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Psychoactive Drinks Market Explodes as Natural Ingredients Prove to Impact Brain Health

November 5, 2014 2:39 pm | by Canadean

According to Karin Nielsen, Director of the Ingredients Division at Canadean, the psychoactive drinks market for adults is exploding, as naturally derived ingredients from fruit, plants and roots prove to have an impact on cognitive health. 

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Diageo Introduces 'Learning For Life' Program

November 5, 2014 2:31 pm | by Diageo

Learning for Life is the cornerstone of Diageo's Sustainability and Responsibility strategy, and was created in response to growing levels of youth unemployment. The program has now supported over 100,000 individuals across 35 countries.    

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Gluten-Free Goes Mainstream With Nestle's Breakthrough Cereal Launch

November 5, 2014 2:22 pm | by Cereal Partners Worldwide

For the first time ever in the UK, a gluten-free breakfast cereal will sit alongside other well-known brands in the mainstream cereal aisle, marking a breakthrough in the availability of gluten-free cereal products.         

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Anheuser-Busch Buying an Oregon Brewing Company

November 5, 2014 2:17 pm | by Associated Press

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, the world's largest beer maker, has agreed to buy 10 Barrel Brewing of Oregon. The companies did not disclose terms of purchase, which they expect to complete before the end of this year.         

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Study: Calorie Labeling Proves Effective in Weight Loss

November 5, 2014 2:12 pm | by The Obesity Society

This new research shows that consistent exposure to prominent calorie labeling of main meals reduced the likelihood of young adults gaining any weight over a one-year period by 50 percent.                 

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US Adult Consumption of Added Sugars Increased by More Than 30 Percent

November 5, 2014 2:07 pm | by The Obesity Society

As the United States Food and Drug Administration considers a new food label detailing the amount of added sugars in foods, new research shows this non-nutritive calorie source has crept into the American diet over the past three decades.

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US Businesses Report 230K New Jobs

November 5, 2014 12:13 pm | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press

U.S. companies added 230,000 jobs in October, the most in four months and a sign that businesses are still willing to hire despite signs of slowing growth overseas.                        

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2 Arkansas Businesses Cited for Alleged Violations

November 5, 2014 11:58 am | by Associated Press

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports 14 violations at Little Rock-based Good Old Days Foods Inc., which specializes in unbaked frozen bread and pastry products.                

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In-House vs. Outsourced Fleet Management

November 5, 2014 10:51 am | by Robert Hall

For many companies, fleet management brings up one of those enduring business conundrums: whether or not to outsource. Should you hire an on-site fleet manager or use a company? There are good arguments on both sides, but no one solution fits all companies.

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Infographic: The Snackification of Breakfast

November 5, 2014 10:40 am | by New Nutrition Business

In 2014, $300 million was wiped off breakfast cereal sales in the U.S. But this money didn't disappear. Instead, $70 million of it was diverted to increase the sales of one of the biggest disruptive innovations in the breakfast category, Belvita breakfast biscuits.

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Mondelez Tops 3Q Forecasts

November 5, 2014 10:29 am | by Associated Press

The maker of Oreo cookies, Cadbury chocolate and Trident gum posted revenue of $8.34 billion in the period, which fell short of Street forecasts. Mondelez shares have dropped roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.      

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Solvang, Calif: Danish Sweets and Fine Wines

November 5, 2014 10:19 am | by SOLVEJ SCHOU, Associated Press

I've never had much of a sweet tooth, but even I couldn't escape the sugary appeal of Solvang's multiple family-owned Danish bakeries, including Mortensen's Danish Bakery, Olsen's Danish Village Bakery and Coffee Shop and the Solvang Bakery. 

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Home-Cooked Pet Kibble a Growing Trend

November 5, 2014 9:44 am | by SUE MANNING, Associated Press

The Doggy Cooking Network on YouTube shows pet owners how to dish up fresh, homemade alternatives to commercial kibble. It struck a chord as serving safe, wholesome food has become important to people putting more time, money and energy into pet care.

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Edibles Market to Expand as Oregon, D.C. Legalize Marijuana

November 5, 2014 9:36 am | by GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press

Activists who have longed to end America's drug war pocketed more major victories, with Oregon and the nation's capital approving recreational pot use. Oregon is now the third state to legalize recreational use of marijuana, which includes potent edibles and extracts.

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Maui Votes to Ban GMO's

November 5, 2014 9:12 am | by AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press

Maui County voters opted to temporarily ban the cultivation of genetically engineered crops after a hard-fought campaign featuring $8 million in advertising The ban passed by a narrow margin, with 50 percent in favor and 48 percent opposed. 

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Study: Differences in Dietary Habits Begin Very Early in Life

November 4, 2014 1:45 pm | by University at Buffalo

For babies under the age of two, there are no U.S. dietary guidelines other than the general recommendation by national and international organizations that mothers exclusively breastfeed their babies for at least the first six months.   

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U.K. Food, Restaurant Trends For 2015

November 4, 2014 1:30 pm | by Technomic, Inc.

What's ahead for the U.K. foodservice industry? After weighing in on the top emerging trends in the U.S., consulting firm Technomic shifted its gaze to the U.K. market to see the transformative food and restaurant trends for the coming year.

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Nutrition Analysis Made Easy With New Technology

November 4, 2014 1:25 pm | by Edamam

Edamam, a semantic technology company revolutionizing the nutrition information market with a data-driven approach, launched its Nutrition Wizard Plus product, a faster, cheaper cloud-based alternative to traditional nutrition analysis tools.

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US Manufacturing Ahead of the Bell

November 4, 2014 1:00 pm | by Associated Press

Overall, the U.S. economy has shown signs of strength. The Commerce Department reported last week that U.S. economic growth came in at an annual rate of 3.5 percent from July through September.               

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Sysco Says US Foods Purchase Will Close in 2015

November 4, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press

Sysco Corp. said it turned a profit in its fiscal fourth quarter, but said its purchase of rival US Foods won't close this year. The FTC is still reviewing the $3.5 billion US Foods deal.               

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