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Researchers: Large Number of Fish Will Disappear From Tropics by 2050

October 13, 2014 9:55 am | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

A study by the University of British Columbia examined the impact of climate change on fish stocks. Researchers say the tropics, among other areas, will see a loss of fish populations that are important to fisheries and communities.    

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Hog Farms Rebound From Virus That Killed Millions of Piglets

October 13, 2014 9:17 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thanks to warmer weather and farmers' efforts to sterilize their operations, the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has waned. As pig numbers increase, steep prices on things like bacon should ease.            

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Ute Mountain Ute Tribe to Open $4M Corn-Mill Facility

October 13, 2014 9:09 am | by JIM MIMIAGA, Cortez Journal | News | Comments

"Value-added agriculture" is a popular phrase in rural areas for locally processing a raw crop into a more profitable, packaged food item. The mill will produce and package several varieties of food-grade cornmeal under the Bow and Arrow brand name.

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Chocolate-Covered Bugs on the Menu at Insect Museum

October 13, 2014 9:00 am | by STACEY PLAISANCE, Associated Press | News | Comments

What looked like a Halloween trick was actually an array of treats being served up Saturday at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans. The menu included crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers and fudge infused with crickets.

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VIDEO: The Chemistry of Pizza

October 13, 2014 7:56 am | by Reactions | Videos | Comments

Whether it’s a plain cheese, a deep-dish stacked with meats or a thin-crust veggie delight, there’s just something about pizza that makes it delicious. There’s a lot of chemistry that goes into creating the perfect pizza pie, though.   

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5 Tips to Extinguish Factory Fire Risks

October 13, 2014 7:50 am | by Zurich Insurance Group | Articles | Comments

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), property losses at U.S. factories total nearly $1 billion each year. To help reduce these annual losses, Zurich recommends that manufacturing facilities make a commitment to the following five steps.

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Mini-Cupcake Maker Doubles Sales by Creating Special Containers

October 13, 2014 7:45 am | by JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The owner of Baked by Melissa, a miniature-cupcake company, wanted to quickly expand her business by shipping nationwide. But the cupcakes, which are slightly larger than the diameter of a quarter, didn't travel well. Success came with what's called a clamshell package.

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Depalletizer

October 13, 2014 7:35 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Packagers seeking improved technology in depalletizing will find advances for maximizing their packaging productivity with the Model 108 depalletizer. The depalletizer runs plastic, glass, metal and composite containers interchangeably.

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Compactor

October 13, 2014 7:30 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The industrial trash compactors are ideal for handling packaging materials, wooden skids, crates and process scraps in warehouses, transfer stations and large retail outlets, as well as heavy industrial and institutional uses. 

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Research: Coffee Consumers Earn More Than Tea Drinkers

October 10, 2014 2:33 pm | by Nestle Professional | News | Comments

According to recent research, coffee drinkers tend to be in a 'middle management' position and are setting their sights high in their careers, while tea drinkers believe they are the life and soul of the party outside of work.    

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Energy Drink Sales Skyrocket Despite Health Concerns

October 10, 2014 12:47 pm | by Canadean | News | Comments

A new survey finds that over half of energy drink consumers in the UK believe that the drinks are bad for their health. To secure the success of this fast-growing market, producers need to come up with healthier recipes and ingredients.   

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Extended LEAN Best Practices

October 10, 2014 12:32 pm | by Eric Lail | Articles | Comments

With an Extended LEAN approach, companies examine the whole supply chain — both manufacturing and logistics — connect end-to-end value streams and use actionable intelligence to ensure a continuous adoption of change.   

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Chobani Launches New Products to #StopSadBreakfast

October 10, 2014 12:26 pm | by Chobani | News | Comments

Chobani, America's Greek Yogurt brand, is putting a stake — or rather a spoon — in the ground with the launch of a national mission to #StopSadBreakfast, starting with the introduction of its protein-packed new product, Chobani Greek Yogurt Oats.

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Scotch Whiskey Sales Dip in 2013

October 10, 2014 12:18 pm | by Just-Drinks | News | Comments

Sales in major European markets, notably France, the UK and Spain, continued to decline, the whisky market research report states, with Spain shedding some 57 percent in volume terms from 2004 to 2013.      

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October 2014: Oregon Trail Leads to Success

October 10, 2014 12:00 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Portland-based Bridgetown Natural Foods rides the snacking trend with its Gluten-Free, Organic, Kosher and B-Corporation certifications.  

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Molson Coors and Miller Brewing End Canada Partnership

October 10, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Molson Coors and Miller Brewing announced that they have settled amicably their litigation in Toronto arising from the Licence Agreement for the Miller trademark brands in Canada. Miller will regain the rights to distribute the beers on April 1. 

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5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Site For Your New Plant

October 10, 2014 11:10 am | by Jim Hale, Senior Civil Engineer, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

If your organization does, in fact, require an entirely new plant, here are five factors to consider that will help keep you on track during your site-selection process.                       

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Unmasking the Supply Chain: Transparency and Traceability

October 10, 2014 10:56 am | by New Hope | News | Comments

Nearly nine in 10 consumers globally, or 86 percent, pointed to "ingredient transparency" as one of their top purchase drivers for food products. Some of the top factors driving consumers to demand transparency include allergen cross-contamination and GMOs.

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Is Currency Manipulation Hurting American Manufacturing?

October 10, 2014 10:32 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

Not only is the trade deficit possibly hurting manufacturing at home, but currency manipulation by foreign countries that the U.S. trades with could be making it worse.                      

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VIDEO: Why Beers Get Skunked and How to Stop It

October 10, 2014 10:28 am | by Reactions | Videos | Comments

There’s nothing worse than reaching for a cold beer, taking that first sip and realizing your beer’s been skunked. Skunking is a chemical reaction that causes an awful, bitter taste. Reactions explains why beers get skunky and what to do about it.

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