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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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Beverage Consumption by Country, Age, Gender

August 10, 2015 11:00 am | by Tufts University

Data on beverage intakes in 187 countries reveal diversity in existing intakes and trends in global consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, fruit juices and milk.

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Pesticides: More Toxic Than Previously Thought?

August 10, 2015 10:00 am | by McGill University

Bronze jumping spiders play an important role in orchards and fields by eating many of the pests like the oblique-banded leafroller, a moth that attacks young plants and fruit. But now, researchers think insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America could be more toxic to spiders than previously believed.

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ISS Astronauts Will Bite Into Space Veggies For the First Time

August 10, 2015 9:05 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Today, astronauts will bite into the first food to be grown on the ISS — vegetables. While a greenhouse called Lada has been aboard the space station since 2002, astronauts have not been able to eat the science experiments until now.

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Infographic: The Path to Proactive Food Defense

August 10, 2015 8:55 am | by Tyco Integrated Security

Tyco Integrated Security outlines the path to proactive food defense in this informative infographic.

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Japanese Sake Brewers Step up US Production

August 10, 2015 8:45 am | by Keiichiro Otsuka

Major Japanese sake brewers are stepping up U.S. production and considering further expanding capacity as their local units introduce new varieties for U.S. tastes to go with Japanese cuisine.

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Real Foods Recalls Salad Kits Due to Peanut Allergens

August 10, 2015 8:25 am | by The Associated Press

Real Foods of Seattle, LLC is recalling 29 cases of Harvest Slaw Kit and 13 cases of Broccoli Salad Kit because they may contain peanuts not listed in the ingredients.

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Diet Pepsi Gets Rid of Aspartame, But Will Customers Return?

August 10, 2015 8:00 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. So will people start flocking back to the soda?

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Venezuela's Top Beer Scarce Amid Heat Wave

August 7, 2015 1:55 pm | by HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press

Cerveceria Polar, which distributes 80 percent of the beer in the socialist South American country, began shutting down breweries this week because of a lack of barley, hops, and other raw materials, and has halted deliveries to Caracas liquor stores.

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Food Manufacturing: The Week in Review

August 7, 2015 1:45 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor

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

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EU Extends Safety Net to Help Farmers Cope with Russian Ban

August 7, 2015 1:22 pm | by Associated Press

The European Union has extended for a year a series of measures to help EU farmers cope with a Russian ban on their produce. The move comes a day after Russian authorities steamrollered tons of contraband cheese and destroyed fruit in a show of commitment to the ban.

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Hershey Posts 2Q Loss on Costs, Revenue Remains Flat

August 7, 2015 1:00 pm | by Associated Press

Hershey posted a second-quarter loss Friday, with the strong dollar and weakness in China weighing on sales for chocolate maker.

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Survey: Manufacturers Lag in Data Security Planning

August 7, 2015 12:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A new survey indicates that although most manufacturing companies are increasing their investments in data security, they are less likely to maintain a comprehensive plan to detect and control fraud.

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Report: Sandwich Culinary Trends Driven By Flavor Adventure, Healthier Ingredients

August 7, 2015 12:30 pm | by Packaged Facts

Few foods reign as ubiquitously on restaurant menus in the U.S. as the almighty sandwich. Sure Americans love their pizza and hamburgers. And the hot dog often gets the glory as the most iconic all-American food. Yet it's the sandwich that has restaurateurs, food retailers, and culinary masterminds nationwide most excited, according to a new report.

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Monster Beverage 2Q Results Fall Short of Estimates

August 7, 2015 9:35 am | by Associated Press

The company said Thursday that its net income climbed after it swapped some drink brands with Coca-Cola Co., which also made a sizeable investment in Monster.

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