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VIDEO: Experimental Food Allergy Therapy Gives Sufferers New Hope

February 23, 2015 12:55 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Every three minutes in the U.S., someone visits an emergency room with a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction to food. One experimental treatment called "oral immunotherapy" is confronting allergy dangers head-on, and it's part of a clinical trial at Stanford University.

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Oklahoma's Controversial State Vegetable: The Watermelon

February 27, 2015 2:30 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos

Oklahoma lawmakers are facing some difficult decisions this year: healthcare, public school financing and whether the watermelon should remain the official state vegetable. The what?

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VIDEO: Why Some Foods Can Cause a Drug-Like Addiction

February 27, 2015 10:20 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos

Two new studies explore how some of us may be "addicted" to food. The research suggests certain types of food may attract people the same way as heroin and cocaine. 

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VIDEO: Is the Craft Beer Market Getting Too Crowded?

February 26, 2015 2:05 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Chris Gallant, co-founder of The Bronx Brewery, discusses the beer business with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock."

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VIDEO: Why Gin is Becoming the Latest Tonic of Choice

February 26, 2015 11:10 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos

Gin has been Britain's drink of choice since the 1700s, but with a nickname like "mother's ruin," the spirit's reputation has taken some knocks. Thanks to some crafty distillers, a new gin craze is buzzing across the pond.

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VIDEO: How Much Money is Tied Up in Your Inventory?

February 24, 2015 12:10 pm | by Food Manufacturing | Videos

According to Grainger, some of the sweetest low hanging fruit for a cost conscious company is actually in your MRO inventory. A lack of understanding on how quickly, or slowly, this inventory turns can result in a significant number of operating dollars being tied up at any given time.

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VIDEO: Fish Farm Goes Vegetarian to Save Seafood

February 23, 2015 9:15 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Fish farms have a big problem: They’ve been making feed out of sardines and anchovies from the oceans, a source that could be depleted within a few decades. A California company called Two X Sea could have a solution.

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VIDEO: Giving Surplus Produce a Second Chance

February 20, 2015 2:25 pm | by The Lempert Report | Videos

The stats on food waste in the U.S. are not pretty. About half of all food wasted is fresh produce. One San Francisco-based social enterprise is taking the problem head on with a simple mission to give surplus produce a second chance.

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VIDEO: West-Coasters Try Wisconsin's Favorite Foods For First Time

February 19, 2015 12:25 pm | by Movoto Originals | Videos

Six Californians were asked to set down their granola bars, back away from the avocado, and taste some of the most notable foods from America's Dairyland. Wisconsin's cuisine packed a few surprises for these West-coasters.

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VIDEO: Making e-Commerce Work For Manufacturers

February 18, 2015 3:05 pm | by Food Manufacturing | Videos

In the last five to ten years, the use of online ordering has skyrocketed in the industrial MRO space. But tracking down a specific product isn't always easy. Speed, compliance and spend management are all significant factors in this process.

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Video: Researchers Develop Spray-On, DNA ‘Barcode’ For Food

February 18, 2015 8:15 am | by CBS News | Videos

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and a startup firm have developed a spray that can allow contaminated food to be traced back to its source within an hour.

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Ice Cream...With Skin?

February 13, 2015 9:40 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Inventor David Edwards is trying to change the way we take in nutrition. His best known creation is wikicells, an edible skin meant to replace traditional food packaging. Edwards' biggest problem isn't creating these alternatives, but selling the public on them.

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VIDEO: Learn How to Utilize Your Supplier For a Better Safety Program

February 12, 2015 1:10 pm | by Food Manufacturing | Videos

Food Manufacturing's sister publication, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations magazine, had the chance to speak with Nino Granatiero, Vice President, Safety and Marketing for Grainger, about some of the top safety issues Grainger sees with its manufacturing customers.

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VIDEO: Brisket Sees Sudden Spike in Popularity

February 12, 2015 11:30 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos

Whether it's on a sandwich or served with sides, brisket is a meat eater's bread and butter. Brisket used to be a cheaper alternative to top cuts like sirloin, but the tasty meat has seen a sudden spike in popularity and prices are now soaring.

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Nestle Takes on Hershey's in Licorice Wars

February 12, 2015 9:45 am | by NBC News | Videos

The Hershey Co. currently dominates the licorice market with a more than two-thirds share, mainly from Twizzlers. But according to NBC News, Nestle wants to take a bite out of the $300 million licorice market with its new SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes.

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Soybots: A Robotic Garden That Seeks Light to Grow Soybeans

February 12, 2015 4:40 am | by Purdue University | Videos

Purdue Univ. professors designed a robotic platform allowing indoor plants to search for light to sustain nourishment. Soybots were created by McMullen and Fabian Winkler, an associate professor of electronic and time-based art.

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VIDEO: How Much Water is Used to Make That Burger?

February 11, 2015 1:15 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Videos

The newest video in the Meat Mythcrusher series addresses one of the most commonly seen myths in the media: how much water it takes to produce a pound of beef. 

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New Packaging Laws Hit Marijuana Edibles Market

February 11, 2015 9:35 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.info | Videos

After many incidents where kids accidentally ate edible marijuana products led to a string of emergency room visits, new laws were put in place to mitigate these risks. The laws affect how much THC — the active chemical in pot — are allowed in edible marjiuana products and how they're packaged so that it's not as easy to take too much.

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VIDEO: Why Swiss Cheese Has Holes

February 10, 2015 3:30 pm | by SciShow | Videos

"Why does Swiss cheese have holes" is probably the most-asked question on the Internet. As it turns out, the answer is actually pretty simple. SciShow breaks it down, hole by hole, for us. But the real question here is: "What is Swiss cheese called in Switzerland?"

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VIDEO: Colorado Pot Shops Bring Upgrades, Unlikely Benefits to Community

February 10, 2015 10:25 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos

Colorado is about to release marijuana tax figures for December, which will give a complete picture of how much the state made in the first year of recreational sales. Meanwhile, residents in Aurora, Colorado, say they are pleasantly surprised by their new pot-selling neighbors.

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Cognac Comeback: How the Cognac Market is Growing in the US

February 9, 2015 10:00 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Distilled spirits make up more than 35 percent of the U.S. market for alcoholic beverages. Consumers are trading up by spending more on small volume products made by specialists. Michael Quinttus, president and CEO of Vintus, discusses the growing market for premium cognac.

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