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Seafood of the Future May Come From Unexpected Sources

August 26, 2014 | by Institute of Food Technologists | Comments

The Institute of Food Technologists FutureFood 2050 initiative talks with an oceanographer, a chef, a biochemist, an advocate and an entrepreneur about new and innovative ways to address the global challenge of feeding the world healthfully with limited resources.

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Labor Day Infographic: Beer Puts People to Work

August 27, 2014 9:45 am | by The Beer Institute

Beer serves America: For every one job at a brewery or beer importer, there are 45 jobs created in supplier industries and in local communities across the country.                        

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When it Comes to How Pizza Looks, Cheese Matters!

August 27, 2014 8:45 am | by Institute of Food Technologists

A study published by the Institute of Food Technologists evaluated the pizza baking performance of different cheeses in conjunction with a new quantifiable evaluation technique to see how their composition and functional differences affected browning and blistering.

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Calif. Firm Recalls 93K Pounds of Caesar Salad Kits

August 27, 2014 8:30 am | by Associated Press

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service says a Southern California food firm has recalled nearly 93,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam's Club stores over concerns of possible listeria contamination. 

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Consumer Trends: Latino Shoppers Mirror Habits of US Consumers Overall

August 26, 2014 2:00 pm | by Packaged Facts

A report by Packaged Facts shows that there are wide differences in the food preferences of various national groups of Hispanic food shoppers. Most, however, reflect local U.S. eating habits.                

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Urban Tours Offer Fun for Foodies

August 26, 2014 2:00 pm | by The GO Group, LLC

From the LA Cycle Taco Tour to the Yummy Walks Seafood and Chowda Tour in Boston, foodies of varying preferences can enjoy a new way to explore the city. Take one of these tours selected by the travel experts at The GO Group and eat your way through town.

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Photos: Collectors Guess the Value of Rare Coke Memorabilia

August 26, 2014 1:20 pm | by Coca-Cola

Never heard of The Coca-Cola Collectors Club? Founded in 1974, the nonprofit organization is devoted to members around the world who collect Coca-Cola memorabilia.                   

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The Chemistry Behind BBQ

August 26, 2014 12:30 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

With tailgating season not far ahead, many people are firing up the grill to make some barbecued food. With only one goal in mind, most consumers aren't thinking about the science behind the barbecue. An IFT spokesperson provides some insight.

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Where the Original Buffalo Chicken Wing Got its Start

August 26, 2014 12:00 pm | by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

Visitors often flock to Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York for some homemade chicken wings. But, these aren't just any wings. This is the home of the original Buffalo chicken wings. The dish was developed in 1964, and 50 years later the Main Street eatery remains a must-see.

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NY Sees Surge in Local Alcohol Production

August 26, 2014 9:30 am | by Associated Press

New York has seen an overall uptick in the number of alcohol producers in the state, as more and more consumers turn to locally produced beer, wine and spirits. In 2011, the state was home to five hard cider-makers. Now, it boats 29.    

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Judge: Kauai GMO Law Invalid

August 26, 2014 8:45 am | by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press

U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren ruled Monday in favor of four seed companies seeking to stop Kauai's new law from going into effect. The companies argued the local ordinance is invalid and unfairly targets their industry.       

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North Dakota Coffee Shop Operates on Honor System

August 26, 2014 8:15 am | by DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press

The Vault coffee shop in North Dakota operates a little differently than most businesses. The small-town shop utilizes the honor system. This unusual setup has given customers a sense of ownership and has brought in 15 percent more money than the asking price.

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Edible Insects: Thailand Leads the World in Putting Bugs on Tables

August 26, 2014 8:00 am | by DENIS D. GRAY, Associated Press

Averaging an annual output of 7,500 tons, Thailand leads the world in producing insects. Although a decade ago insect eating was largely a gimmick, experts say a recent increase in interest in the West is being driven by health and environmental concerns.

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New Gluten-Free Ingredient May Cause Allergic Reaction

August 25, 2014 2:40 pm | by Kansas State University

Lupin, a legume belonging to the same plant family as peanuts, is showing up as a wheat replacement in an increasing number of gluten-free products. But now, the USDA is issuing an alert to consumers to actively read food labels before buying these products.

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Whisky's Worries Mirror Economic Fears in Scotland

August 25, 2014 2:34 pm | by MARTIN BENEDYK, DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

Whisky makers are worried about the risks involved in finding themselves overnight in a new country with, among other things, a different currency. Nine out of 10 bottles of Scotch are sold overseas for a value of 4.3 billion pounds ($7.1 billion) a year.

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Teamsters to Host Investor Call on Sysco, US Foods Merger

August 25, 2014 2:27 pm | by International Brotherhood of Teamsters

The Teamsters are hosting an analyst call on the Sysco and US Foods merger antitrust obstacles. Representatives will outline issues that may jeopardize the deal and harm workers, customers and consumers.                

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North Dakota Winter Wheat Crop Hurt by Disease

August 25, 2014 2:17 pm | by Minot Daily News, Minot, North Dakota

The North Dakota winter wheat crop is showing high levels of vomitoxin — a toxin associated with scab disease that can make grain unsafe for people and animals to eat.                        

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Auburn University Offers Beer Brewing Course

August 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by RUSS COREY, TimesDaily

Interested in learning about brewing beer? Now there is a graduate-level course at Auburn University in Alabama for just that. The Brewing Science and Operations program began a few years ago as craft brew enthusiasts pushed for home brewing in the state.  

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Calif. Co-Owner Pleads Guilty to Processing Cows With Cancer

August 25, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press

Co-owner of Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., a Northern California slaughterhouse, has pleaded guilty to the criminal charges accusing him of processing cows with cancer. Operations were halted in February after a series of recalls.   

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Calif. Earthquake Shakes Famed Wine Country

August 25, 2014 10:11 am | by KEN SWEET, ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press

Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake. Napa is California's best-known winemaking region. The earthquake adds to what has already been a difficult year for the state's winemakers.  

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De Rothschild, Grande Dame of Wine, Dies at 80

August 25, 2014 9:51 am | by JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

Philippine de Rothschild, who cracked a male-dominated wine industry to become company chairwoman and was known by many as simply "The Baroness," has died. She was 80. De Rothschild was a grande dame of Bordeaux wine who halted an acting career to run vineyards.

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