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Survey Says Grilled Cheese Lovers Have More Sex, Are More Generous

April 16, 2015 10:35 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Did you know 88 percent of grilled cheese lovers define themselves as adventurous? Read on to learn some more strange findings from a new survey by Skout.

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Why Deep Discounts on Warehouse Equipment Can Cost Far More in the Long Run

April 16, 2015 10:20 am | by Don DeSimone | Articles | Comments

Poorly designed equipment can lead to costly downtime and supply chain disruptions.

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Eco-Friendly Packaging in the Food and Beverage Industry: Types & Benefits

April 16, 2015 10:00 am | by Kyle Lawrence, Process Engineer, Stellar | Articles | Comments

The global green packaging market is expected to grow at about 8 percent over the next five years, with the food and beverage market positioned as the largest consumer of green packaging materials. Understanding the types and benefits of eco-friendly packaging is key as it continues its transformation into a best practice. 

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Photo of the Day: Pamela Anderson Serves Veggie Meals in US Jail

April 16, 2015 9:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Inmates at a Phoenix jail were surprised to see actress Pamela Anderson serving up their lunches. The former "Baywatch" star and animal rights activist turned up at the Maricopa County jail on Wednesday to show support for the jail's vegetarian meal initiative.

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Rising Popularity of Green Tea Jolt in US

April 16, 2015 9:15 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Tea sales in the U.S. have increased five-fold in 25 years to more than $10 billion a year. The trendy import from ancient Japan is poised to break through, thanks to its caffeine kick and health benefits. Vinita Nair reports on the specialty brew.

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Powdered Alcohol Creator Tries to Get Ahead of State Bans

April 16, 2015 8:55 am | by ALANNA DURKIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. After winning federal approval last month, Palcohol founder Mark Phillips is preparing to soon begin selling the powder.

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USDA to Propose Standards For Organic Seafood Raised in US

April 16, 2015 8:25 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Agriculture Department says it will propose standards for the farmed organic fish year this year. That means the seafood could be available in as few as two years — but only if USDA moves quickly to complete the rules and seafood companies decide to embrace them.

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India's Die-Hard Hindus Push For Beef Slaughter Ban

April 16, 2015 8:00 am | by NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Despite Hindu beliefs that cows are sacred — and the fact that their slaughter is banned in most of the country — India is the world's fifth-largest consumer and second-largest exporter of beef. 

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Pharma-Grade Pin Mill

April 16, 2015 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

A new pharmaceutical-grade Pin-Mill grinds friable powders, flakes and granules into controlled particle sizes ranging from coarse to fine. 

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The Financial Benefits of Reliability

April 15, 2015 3:20 pm | by Bruce Hawkins, CMRP, Emerson Reliability Consulting | Articles | Comments

When manufacturing organizations look to asset reliability to improve their facilities, there is often one main driver behind this decision: financial performance. 

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Beech-Nut Recalls Baby Food After Glass Found in Jar

April 15, 2015 2:35 pm | by Beech-Nut | News | Comments

Beech-Nut today has issued a voluntary recall of its Beech-Nut Classics Stage 2 Sweet Potato & Chicken in 4oz glass jars. The recall follows a single report of a small glass piece found in a jar of the product.

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Heinz Recalls Baby Food

April 15, 2015 1:55 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

A batch of Heinz brand baby food is being recalled across the country due a potential loss of the container seal, which could cause the product to spoil.

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Digital Factories: The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

April 15, 2015 1:30 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

One vision of the future of industry could mean fewer workers, more machines and full automation. 

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Consumers Buying More Organic Products, New Data Shows

April 15, 2015 1:00 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The organic industry says U.S. sales of its products jumped 11 percent last year alone, to more than $39 billion, despite tight domestic supplies of organic ingredients. And the number of U.S. organic operations has grown by 250 percent since the government started certifying organic products in 2002, according to new Agriculture Department data released Wednesday.

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KIND Bars Maybe Not So Kind After All

April 15, 2015 12:45 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Although KIND bar sales have roughly doubled in size every year for a decade, last month the FDA sent a warning letter to the company for labeling several of its fruit and nut bars as "healthy"- because they do not meet federal standards.

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Forest Service Examines Long-Expired Nestlé Water Permit

April 15, 2015 12:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Forest Service is investigating Nestlé over a report that the company drew water from drought-ravaged California using a long-expired permit.

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Tech Tastes Wine: When Start-Ups and Investors Meet Over Great Wines

April 15, 2015 10:45 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The goal of Tech Tastes Wine is to introduce tech entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts for collaboration and investments - and at the same time learn more about fine wines, the wine industry, and new technologies for the food, fashion, and wine sectors.

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Bird Flu Spreads to Iowa Turkey Flock; 6th Midwest State

April 15, 2015 10:20 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

A bird-flu strain that has already led to the deaths of nearly 2 million turkeys nationwide spread to an Iowa turkey farm, authorities said on Tuesday, bringing to six the number of states hit with the outbreak that was also confirmed at eight more farms in Minnesota.

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'Entopreneurs' Feed Growing Appetite For Edible Insects

April 15, 2015 10:00 am | by TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press | News | Comments

They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you. An increasing number of "entopreneurs" are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects.

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3D Printing 'Will Bring Mass Customization'

April 15, 2015 9:40 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

3D printing pioneers say their technology can return us to our pre-industrial roots, where customized designs trump mass production.

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