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Farmers Fuel Energy Through Coffee Wastewater

August 27, 2014 | by UTZ Certified | Comments

Latin America produces around 70 percent of the world's coffee and is the continent where 31 percent of the world's freshwater resources are located. Yet, coffee production generates a great amount of wastewater that is regularly released untreated into rivers.

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Bad Catch: FDA Investigating Large Maine Processor

August 27, 2014 2:02 pm | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

The FDA in February sent a letter to Rockland-based Linda Bean's citing the firm for "significant violations" in the way it processed seafood. As one of Maine's largest lobster processors, the company is now under investigation by the federal agency.

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Consumer Trends: 10 Signs You May Be a Foodie Groupie

August 27, 2014 12:00 pm | by Urbanspoon

Urbanspoon, a restaurant discovery app that aggregates reviews from professional critics and bloggers, released the top 10 signs of the food obsessed super fan. This list highlights common activities of super foodies.        

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Victoria Fine Foods: What's Brewing in Your Pasta Sauce?

August 27, 2014 10:00 am | by Victoria Fine Foods

Victoria Fine Foods is launching a multimillion dollar campaign comparing its ingredients to other leading pasta sauce brands. Their main question? "Have you ever really looked to see what's in your pasta sauce?"            

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Labor Day Infographic: Beer Puts People to Work

August 27, 2014 9:45 am | by The Beer Institute

Beer serves America: For every one job at a brewery or beer importer, there are 45 jobs created in supplier industries and in local communities across the country.                        

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Photo: Driving the Mustard Trend

August 27, 2014 9:20 am | by Maille

French brand Mallie is spreading the mustard love across America with its Mallie Mustard Mobile National Tasting Tour. This eye-catching mustard-bar-on-wheels will tour the West Coast for three weeks and then head to the Midwest.      

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When it Comes to How Pizza Looks, Cheese Matters!

August 27, 2014 8:45 am | by Institute of Food Technologists

A study published by the Institute of Food Technologists evaluated the pizza baking performance of different cheeses in conjunction with a new quantifiable evaluation technique to see how their composition and functional differences affected browning and blistering.

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Calif. Firm Recalls 93K Pounds of Caesar Salad Kits

August 27, 2014 8:30 am | by Associated Press

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says a Southern California food firm has recalled nearly 93,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam's Club stores over concerns of possible listeria contamination. 

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Consumer Trends: Latino Shoppers Mirror Habits of US Consumers Overall

August 26, 2014 2:00 pm | by Packaged Facts

A report by Packaged Facts shows that there are wide differences in the food preferences of various national groups of Hispanic food shoppers. Most, however, reflect local U.S. eating habits.                

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Urban Tours Offer Fun for Foodies

August 26, 2014 2:00 pm | by The GO Group, LLC

From the LA Cycle Taco Tour to the Yummy Walks Seafood and Chowda Tour in Boston, foodies of varying preferences can enjoy a new way to explore the city. Take one of these tours selected by the travel experts at The GO Group and eat your way through town.

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Photos: Collectors Guess the Value of Rare Coke Memorabilia

August 26, 2014 1:20 pm | by Coca-Cola

Never heard of The Coca-Cola Collectors Club? Founded in 1974, the nonprofit organization is devoted to members around the world who collect Coca-Cola memorabilia.                   

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Seafood of the Future May Come From Unexpected Sources

August 26, 2014 1:00 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists

The Institute of Food Technologists FutureFood 2050 initiative talks with an oceanographer, a chef, a biochemist, an advocate and an entrepreneur about new and innovative ways to address the global challenge of feeding the world healthfully with limited resources.

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The Chemistry Behind BBQ

August 26, 2014 12:30 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

With tailgating season not far ahead, many people are firing up the grill to make some barbecued food. With only one goal in mind, most consumers aren't thinking about the science behind the barbecue. An IFT spokesperson provides some insight.

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Where the Original Buffalo Chicken Wing Got its Start

August 26, 2014 12:00 pm | by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

Visitors often flock to Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York for some homemade chicken wings. But, these aren't just any wings. This is the home of the original Buffalo chicken wings. The dish was developed in 1964, and 50 years later the Main Street eatery remains a must-see.

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NY Sees Surge in Local Alcohol Production

August 26, 2014 9:30 am | by Associated Press

New York has seen an overall uptick in the number of alcohol producers in the state, as more and more consumers turn to locally produced beer, wine and spirits. In 2011, the state was home to five hard cider-makers. Now, it boats 29.    

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Hard to Swallow? Burger King May Move to Canada

August 26, 2014 9:00 am | by CANDICE CHOI, MICHELLE CHAPMAN, Associated Press

Customers are voicing their discontent with the 60-year-old hamburger chain because of its plans to relocate its headquarters from Miami to Canada in a deal that could lower its taxes. Burger King's Facebook page was littered with negative comments about the potential deal.

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Judge: Kauai GMO Law Invalid

August 26, 2014 8:45 am | by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press

U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren ruled Monday in favor of four seed companies seeking to stop Kauai's new law from going into effect. The companies argued the local ordinance is invalid and unfairly targets their industry.       

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North Dakota Coffee Shop Operates on Honor System

August 26, 2014 8:15 am | by DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press

The Vault coffee shop in North Dakota operates a little differently than most businesses. The small-town shop utilizes the honor system. This unusual setup has given customers a sense of ownership and has brought in 15 percent more money than the asking price.

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Edible Insects: Thailand Leads the World in Putting Bugs on Tables

August 26, 2014 8:00 am | by DENIS D. GRAY, Associated Press

Averaging an annual output of 7,500 tons, Thailand leads the world in producing insects. Although a decade ago insect eating was largely a gimmick, experts say a recent increase in interest in the West is being driven by health and environmental concerns.

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New Gluten-Free Ingredient May Cause Allergic Reaction

August 25, 2014 2:40 pm | by Kansas State University

Lupin, a legume belonging to the same plant family as peanuts, is showing up as a wheat replacement in an increasing number of gluten-free products. But now, the USDA is issuing an alert to consumers to actively read food labels before buying these products.

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Whisky's Worries Mirror Economic Fears in Scotland

August 25, 2014 2:34 pm | by MARTIN BENEDYK, DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

Whisky makers are worried about the risks involved in finding themselves overnight in a new country with, among other things, a different currency. Nine out of 10 bottles of Scotch are sold overseas for a value of 4.3 billion pounds ($7.1 billion) a year.

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