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ADM Selling Chocolate Business to Cargill

September 2, 2014 | by Cargill | Comments

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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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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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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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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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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Exploring Advances in Sustainable Manufacturing

August 29, 2014 10:30 am | by Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Experts from a range of disciplines explore the latest research on sustainable manufacturing and how life cycle engineering is being used to reduce environmental impact.                       

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Bronze Age Wine Cellar Found

August 29, 2014 10:20 am | by PLOS

Little archaeological evidence about Bronze Age wine is available to support the role wine played during this period. But a excavation of the Middle Bronze Age Canaanite palace in modern-day Israel found 40 large storage vessels.     

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How to Prevent Organic Food Fraud

August 29, 2014 10:00 am | by American Chemical Society

Researchers note that the demand for organic food is growing at a rapid clip. However, figuring out whether a fruit or vegetable was grown under organic conditions is fraught with complications. Monika Hohmann and her colleagues decided to take a stab at developing a new method.  

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Teamsters Warn of Antitrust Obstacles to Sysco, US Foods Merger

August 29, 2014 8:45 am | by International Brotherhood of Teamsters

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters warned industry analysts and investors about possible antitrust obstacles connected to the proposed merger of Sysco and US Foods. The merger is currently under antitrust review by the Federal Trade Commission.

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Infographic: The Value of Traceability

August 29, 2014 8:20 am | by Brady Corporation

Being able to track a part, product or component through a manufacturing process can go a long way in preventing defects, recalls, product returns and combating counterfeit components.                                                             

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Vermont Bistro Scolded For Removing its Bacon Sign

August 29, 2014 8:00 am | by Associated Press

Sneakers Bistro and Cafe in Winooski, Vermont removed its bacon advertisement and was called insensitive to vegans and Muslims for doing so. Comments were posted in an online forum by "a vegan and a member of a Muslim household."    

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