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New Machines Aim to Revive Troubled New Mexico Green Chile

July 29, 2015 8:50 am | by The Associated Press

Efforts are underway to save the green chile that's important to traditional New Mexican fare as labor shortages, a previous severe drought and competition from China, India and Mexico endanger its growth in the state.

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Danone Reports Higher Sales, Will Sell Formula Line

July 29, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Danone last week announced strong numbers for the second quarter of 2015, along with its decision to cut ties with its embattled Chinese infant formula line.

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'Cool' States Have More Starbucks, Fewer McDonalds

July 28, 2015 3:00 pm | by Univ. of Michigan

A coffeehouse cappuccino or a fast-food latte? If you're one of the cool people, you'll opt for the java shop on the corner, of course. That's according to a researcher who has codified the "cool" factor of coffee shops with a state-by-state Cool Place Index.

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Offense vs. Defense: Growing Your Business

July 28, 2015 1:00 pm | by Tom Reilly, TomReillyTraining.com

Growing attracts investors, employees, and customers. Everyone wants to join a winning team. Growth-oriented businesses leverage fixed costs more efficiently, which increases their financial viability. So, how do you grow? 

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Research: Retail Meat is a Potential Vehicle For Disease-Causing Bacteria

July 28, 2015 12:35 pm | by GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MILKEN INSTITUTE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Chicken, turkey and pork sold in grocery stores harbors disease-causing bacteria known as Klebsiella pneumoniae, according to a new study. 

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Gluten-Free Diet: New Research Shows There is No Benefit

July 28, 2015 11:50 am | by Grain Foods Foundation

Despite health claims for gluten-free eating, new research shows there is no evidence indicating the general public would be better off avoiding gluten.

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Taiwan, Japan in Food Safety Talks Over Import-Ban Violations

July 28, 2015 9:35 am | by Ko Shu-ling

Under the new measure, food products imported from Japan must carry prefecture-specific labels of origin, and some food products from certain prefectures must carry documents proving they passed radiation checks.

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SuperValu May Spin Off Save-A-Lot Into Separate Company

July 28, 2015 9:15 am | by The Associated Press

SuperValu says it is considering spinning off its discount grocer Save-A-Lot into a separate publicly traded company as competition in the industry intensifies.

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FDA Bans Some Mexican Cilantro After Feces Found in Fields

July 28, 2015 9:00 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there.

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Cereal Ingredients Inc. to Expand in Kansas

July 28, 2015 8:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Specialty ingredients manufacturer Cereal Ingredients Inc. plants to invest $12 million to expand its operations in eastern Kansas.

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Report: Men Increasingly Seen as Primary Grocery Shopper

July 28, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A recent report suggests that the percentage of men serving as the primary household grocery shopper doubled over the past two decades.

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Study: Consumers Don't View GMO Labels as Negative Warnings

July 27, 2015 4:45 pm | by University of Vermont

A new study released just days after the U.S. House passed a bill that would prevent states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods reveals that GMO labeling would not act as warning labels and scare consumers away from buying products with GMO ingredients.

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The Case For 'Craft IT'

July 27, 2015 3:35 pm | by David Corey

Much like mass produced foods filled with ingredients no one can understand, “Junk Food” IT can make a company sick and sluggish.

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NY Board Clears Way For Ok $15 Fast-Food Worker Wage

July 27, 2015 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press

New York's Wage Board on Monday finalized its recommendation endorsing a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers in chain restaurants.

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Nutritional Bars Providing the Portable, Healthier Snacks US Consumers Crave

July 27, 2015 12:25 pm | by Packaged Facts

Nutritional bars are a handy way for consumers to stop eating three meals a day at set times and to start consuming smaller portions of food throughout the day, whether they are on the go or at home.

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North Dakota Wants Hardier Grapes For Wine to Withstand Cold

July 27, 2015 11:45 am | by The Associated Press

A state advisory committee will spend $80,000 over the next two years to promote the state's wineries and help researchers find hardier grapes to make better North Dakota wines.

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USDA Unveils New Peanut Variety

July 27, 2015 11:00 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Oklahoma State University recently debuted a new and improved peanut, with a longer shelf life and greater resistance to disease. 

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Officials Celebrate Opening of Virginia Tech Dairy Facility

July 27, 2015 10:15 am | by TONIA MOXLEY, The Roanoke Times

The cows haven't moved into the new Kentland Farm dairy science production facility yet, but plenty of people showed up on July 17 to see the new home of Virginia Tech's milking herd.

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Beverage Group Sues City Over Soda Warnings, Advertising Ban

July 27, 2015 9:50 am | by The Associated Press

The American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco, claiming new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages and prohibiting advertisements of them on city property violates the First Amendment.

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Equipment Boosts Arkansas Brewery's Production

July 27, 2015 9:10 am | by JOHN MAGSAM, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Ozark Beer Co. is expanding, adding new equipment that will allow it to brew 50 percent more beer. But Ozark Beer isn't alone; Several breweries in northwest Arkansas are making various moves to meet what they say is steadily growing demand.

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