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Some Corn Farmers Mow Fields As Drought Worsens

July 11, 2012 12:40 pm | by DAVID PITT,Associated Press | News | Comments

Almost a third of the nation's corn crop is already showing signs of damage, and on Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released yet another report predicting that farmers will get only a fraction of the corn anticipated last spring when they planted 96.4 million acres, the most since 1937.


Consumer Trends: Packaging And Promotion Lead To Healthier Choices

July 11, 2012 12:36 pm | News | Comments

Combining in-store promotion with nutrition labels on the front of food packaging can be a successful method for driving shoppers to make healthier choices, according to a panel discussion during a symposium at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 2012 Annual Meeting & Food Expo.


General Mills To Bring 50 Haagen-Dazs Shops To China

July 11, 2012 9:57 am | News | Comments

General Mills Inc. plans to open another 50 Haagen-Dazs ice cream shops in China over the next year, bringing its total in the country to 255.


Non-Profit Sues Tortilla Maker Over Patents

July 11, 2012 9:55 am | News | Comments

A company affiliated with the University of Nebraska has filed a lawsuit alleging a Mexican tortilla maker is infringing on a patent two university researchers received in 2002.


Wis. Town Barred From Beefing Up Water Rules

July 11, 2012 9:52 am | by DINESH RAMDE,Associated Press | News | Comments

The Wisconsin Supreme Court says a rural town does not have the authority to impose tougher water quality standards on a livestock farm than the state requires.


Train Everyone, Including The Band

July 11, 2012 9:50 am | by Bo Mitchell, CBCP, 911 Consulting | Articles | Comments

Your mandatory emergency action plan (EAP) and fire prevention plan (FPP) contain procedures that outline precise decision-making and actions. Without proper training, personnel empowered to execute your plans will squander time, duplicate some actions and completely omit others.

Mead Johnson Gets Apology For False Formula Reports

July 11, 2012 9:48 am | News | Comments

Shares of Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. rebounded in premarket trading Wednesday after a Chinese agency conceded that invalid testing led to erroneous reports that vanillin had been found in baby formula from companies including Mead Johnson.


Fishing Vessel Leaks Ammonia

July 11, 2012 9:47 am | by RACHEL D'ORO,Associated Press | News | Comments

Three people were treated for inhalation of ammonia vapors leaking from a Seattle-based fishing vessel as it was docked in Alaska's Dutch Harbor, responders said Sunday.


Photo Of The Day: Wisconsin Water Wars

July 11, 2012 9:44 am | News | Comments

Wisconsin’s Supreme Court is set to rule Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in a closely watched case that pits Larson Acres Inc. against a small town that blames its water-pollution problems on manure generated by Mike Larson’s 2,900 cows. The case is the first to test a 2004 state law governing the expansion of livestock farm operations.


McDonald's Special Sauce Revealed

July 11, 2012 9:41 am | Videos | Comments

McDonald's head chef reveals how you can make the fast food's renowned special sauce in your own kitchen.

Hydrocolloid Binding Agent

July 11, 2012 1:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Add-Here™ 3200 is a hydrocolloid system formulated to effectively bind particulates commonly found in granola, cereal and energy bars while significantly reducing the amount of sugar, honey or high fructose corn syrup in the formula.

Mass Spectrometer

July 11, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The QTRAP® 5500 LC/MS/MS system is designed to excel at metabolite identification, detection and confirmation of low-level pesticides and protein/peptide quantitation for biomarker verification and validation.


Russian Investors Send Vodka Company Higher

July 10, 2012 1:18 pm | News | Comments

Shares of Central European Distribution Corp., a vodka producer based in Mt. Laurel, N.J., soared more than 33 percent after it announced that Russian financiers expect to buy a bigger stake of the company.


Parents Defend Putting Children To Work On Farms

July 10, 2012 1:16 pm | by JIM SUHR,Associated Press | News | Comments

Some farmers believe the U.S. Labor Department was misguided in its attempts to protect children from farm accidents and are relieved the agency dropped its plans this spring and has promised not to take up the matter again.


Shareholders OK Coca-Cola Split

July 10, 2012 1:13 pm | News | Comments

Shareholders have approved The Coca-Cola Co.'s first stock split in 16 years. The Atlanta-based company announced the two-for-one split in April, citing its expectation to double revenue over this decade.


Ice Cream Recalled For Undeclared Eggs

July 10, 2012 1:11 pm | News | Comments

The Cass-Clay Creamery of Fargo, N.D., is voluntarily recalling some brands of peppermint bon bon-flavored ice cream because they may contain eggs that aren't listed on the label.


‘The Million Big Gulp March’ Protests NYC Soda Ban

July 10, 2012 1:07 pm | by VERENA DOBNIK,Associated Press | News | Comments

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that if New Yorkers want to kill themselves with sugar — that's their right. That was the mayor's response Monday to a small, peaceful protest rally against a ban on big sodas on a sidewalk near City Hall Park — dubbed The Million Big Gulp March.


Consumer Trends: Best And Worst Restaurants

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

Whether you're traveling the interstate, looking for a sumptuous supper, or just want to get away from the kitchen this summer, Consumer Reports surveyed 47,565 diners to help find the best meals and best deals at 102 of the nation's biggest sit-down chain restaurants.


Photo Of The Day: Pepsi Tries Yogurt

July 10, 2012 8:41 am | News | Comments

PepsiCo, Inc. and Theo Muller Group, the largest privately held dairy business in Germany, announced their U.S. joint venture, Muller Quaker Dairy, will enter the growing U.S. dairy market in mid-July with premium yogurt products.


PepsiCo Opens New Plant In China

July 10, 2012 8:15 am | News | Comments

PepsiCo Inc. has opened a new food manufacturing plant in China, its sixth food plant in the region in a move to strengthen its position in a growing market.



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