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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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VIDEO: Bad Beef

May 21, 2014 12:08 pm | by ABC News | Videos

It’s a food manufacturer’s greatest fear: a product recall that causes consumer illnesses. ABC News looks into the Wolverine Packing Co. recall and interviews the USDA’s chief medical officer about a lack of public info surrounding the case.

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'E-Nose' in the Works to Detect Food Spoilage

May 21, 2014 9:00 am | Videos

Is that meat safe to eat? The Peres device is designed to give exactly that information. It samples the air around the raw meat in question and sends it to a smartphone to be analyzed and relayed to the user. Data can also be shared via social media.

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VIDEO: Pet-Food Fight

May 20, 2014 1:04 pm | by ABC News | Videos

Nestle's Purina is battling Blue Buffalo over the quality of their products and false advertising. As pets become more cherished members of the family, pet food ingredients are no joke for Americans in a the $23 billion nationwide pet food market.

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VIDEO: Another Controversial Coke Commercial

May 19, 2014 9:00 am | by Holly Henschen, Editor | Videos

It seems that each new Coca-Cola video commercial has a built-in controversy. The most recent one shows impoverished laborers in the United American Emirates calling home from a phonebooth that accepts Coke caps as payment. Some call it exploitation.

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Mettler-Toledo ICS226 Compact Checkweigher

May 16, 2014 4:40 pm | by Mettler-Toledo | Videos

When your process requires you to checkweigh or portion food or other products, your scales have to be precise, fast, ergonomically designed and easy to use. The ICS226 Compact Checkweigher by Mettler Toledo is designed for efficient out-of-the-box simple weighing applications, and optimized for easy and fast checkweighing.

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VIDEO: The Science and Technology of Beer

May 16, 2014 9:33 am | Videos

Professor Karl Siebert of Cornell University describes the effects of lipid transfer protein No. 1 on the look, taste and foam production of beer. He is the author of "Recent Discoveries in Beer Foam" in the Journal of the American Soceity of Brewing Chemists.

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VIDEO: Texas vs. California in a Sriracha Scandal

May 15, 2014 9:41 am | by Taiwanese Animators | Videos

The Taiwanese Animators take on the news that Texas is courting Irwindale, California's scandalous Sriracha hot sauce company. The saucemaker has been under pressure to eliminate odors that bother local residents. Texas invited Sriracha to relocate.

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Birdies For Blessings

May 14, 2014 11:29 am | Videos

2013 U.S. Open champ Justin Rose and his wife give impoverished elementary students a bag of food for the weekends. The pro golfer donates $100 - the amount needed to feed a child for the school year - for every birdie (one shot under par) he scores.

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Climate Change's Impact On World's Future Food Supply

May 13, 2014 2:38 pm | Videos

This infographic, released by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization, details the possible impacts that climate change could have on global food production in the decades to come. While global warming may be open to debate, addressing possible food shortages is not.

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