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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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Aquafeed Research Shows Promise Of Soy-Based Feeds

March 12, 2012 12:21 pm | by SOURCE U.S. Soybean Export Council

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) announced Monday feed trial research results that attain a major goal for sustainable marine fish aquaculture.

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Consumer Trends: Consumer Culture Factors Into Food Safety Communication

March 12, 2012 10:00 am

Companies faced with food tampering need to make sure they remain sensitive to their customers’ cultural views before trying to assign blame when responding, according to a new study.

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Photo Of The Day: Chili Vodka

March 12, 2012 10:00 am

 The new 100,000 Scovilles Naga Chilli Vodka, an infusion of vodka and Naga Jolokia chilies, features a warning label indicating “extreme heat.” 

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Hostess Names CEO To Steer Through Bankruptcy

March 12, 2012 9:28 am | by The Associated Press

Hostess Brands Inc. on Friday named a new CEO to steer the company through its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

Ga. Poultry Farmers Say New Rules Could Be Costly

March 12, 2012 9:20 am | by The Associated Press

Proposed new regulations dealing with how some industrial facilities in Georgia deal with storm water are causing concern for officials in Georgia's poultry industry.

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PepsiCo Lining Up Potential CEO Successors

March 12, 2012 9:16 am | by The Associated Press

PepsiCo may be lining up a potential successor to CEO Indra Nooyi, naming a former executive to head its biggest moneymaking unit Monday and also naming an insider as its president.

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Lean Beef Trimmings Are Safe, Says Beef Products, Inc.

March 12, 2012 9:12 am | by SOURCE Beef Products, Inc.

Negative publicity about the company's process and the use of the compound ammonium hydroxide, a critical component of the process, is at the heart of Beef Products' recent challenges.

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Wine Collector Accused Of Selling Counterfeit Bottles

March 9, 2012 1:02 pm

Federal prosecutors in New York have charged a noted wine collector with trying to sell more than $1.3 million worth of counterfeit bottles.

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China's Inflation Drops As Food Prices Ease

March 9, 2012 12:59 pm | by JOE McDONALD,AP Business Writer

Consumer price inflation declined to a 20-month low of 3.2 percent from January's 4.5 percent, data showed Friday. Inflation in politically sensitive food costs declined even more markedly, falling to 6.2 percent from the previous month's 10.5 percent.

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