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Researchers Examine How to Minimize Drought Impact on Important Food Crops

June 12, 2015 12:55 pm | by Indiana University

The worldwide demand for legumes, one of the world's most important agricultural food crops, is growing; at the same time, their production has been adversely affected by drought.

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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

June 12, 2015 12:35 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

Stay on top of the biggest stories in the news and find out what is trending by taking a look at the most-viewed stories of the week from the Food Manufacturing website.

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Whole Foods: New Chain to be Named For '365' Store Brand

June 12, 2015 12:10 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Whole Foods says it will name its new chain of smaller stores with lower prices after its "365 Everyday Value" house brand.

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Photos of the Day: The World's Largest Bag of Beef Jerky

June 12, 2015 10:35 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Today, June 12, marks the fourth annual National Jerky Day and this year hunger doesn't stand a chance. Meatzilla is the world's largest bag of beef jerky. Take a look at these crazy pictures!

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Ahead of the Bell: Krispy Kreme Rises

June 12, 2015 10:10 am | by The Associated Press

Krispy Kreme's stock is rising in Thursday premarket trading as the doughnut chain's first-quarter profit beat analysts' estimates.

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Hops Growers Rush to Meet Rising Demand From Craft Brewers

June 12, 2015 9:25 am | by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

Hops are in short supply because of the dramatic increase in the popularity of craft breweries. That has growers in the Yakima Valley, which produces 75 percent of the nation's hops, rushing to expand their production.

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Judge Rejects DOJ Plan to Notify Food Posioning Victims

June 12, 2015 8:25 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter

A federal judge directed government attorneys to make a stronger effort to find victims of a 2007 salmonella outbreak stemming from contaminated peanut butter.

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Americans May be Wasting More Food Than They Think

June 11, 2015 3:35 pm | by JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Most Americans are aware that food waste is a problem, are concerned about it, and say they work to reduce their own waste, but nearly three-quarters believe that they waste less food than the national average, new research suggests.

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Petition Calls on FDA to Ban 8 Food Additives

June 11, 2015 2:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A coalition of environmental and consumer safety groups this week called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of eight food additives over potential cancer risks.

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Hormone That Differentiates Sugar, Diet Sweeteners Could Exist in Humans

June 11, 2015 2:25 pm | by University of Michigan

We've all been there: We eat an entire sleeve of cookies and we're stuffing ourselves with more food 15 minutes later. One theory to explain this phenomenon is that artificial sweeteners don't contain the calories or energy that evolution has trained the brain to expect from sweet-tasting foods.

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Top 10 Sandwich, Salad Trends For 2015

June 11, 2015 1:50 pm | by The Food Channel

From global flavors to dressing flights to new ways to add a few vegetables to your diet, The Food Channel has identified the "Top Ten Sandwich and Salad Trends for 2015."

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New Hampshire Lawmakers Vote to Allow Baby on Beer Label

June 11, 2015 1:35 pm | by Associated Press

The New Hampshire House is pushing back on Gov. Maggie Hassan's veto of a bill related to depicting minors on alcohol advertisements. State law prohibits references to minors in alcohol advertising. Earlier this year, the Legislature passed a bill removing that part of the law.

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Report: Kellogg Considering Subscription Service

June 11, 2015 12:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Kellogg Co. is reportedly working on a new subscription snack delivery service.

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GoGo SqueeZ Opens New $85 Million Idaho Manufacturing Facility

June 11, 2015 12:10 pm | by GoGo squeeZ

GoGo squeeZ, a leading brand of re-closable, squeezable applesauce in a pouch, announced the grand opening of its new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Nampa, Idaho. The company made an $85MM investment in the new facility which will process and package GoGo squeeZ from apples to applesauce and bring 250 jobs to the Treasure Valley.

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Report Claims Secretive Trade Group Self-Regulates Flavorings Industry

June 11, 2015 12:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

The thousands of chemicals used to enhance flavors in processed foods in the U.S. are almost entirely free of government scrutiny, according to a new report from the Center for Public Integrity.

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USDA Grants Totaling $6.7M Encourage Efficiency, Renewables

June 11, 2015 10:45 am | by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press

A solar power system to be installed at one of Wyoming's bigger microbreweries helped Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday promote a nationwide program to encourage energy efficiency and renewable energy.

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Coke Bottler Plans to Cut Calories by 10 Percent by 2020

June 11, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter

The world's largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola aims to reduce the level of calories per liter of soda by 10 percent in the next five years.

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Blue Bell: Listeria Source Likely ID'd at Oklahoma Plant

June 11, 2015 9:20 am | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press

Blue Bell Creameries says it has likely identified the source of listeria contamination at its Oklahoma plant, but it may not be able to pinpoint a single source for the problem at its Texas plant.

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Photos of the Day: Sipping Liquor From a Deodorant Can?

June 11, 2015 9:10 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Sick of dishing out $10 for an 8 oz. beer at concerts and ball games? Hong Kong entrepreneur Scott Przirembel has developed "sneaky flasks" that allow users to sneak alcohol into public places. No more paying high prices!

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House Votes to Repeal Country-of-Origin Labeling on Meat

June 11, 2015 8:35 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry.

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