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Chefs, Breeders Pair Up to Produce Tastier Vegetables

September 3, 2014 9:00 am | by M.L. JOHNSON, Associated Press

While plant breeders at many public universities focus on improving field corn, soybeans and other crops used in food manufacturing or livestock feed, those at the University of Wisconsin-Madison want to produce better-tasting vegetables.        

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Va. Couple Creates Book That Pairs Fine Beers With Food

September 3, 2014 8:00 am | by DAVID A. MAURER, The Daily Progress

There are more than 60 microbreweries operating in Virginia. The breweries have become so popular that August was designated Virginia Craft Beer Month. Perfectly timed to coincide with this monthlong celebration is the release of a book on melding fine beers with good eats.

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In Quake, Wine Barrels Became Quarter-Ton Projectiles

September 2, 2014 2:22 pm | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press

In winery after winery, oak wine barrels stacked high and weighing more than a quarter-ton each came cascading down, renewing worries about a lightly regulated threat to safety in fault-riddled wine country.            

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American Born Moonshine Launches in Texas

September 2, 2014 2:14 pm | by American Born Moonshine

American Born Moonshine is expanding into Texas, marking the brand's first foray into the Lone Star State. The family of products includes three flavors — Original, Apple Pie and Dixie — and honors the tradition of authentic mountain moonshine and the patriotic American rebel spirit. 

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Solid Apple Crop Expected in Northern New England

September 2, 2014 12:30 pm | by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press

Vermont, the second biggest producer of apples in New England after Massachusetts, produced about 850,000 bushels of apples last year, and experts predict this year's yield will be close to that.             

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Beer Gardens Helping Milwaukee County Budget

September 2, 2014 12:00 pm | by CARRIE ANTLFINGER, Associated Press

Beer gardens weren't terribly hard for people to accept in Milwaukee County, which has one of the highest numbers of people with German ancestry in the country. While the big breweries moved years ago, beer is still ingrained here, with smaller breweries like Sprecher Brewing Co. 

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Colorado Town OKs Bud Light 'Whatever' Promotion

September 2, 2014 11:25 am | by The Denver Post, Denver, Colorado

Some residents of Crested Butte, Colorado are upset after local officials gave the go-ahead to Bud Light to take over the town, fence it in and literally paint it blue for an upcoming weekend event.                 

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Consumer Trends: Chicken-Eaters Want More 'Humanely Raised' Meat

September 2, 2014 11:00 am | by ASPCA

In response to National Chicken Month, ASPCA encourages consumers to request more humanely raised chicken options from their grocery stores. The survey shows consumers want more humanely raised chickens because they feel it leads to safer chicken products.

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ADM Selling Chocolate Business to Cargill

September 2, 2014 10:36 am | by Cargill

Archer Daniels Midland Co. is selling its global chocolate business to Cargill for $440 million. The agribusiness company said the sale will give the company an opportunity to redeploy capital to other areas and improve its returns.    

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Photo: 7-Eleven Celebrates 50 Years of On-the-Go Coffee

September 2, 2014 10:30 am | by 7-Eleven, Inc.

7-Eleven, Inc., the first national retailer to offer fresh-brewed coffee in to-go cups, celebrates 50 years of on-the-go coffee with 50-cent coffee from Sept. 3 through Sept. 14.                   

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Hershey Takes Wraps Off New Corporate Logo

September 2, 2014 10:20 am | by Associated Press

The Hershey Company announced the new design of its corporate logo, which adds a new version of the Kisses chocolate at the end of the company's name.                                

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Kraft Recalls 7.6K Cases of American Singles Cheese

September 2, 2014 10:12 am | by Kraft Foods Group

Kraft Foods voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product for an ingredient not being stored in accordance to the company's temperature standards.             

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Maine Company Recalls More Than 25K Pounds of Beef

September 2, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press

Bubier Meats of Greene, a Maine company, is recalling more than 25,000 pounds of beef dating to last November for failure to remove tissues that could potentially allow transmission of mad cow disease.                      

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Michigan Candy Maker Credits Success to Nostalgia

September 2, 2014 9:54 am | by ZLATI MEYER, Detroit Free Press

The confectioner has seen double-digit sales growth over the last three years, fueled in part by native Michiganders buying the products they remember from their childhoods. Sanders' President Ron Rapson said annual sales are about $25 million.

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Coors Light Continues its Commitment to Historically Black Colleges

August 29, 2014 2:00 pm | by Coors Brewing Company

Supporting the HBCU Classics for more than 25 years, Coors Light maintains its commitment as a community leader that supports higher education, civic leadership and economic empowerment. This year, Coors Light is awarding each participating school $10,000 in scholarships.

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US Economy Grew at Brisk Rate in Q2

August 29, 2014 1:30 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than first estimated.              

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Where You Live May Be a Factor in Foodborne Illnesses

August 29, 2014 1:00 pm | by Kansas State University

Improving education about risky food handling behaviors would reduce the amount of foodborne illness and help improve food security around the world, according to Kansas State University research.             

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Labor Day Wish: Workers Want More Control of Schedules

August 29, 2014 12:30 pm | by University of Chicago

Almost half of young workers are given their work schedule with one week’s notice or less, according to the new national study by researchers from the University of Chicago.                            

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US Current Leader in Wine Segment

August 29, 2014 12:00 pm | by Investorideas.com

According to recent research from Smart Research, the US is the market leader in the wine segment but China is projected to take the leading position by 2016-17.                     

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Everybody Loves Chocolate! Lindt & Sprungli to Expand

August 29, 2014 11:00 am | by Lindt USA

The new storage and distribution facility will allow the company to continue to produce at an increased capacity to meet growing consumer and market demand.                        

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