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PepsiCo's 'Banner Sun' Cracks $10 Billion In Sales

March 14, 2012 10:05 am | by SOURCE PepsiCo

PepsiCo, Inc. has announced that its global "Banner Sun" potato chip portfolio has grown to more than $10 billion in annual retail sales.

Consumer Trends: Championship Honors Top Teas

March 14, 2012 10:00 am

With the 20 best tasting teas, the North American Tea Championship (NATC) is shining the spotlight on the most notable, high-quality teas that are commercially available in the North American marketplace.

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Photo Of The Day: Cooking Up Equality

March 14, 2012 10:00 am

Dooky Chase Restaurant is one of the few civil rights landmarks remaining in New Orleans.

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SD Seeks Assets Of Sunflower Company That Didn't Pay Farmers

March 14, 2012 9:58 am | by CHET BROKAW, Associated Press

South Dakota regulators decided Tuesday to seek the assets of a sunflower seed company that may owe farmers in South Dakota and North Dakota more than $4 million.

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Developer Vows To Build Horse Plant In Missouri

March 13, 2012 2:18 pm | by The Associated Press

Opposition from some residents will not stop a Wyoming company from building a plant in southwest Missouri to slaughter horses and process the meat for human consumption, the company said.

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African Cocoa Initiative Will Benefit 100,000 Families

March 13, 2012 2:15 pm | by SOURCE World Cocoa Foundation

Over the five-year term, the WCF African Cocoa Initiative will train 100,000 cocoa farmers and support their improved well-being and livelihoods.

Md. Waterways Opened For Shellfish Harvesting

March 13, 2012 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press

The Maryland Department of the Environment has lifted shellfish harvesting restrictions in portions of three waterways following a decline in bacteria levels.

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Coca-Cola Adds Stevia To Sprite

March 13, 2012 1:17 pm | by The Associated Press

Coca-Cola Co. is putting a sweetener made with stevia into Sprite in France, in its first move to use the natural zero-calorie ingredient in one of its major soft drink brands.

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Clearwater Seafoods Posts $16.4 Million Profit

March 13, 2012 1:12 pm | by Canadian Press

Clearwater Seafoods Inc. rose to profitability in the fourth quarter as pricing and supply contributed to improved results.

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Consumer Trends: Foraging In A Modern World

March 13, 2012 10:00 am

In an expanding “foodie” culture, people go to great lengths to get the best ingredients, seek out the most aesthetic desserts, and buy organic. Less noted, though, is the forager movement: people who “eat wild” on a regular basis, supplemented by naturally growing, edible plants for which they search in their local communities, whether urban or rural.

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Photo Of The Day: Passionate About Potatoes

March 13, 2012 10:00 am

With 2012 declared “The Year of the Potato” by foodservice pundits, chefs across the country are dishing up Idaho® Potatoes in extraordinarily delectable ways. 

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Md. Brewing Company To Move, Boost Production

March 13, 2012 9:25 am | by JENNIFER SHUTT

As Evolution Craft Brewing Co. prepares for its final days in Delmar, Md., the owners and brewers are experiencing bittersweet emotions — one the one hand, they are excited to expand into a larger facility, but on the other will be leaving their first home.

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Report: Calif. Nitrate Contamination Spreading

March 13, 2012 9:22 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press

Nitrate contamination of drinking water is a pervasive problem in California's agricultural heartland and is bound to intensify in the coming years, according to a University of California, Davis study released Tuesday.

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Monsanto Tests Drought-Tolerant Biotech Corn

March 13, 2012 9:18 am | by BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press

Seed giant Monsanto Co. plans large-scale tests this year of the first government-approved biotech crop developed to deal with drought.

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ABA Responds To Study On Heart Disease Risk

March 13, 2012 9:11 am | by SOURCE American Beverage Association

The American Beverage Association responds to "Sweetened Beverage Consumption, Incident Coronary Heart Disease and Biomarkers of Risk in Men," a paper published in the journal of the American Heart Association.

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S.D. Dairy Manufacturers Look To Stop Proposed Milk Production Limits

March 13, 2012 9:02 am | by SOURCE International Dairy Foods Association

A group of South Dakota dairy manufacturers have voiced to Senator John Thune (R-SD) their opposition to a proposed milk supply management program expected to be included in the draft Farm Bill.

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Spike In Orange Juice Prices? It's Pulp Fiction

March 12, 2012 1:38 pm | by SANDY SHORE, AP Business Writer

Orange juice drinkers can relax. Fears of a spike in the price of the breakfast favorite appear overblown.

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PepsiCo Revamps Management Team; Nooyi Still CEO

March 12, 2012 1:34 pm | by BREE FOWLER and CANDICE CHOI, AP Business Writers

PepsiCo Inc. revamped its management structure Monday in a move intended to strengthen its lineup of potential successors to CEO Indra Nooyi and leverage its scale as a global company.

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FMI Sends Letter To EPA Supporting Alaska's Bristol Bay

March 12, 2012 12:30 pm

Earthworks announced Monday that for the first time ever, the nation's largest group of food retail companies has spoken out on behalf of protecting Alaska's Bristol Bay fishery - the world's largest wild sockeye salmon fishery.

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Over 100,000 Consumers Seek Info From Center for Food Integrity

March 12, 2012 12:24 pm | by SOURCE Center for Food Integrity

More than 100,000 consumers have requested ongoing information about food and agriculture through the Center for Food Integrity’s (CFI) successful Farmers Feed US program.

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