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Michigan's Food Processing Landscape

May 13, 2013 9:12 am | by GreenStone FCS | Videos

Dave Armstrong, President and CEO of GreenStone FCS, a credit services and financing company, discusses the food processing landscape and outlook for Michigan, the nation's 19th largest food processing economy and an employer of an estimated 130,000 workers.

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Food Industry Apps

May 10, 2013 9:16 am | by The Street | Videos

Jim Cramer joins panelists from The Street and Mad Money to discuss new technology at work in the food industry, including an app that facilitates direct-to-consumer sales between farmers and those looking to cut out food supply chain middlemen.

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Belcampo Dominates its Supply Chain

May 9, 2013 9:16 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Belcampo is a new food start-up that has a laser focus on burgers. The food company is so serious about its beef that it has chosen a unique supply chain strategy — total domination. The company owns its entire supply chain, from farm to butcher to table.

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Snacking for Your Health

May 8, 2013 9:23 am | by TEDx | Videos

In this TED talk, world-renowned chef Caroline Duetsch Kubik discusses the potentially revolutionary role of snacking in the improvement of the American diet. Kubik now works as a food industry marketing and communication specialist, and she believes that snacking could be the solution for a new, nutritionally balanced food culture.

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Healthy Fast Food?

May 7, 2013 9:16 am | by CNN Money | Videos

As consumers clamor for healthier options on the grocery store shelves, they're also looking for healthy options in convenience restaurants. A new Canadian start-up, Freshii, is attempting to give diners what they want by opening a chain of healthy fast food restaurants.

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Taking a Peek into the Freezer

May 6, 2013 9:19 am | by TLC | Videos

In this digital exclusive from TLC, the cable channel takes a look at the history of the frozen foods processing industry and the pioneers who made the convenience of frozen foods a reality and revolutionized the way Americans eat. 

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Sam Adams Helping Small Business Owners

May 3, 2013 9:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos

The founder of the company that brews Sam Adams beer discusses his company's new venture, Brewing the American Dream, which aims to provide loans to small businesses, an especially important service at a time when traditional bank lending to small businesses has all but dried up.

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Frozen Foods a Good Bet

May 2, 2013 9:02 am | by Bloomberg Television | Videos

Bloomberg's Senior Markets Correspondent Julie Hyman talks about betting on frozen foods. She highlights the strong performance of what she calls staples food companies and suggests that frozen foods companies will likely continue to be profitable in the coming months.

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What Makes a $9 Chocolate Bar?

May 1, 2013 8:31 am | by CNN Money | Videos

A visit to the Mast Brothers Chocolate factory reveals that top shelf ingredients like organic cacao beans from Madagascar processed in specialized equipment like stone grinders can produce a gourmet chocolate bar that will delight the taste buds and lighten the wallet.

Europe Rethinks Food Safety After Horsemeat Scandal

April 30, 2013 8:12 am | by Euronews | Videos

The Director General of the European Consumers' Organisation discusses food safety and consumer retail fraud in the wake of the horsemeat labeling scandal. She reminds consumers to be vigilant regarding food safety, especially at a time when food processors may be lowering food safety standards as a way to cope with the economic crisis in Europe.

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Investing in Wine

April 29, 2013 9:43 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Wine Master Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan gives tips on diversifying your wine portfolio, suggesting buying strategies for wine from every day to special occasions. She also discusses the trend of investment buyers, who buy and sell wine with no intention of drinking their purchases.

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SLIDESHOW: A Cut Above the Rest

April 29, 2013 8:43 am | by Krystal Gabert, Editor | Videos

Daniele, Inc. is using innovative technology to extend shelf-life, ensure food safety and expand the reach of its sausage and cured meat products to a growing base of consumers. Be on the lookout for Food Manufacturing's May 2013 issue, in which we profile this business on the rise.

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Mexican Cucumbers Linked to Salmonella

April 26, 2013 9:27 am | by NBC | Videos

Cucumbers from Mexico have been linked to 73 U.S. cases of salmonella across 18 states, and the FDA has halted imports from the Mexican company thought to be responsible. Though no one has died from this outbreak, 20 people have been hospitalized.

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Army Food Inspectors Keep Troops Safe

April 24, 2013 2:16 pm | by U.S. Army | Videos

News of radiation leaks at the badly damaged Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan has residents of a nearby air station concerned about the safety of their food. Capt. Kimberly Yore and Sgt. Rabosky Tanner discuss what they're doing to keep food supplies safe.

CSPI: 'Defensive Eating' Can Protect Against 'Risky Meats'

April 24, 2013 9:31 am | by NBC News | Videos

In a press conference held yesterday, the Center for Science in the Public Interest identified chicken and ground beef as the meats most likely to carry foodborne illness while ham, sausage and chicken nuggets are categorized as "lowest risk" products.

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Obesity: Diet Controls May Not Be the Answer

April 22, 2013 3:43 pm | by CNN | Videos

A new study from the University of Minnesota has found that children whose parents either restrict certain unhealthy foods or forced them to "clean their plates" faced an increased risk for dietary issues and weight problems later in life.

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Why Tesco Failed

April 22, 2013 9:24 am | by CNN Money | Videos

British retail giant Tesco recently pulled out of the U.S. market following low sales and non-existent profits. Why did the company, so successful in the UK fail in the U.S.? Some analysts blame unsavvy market analysis and a misjudgment of the American consumer.

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The Science Behind Snacking

April 19, 2013 9:36 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos

The Wall Street Journal discusses the trend toward convenient snack packaging and the increasing availability of eat-on-the-go options. Hershey's Hand-to-Mouth Innovation Platform allows consumers to grab — and grab and grab — and go wherever and whenever.

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Coke Stock Up

April 18, 2013 9:34 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Despite sluggish growth in the Chinese market, shares of Coca-Cola rose this week, exceeding earnings expectations. The beverage giant said growth in other emerging markets in countries like Brazil, Russia and India helped to pick up the slack and aid strong strong overall performance.

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Bird Flu Hits Chinese Poultry Industry

April 17, 2013 10:07 am | by IBTimesUK | Videos

With the emergence of the H7N9 strain of Bird Flu in China, Chinese consumers are backing away from poultry products as fear grips the nation. Though safety restrictions only apply to live chickens, poultry purveyors around the country say business has taken a hit.

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