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Study: Consumers Don't View GMO Labels as Negative Warnings

July 27, 2015 4:45 pm | by University of Vermont

A new study released just days after the U.S. House passed a bill that would prevent states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods reveals that GMO labeling would not act as warning labels and scare consumers away from buying products with GMO ingredients.

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The Case For 'Craft IT'

July 27, 2015 3:35 pm | by David Corey

Much like mass produced foods filled with ingredients no one can understand, “Junk Food” IT can make a company sick and sluggish.

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NY Board Clears Way For Ok $15 Fast-Food Worker Wage

July 27, 2015 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press

New York's Wage Board on Monday finalized its recommendation endorsing a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers in chain restaurants.

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Nutritional Bars Providing the Portable, Healthier Snacks US Consumers Crave

July 27, 2015 12:25 pm | by Packaged Facts

Nutritional bars are a handy way for consumers to stop eating three meals a day at set times and to start consuming smaller portions of food throughout the day, whether they are on the go or at home.

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North Dakota Wants Hardier Grapes For Wine to Withstand Cold

July 27, 2015 11:45 am | by The Associated Press

A state advisory committee will spend $80,000 over the next two years to promote the state's wineries and help researchers find hardier grapes to make better North Dakota wines.

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USDA Unveils New Peanut Variety

July 27, 2015 11:00 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Oklahoma State University recently debuted a genetically engineered peanut with a longer shelf life and greater resistance to disease.

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Officials Celebrate Opening of Virginia Tech Dairy Facility

July 27, 2015 10:15 am | by TONIA MOXLEY, The Roanoke Times

The cows haven't moved into the new Kentland Farm dairy science production facility yet, but plenty of people showed up on July 17 to see the new home of Virginia Tech's milking herd.

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Beverage Group Sues City Over Soda Warnings, Advertising Ban

July 27, 2015 9:50 am | by The Associated Press

The American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco, claiming new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages and prohibiting advertisements of them on city property violates the First Amendment.

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Equipment Boosts Arkansas Brewery's Production

July 27, 2015 9:10 am | by JOHN MAGSAM, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Ozark Beer Co. is expanding, adding new equipment that will allow it to brew 50 percent more beer. But Ozark Beer isn't alone; Several breweries in northwest Arkansas are making various moves to meet what they say is steadily growing demand.

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Dr. Pepper Quarterly Numbers Beat Forecasts

July 27, 2015 8:45 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter

Beverage giant Dr Pepper Snapple Group this week reported second-quarter earnings that exceeded analysts' expectations.

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US Virgin Islands to File Violations Against Rum Operations

July 27, 2015 8:20 am | by DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press

The U.S. Virgin Islands' environmental agency plans to file a violation order against two rum producers on St. Croix as residents of several communities complain of a black mold persistently staining their properties, cars and boats.

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Burger King's Sales Get Another Boost From Chicken Fries

July 27, 2015 8:00 am | by The Associated Press

After taking Chicken Fries off the menu in 2012, Burger King had said last year it was bringing back the long, deep-fried piece of chicken as a limited-time offer in response to customer demands.

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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

July 24, 2015 1:57 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

Stay on top of the biggest stories of the week 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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Proposed Label Would Give Context to Sugar in Foods

July 24, 2015 1:45 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Are you eating too much added sugar? The nutrition facts label may one day help figure that out.

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Fat Sense: Scientists Show We Have a Distinct Taste for Fat

July 24, 2015 1:00 pm | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

Move over sweet and salty: Researchers say we have a distinct and basic taste for fat, too.

Coke Partners With Startup to Develop Bioplastic Material

July 24, 2015 12:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A newly announced partnership between Coca-Cola and a New Jersey startup aims to develop soda bottles partly from carbon dioxide.

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Life Sentence Urged in Peanut Salmonella Case

July 24, 2015 11:00 am | by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

Federal court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both sides called "unprecedented" for a food-poisoning case.

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Starbucks Profit Jumps as Customer Visits, Spending Increase

July 24, 2015 10:33 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

The Seattle-based coffee chain said sales rose 8 percent in its flagship Americas unit. In the U.S., which makes up the majority of the unit, the company has been pushing up sales with price hikes and offerings like S'more Frappuccinos and Flat White espresso drinks that cost a little more.

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Culinary Tourists Driving Growth in US Tourism

July 24, 2015 9:00 am | by COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press

Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes.

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Report: Packaged Food Market to Exceed $3 Trillion by 2020

July 24, 2015 8:25 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Growing demand from emerging economies is expected to increase the global market for packaged foods to $3.03 trillion by 2020.

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