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Popeyes CEO on Rivals, Why Deep-Fried Wins on Menus

March 3, 2015 1:30 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Popeyes CEO Cheryl Bachelder addresses a number of topics about her company and the fast-food industry in a wide-ranging Q&A with The Associated Press.

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NY Farming Economy Grows 22 Percent in Five-Year Period

March 3, 2015 1:15 pm | by MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Agriculture contributed an estimated $37.6 billion to New York's economy by 2012, an increase of more than 22 percent over the previous five years, but the number of farms declined slightly, according to the state comptroller. Milk was the largest commodity, with $2.4 billion in sales, followed by grains, peas and beans at $856 million, the report said.

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Q&A: Talking Food/Plant Safety and Security

March 3, 2015 12:45 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing recently had the opportunity to correspond with George Gansner, Director, Marketing & Business Development, IFS Management, to discuss trends, topics and issues related to plant safety and security.

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Divorce Fuels Sugary Beverage Consumption, Says Study

March 3, 2015 12:35 pm | by SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY | News | Comments

Children of recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than children in families where the parents are married, putting them at higher risk for obesity later in life, according to a new study.

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What's the Most Expensive Food in the World?

March 3, 2015 11:00 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

Phil Lempert of The Lempert Report says a fish farmer in Austria is offering a caviar dish for a small price of $114,000 per kilo. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the most expensive food on record is another kind of caviar. So why is this new one worth so much more?

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Photo of the Day: Food-Inspired Fashion Becoming Growing Trend

March 3, 2015 10:27 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Just when you thought you'd seen it all with Lady Gaga's dress made of raw meat, TV reality star Lucy Watson is jumping in on the action of food-inspired outfits. Watson's couture dress is part of a growing trend on catwalks and showbiz events.

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GMO Corn Spreads Reach Domestically; Is India Next?

March 3, 2015 10:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Genetically modified corn is steadily gaining prominence in the U.S. grain market, while China has lifted one of its ban on imports of modified seeds. Now, agribusiness companies also have high hopes for introducing modified corn in India.

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Childhood Hunger From the Educators' Perspective

March 3, 2015 9:45 am | News | Comments

In a recent report, more than 1,000 school employees were surveyed on the effects that hunger can have on children. Nearly 76 percent of educators say they believe breakfast served as part of the school day could be an easy solution.

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US Manufacturing Slows as Output, Hiring Weaken

March 3, 2015 8:55 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factories expanded last month at their weakest pace in a year, with orders, hiring and production all growing more slowly.

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Enjoy a Good Tearjerker? Study Says Sad Movies Can Make You Fat

March 3, 2015 8:20 am | by Cornell Food & Brand Lab | News | Comments

A new study shows that movie-goers watching tearjerkers ate between 28 to 55 percent more popcorn both in the lab and in a mall theater. But research also says sad movies lead people to eat more of any healthy food that's in front of them.

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Veterans Help Bridge the Manufacturing Skills Gap

March 3, 2015 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Helping vets transition into the workforce is something that is near and dear to my heart, as my boyfriend will soon be getting out of the military after serving five years in the U.S. Marine Corps. They don't know where to start or how their military skills can translate into the workforce.

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Immersion Spiral Freezer

March 3, 2015 6:30 am | by Linde LLC | Product Releases | Comments

This new Immersion Spiral Freezer combines the best of two cryogenic technologies. Immersion in liquid nitrogen (at minus 320 oF) is the fastest way to crust-freeze food, while a spiral stage can freeze with a high level of consistency and efficiency in a limited floor space.

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Ribbon Blender

March 3, 2015 6:15 am | by Charles Ross & Son Company | Product Releases | Comments

Large-scale Ribbon Blender is ideal for high-volume production of powder blends, pastes and slurries. These versatile blenders can also function as vacuum dryers and are engineered for fast mixing, convenient discharge, easy cleaning and low maintenance.

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Amazon Wants to Put 3D Printers in Delivery Trucks

March 2, 2015 3:10 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The 3D printers would allow drivers to pop out products from right outside customers' homes in the same trucks already used to deliver other products.

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Will Kellogg's Cereal Sales Ever Return to Normal?

March 2, 2015 2:35 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Wall Street doesn't believe that cereal sales will ever return to what they once were. That's a big problem when you're the world's biggest cereal company. Bloomberg Businessweek's Devin Leonard reports on the changes of the American breakfast and the impact on cereal sales.

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Feds List Manufacturing Jobs Among Best That 'Don’t Need a Degree'

March 2, 2015 2:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Labor Department highlighted millwrights, industrial machinery mechanics and machinery maintenance workers on a recent list of "10 Good Jobs that Don’t Need a Degree." The agency expects those jobs to grow by 17 percent through 2022 and that prospects for qualified applicants "should be very good.”

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How Recalls Can Affect Your Business

March 2, 2015 1:45 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Food recalls always seem to be in the news. From candy to meat to apples, food traceability is important so that the products can be traced back to their source if and when a risk is identified. Check out this infographic on recalls to learn more.

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EU Nations Power Together to Ban Genetically-Modified Crops

March 2, 2015 1:20 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union is giving member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically-modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc's food safety authority.

Researchers Call For Licorice Limits After Boy Develops Seizures

March 2, 2015 12:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

University researchers in Italy said candy producers should set recommended limits on daily consumption of licorice after a local boy developed seizures. 

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Federal Report Identifies Sources of Recent Foodborne Illnesses

March 2, 2015 12:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal regulators recently announced improved practices for identifying sources of foodborne illness. Data from nearly 1,000 outbreaks were used to analyze foods most responsible for causing sicknesses.

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