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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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VIDEO: Top Consumer Restaurant Trends in 2015

February 6, 2015 10:45 am | by National Restaurant Association | Videos

Today's consumers are more sophisticated and knowledgeable about food and dining than ever before. The National Restaurant Association's 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast explores how consumers are choosing where and what to eat.     

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VIDEO: Coca-Cola's Strangest Flavors

February 5, 2015 1:45 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Most soda drinkers have a favorite flavor in their choice of carbonated beverages. But did you know Coca-Cola has some of the strangest flavors worldwide? From Green Tea Coke to pine nut flavored, would you be caught sipping one of these unique drinks?

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VIDEO: The Science of Sugar Addicition

February 5, 2015 9:50 am | by SciShow | Videos

With a month of 2015 already behind us, many consumers are struggling to keep their New Year's resolutions of eating healthier. But don't beat yourself up too much, because new research says our brains are actually hardwired to love sugary foods. 

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VIDEO: The Never-Ending Confusion of Salt Intake

February 4, 2015 12:40 pm | by The Lempert Report | Videos

Thirty years ago, The Lempert Report reported on the FDA's new ruling on salt labeling. But 30 years later, are we still just as confused on the issue of salt? There still continues to be a wide array of consumer confusion as to how much salt one should consume. 

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VIDEO: Colorado Edibles Get New Warning Labels

February 4, 2015 10:30 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos

New rules in Colorado require warnings about the effects of edible marijuana. The snacks already pack a financial punch, as they make up approximately 45 percent of the state's cannabis market. Fortunately, the edibles industry seems to be welcoming the new regulations.

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VIDEO: Should Americans Be Drinking More Milk?

February 3, 2015 11:45 am | by CBS News | Videos

Milk sales in the U.S. have dropped to a 30-year low, a trend the dairy industry describes as devastating. Industry executives say it's because their products and packaging are old fashioned and in need of innovation, but some families also have health concerns. 

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VIDEO: Diageo Says Vodka Acquisitions Are 'Unlikely'

February 3, 2015 10:40 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Diageo's Chief Executive Officer Ivan Menezes says Vodka acquisitions are unlikely, even though the market is getting more competitive. Menezes talks with Jonathan Ferro on Bloomberg Television's "On the Move."           

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VIDEO: Why a 200-Year-Old Brewer Turned to Robots

January 28, 2015 3:20 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos

Some things in business simply cannot be hurried. Badische Stattsbrauerei Rothaus in Germany hasn't changed the recipe of its beer since the 1790s, but the company needed to change the way it packaged its bottles. So, it turned to robots.   

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VIDEO: Innovations in the Food World Often Start With Technology

January 28, 2015 9:45 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos

From agriculture to production, innovations in the food world often start with technology. Where better to find a mass of these innovative ideas than in the epicenter of entrepreneurs and tech startups: Silicon Valley.        

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The Next Global Markets For US Businesses

January 27, 2015 3:15 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

The U.S. economy is surging ahead while areas like China, Europe and Russia struggle economically. In order to keep the momentum going for U.S. businesses, they’ll have to look at new global markets to expand. So where are companies aiming their focus?

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Happy Birthday, Beer Can! Cheers to 80 Years

January 27, 2015 2:30 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Videos

On Jan. 24, 1935, Krueger Brewing of Richmond, Virginia sold the very first beer can. While the beer cans of 80 years ago don't look too different from the cans of today, consumers had to actually crack open a cold one by using a can opener. 

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VIDEO: Hershey's Blocks Cadbury Chocolates From Entering the US

January 27, 2015 11:15 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Cadbury chocolate fans in the U.S. are up in arms about how these British treats will no longer be available across the pond. Hershey's says the chocolate that Cadbury is making for the U.S. market is "too similar" to its own confectionery products.

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VIDEO: Energy Bars Get Savory With New Twists on Flavor

January 26, 2015 3:45 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos

Energy bars and gels, typically consumed by athletes while working out, are now being made in savory flavors. After decades of sweet options like chocolate and berries, flavors like pizza and barbecue are now taking over.       

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VIDEO: Serving Up 8K Pounds of Meat on the 'World's Largest BBQ Pit'

January 26, 2015 11:05 am | by USA Today | Videos

The world's largest barbecue pit: A barbecue pit so big it is hooked up to a Peterbilt with an 18-speed transmission. The trailer alone is 75 feet long, weighs 80,000 pounds and serves up 8,000 pounds of meat.           

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VIDEO: How Technology Could End Illegal Fishing

January 23, 2015 11:30 am | by The Economist | Videos

There is a good chance that one in five fish sold in a store or served in a restaurant has been caught illegally. That would amount to 26 million tons — the weight of nearly 500 Titanics — of fish a year. But clever use of technology could help prevent this pillage.

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VIDEO: This Australian Yogurt is Taking Over Shelves in America

January 23, 2015 9:10 am | by ABC News | Videos

Move over, Chobani — there's a new Greek yogurt in town. Female entrepreneur Koel Thomae's Australian spin on Greek yogurt has won over American consumers' stomaches. The company had over 70 million in sales last year alone.       

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VIDEO: Famous Portland Whole Grain Bread Goes National

January 22, 2015 11:20 am | by USA Today | Videos

Going against the gluten-free fad, Portland, Ore.-based Dave's Killer Bread has gained legions of fans for its seeded, nutritious sandwich loaves. Now it has plans to expand to every single state in the U.S. by the end of 2015.     

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