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Junk Food Laws May Help Curb Childhood Obesity

August 13, 2012 10:02 am | by LINDSEY TANNER,AP Medical Writer

Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.

Apple Slices Recalled After Listeria Found On Equipment

August 13, 2012 10:00 am

Sliced apples distributed to fast-food and grocery chains across the country are among packaged products being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination.

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Monster Announces Investigation

August 13, 2012 9:58 am | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer

Monster Beverage Corp. said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last Thursday that it received a subpoena last month from an unidentified state attorney general's office concerning the advertising and ingredients of its energy drinks.

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Photo Of The Day: Studying Junk Food Laws

August 13, 2012 9:54 am

According to the first large study of states’ laws governing the sale of junk food and drinks in U.S. public schools, these regulations may help curb childhood obesity.

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Canadian Fishermen Boiling Mad Over Maine Lobsters

August 10, 2012 12:31 pm | by CLARKE CANFIELD, Associated Press

Fearing for their livelihood, Canadian fishermen in the past few days have angrily blocked truckloads of Maine lobsters from being delivered to processing plants in Canada that turn out lobster products for U.S. supermarkets and restaurants.

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Study: Sugar & HFCS Don't Impede Weight Loss In Low Calorie Diet

August 10, 2012 12:28 pm

A new study published in Nutrition Journal shows that people can lose weight while consuming typical amounts of sugar or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) if their overall caloric intake is reduced.

Craft Brew Alliance Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results

August 10, 2012 12:24 pm

Craft Brew Alliance , Inc., an independent craft brewing company, reported net sales of $82.8 million and net income of $1.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012, as compared with net sales of $73.8 million and net income of $8.2 million a year ago.

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USDA Cuts Corn Outlook As Drought Takes Toll

August 10, 2012 12:21 pm | by JIM SUHR, AP Business Writer

The government slashed its expectations for U.S. corn and soybean production for the second consecutive month Friday, predicting what could be the lowest average corn yield in more than 15 years as the worst drought in decades continued punishing key farm states.

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Grainger Presents Lighting Readiness Questionnaire

August 10, 2012 12:16 pm

The next phase of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) energy-efficiency lighting legislation went into effect on July 14, 2012 and requires all impacted lighting to be manufactured to be more energy-efficient.

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CDC Software & Consona Corporation Merge, Form Aptean

August 10, 2012 12:11 pm

CDC Software (CDC) and Consona Corporation (Consona), both enterprise application software (EAS) providers of on-premise and cloud technologies, today announced they have merged to form Aptean.

Consumer Trends: Female And Older Consumers More Likely To Buy Local

August 10, 2012 12:00 pm

A new study found that farmers should be marketing more to female and older consumers because they are more likely to buy local products, and that farmers should promote local agriculture in their marketing messages.

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Photo Of The Day: Drought-Tolerant Cattle

August 10, 2012 9:39 am

Gill has been cross breeding cattle with more drought tolerant breeds that can withstand heat and droughts better. Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins who are accustomed to hot weather.

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Monster Shares Drop On 2Q Miss

August 10, 2012 9:31 am

Monster Beverage Corp. reported explosive growth in its second quarter as consumers downed more of its energy drinks, but its shares fell in after-hours trading Wednesday as the results missed analysts' expectations.

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Dean Foods Shares Skyrocket On IPO

August 10, 2012 9:29 am | by The Associated Press

Dean Foods Co.'s shares skyrocketed Wednesday after it posted a better-than-expected second-quarter profit, raised its full-year guidance and announced the initial public offering of one of its subsidiaries.

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Treehouse Cuts Profit Outlook Citing Soup Sales

August 10, 2012 9:27 am

Shares of Treehouse Foods Inc. fell Wednesday after the company cut its forecast for the year and said it was shutting down two plants in part because of declining soup sales.

Judge Dismisses Pesticides Injury Lawsuit Against Dole Food

August 10, 2012 9:26 am | by The Associated Press

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by nearly 3,000 Filipino workers claiming injury from pesticide exposure while working for Dole Food Co.

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Canada Prepares To Improve Food Safety

August 10, 2012 9:24 am

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is proposing a single approach to food inspection that will provide consistent and appropriate oversight across all regulated food commodities — either imported or produced domestically.

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Ore. Ice Cream Plant Closing, Layoffs For 75-Plus

August 9, 2012 12:53 pm

The owners of a nearly century-old ice cream plant are planning to shut it down, saying its age and location in downtown Salem, Ore., make it too difficult and costly to upgrade.

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Corn, Soybeans Pricees Keep Climbing

August 9, 2012 12:46 pm | by The Associated Press

Prices for corn, wheat and soybeans continued their long march upward on Wednesday, pushed higher by a crippling drought across the Midwest.

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Farmers Seek Pause In Ethanol Production

August 9, 2012 12:44 pm | by JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press

Livestock farmers and ranchers seeing their feed costs rise because of the worst drought in a quarter-century are demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol.

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