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NYC Eatery Creates Most Expensive Sandwich in the World

November 3, 2014 1:25 pm | by Serendipity 3

In honor of National Sandwich Day today, a legendary NYC restaurant, Serendipity 3, received a Guinness World Record for the Most Expensive Sandwich in the World — The Quintessential Grilled Cheese Sandwich, which sells for a whopping $214. 

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Company Introduces First Real Dairy, Lactose-Free Cream Cheese in US

November 3, 2014 1:00 pm | by Green Valley Organics

In response to increasing demand for lactose-free dairy products, Green Valley Organics is expanding its line with the introduction of the first real dairy, lactose-free cream cheese available in the U.S. market.          

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Chef Carla Hall Uses Kickstarter to Open Restaurant

November 3, 2014 12:45 pm | by J.M. HIRSCH, AP Food Editor

The co-host of ABC's daytime food fest "The Chew" says it took years for friends and family to convince her to open her own eatery, but once she'd committed she knew she'd only be happy doing it in a way that kept her in control.   

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Photo: Sesame Street Celebrates 45 Years, Now Represents Healthy Foods

November 3, 2014 11:56 am | by AP Photo/Sesame Workshop, Richard Termine, File

In this photo, "Sesame Street" characters Elmo and Super Grover pose with four new muppets representing healthy food groups; fruits, vegetables, dairy and grains as part of their "Food For Thought: Eating Well on a Budget" initiative.    

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FDA's Proposed Fish Advisory Could Increase Mercury Poisoning

November 3, 2014 11:45 am | by Mercury Policy Project

A new advisory recommending increased fish consumption for pregnant women could increase mercury poisoning in newborns, according to physicians and consumer groups. Groups point out that recommendation to simply "eat more fish" is oversimplified and unlikely to achieve the intended benefits.

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China Slowdown Could Bruise Global Economy

November 3, 2014 11:30 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer

China's roaring economy for years has pulled much of the rest of the world with it, but its role as a global engine is fading as its economy slows — and many other nations, in the view of economists, will feel the pain.       

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Marathon Ventures Recalls Macadamia Nuts For Salmonella

November 3, 2014 9:45 am | by FDA

Marathon Ventures, Inc. announced that it is voluntarily recalling various retail and bulk packages containing raw macadamia nuts as a precautionary measure because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.        

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Diageo Sells Irish Whiskey to Jose Cuervo

November 3, 2014 9:19 am | by Associated Press

British drinks company Diageo is selling its Northern Ireland whiskey brand, Bushmills, to tequila king Jose Cuervo in a swap deal that will give Diageo sole ownership of an upmarket Mexican tequila maker, Don Julio.          

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Campbell Soup CEO Shares Lessons Learned During Leadership Ascent

November 3, 2014 9:15 am | by University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Denise Morrison, president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, shared her journey to become the first woman to lead the company and how she evolved to compete in the ever-changing global environment. Campbell Soup is a growing global food company with annual sales of more than $8 billion. 

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Bison Day: Americans Celebrate a National Icon

November 3, 2014 9:07 am | by Wildlife Conservation Society

Bison production is in its strongest economic condition in more than a decade. The total value of privately owned bison on more than 2,500 bison ranches in the U.S. was estimated to exceed $280 million in 2013. Bison ranches provide a sustainable and healthy meat source, and contribute to our nation’s food security.

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Duck Farming Fading Away on New York's Long Island

November 3, 2014 9:02 am | by FRANK ELTMAN, Associated Press

The Long Island duck is quietly fading into the history books. By the end of this year there will be only one duck farm left on Long Island; that's down from a high of more than 100 in the early 1960s that produced up to 7.5 million succulent birds annually.

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Beer, Wine Flow in the Booze Baron of the West Bank

November 3, 2014 8:51 am | by TIA GOLDENBERG, Associated Press

A tiny Christian enclave in the Muslim West Bank has for years crafted the only Palestinian beer and brought thousands of visitors flocking to its annual beer fest. Now, it is adding wine to its list of libations, hoping a boutique winery will be another tourist draw.

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Red Lobster Goes Back Into its Shell

November 3, 2014 8:45 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

The struggling seafood chain plans to announce another revamped menu that removes dishes, while tacking on more dishes featuring lobster. The non-seafood dishes had been added in hopes of attracting people who don't like seafood as sales declined. 

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Va. Distilleries Ask Gov. to Nix Booze Price Hike

October 31, 2014 3:58 pm | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Business Writer

Earlier this month, McAuliffe directed the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to increase liquor prices as part of a move to close a $2.4 billion budget gap, garnering concerns from consumers and industry alike.     

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New Evidence of Natural Alternative to Antibiotic Use in Livestock

October 31, 2014 3:37 pm | by Avivagen Inc.

New research provides support for a new type of natural alternative to the use of antibiotics in livestock feeds. The discovery comes at a time when health regulators are looking to avoid usage of antibiotics in livestock due to concerns they pose threats to public health.

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Infographic: American Spending Trends on Halloween

October 31, 2014 2:57 pm | by Shift Communications

Nearly half of all Americans won't be buying Halloween candy this year, and certain areas of the country get much more into the holiday than others. This infographic details how consumers celebrate the holiday.

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ANSI Program Gains Global Recognition for Food Safety Scope

October 31, 2014 12:05 pm | by American National Standards Institute

The GlobalGAP standard is primarily designed to reassure consumers about how food is produced on the farm by minimizing detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemical toxicants, and ensuring a responsible approach to animal welfare.

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Could Salt-Tolerant Crops Be the Solution to Sustainable Food Production?

October 31, 2014 10:44 am | by Cell Press

In a recent article published in the Cell Press journal Trends in Plant Sciences, researchers proposed a new concept for breeding salt-tolerant plants as a way to contribute to global efforts for sustainable food production.  

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Trick or Treating With Food Allergies

October 31, 2014 10:29 am | by Vanderbilt University Medical Center

For some children, one of Halloween’s most exciting traditions presents an issue that can strike true terror into the hearts of their parents — food allergies. Of the 8 percent of American children who have a food allergy or intolerance, nearly 40 percent have a history of experiencing severe reactions to their allergy.

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Starbucks to Begin Delivering Coffee Next Year

October 31, 2014 10:24 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

After reporting disappointing quarterly sales Thursday, the Seattle-based company, Starbucks, said it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the U.S starting next year.               

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