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Monsanto CEO Vows to Continue Efforts to Lure Syngenta

June 24, 2015 8:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Monsanto's chief executive remains optimistic that the St. Louis-based agribusiness giant will eventually secure a merger with Swiss rival Syngenta despite the latter's repeated rejections of takeover bids.

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Kraft Sued Over All-Natural Label For Capri Sun

June 24, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A northern California man earlier this month filed a class action lawsuit against Kraft Foods, which alleged that the company's Capri Sun juice contained artificial ingredients despite its label as "all-natural."

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Genetic Study of 'Co-Evolution' Could Provide Clues to Better Food Production

June 23, 2015 3:00 pm | by UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA

Scientists believe that understanding how co-evolution works could help provide genetic clues for producing heartier plants and food for a growing global population.

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American Foodies on Never-Ending Quest for New Products

June 23, 2015 1:10 pm | by Packaged Facts

Foodies have a well-known love for the type of culinary adventure and food tourism that takes the taste buds on a journey through the new, the novel, and the unique. But now, consumers from all walks of life are gravitating toward the latest culinary trends and dietary fads.

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In the News: Supreme Court Says Government Seizure of Raisins is Unconstitutional

June 23, 2015 12:35 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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Sioux City Approves Land Sale For $264M Pork Plant

June 23, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press

Sioux City officials have approved a land sale for a planned $264 million pork processing plant that's expected to employ around 1,100 people after its anticipated 2017 opening.

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Bottled Water Recall: Complete Coverage

June 23, 2015 11:45 am | by Jesse Osborne, Editor, Food Manufacturing

Find out everything you need to know about this week's bottled water recall by browsing this compilation of media coverage.

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Man Sues Heinz Over Trans Fats

June 23, 2015 11:20 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter

In the wake of new federal limits on the use of trans fat in foods, a California man filed a federal lawsuit against H.J. Heinz Co. over the use of partially hydrogenated oils in frozen potato products.

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Anheuser-Busch to Invest More Than $1.5B in US Operations By 2018

June 23, 2015 10:15 am | by Anheuser-Busch

Anheuser-Busch today announced it will invest more than $1.5 billion in its U.S. brewing, agriculture, packaging and distributing operations by 2018.

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Italian Candy Maker Ferrero to Acquire British Rival

June 23, 2015 9:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Italian chocolate giant Ferrero SpA will acquire U.K.-based Thorntons PLC for $177.7 million, according to reports.

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Monthly Egg Report Reveals Depth of Impact of Bird Flu

June 23, 2015 9:10 am | by The Associated Press

A monthly report on egg production and chicken flocks reveals the depth of the impact of bird flu on the nation's egg producers.

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14 Varieties of Bottled Water Recalled Over E. coli Concerns

June 23, 2015 8:45 am | by The Associated Press

Niagara Bottling has recalled 14 brands of bottled spring water produced at two Pennsylvania manufacturing plants after the operator of one of its contracted springs failed to reveal evidence of E. coli bacteria at the spring source.

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GMO Lamb With Jellyfish Protein Sold For Meat in France

June 23, 2015 8:20 am | by The Associated Press

France's national agricultural institute is investigating how a lamb whose mother had been genetically modified with a jellyfish protein as part of a medical experiment was sold as meat.

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Darden Profit Rises as Olive Garden Sales Improve

June 23, 2015 8:00 am | by The Associated Press

Olive Garden sales rose 3.4 percent at established locations during the fourth quarter, lifted by higher prices.

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7 Eater Archetypes Define Foodservice Consumer Landscape

June 22, 2015 2:10 pm | by Technomic

Operators need to know who their customers are and what drives them to dine out. To help industry stakeholders get ahead of consumer expectation, Technomic's Consumer4Sight established the 7 Eater Archetype (EAT) segments that compose the foodservice consumer landscape.

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High Court Says Government Seizure of Raisins is Unconstitutional

June 22, 2015 1:25 pm | by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a 66-year-old program that lets the government take raisins away from farmers to help reduce supply and boost market prices is unconstitutional. In an 8-1 ruling, the justices said forcing raisin growers to give up part of their annual crop without full payment is an illegal confiscation of private property.

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Infographic: E-Sourcing Plays Critical Role in Driving Financial Performance

June 22, 2015 1:00 pm | by Intesource

This new infographic by Intesource discusses the impact that esourcing and procurement can have on financial performance for restaurants, grocers and retailers alike.

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FDA Issues Final Rule to Add Selenium to List of Required Nutrients for Infant Formula

June 22, 2015 12:15 pm | by FDA

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a final rule to add selenium to the list of required nutrients for infant formula, and to establish both minimum and maximum levels of selenium in infant formula.

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Nearly 25 Percent of Pet Owners Worry Pet Food is Making Their Pet Obese

June 22, 2015 11:50 am | by Mintel

American pet owners want the best for their pets, so much so that the pet food category is experiencing a trend in humanization evolving beyond flavors to ensuring nutritional benefits, ingredient quality and manufacturing standards are as high as human food. 

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Jonah Crabs Booming in Value as Managers Seek Fishery Plan

June 22, 2015 11:20 am | by PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

New England lobstermen are catching and selling more of a long-overlooked crab species in their traps, leading regulators to try to craft a management plan for the fishery before it becomes overexploited.

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