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Report: Amazon Working on Drive-Thru Grocery Store

July 30, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter is reportedly planning a drive-through grocery store in a potentially major shift for both the e-commerce giant and the grocery industry.


Report: Continued GPO Growth For Food Operators, Distributors, Manufacturers

July 29, 2015 2:55 pm | by Technomic

As foodservice operators across segments wrestle with increasing food costs and profit pressure, their participation in Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) continues to rise.


Evidence Pushes Back History of Agriculture

July 29, 2015 2:20 pm | by American Friends of Tel Aviv Univ.

Until now, researchers believed farming was "invented" some 12,000 years ago in the Cradle of Civilization — Iraq, the Levant, parts of Turkey and Iran — an area that was home to some of the earliest known human civilizations.


Hormone in Brain Could Cause Overeating, Says Rutgers Science

July 29, 2015 1:50 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter

Eating for pure pleasure instead of hunger is controlled by a hormone in the brain, according to new Rutgers University research. The work could point to brain-first targets to combat the burgeoning obesity epidemic, according to the scientists


Restaurants Recasting Menus and Food in a Protein Paradigm

July 29, 2015 12:45 pm | by Packaged Facts

Meatless Mondays are trending, but make no mistake, many U.S. consumers are still looking to sources of protein as part of a diet rich in foods that provide health and wellness benefits and contain ingredients that address illness mitigation.


Molson Coors Brings its 'Craft' Beer Blue Moon to Canada

July 29, 2015 11:20 am | by Molson Coors Canada

Blue Moon, the number one selling wheat beer in the United States, is coming to Canada as Belgian Moon. 


Enfamil Maker Mead Johnson Paying $12M to Settle Bribery Charges

July 29, 2015 10:15 am | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer

The SEC said Mead Johnson's Chinese subsidiary paid doctors and other professionals in government-owned hospitals to recommend the formula and to give the company the contact information of patients for marketing purposes.


One Letter Change in Corn's Genome Made it King

July 29, 2015 10:10 am | by Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

Ten thousand years ago, a golden grain got naked, brought people together and grew to become one of the top agricultural commodities on the planet. Now, researchers have found that just a single letter change in the genetic script of corn's ancestor, teosinte, helped make it all possible.


Chill-Tolerant Hybrid Sugarcane Also Grows at Lower Temps

July 29, 2015 9:40 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

U.S. farmers have long hoped to extend sugarcane's growing range northward from the Gulf coast, substantially increasing the land available for sugar and biofuels.


US Expects to Pay Farmers $191M For Birds Lost to Flu

July 29, 2015 9:15 am

The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.


New Machines Aim to Revive Troubled New Mexico Green Chile

July 29, 2015 8:50 am | by The Associated Press

Efforts are underway to save the green chile that's important to traditional New Mexican fare as labor shortages, a previous severe drought and competition from China, India and Mexico endanger its growth in the state.


Danone Reports Higher Sales, Will Sell Formula Line

July 29, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Danone last week announced strong numbers for the second quarter of 2015, along with its decision to cut ties with its embattled Chinese infant formula line.


'Cool' States Have More Starbucks, Fewer McDonalds

July 28, 2015 3:00 pm | by Univ. of Michigan

A coffeehouse cappuccino or a fast-food latte? If you're one of the cool people, you'll opt for the java shop on the corner, of course. That's according to a researcher who has codified the "cool" factor of coffee shops with a state-by-state Cool Place Index.


Offense vs. Defense: Growing Your Business

July 28, 2015 1:00 pm | by Tom Reilly,

Growing attracts investors, employees, and customers. Everyone wants to join a winning team. Growth-oriented businesses leverage fixed costs more efficiently, which increases their financial viability. So, how do you grow? 


Research: Retail Meat is a Potential Vehicle For Disease-Causing Bacteria


Chicken, turkey and pork sold in grocery stores harbors disease-causing bacteria known as Klebsiella pneumoniae, according to a new study. 


Gluten-Free Diet: New Research Shows There is No Benefit

July 28, 2015 11:50 am | by Grain Foods Foundation

Despite health claims for gluten-free eating, new research shows there is no evidence indicating the general public would be better off avoiding gluten.


Taiwan, Japan in Food Safety Talks Over Import-Ban Violations

July 28, 2015 9:35 am | by Ko Shu-ling

Under the new measure, food products imported from Japan must carry prefecture-specific labels of origin, and some food products from certain prefectures must carry documents proving they passed radiation checks.


SuperValu May Spin Off Save-A-Lot Into Separate Company

July 28, 2015 9:15 am | by The Associated Press

SuperValu says it is considering spinning off its discount grocer Save-A-Lot into a separate publicly traded company as competition in the industry intensifies.


FDA Bans Some Mexican Cilantro After Feces Found in Fields

July 28, 2015 9:00 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there.


Cereal Ingredients Inc. to Expand in Kansas

July 28, 2015 8:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Specialty ingredients manufacturer Cereal Ingredients Inc. plants to invest $12 million to expand its operations in eastern Kansas.



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