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VIDEO: BLT vs. Club Sandwich Face-Off

August 15, 2014 10:35 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report" sinks his teeth into the debate of which is better: the BLT sandwich or the classic club sandwich? Hilarity ensues when he compares the lettuce in a BLT to the Holy Ghost because "no one knows why it's there."

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Infographic: Biggest Losers in Food Waste

August 15, 2014 10:02 am | by Popular Science | News | Comments

The planet may have to feed a global population of 10 billion people by 2050. With that milestone looming, organizations like the U.N., the National Resources Defense Council and Food Tank are working on ways to make food systems more efficient.

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USDA Clips Wings of Misleading Language on Organic Packaging

August 15, 2014 9:50 am | by The Cornucopia Institute | News | Comments

The USDA announced that it would rein-in misleading language on organic packaging that has been suspected of confusing consumers. Specifically, the agency addressed companies that market food products with words like "organic" or "organics" in their brand-name.

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Non-Traditional Packaging Excels in Beverage, Dairy Industries

August 15, 2014 9:32 am | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President,Tetra Pak Inc. | Articles | Comments

U.S. producers have been catching on to the benefits of aseptic cartons, which were first developed for shelf-safe dairy products in 1961. But much has changed in the past 15 years, with growing segments of the dairy, beverage and food industries embracing carton technology so enthusiastically that it now dominates certain categories.

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NH Frozen Pizza Facility Comes Back From the Ashes

August 15, 2014 9:08 am | by Rustic Crust | News | Comments

Rustic Crust, a manufacturer of organic and all-natural pizza crust and sauce, is soon to break ground with a new frozen pizza facility on the site of its former factory in Pittsfield, N.H., which burned to the ground earlier this year.      

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Coca-Cola Bets on Energy Drinks With Monster Stake

August 15, 2014 8:57 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola is buying a heavy stake in Monster Beverage for $2.15 billion, hoping to benefit from the surging popularity of energy drinks. The deal is the latest move by Coca-Cola to look beyond its own portfolio of Sprite, Dasani, Powerade and other drinks for growth. 

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Whole Foods Recalls 368 Pounds of Ground Beef

August 15, 2014 8:49 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced that two Whole Foods Market stores in Massachusetts are recalling 368 pounds of ground beef for possible contamination of a popular bacteria. So far, three people have fallen ill.

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US Producer Prices Rise Only 0.1 Percent in July

August 15, 2014 8:20 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The Labor Department says the producer price index rose 0.1 percent in July, following a 0.4 percent gain in June. The cost of vegetables, among other goods, fell. In the past year, producer prices have risen just 1.7 percent, slightly below the Federal Reserve's target.

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Adjustable Bracket Mounted Lights

August 15, 2014 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

The EPL-JH70-120 is a metal halide hazardous area light fixture that is capable of illuminating an area 13,000 square feet in size.

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Closed Cell Silicone Sponge Sheeting

August 15, 2014 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bellofoam is a closed cell silicone sponge sheeting designed to support a variety of industrial, manufacturing, gasketing, insulation, sealing and padding requirements in factory floor industries.

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Independent Distributors Can Take Key Steps to Compete With Larger Rivals

August 14, 2014 2:59 pm | by Ranga Bodla, NetSuite Senior Director of Industry Marketing, Manufacturing & Wholesale Distribution | Articles | Comments

It’s not easy being an independent distributor these days. They face constant competition from large national distributors, most of which have the advantage of multiple locations, more capital to support investments and the purchasing power to get volume discounts. 

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Ensure Alcoholic Beverage Palatability, Profitability

August 14, 2014 2:53 pm | by METTLER TOLEDO | News | Comments

For manufacturers to thrive in the rapidly evolving worldwide alcoholic beverage market, they must streamline processes like never before. This guide helps manufacturers worldwide ensure the consistency, taste and profitability of their products whether they produce beer, wine or spirits.   

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Coming Soon: Genetically Edited Fruit?

August 14, 2014 2:47 pm | by Cell Press | News | Comments

With awareness of what makes these biotechnologies new and different, genetically edited fruits might be met with greater acceptance by society than GMOs so far have been, especially in Europe. Fruits are but one example of dozens of possible future applications for GEOs.

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Illinois Company is Latest to Venture into Carp Business

August 14, 2014 2:39 pm | by JIM SUHR, Associated Press | News | Comments

American Heartland Fish Products is the latest to venture into the small but growing business of carp-rendering, and their experiment offers another test of whether private enterprise can help reduce invasive species by turning them into food.

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Utah Woman Critically Injured By Toxic Sweet Tea at Restaurant

August 14, 2014 2:01 pm | by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Dickey's Barbecue Pit in South Jordan, Utah is under investigation after a woman drank the restaurant's sweet tea, which was laced with an industrial cleaning chemical. The 67-year-old woman suffers severe burns on her mouth and throat.

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Infographic: Top 10 Eating Occasions in American Food Culture

August 14, 2014 12:00 pm | by Hartman Group | News | Comments

Research by the Hartman Group shows three basic types of eating occasions in contemporary food culture: instrumental, savoring and inspirational. Here are the top 10 eating occasions in American food culture today.          

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Dunkin' Donuts Brews Up First Single-Origin Packaged Coffee

August 14, 2014 12:00 pm | by Dunkin' Donuts | News | Comments

In celebration of National Coffee Month, Dunkin' Donuts has brewed big news for coffee drinkers with the introduction of Colombian Packaged Coffee, the brand's first single-origin packaged coffee. Packaged coffee is the perfect way to enjoy Dunkin' Donuts coffee at home.

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Infographic: Just How Much Food is Going Straight to the Trash?

August 14, 2014 11:02 am | by Business Insider | News | Comments

Every year, the planet loses nearly a third of its food — a staggering 1.4 billion tons. That's according to a United Nations study that assessed food networks in 152 countries.                             

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VIDEO: Will Produce Trump the Cookie Aisle in the Future?

August 14, 2014 10:41 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

When given the option between a cookie and a piece of produce, which one do you reach for? In five years, you could be spending more time and money in the produce aisle. Author Michael Moss says produce marketers are going to figure out how to really drive sales upwards.

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Providing Protein in On-the-Go Breakfast Foods

August 14, 2014 10:30 am | by David G. Sabbagh, Senior Group Manager - Applications Innovation, Michelle Braun, Ph.D, Senior Researcher | Articles | Comments

The unhurried breakfast of the past has given way to an average of just 12 minutes a day for consuming breakfast, according to recent research. Now, food manufacturers are looking for innovative ideas to change how Americans kick-off their day.

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