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VIDEO: Packaging Makes ‘Soup for You!’ Viable

June 30, 2014 8:30 am | by TheLempertReport | Videos

There's no question that food packaging has evolved in a major way. So, how do you make foods taste great and not require expensive refrigeration or freezing? At the recent FMI convention we found one brand who is embracing just that: Soupman.

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VIDEO: Get Your Protein From Crickets

June 27, 2014 8:10 am | by NBC News | Videos

Bitty Foods makes food products based on cricket flour. Founder Megan Miller says the flour is sustainable and high in protein. The flour is made up of crickets that have been dry roasted and ground up into a fine powder and put into food products, such as cookies.

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VIDEO: The Salty Truth About Sodium

June 26, 2014 8:30 am | by NBC News | Videos

About 90 percent of Americans eat more salt than is recommend, but how much is too much? Dr. Snyderman says it's a false statement that healthy foods don't contain sodium. The American Health Association says foods like seafood and lentils contain more sodium than you think.

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VIDEO: Researchers Put the Crunch Back into Vegetables

June 25, 2014 9:31 am | by Reuters | Videos

When frozen and defrosted, spinach leaves wilt, but Lund University scientists say they have the answer with a natural sugar. The cells are kept alive longer, making it possible for farmers to harvest and freeze their products for months at a time.

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VIDEO: Nutella Experiments With 3D Printing

June 24, 2014 9:46 am | by Structur3d Printing | Videos

In this brief, yet powerful video, Nutella dips into the realm of 3D printing. The hazelnut-spread maker experimented with the Discov3ry Extruder, an add-on extruder with the ability to print a whole new range of paste-like materials, at the Bay Area Maker Faire.

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VIDEO: This Cup Has Hydration Down to a Science

June 23, 2014 9:02 am | by Vessyl by Mark One | Videos

Most people think hydration is just about drinking 8 glasses of water a day, but Mark Berman, VP of Health, Mark One, says it's more complex than that. Vessyl tracks the contents of the beverage. By knowing what's inside, the cup monitors real-time hydration needs.

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VIDEO: Best Burger in America at Conan O’Brien’s?

June 20, 2014 8:40 am | by Conan O' Brien | Videos

Who knew that America's best hamburger can be found right inside Conan O'Brien's studio? Conan jokes about The New York Times naming 'Conan's' as having the best burger in America. Thinking its a mistake, the latenight comedy host has a surprising waiting for him.

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VIDEO: Chef Jamie Oliver Experiments with Google Glass

June 19, 2014 8:35 am | by Jamie Oliver | Videos

Jamie Oliver, a British chef known for his Food Tube channel, experiments with Google Glass for the first time. Without the need for cameramen or soundmen, Oliver is able to film his own video. Google Glass makes it easy to record video though the eyes of the wearer.

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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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