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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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Your Beer Attracts Fruit Flies on Purpose

October 10, 2014 10:20 am | by Cell Press | News | Comments

The familiar smell of beer is due in part to aroma compounds produced by common brewer's yeast. Now, researchers have discovered why the yeast make that smell: the scent attracts fruit flies, which repay the yeast by dispersing their cells in the environment.

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What Does a Sustainable Shopping List Look Like?

October 10, 2014 9:42 am | by TakePart | Articles | Comments

Today's Americans are eating healthier, but we still have a long way to go in terms of sustainability. A recent survey showed that American consumers eat the most processed and packaged foods and the fewest fruits and vegetables of the 18 countries ranked.

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Food Addiction: Possible Trigger of Obesity Epidemic

October 10, 2014 9:26 am | by American College of Nutrition (ACN) | News | Comments

With diabetes and obesity reaching epidemic levels, the scientific community is exploring the many factors that may be contributing to this global problem. One aspect that is gaining interest within the research community is food addiction.     

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One of Top Ten Craft Brewers to Build Facility in Virginia

October 10, 2014 9:12 am | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Stone Brewing Co., named one of the nation's top 10 craft breweries, is tapping Virginia for its East Coast operations. The company plans to build a $74 million facility in Richmond, creating nearly 290 jobs over five years.      

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Spiral Conveyor

October 10, 2014 7:45 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

The new Helix Spiral Conveyor provides a compact solution to gently elevate or lower a variety of products in a production line.    

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More Than 200 Craft Brewers Dramatically Reduce Carbon Footprint

October 9, 2014 3:17 pm | by MicroStar Logistics | News | Comments

A new study finds more than 200 leading craft brewers helped reduce their collective carbon footprint by over 3 million kg of CO2e in 2013. The results will be used as a benchmark to help the industry further minimize its carbon footprint.  

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Banning Plastic Bags May Be Bad Science

October 9, 2014 3:08 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

Recently, Americans were split on the idea of California Governor Jerry Brown's state-wide plastic ban, also known as SB270. The new ban puts plastic bags provided at grocery store, pharmacy, convenience store and liquor shop check-out counters in the crosshairs.

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VIDEO: Why Does Bacon Smell So Good?

October 9, 2014 2:55 pm | by Reactions | Videos | Comments

What is it about cooking bacon that makes it smell so good? The Reactions team puts its nose into everyone's favorite breakfast food. We teamed up with the Compound Interest blog to break down the science of that sweet smell.       

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Mexico's Tax on Junk Food Hits Pepsi, Coke

October 9, 2014 2:46 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Recent declines suffered by Pepsi and Coke in Mexico underscore why the beverage industry is fighting tax proposals on sugary drinks in in San Francisco and nearby Berkeley. It's not yet clear whether the taxes' impact on consumption will last.

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Flavors Fuel Food Industry, Remain a Mystery to Consumers

October 9, 2014 2:37 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Five consumer and environmental groups sent a letter to the FDA expressing their concern about the flavor industry, which determines the safety of its own ingredients. The letter noted that safety is sometimes declared based on scientific data that isn't publicly available.

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Kerry: Time is Running Out to Address Climate Change

October 9, 2014 2:16 pm | by STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press | News | Comments

Secretary of State John Kerry said climate change is already changing the world in real and significant ways, like serious food shortages. He said the world needs to confront the threat of climate change now while there is still time.    

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Burger King Manager Attacks Customer With Switchblade

October 9, 2014 12:35 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A New Mexico man is suing Burger King after he says a manager attacked him for complaining about cold onion rings. The lawsuit claims that when the Robert Deyapp asked for a refund, he was attacked with a stun gun and switchblade.     

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Study: Yogurt Can Protect Against Metal Poisoning

October 9, 2014 8:47 am | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

Yogurt containing probiotic bacteria successfully protected children and pregnant women against heavy metal exposure in a recent study. Researchers distributed a special yogurt containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus bacteria and observed the outcomes.

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