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Campbell Soup To Buy Juice Maker For $1.55B

July 9, 2012 10:05 am | News | Comments

Campbell Soup Co. is buying carrot and juice maker Bolthouse Farms for $1.55 billion in cash as it seeks to bolster its struggling business with fresher offerings.

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PepsiCo Enters Yogurt Market

July 9, 2012 10:03 am | News | Comments

PepsiCo Inc. is rolling out its first yogurt in the U.S., as the company known for its sodas and Frito-Lay snacks continues bulking up its cupboard of offerings with a more nutritious appeal.

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324K Pounds Of Meat Recalled For Bacteria Contamination

July 9, 2012 10:00 am | News | Comments

A southern New Jersey-based meat company has recalled more than 324,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to a possible bacteria contamination.

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Drink Coffee, Dodge Cancer

July 9, 2012 9:58 am | Videos | Comments

Next in a spate of studies claiming to prove the benefits of drinking coffee, Harvard researchers have announced in a new report that drinking coffee may lower the risk of developing skin cancer.

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Photo Of The Day: Sugar Rush

July 9, 2012 9:56 am | News | Comments

With New York Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial proposition to ban 16 oz. sodas, many have begun to question the true effects of soda on one’s health. The following infographic examines some of the facts and figures that go along with soda consumption, and might make you think twice before you pop the tab on that can of cola.

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In a New Era, Opportunity Arises From Risk Management

July 9, 2012 9:39 am | by Dennis Omanoff, Seagate senior vice president, Worldwide Supply Chain and Procurement | Articles | Comments

Aggressively investigating “what if” scenarios for a global supply chain doesn’t just make it less vulnerable to risk. It can bring changes that enhance agility and quickly make the most of unexpected market opportunities.

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Thermally Conductive Epoxy

July 9, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Formulated for electrical potting and encapsulation applications, Company's EP36AO epoxy combines high thermal conductivity with thermal stability.

Concrete Prep System

July 9, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Concrete Prep Plus™ tool is ideally suited for prepping concrete floors with hard-to-remove and multiple layers of coatings.

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Single-File Accumulator

July 9, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The AMBEC AdaptA Series features a First-In First-Out (FIFO) Single-File Accumulator which adapts to the changing conditions and requirements of a production line to improve performance and efficiency.

U.S. Objects To South Korean Whaling Plan

July 6, 2012 10:02 am | News | Comments

A number of countries assert their right to carry out whaling for scientific purposes, although the whale meat and other products are often sold for food, leading environmental groups to label the research as a pretext for hunting.

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House Seeks To Cut Food Stamps, Farm Subsidies

July 6, 2012 9:59 am | by JIM ABRAMS,Associated Press | News | Comments

The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday unveiled its approach for a long-term farm and food bill that would reduce spending by $3.5 billion a year, almost half of that coming from cuts in the federal food stamp program.

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Scientists Develop Foot-And-Mouth Disease Vaccine

July 6, 2012 9:57 am | News | Comments

At the high-containment Plum Island Animal Disease Center, located off the tip of Long Island, N.Y., scientists have produced a molecular vaccine against one strain of foot-and-mouth disease.

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Wis. Food Plant Lays Off 50 Workers

July 6, 2012 9:53 am | News | Comments

Provimi Foods is laying off 50 workers at a plant in the town of Seymour, Wis., near Green Bay.

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Ag Experts: Food Price Hike Likely After Drought

July 6, 2012 9:51 am | by CHARLES WILSON,Associated Press | News | Comments

The drought that's hitting much of the Midwest this summer will hit consumers in the pocketbook by next year, Purdue agricultural experts said Thursday.

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Photo Of The Day: Defeating Foot-And-Mouth

July 6, 2012 9:49 am | News | Comments

The Departments of Homeland Security and Agriculture have developed a novel vaccine for one of the seven strains of the dreaded Foot-and-Mouth Disease, paving the way for the development of the others.

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Addicted To Sugar

July 6, 2012 8:00 am | Videos | Comments

Health experts recommend 6 teaspoons of added sugar per day, but the average American is consuming 22 teaspoons. How does this added sugar impact our health and our brains?

Choosing An Asset Management Solution

July 6, 2012 8:00 am | by Wasp Barcode Technologies | Articles | Comments

Accurately managing your assets is a key component to the success of your small business. Whether you are tracking IT assets, vehicles or rental equipment, keeping all of your important assets in check can make or break your business.

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Robotic Palletizer

July 6, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Econo-Pal Robotic Palletizer is designed for basic in-plant setup by an operator. Its lower price point and quick delivery make the system an economical choice for an array of applications.

Fluidized Bed Mixer

July 6, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 5-cu. ft. (142 L) capacity Fluidized Bed Mixer model MF-5-SS gently mixes low- to medium-density bulk materials, including liquid additions, in 10 seconds to two minutes.

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Vibratory Feeders For Hazardous Environments

July 6, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company offers a full line of small vibratory feeders for hazardous locations. These units feature a unique Hi-Vi electromagnetic drive circuit that provides a straightforward, powerful solution to address feeding, screening and conveying applications.

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