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VIDEO: Robotically Milked Cows

June 18, 2014 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | Videos

Farm automation, already popular in Europe, is starting to catch on in the U.S. The old-fashioned farm hand is being replaced by a set of high-tech robots that clean, feed and milk dairy cows. Farmers can take a break by letting a fleet of robots do the dirty work.

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VIDEO: Can This Drink Replace Food?

June 17, 2014 8:30 am | by The Colbert Report | Videos

Is it possible to completely replace your diet with a drink and still get the sufficient nutrition? "The Colbert Report" guest Rob Rhinehart seems to think so. Host Stephen Colbert doesn't seem so satisfied as he tastes the "drink" invented by Soylent.

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VIDEO: Jack Link's Celebrates Jerky Day With "Meat Rushmore"

June 16, 2014 8:00 am | by Jack Link's Jerky | Videos

Jack Link's, known for their meat snacks, celebrated the third annual National Jerky Day on June 12 by recreating Mount Rushmore entirely out of the company's beef, pork and turkey jerky. The result: A 1,600 pound 3D meat replica — Meat Rushmore.

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VIDEO: POM Wonderful Snaps Back at Late Night HBO Host

June 13, 2014 8:15 am | by Last Week Tonight | Videos

What happens when you poke fun of a company's health claims? You get a mini refrigerator full of POM Wonderful pomegranate juice! John Oliver of "Last Week Tonight" dips in to his mail bag to find a cleverly-crafted response from the juice company. 

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VIDEO: Cooking Up Pizza to Last 3 Years

June 12, 2014 8:40 am | by CNN Money | Videos

It looks like pizza, but this isn't your average pie. This pizza is specially engineered to last more than three years. This comfort food has been requested by military personnel for years. Soon, they will be provided with food that feels a lot like coming home. 

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VIDEO: Should Food Stamps Buy Soda, Sugary Drinks?

June 11, 2014 8:20 am | by HLN | Videos

Louisiana lawmakers are trying to put restrictions on how welfare recipients can spend their money. Researchers found that 140,000 kids and 240,000 adults would avoid obesity if the state were to ban people from buying soda or sugary drinks with food stamps. 

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VIDEO: Center for Food Safety Celebrates 15 Years

June 10, 2014 8:20 am | by Center for Food Safety | Videos

The Center for Food Safety celebrates 15 years of fighting "the big guys" in the industry. With a vision of finding better ways to produce foods, CFS represents farmers, environmental organizations and consumers against powerful corporations and the government. 

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Depalletizer for Reverse Taper Bottles

June 9, 2014 5:02 pm | by A-B-C Packaging | Videos

Reverse taper bottles are a depalletizing challenge because their smaller base configuration causes instability that may result in downed bottles- and interrupted production. This depalletizer has proprietary features that ensure reverse taper bottle stability during high speed transfer from the pallet and throughout single filing.

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VIDEO: Food Dye Possibly Linked to ADHD

June 9, 2014 8:30 am | by Shannon Miller, CNN Newswire | Videos

A Purdue University study finds a possible connection between food dyes and ADHD. The colors, also known as AFCs, are found in everything from candy and cereal to mouthwash and marshmallows. Children could be consuming far more dyes than previously thought.

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VIDEO: This Store Sells Only Expired Food

June 5, 2014 9:11 am | by NBC News | Videos

Former president of Trader Joe's, Doug Rauch, will open a new grocery store to this month that sells expired foods. Rauch said The Daily Table will offer fresh produce, perfectly good dairy and most other grocery store products at deep discounts.

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VIDEO: Land O'Lakes Celebrates June Dairy Month

June 4, 2014 8:30 am | by Land O'Lakes | Videos

Land O'Lakes celebrates June Dairy Month by talking about the importance of using correct practices in milking and making sure the cows are clean and comfortable. Land O'Lakes has been serving dairy products for more than 90 years.  

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VIDEO: World Cup Team Hotels Raided Over Food Safety

June 3, 2014 8:30 am | by The Guardian | Videos

A Brazilian consumer defense agency found past-expiration food in the hotels where national soccer teams from Italy and England are staying during the World Cup. The agency said the inspections were an effort to enforce food safety codes.

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VIDEO: Food Fight! Merger Mania in the Kitchen

June 2, 2014 9:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Many big company food manufacturers are buying and selling their rivals. Pilgrim's Pride wants to buy Hillshire Brands, but the complications begin when Hillshire already has plans to buy rival Pinnacle Foods. So what happens to Pinnacle Foods?

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VIDEO: Cattle Health and Food Safety

May 30, 2014 8:15 am | by Veterinarians On Call | Videos

Veterinarian Dr. Tom Noffsinger talks about the interaction between cattle and people. Once the cattle understand and have confidence in their caregivers, they can be honest with us on how they feel. In order to evaluate cattle health, it is important to ask them to play. 

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VIDEO: New York Snack Attack

May 29, 2014 8:00 am | Videos

What is the definition of a snack? The Daily Show's Jon Stewart "takes fun and pokes it" at New York State officials battling over naming a state snack. A bill designating yogurt, specifically, as New York's state snack is the topic of hilarity. 

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VIDEO: Millennials and Manufacturing

May 28, 2014 9:55 am | Videos

Did you know the average manufacturing worker earns over $77,000 annually? Young adults rated a manufacturer job only 5 out of 7 for career preferences, but over 80 percent of them believe that manufacturers are important to our standard of living. 

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VIDEO: Katie Couric Issues ‘Fed Up’ Challenge

May 27, 2014 1:43 pm | by ABC News World | Videos

After the release of "Fed Up," a new documentary blaming big-name food manufacturers as the cause for obesity, Katie Couric to issued a no-sugar challenge. That means going 10 days with no added sugar in you diet, including artificial sweeteners and yogurts. 

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VIDEO: Building a Better Egg (Without the Chicken)

May 27, 2014 9:58 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Hampton Creek, a San Francisco-based startup developing plant-based replacements for eggs, is working on a replacing the scrambled egg. Their goal isn't necessarily to replace the eggs, but to cut back on the use of eggs that work their way into every other product.  

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VIDEO: Sweets and Snack Expo Teases the Appetite

May 23, 2014 8:00 am | Videos

Thousands of new confectionery and snack foods were revealed May 20–22 during the 2014 Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago. The expo featured the hottest new products from 650 companies. Trends include ancient grains, coconut and bacon flavors.

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VIDEO: Guy Walks Into a Chipotle

May 22, 2014 8:30 am | by The Daily Show | Videos

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart comments on news that Chipotle has decided assault rifles are bad for business after a consumer group asked one Texas location to ban the guns following a gun rights demonstration at one of the chain's Dallas restaurants.

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