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Sugary Drinks: Industry Challenges And Opportunities

August 3, 2012 12:17 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Whether or not evidence linking sugary drinks and obesity is conclusive, it is clear that consumers are curbing soda consumption. Such a purchasing shift presents obvious challenges to the beverage industry but also a wealth of growth opportunities.

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New England Fishing Cuts Loom For 2013

August 3, 2012 9:57 am | by CLARKE CANFIELD,Associated Press | News | Comments

Commercial fishermen in New England are facing severe cuts in their catch limits next year because of the poor condition of populations of so-called groundfish, regulators said Thursday.

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EPA Can’t Regulate Livestock Farms It Can’t Find

August 3, 2012 9:53 am | by TAMMY WEBBER,Associated Press | News | Comments

The report to Congress was blunt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had failed to regulate pollution from the nation's livestock farms — many capable of generating more waste than some cities — because it lacked information as basic as how many farms even existed.

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Farmers Markets Sprout Up Across America

August 3, 2012 9:49 am | by TRACIE CONE,Associated Press | News | Comments

After 18 years of steady increases, the number of farmers markets across the country now registered with the USDA is 7,864. In 1994, there were 1,744.

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Recalled Burger Patties May Contain Gasket Material

August 3, 2012 9:47 am | News | Comments

Kenosha Beef International Ltd. is recalling nearly 19 tons of frozen bacon-cheeseburger patties because they may contain pieces of gasket material.

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No Injuries At Fire In Frito-Lay Plant

August 3, 2012 9:44 am | News | Comments

Frito-Lay officials are determining how much damage was caused by a fire at the company's plant in south Topeka.

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Photo Of The Day: Farmers Markets Surge

August 3, 2012 9:41 am | News | Comments

Pushed by the rising popularity of eating locally and healthily, the number of farmers markets climbed by 9.6 percent nationally over the past year, according to the USDA.

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Ah, The Real Thing

August 3, 2012 9:36 am | Videos | Comments

A look into how Coca-Cola's iconic bottle helped the company rise above its competitors to be the most popular soft drink in the world.

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Piracy In The Cloud: A Picture Is Starting To Emerge

August 3, 2012 9:29 am | Articles | Comments

A recent survey found 42 percent of the people who use paid cloud services for business say they share their log-in credentials inside their organizations. This points to a worrisome new avenue for software license abuse.

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Case Erector

August 3, 2012 3:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The T-4036 case erector works with both RSC & HSC blanks.

Gravimetric Feeder And Controller

August 3, 2012 3:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The polyurethane Flex-Feed® hopper is stronger, more resilient and abrasion-resistant than vinyl.

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Food Coater

August 3, 2012 3:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TempuraApplicator is able to moisturize a wide range of products with low viscosity egg white, immersing agent or batter.

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Perceptions Of Sugar Substitutes In Social Media

August 2, 2012 10:41 am | by Allie Siarto, Co-founder and Director of Analytics, Loudpixel, Inc. | Articles | Comments

This year, Loudpixel analyzed thousands of social media posts related to specific sugar substitutes to get a better idea about how people feel about the taste, health benefits and potential side effects of each.

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Rising Costs Weigh On Kellogg 2Q

August 2, 2012 10:28 am | by MICHELLE CHAPMAN,AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Like many businesses, Kellogg is contending with rising commodity costs and weakness in Europe, which pushed its net income 12 percent lower in the second quarter. But the company's one-two punch of breakfast goods and snacks gave a lift to its revenue, driven by sales of Pop-Tarts and strength in North America.

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Impact Of Corn Prices On Food Not What It Seems

August 2, 2012 10:25 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Cornflakes won't necessarily be more expensive as a result of rising corn prices, but the milk you pour over them might be.

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Alabama Lifts Ban On Bastard-Named Beers

August 2, 2012 10:23 am | by PHILLIP RAWLS,Associated Press | News | Comments

After taking a second look at the attention-grabbing names of Dirty Bastard and Backwoods Bastard beers, the state's liquor control agency lifted its ban on their sale in Alabama.

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Jury Awards Monsanto $1B In Patent Case

August 2, 2012 10:21 am | News | Comments

The trial in U.S. district court in St. Louis centered on whether DuPont infringed on Monsanto's patent for developing genetically modified soybean seeds that can withstand the weed killer Roundup.

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Half Of U.S. Counties Considered Disaster Areas

August 2, 2012 10:20 am | by JIM SUHR,Associated Press | News | Comments

Nearly 220 counties in a dozen drought-stricken states were added yesterday to the U.S. government's list of natural disaster areas as the nation's agriculture chief unveiled new help for frustrated, cash-strapped farmers and ranchers grappling with extreme dryness and heat.

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Consumer Trends: Shoppers Interested In Mobile Ads

August 2, 2012 10:16 am | News | Comments

Consumers show significant interest and participation in mobile advertising, according to a new survey.

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McDonald's Faces Global Struggles

August 2, 2012 10:11 am | Videos | Comments

In the face of an international economic slow-down and unfavorable foreign exchange rates, the burger giant is seeing lower sales and profits.

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