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Colorado May Ban 'Candy' Name on Marijuana Treats

August 12, 2015 9:15 am | by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign, according to a draft of new rules released Wednesday by state marijuana regulators. The state may also ban the word "candy" from edible pot products, even if they're sweets such as suckers or gummy chews.

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Blue Bell Begins 1st Ice Cream Shipments After Listeria

August 12, 2015 9:00 am | by Associated Press

Blue Bell Creameries has resumed ice cream shipments four months after listeria contamination halted sales and production.

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Syngenta Breaks Ground on $20M Expansion of North America Seedcare Institute

August 12, 2015 8:00 am | by Syngenta

Syngenta leaders on Tuesday broke ground for construction of a 38,000-square-foot building that will be nearly five times the size of the present facility.

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Alternative Processing Technologies Part of Educational Program at PROCESS EXPO

August 12, 2015 7:45 am | by FPSA

The Food Processing Suppliers Association released the details of four sessions of the educational program at PROCESS EXPO 2015 to be presented by speaker Dr. Tatiana Koutchma of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Guelph Food Research Center and novelfoodsciences.com.

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Dog Food Processing Methods Answering Questions

August 11, 2015 3:40 pm | by American Society of Animal Science

Approximately 53% and 58% of dogs and cats, respectively, in the US were overweight and obese in 2014. These numbers have steadily increased since 2010. However, most pet owners (90%) do not realize and cannot identify that their pets are overweight/obese.

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McDonald's Begins Rollout of Mobile App

August 11, 2015 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press

McDonald's has started rolling out its new mobile app in the U.S., and one of the main features is a loyalty program for the chain's drinks.

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Impulsive Millennials Put Grocers to the Test

August 11, 2015 2:00 pm | by MSLGROUP

Millennials' food purchase decisions are driven by their unique consumption patterns, constraints on budget and spontaneity. These factors differ from older generations and offer brands major challenges and big opportunities to attract these shoppers.

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High Hopes for High-Pressure Food Processing

August 11, 2015 1:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A Maryland packaging company is home to a rare machine that could revolutionize how food is processed.

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Coca-Cola: 'Energy Balance,' Not Calories, is the Answer to Obesity

August 11, 2015 11:20 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter

An epidemic of obesity continues to balloon across the United States and many developed countries. But whether sedentary lives or unhealthy diets are the main cause remains a matter of contention.

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Indian Government Seeking Damages From Nestle India

August 11, 2015 11:00 am | by ASHOK SHARMA, Associated Press

The Indian government is seeking damages from Nestle India, accusing it of unfair trade practices and false labeling after several states found its popular brand of instant noodles contained unsafe levels of lead.

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Keeping Beef in the Center of the Plate

August 11, 2015 10:30 am | by American Society of Animal Science

Despite the four-decade decline in cow numbers, the beef industry has actually increased its outputs over time. This phenomenon is almost entirely thanks to the adoption of smarter, more resourceful animal husbandry techniques nationwide.

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Londoners Buzz Over Breathable Booze

August 11, 2015 9:40 am | by ASHLEY CHAN, Associated Press

The pop-up bar, Alcoholic Architecture, uses a humidifier to pump a gin and tonic vapor into an enclosed space. Patrons absorb their alcohol from the "Cloud" by breathing in the vapors and by soaking it in through the skin and eyes.

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Kraft Heinz Reports Post-Merger Results

August 11, 2015 9:10 am | by The Associated Press

The Kraft Heinz Co. on Monday reported results for the March-June period for the two companies that combined in July, Kraft and Heinz.

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U.S. Calls for Dramatically Reduced Damages for COOL Requirements

August 11, 2015 8:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Federal authorities last week asked the World Trade Organization to allocate damages from meat labeling requirements at a fraction of the level originally requested by Canada and Mexico.

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Dean Foods Slides as Chairman Leaves, 2Q Sales Fall Short

August 11, 2015 8:30 am | by Associated Press

Shares of Dean Foods skidded Monday after the milk company said its chairman had stepped down and then reported disappointing second-quarter sales.

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1st Restocked Iowa Turkey Farmer Talks Lessons From Bird Flu

August 11, 2015 8:00 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

Farm owner Brad Moline, who farms with his father and brother, said the restocking is a sign the industry is turning the page on an outbreak in which about 48 million birds died from the virus or were euthanized to prevent its spread.

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3D Printing May Bring Nicer Meals to the Elderly

August 10, 2015 3:00 pm | by Inside Science News Service, Devin Powell

Assembled from veggies or meats that have been cooked and then blended, the menu items will have the original shapes of their ingredients. Carrots will look like carrots, and pork like pork. But the textures will be strange, similar to that of jelly.

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Mondelez Investor Could Push for Sale

August 10, 2015 2:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A prominent activist investor likely believes that snacks giant Mondelez could be the next casualty of ongoing consolidation in the food industry.

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Report: Majority of Americans Still Prefer Salty Snacks

August 10, 2015 1:15 pm | by Packaged Facts

Even with an increasing array of artisanal food product introductions and the nationwide shift toward living healthier lifestyles, the salty snack — be it chips, pretzels, cheese snacks or popcorn — continues to reign as a consumer favorite.

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Methane-Powered Tractor Could Cut Farmers' Costs, Emissions

August 10, 2015 12:50 pm | by COLLEEN BARRY, AP Business Writer

Luca Remmert's dream of running a self-sustainable farm is within sight. He produces energy from corn and grain near the northern Italian city of Turin and hopes in the not too distant future to run all of his eight tractors on methane generated at the farm.

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