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Food Safety Researchers Comment On Raw Milk Dangers

February 13, 2012 1:48 pm | News | Comments

Martin Wiedmann and Rob Ralyea, Cornell University researchers and experts on food safety, comment and the danger presented to farmers and consumers by the raw milk movement.

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Mayo Clinic: Overeating May Double Risk For Memory Loss

February 13, 2012 1:44 pm | News | Comments

A new study from Mayo Clinic supports the idea that “what’s good for your heart is good for your brain.” The study, released today, suggests that eating too much may double the risk for memory loss in people age 70 and older. This research will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans April 21 to April 28.

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Tenn. And Ky. Beef Profits Hit Record Highs

February 13, 2012 1:41 pm | by BRUCE SCHREINER and RANDALL DICKERSON,Associated Press | News | Comments

There's reason for optimism down on the farm, providing that's a beef cattle operation in Tennessee or Kentucky. The mid-South states are the center of cow-calf beef production east of the Mississippi River. Kentucky ranks eighth nationally and Tennessee is ninth. 

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Unions Expect Right-To-Work To Cost Them

February 13, 2012 1:38 pm | by Tom LoBianco, Associated Press | News | Comments

After losing their fight against right-to-work legislation, labor organizers are making a desperate bid on shop room floors and at union halls to persuade members to keep paying their union dues and avoid crippling labor's influence in Indiana.

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Consumer Trends: Boomers More Likely Than Gen Y To Purchase Food Online

February 13, 2012 12:46 pm | News | Comments

Shoppers ages 50-54 lead the charge when it comes to purchasing health and beauty products online (52 percent), and shoppers ages 45-49 are purchasing more food and beverage products online (29 percent) than any other age group. This was revealed in the latest issue of The Checkout, an ongoing shopper behavior study conducted by The Integer Group® and M/A/R/C Research.

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Study: Drinking Tea May Help Lower Blood Pressure

February 13, 2012 10:06 am | News | Comments

A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that drinking three cups of black tea daily over several months may help lower blood pressure. Research participants—male and female, ages 35 to 75—were split into two groups. One group drank three cups of tea that contained 1,493 milligrams of powdered black tea solids with 429 milligrams of polyphenols and 96 grams of caffeine. The other group drank three cups that contained a placebo with the same taste and caffeine levels but no tea solids.

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CSPI Comments On Food Safety Reform Deadlines

February 13, 2012 10:02 am | News | Comments

Feb 4 marked the "one-year-and-one-month" anniversary of the day that President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Rules that would make our food supply significantly safer are apparently stalled at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The administration is now over 30 days late on meeting several deadlines mandated by Congress.

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The Magic Beans (Part I)

February 13, 2012 10:00 am | Videos | Comments

This week we're taking a deep look into the world of soybeans with a five-part video series hosted by Jason Shoultz and originally run by Aol's American Heartland. In this episode, the host expolores Iowa's soybean farms to learn about the growing and harvesting process and how soybeans are reused on the farms themselves.

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Cargill To Invest Millions In German Cocoa Facilities

February 13, 2012 9:59 am | News | Comments

Cargill has unveiled plans to invest close to EUR20 million in its newly acquired cocoa and chocolate facilities in Berlin, Germany. This investment will enable Cargill to upgrade, strengthen and expand its cocoa and chocolate capabilities in Germany in order to offer customers superior choice, quality and market reach.

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First Lady Celebrates Second Anniversary Of Let's Move!

February 13, 2012 9:54 am | News | Comments

First Lady Michelle Obama joined students, Top Chef chef'testants and the Dallas Cowboys at the Kleberg-Rylie Recreation Center today to highlight the Dallas Independent School Districts efforts to foster healthy, nutritious school environments as part of her three-day nationwide tour celebrating the second anniversary of Let's Move!

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Whole Foods Recalls Cakes

February 13, 2012 9:50 am | News | Comments

Whole Foods is recalling its Pumpkin Bundt Cakes because they contain undeclared milk. No illnesses have been reported. But the Emeryville-based company says people who have milk allergies run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the cake.

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Photo Of The Day: Hearts & Doughnuts

February 13, 2012 9:46 am | News | Comments

Kristpy Kreme is featuring heart-shaped Valentine Doughnuts to celebrate this year's Valentine's Day. Doughnuts are available through Feb. 14 at participating Krispy Kreme U.S. and Canada locations, as well as select grocery stores, mass merchants and convenience stores.

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Truffles' Forbidden History

February 13, 2012 9:30 am | Videos | Comments

Truffles were once banned by the Catholic church due to its purported powers as an aphrodisiac. The ban was lifted, but in some parts of the world, the myth remains.

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Combination Scales

February 10, 2012 4:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

PrimoWeigher combination scales maximize productivity, minimize changeover time and streamline maintenance. The open-frame design provides easy access to all componenets and can be stripped to its core in minutes.

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80-Quart Mixer

February 10, 2012 4:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The SP80PL 80-Quart Mixer features an electronic digital timer for improved accuracy and ease of cleaning. This allows the operator to select a precise mixing time which can be saved for the next batch.

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Keyless Bushings

February 10, 2012 3:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Heavy duty models of the ETP Express keyless shaft bushings are available in 20, 40 and 60 mm sizes. The units provide fast and frequent mounting and dismounting capabilities with only one radial screw. This saves space in a system and provides accurate mounting without axial movement of the unit along the shaft.

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Music Mogul Wants N.Y. To Pull The Plug On Milk

February 10, 2012 1:02 pm | News | Comments

Music mogul Russell Simmons wants New York's governor to pull the plug on milk from cows. The hip-hop impresario writes in a letter to Andrew Cuomo that milk should no longer be the state's official beverage.

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China-Based Candy Maker Opens S.C. Plant

February 10, 2012 12:59 pm | News | Comments

The firm announced in January that it would invest $6 million and bring 120 jobs to its first and only North American manufacturing plant in the central South Carolina site. The plant is scheduled to open Friday with 20 employees on the job.

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Ga. Ag Commissioner Calls For Guest Worker Reform

February 10, 2012 12:57 pm | by KATE BRUMBACK,Associated Press | News | Comments

Georgia's agriculture commissioner traveled to Washington on Thursday and urged members of Congress to reform a federal agricultural guest worker program to make it easier for farmers to use. Commissioner Gary Black told a House subcommittee that Georgia farmers are struggling to find workers, and the current guest worker program is too cumbersome to make it viable. Black, a Republican, said he was encouraged to see interest on the issue from federal lawmakers from both parties. 

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Snyder's-Lance Posts 4Q Profit

February 10, 2012 12:54 pm | News | Comments

Snack food maker Snyder's-Lance Inc. swung to a profit in the fourth quarter as it moved away from costs tied to the acquisition that combined the two companies.

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