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Report: Amazon Working on Drive-Thru Grocery Store

July 30, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Amazon.com is reportedly planning a drive-through grocery store in a potentially major shift for both the e-commerce giant and the grocery industry.

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Report: Continued GPO Growth For Food Operators, Distributors, Manufacturers

July 29, 2015 2:55 pm | by Technomic

As foodservice operators across segments wrestle with increasing food costs and profit pressure, their participation in Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) continues to rise.

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Evidence Pushes Back History of Agriculture

July 29, 2015 2:20 pm | by American Friends of Tel Aviv Univ.

Until now, researchers believed farming was "invented" some 12,000 years ago in the Cradle of Civilization — Iraq, the Levant, parts of Turkey and Iran — an area that was home to some of the earliest known human civilizations.

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Hormone in Brain Could Cause Overeating, Says Rutgers Science

July 29, 2015 1:50 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter

Eating for pure pleasure instead of hunger is controlled by a hormone in the brain, according to new Rutgers University research. The work could point to brain-first targets to combat the burgeoning obesity epidemic, according to the scientists

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Restaurants Recasting Menus and Food in a Protein Paradigm

July 29, 2015 12:45 pm | by Packaged Facts

Meatless Mondays are trending, but make no mistake, many U.S. consumers are still looking to sources of protein as part of a diet rich in foods that provide health and wellness benefits and contain ingredients that address illness mitigation.

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Molson Coors Brings its 'Craft' Beer Blue Moon to Canada

July 29, 2015 11:20 am | by Molson Coors Canada

Blue Moon, the number one selling wheat beer in the United States, is coming to Canada as Belgian Moon. 

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Enfamil Maker Mead Johnson Paying $12M to Settle Bribery Charges

July 29, 2015 10:15 am | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer

The SEC said Mead Johnson's Chinese subsidiary paid doctors and other professionals in government-owned hospitals to recommend the formula and to give the company the contact information of patients for marketing purposes.

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One Letter Change in Corn's Genome Made it King

July 29, 2015 10:10 am | by Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

Ten thousand years ago, a golden grain got naked, brought people together and grew to become one of the top agricultural commodities on the planet. Now, researchers have found that just a single letter change in the genetic script of corn's ancestor, teosinte, helped make it all possible.

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Chill-Tolerant Hybrid Sugarcane Also Grows at Lower Temps

July 29, 2015 9:40 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

U.S. farmers have long hoped to extend sugarcane's growing range northward from the Gulf coast, substantially increasing the land available for sugar and biofuels.

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US Expects to Pay Farmers $191M For Birds Lost to Flu

July 29, 2015 9:15 am

The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

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New Machines Aim to Revive Troubled New Mexico Green Chile

July 29, 2015 8:50 am | by The Associated Press

Efforts are underway to save the green chile that's important to traditional New Mexican fare as labor shortages, a previous severe drought and competition from China, India and Mexico endanger its growth in the state.

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Danone Reports Higher Sales, Will Sell Formula Line

July 29, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Danone last week announced strong numbers for the second quarter of 2015, along with its decision to cut ties with its embattled Chinese infant formula line.

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'Cool' States Have More Starbucks, Fewer McDonalds

July 28, 2015 3:00 pm | by Univ. of Michigan

A coffeehouse cappuccino or a fast-food latte? If you're one of the cool people, you'll opt for the java shop on the corner, of course. That's according to a researcher who has codified the "cool" factor of coffee shops with a state-by-state Cool Place Index.

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Offense vs. Defense: Growing Your Business

July 28, 2015 1:00 pm | by Tom Reilly, TomReillyTraining.com

Growing attracts investors, employees, and customers. Everyone wants to join a winning team. Growth-oriented businesses leverage fixed costs more efficiently, which increases their financial viability. So, how do you grow? 

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Research: Retail Meat is a Potential Vehicle For Disease-Causing Bacteria

July 28, 2015 12:35 pm | by GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MILKEN INSTITUTE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Chicken, turkey and pork sold in grocery stores harbors disease-causing bacteria known as Klebsiella pneumoniae, according to a new study. 

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Gluten-Free Diet: New Research Shows There is No Benefit

July 28, 2015 11:50 am | by Grain Foods Foundation

Despite health claims for gluten-free eating, new research shows there is no evidence indicating the general public would be better off avoiding gluten.

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Taiwan, Japan in Food Safety Talks Over Import-Ban Violations

July 28, 2015 9:35 am | by Ko Shu-ling

Under the new measure, food products imported from Japan must carry prefecture-specific labels of origin, and some food products from certain prefectures must carry documents proving they passed radiation checks.

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SuperValu May Spin Off Save-A-Lot Into Separate Company

July 28, 2015 9:15 am | by The Associated Press

SuperValu says it is considering spinning off its discount grocer Save-A-Lot into a separate publicly traded company as competition in the industry intensifies.

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FDA Bans Some Mexican Cilantro After Feces Found in Fields

July 28, 2015 9:00 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there.

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Cereal Ingredients Inc. to Expand in Kansas

July 28, 2015 8:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Specialty ingredients manufacturer Cereal Ingredients Inc. plants to invest $12 million to expand its operations in eastern Kansas.

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