funnies for June 26

June 26, 2015 2:15 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

As we prepare for the upcoming Fourth of July goodies like burgers, brats, BEER and family time, let's kick back and enjoy some laughs. In our fifth installment of the Friday Food Funnies, we've cooked up some pretty hilarious ones for you.

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Flag Smut Infecting Kansas Wheat For First Time Since 1930s

June 26, 2015 2:10 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A fungal infection not seen on Midwestern wheat since the Great Depression is now reported to be spreading, according to reports.

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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

June 26, 2015 1:45 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

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Don't Sleep Through a Chance at Maximum Efficiency

June 26, 2015 12:45 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

In manufacturing, “efficiency” is key. It is one of those buzzwords that grabs people’s attention and holds their interest. However, efficiency on the plant floor isn’t just a result of all the production lines and industrial equipment working as it should.

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Food Industry Hails Passage of Trade Authority Legislation

June 26, 2015 11:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Food, beverage and agriculture groups praised congressional passage of Trade Promotion Authority this week and predicted the bill would eventually help the industry develop new markets around the globe.

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Applications for US Jobless Aid Rise to Still-Low 271K

June 26, 2015 10:35 am | News | Comments

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week, but remained at a historically low level that signals an improving job market.

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