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MSU Completes Upgrades to Cheese Production Facility

July 2, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press

Recent upgrades to the Custer Dairy Processing Plant at Mississippi State University mean fewer balls of Edam and other cheese products will be available for 2015.

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Seafood Supply Altered by Climate Change

July 2, 2015 10:15 am | by UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

The global supply of seafood is set to change substantially and many people will not be able to enjoy the same quantity and dishes in the future due to climate change and ocean acidification, according to UBC scientists.

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Sugary Beverages Kill 184K People a Year, Study Says

July 2, 2015 9:25 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter

Sugar-sweetened beverages cause an estimated 184,000 deaths each year across the globe, according to a new study. The analysis was compiled using death and disability statistics factoring in rates of diabetes, heart disease and cancers from 2010.

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4th of July Survey Shows Consumer Food Trends

July 2, 2015 9:00 am | by Instantly, Inc.

The survey results show baked beans (51 percent), corn on the cob (60 percent) and potato salads (61 percent) are Americans' top three favorite side dishes to eat during the holiday.

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JBS USA Agrees to Buy Cargill Pork Business

July 2, 2015 8:30 am | by Cargill

JBS USA Pork has entered into an agreement with Cargill to acquire the company's U.S.-based pork business for $1.45 billion (USD).  Completion of the acquisition is subject to regulatory review and approval.

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The Craft Effect: 1 in 4 Beers Launched Globally in 2014 Was High Strength

July 2, 2015 8:00 am | by Mintel

New research from Mintel has found that almost one in four beers launched globally in 2014 and 25 percent in 2013 had an ABV (alcohol by volume) of 6.5 percent or higher, up from just one in seven beers launched in 2012.

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Pizza Farms Offer Reverse Twist in Farm-to-Table Movement

July 1, 2015 3:00 pm | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press

As the farm-to-table movement connects more consumers with local farmers, some farms have shortened the distance between the plow and the plate. They're inviting customers over for pizza.

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Study: Citrus Consumption Tied to Increased Melanoma Risk

July 1, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter

A newly released study linked regular consumption of citrus fruits with an increased risk for melanoma.

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General Mills' Sales Hit By Shoppers' Turn Against Cereal

July 1, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press

General Mills Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit fell and its revenue fell short of expectations as it deals with shoppers who are skipping the cereal aisle.

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Smucker Cuts Price of Folgers, Other Coffee Products

July 1, 2015 11:35 am | by The Associated Press

The J. M. Smucker Co. is cutting prices for the majority of its coffee products sold in the U.S., including Folgers and Dunkin Donuts brand coffee sold in stores.

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Federal Judge Rules Maui County Ban on GMO Crops Invalid

July 1, 2015 11:00 am | by Audrey Mcavoy, The Associated Press

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid.

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Kraft Shareholders Approve Sale of Company to Heinz

July 1, 2015 10:30 am | by The Associated Press

Kraft shareholders have approved the sale of the company to ketchup maker H.J. Heinz, creating one of the world's largest food companies with annual revenue of about $28 billion.

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Report: Whether at Restaurants or at Home, the Sandwich Endures as a Favorite Food

July 1, 2015 8:00 am | by Packaged Facts

Few foods are as essential to the American diet as the versatile and ubiquitous sandwich. Research indicates the sandwich is a staple food across the full spectrum of U.S. adults regardless of gender, age, household income, race, or geographic location

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US Opening Market to Argentina, Brazil Beef Imports

July 1, 2015 7:45 am | by ALMUDENA CALATRAVA, Associated Press

Argentina and Brazil are greeting news that they will soon be able to export fresh beef into the United States after a longtime ban.

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Report: IoT Presents New Opportunities For Manufacturers’ Post-Sale Revenue

July 1, 2015 7:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A new report expects that the increase in Internet-connected devices over the next several years will also spark substantial growth in manufacturers' service-related revenue.

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USDA: Record Soybean Crop Planted, Progress Slowed by Rain

July 1, 2015 7:15 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

A record 85.1 million acres of soybeans are in the ground, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday, but it's not clear whether they'll all sprout because persistent rain in some Midwestern states has flooded fields and slowed plant development.

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Ex-Iowa Egg Farm Manager Gets Probation After Assisting Feds

July 1, 2015 6:45 am | by Associated Press

A former Iowa egg farm manager will avoid jail time after cooperating with investigators in a criminal prosecution stemming from a 2010 salmonella outbreak.

Improving Rice Flour to Aid Food Poverty

June 30, 2015 3:00 pm | by Society For Experimental Biology

A new, high-quality rice flour could help towards aiding global food poverty. "This rice flour serves not only as an alternative to wheat flour for those with wheat intolerance, but could also help to overcome the global food problem in the future," says Dr. Yayoi Onda.

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European Study Tests Wearables For Cows

June 30, 2015 2:45 pm | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter

We've written before about tracking domestic herd animals using the Internet of Things. Recently, researchers at Cambridge Industrial Design were commissioned by True North Technologies to create high-tech cow trackers, which can track the bovines' behavior and location. 

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In the News: ConAgra to Sell Store-Brand Food Business

June 30, 2015 1:55 pm | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

Find out all the details by taking a look at this compilation of media coverage.

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