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Consumer Trends: Smirnoff Packs Punch With New Sour Vodkas

September 24, 2014 10:20 am | by SMIRNOFF Vodka

SMIRNOFF Vodka is introducing the first of its kind: sour vodka! The Sours are packed with a flavorful punch into every shot that is sure to awaken taste buds. Flavors come in Green Apple, Watermelon and Fruit Punch.        

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Big Soda Makers Agree to Cut Drink Calories by 20 Percent

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

The makers of Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper agreed to work on ways to reduce the calories that consumers get from beverages by up to 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller bottles.          

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Funds Through Visa Program Helps SD Dairy Start Stronger

September 24, 2014 10:03 am | by CARSON WALKER, Associated Press

A U.S. visa program, EB-5, allows foreign investors to seek U.S. residency with a $500,000 investment in an approved rural project that creates at least 10 jobs. More than $642 million has been invested in such projects in South Dakota since 2004, and 304 investors have been granted green cards.

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Wisconsin Rep. Takes Stand for Consumers, Food Safety

September 24, 2014 9:54 am | by Coalition for Safe Affordable Food

Representative Tom Petri is taking an important stand on behalf of consumers, food safety and science. Petri is cosponsoring the bipartisan Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which will establish national standards for food and beverage products.

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Infographic: A Guide to Fall Food

September 24, 2014 9:43 am | by Health Central

While we'll miss the exciting flavors of Summer, we're stoked to see Autumn produce hitting the local groceries. From squashes to pomegranates, take a look at this list of Fall favorites along with their incredible health benefits.      

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Study: Kids Eat Better If Their Parents Went to College

September 23, 2014 1:20 pm | by University of British Columbia

New research from the University of British Columbia finds that children of college-educated parents tend to eat more vegetables and drink less sugar.                              

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Pabst Brewing Explains Intentions of Selling Business

September 23, 2014 9:19 am | by Pabst Brewing Company

Pabst has been an American company since 1844 and will continue to be an American iconic brand with its headquarters in the U.S. The future owners of Pabst are "deeply committed to Pabst's future as an American company."        

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Organic Leaders Assess Future Challenges

September 23, 2014 9:12 am | by Organic Trade Association

Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha noted that organic acreage and production in the United States have not kept up with the growth in organic demand.              

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More Than Half of US Companies Project Increased Efficiency in 2015

September 23, 2014 9:06 am | by Schneider Electric

A recent survey by Schneider Electric reveals acceleration in efficiency funding, convergence of information technology and operational technology, and infrastructure upgrades and sustainability as some of the biggest trends impacting businesses. 

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Can Tapioca Replace Corn as the Main Source For Starch Sweeteners?

September 23, 2014 9:00 am | by Industrial Biotechnology

With the availability of novel enzymes and processes designed to break down tapioca starch into sugars that can then be used to produce sweeteners such as glucose, fructose, or maltose syrup, tapioca may be an ideal alternative to corn.     

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Starbucks Testing Stout-Flavored Lattes

September 23, 2014 8:57 am | by Associated Press

Starbucks is testing a "Dark Barrel Latte" that the company says is flavored with the toasty malt of a foamy mug of stout. The company has said it would expand its testing of serving alcohol and small bites in the evening to more stores.    

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Infographic: Baking Through the Ages

September 23, 2014 8:45 am | by Craft Bakers Week

Many bakeries have been at the heart of their high street for decades — or in some cases even centuries — but when did the story begin? Craft Bakers Week is celebrated Sept. 29-Oct. 5.                  

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Water: It's What's on Tap

September 22, 2014 1:45 pm | by Dow Water & Process Solutions

Treating source water with reverse osmosis elements removes the minerals to create a blank slate, allowing brewers to have control over taste, quality and composition of the beer.                   

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Ancient Grains Making a Modern Day Comeback With Hot Cereals Line

September 22, 2014 1:00 pm | by Ancient Harvest

The first brand to bring quinoa to the United States in the 1980s, Ancient Harvest, is now serving up ancient grains for breakfast with the debut of its line of hot cereals. The cereals will be available nationwide this winter.       

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Organic Trail Mix Recalled For Undeclared Allergen

September 22, 2014 12:41 pm | by Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Woodstock Farms Manufacturing has recalled its Nature's Promise Organic Campfire Trail Mix for possibly containing cashew kernels, when the ingredient label does not list them.                     

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The Secret to High-Fiber 'Super Spaghetti'

September 22, 2014 12:30 pm | by The Lead South Australia

Australian scientists have spent two years determining how to make a bowl of spaghetti healthier without compromising on taste. Two lines of durum wheat not currently being used in pasta production were discovered to possibly be able to increase fiber by up to 20 percent.

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Consumer Trends: Cast a Spell With New Orange Scream Milk

September 22, 2014 12:00 pm | by Dean Foods Company

TruMoo, a leader in ready-to-serve refrigerated chocolate milk, has introduced Orange Scream just in time for Halloween. The orange milk was inspired by an orange frozen pop with vanilla ice cream.                  

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Infographic: Consumers Gravitate Toward More Flavorful Beers

September 22, 2014 10:36 am | by Technomic

Changing consumer taste preferences, varied levels of cost-consciousness and competition from spirits and wine are converging to re-shape the beer industry and its growth opportunities in 2014 and beyond.            

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Anheuser-Busch Blames Personal Conduct, Not Alcohol in NFL Problems

September 22, 2014 10:18 am | by Alcohol Justice

Though Roger Goodell has shown progress in recognizing that domestic violence is a serious problem in the NFL, he and the sport's biggest sponsor — Anheuser-Busch InBev — continue to blame individual behavior as the cause.       

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Calif. Adopts Olive-Oil Labeling Standards to Prove Authenticity

September 22, 2014 10:02 am | by Associated Press

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has approved labeling standards for California-produced olive oil that will require makers to prove their product really is extra-virgin olive oil.              

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