INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The federal government is encouraging farmers to spread a chalky waste from coal-fired power plants on their fields to loosen and fertilize soil even as it considers regulating coal wastes for the first time. The material is produced by power plant "scrubbers" that remove acid rain causing sulfur dioxide from plant emissions.
The holiday season already is fast upon us. In light of this festive time of year and the spirit of goodwill, those in the material handling industry can maximize the use of some of the equipment at their disposal—in particular, their forklift(s). Consider these options to leverage the lift trucks in your facility for spreading holiday cheer: 1.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cereal for dinner? It's a tough reality for some cash-strapped people. Rising popularity of cereal among those looking for a cheap meal combined with plunging ingredient costs to boost the second-quarter profit of Cheerios maker General Mills Inc. 50 percent. The maker of Green Giant, Hamburger Helper and Yoplait yogurt also boosted its full-year earnings guidance for the second time in three months following the strong quarter.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An environmental engineer says using bird manure as a crop fertilizer does not affect the Illinois River or Lake Tenkiller to "any significant extent." John Connolly testified Wednesday on behalf of Arkansas poultry companies being sued by Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson.
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Sara Lee Corp. said Wednesday it plans to cut the salt in certain products by 20 percent over the next five years, in response to consumer requests for less salt. The products include its fresh bread, hot dogs, lunchmeat, breakfast foods and cooked sausage sold under its Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, Hillshire Farm and Sara Lee brands.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Giving a boost to struggling dairy producers, the Agriculture Department said Thursday it plans to dole out one-time payments to farmers. The USDA's announcement of the new Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Payment program comes after Congress earlier this year approved $350 million to help the struggling dairy industry, which has been mired in a lengthy downturn.
CHICAGO (PRNewswire) — Experimentation nation, umami, and food with benefits are just three of the top 10 trends to watch in 2010, according to the experts at The Food Channel ( foodchannel.com ). The website released its top 10 for '10 today based on research conducted in conjunction with CultureWaves ( www.
John Briggs, co-chair of the antitrust practice group at Axinn, Veltrop and Harkrider LLP, says the backlash against Kraft may be as much about culture as it is about price.
The New York Health Department lanuches a controversial—and stomach-turing—ad discouraging the consumption of sugary beverages, which the American Beverage Association calls “irresponsible.”
Nothing says "happy holidays" like a candy cane, and now you'll know just how candy makers produce this essential, festive treat.
Meeting the big guy in red proves more painful than these cookies had anticipated.
PLANO, Texas (PRNewswire-FirstCall) — PepsiCo's Frito-Lay Casa Grande, Ariz., facility Friday became the nation's first food manufacturing site to be awarded LEED(R) Existing Building (EB) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).
NEW YORK (AP) — Deloitte today released the findings of an in-depth benchmarking analysis of the North American food and beverage processing industry and the results reveal an industry transformed. Amid a dramatically different competitive and economic landscape Canadian processors have closed the long-standing operating margin gap with their U.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Lt. Gov. John Cherry is looking to charge a fee on companies that sell bottled water from Michigan and use the money to give scholarships to 96,000 college students. "That water literally is owned by everybody in the state. ... It doesn't belong" to the bottlers, Cherry said.
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo Inc. will invest $30 million into its struggling Gatorade brand next year, to roll out new drinks that it wants people to use before, during and after exercise. The company said Tuesday it also plans to replace high fructose corn syrup in all Gatorade products with sugar and other sweeteners next year.
COPENHAGEN (AP) — The United States is counting on cows to help save the planet. U.S. Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an agreement with the American dairy industry Tuesday to reduce the industry's greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020, mostly by convincing farmers to capture the methane from cow manure that otherwise would be released into the atmosphere.
DENVER (AP) — A suburban Denver man believed to be the only consumer to develop "popcorn lung" from regularly eating microwave popcorn and its artificial butter flavoring has settled his claims against a flavor developer. Documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Denver say Wayne Watson has settled claims against FONA International Inc.
The model 708 above ground floor scale uses Hydrostatic load cells which are non-electric and are immune to water and electrical damage. The seals carry a lifetime guarantee against such damage. The unit is constructed of 304 stainless steel, which has easy lift gas cylinders for complete clean out access.