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High Hopes for High-Pressure Food Processing

August 11, 2015 1:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A Maryland packaging company is home to a rare machine that could revolutionize how food is processed.

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Coca-Cola: 'Energy Balance,' Not Calories, is the Answer to Obesity

August 11, 2015 11:20 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter

An epidemic of obesity continues to balloon across the United States and many developed countries. But whether sedentary lives or unhealthy diets are the main cause remains a matter of contention.

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Indian Government Seeking Damages From Nestle India

August 11, 2015 11:00 am | by ASHOK SHARMA, Associated Press

The Indian government is seeking damages from Nestle India, accusing it of unfair trade practices and false labeling after several states found its popular brand of instant noodles contained unsafe levels of lead.

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Keeping Beef in the Center of the Plate

August 11, 2015 10:30 am | by American Society of Animal Science

Despite the four-decade decline in cow numbers, the beef industry has actually increased its outputs over time. This phenomenon is almost entirely thanks to the adoption of smarter, more resourceful animal husbandry techniques nationwide.

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Londoners Buzz Over Breathable Booze

August 11, 2015 9:40 am | by ASHLEY CHAN, Associated Press

The pop-up bar, Alcoholic Architecture, uses a humidifier to pump a gin and tonic vapor into an enclosed space. Patrons absorb their alcohol from the "Cloud" by breathing in the vapors and by soaking it in through the skin and eyes.

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Kraft Heinz Reports Post-Merger Results

August 11, 2015 9:10 am | by The Associated Press

The Kraft Heinz Co. on Monday reported results for the March-June period for the two companies that combined in July, Kraft and Heinz.

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U.S. Calls for Dramatically Reduced Damages for COOL Requirements

August 11, 2015 8:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Federal authorities last week asked the World Trade Organization to allocate damages from meat labeling requirements at a fraction of the level originally requested by Canada and Mexico.

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Dean Foods Slides as Chairman Leaves, 2Q Sales Fall Short

August 11, 2015 8:30 am | by Associated Press

Shares of Dean Foods skidded Monday after the milk company said its chairman had stepped down and then reported disappointing second-quarter sales.

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1st Restocked Iowa Turkey Farmer Talks Lessons From Bird Flu

August 11, 2015 8:00 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

Farm owner Brad Moline, who farms with his father and brother, said the restocking is a sign the industry is turning the page on an outbreak in which about 48 million birds died from the virus or were euthanized to prevent its spread.

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3D Printing May Bring Nicer Meals to the Elderly

August 10, 2015 3:00 pm | by Inside Science News Service, Devin Powell

Assembled from veggies or meats that have been cooked and then blended, the menu items will have the original shapes of their ingredients. Carrots will look like carrots, and pork like pork. But the textures will be strange, similar to that of jelly.

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Mondelez Investor Could Push for Sale

August 10, 2015 2:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

A prominent activist investor likely believes that snacks giant Mondelez could be the next casualty of ongoing consolidation in the food industry.

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Report: Majority of Americans Still Prefer Salty Snacks

August 10, 2015 1:15 pm | by Packaged Facts

Even with an increasing array of artisanal food product introductions and the nationwide shift toward living healthier lifestyles, the salty snack — be it chips, pretzels, cheese snacks or popcorn — continues to reign as a consumer favorite.

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Methane-Powered Tractor Could Cut Farmers' Costs, Emissions

August 10, 2015 12:50 pm | by COLLEEN BARRY, AP Business Writer

Luca Remmert's dream of running a self-sustainable farm is within sight. He produces energy from corn and grain near the northern Italian city of Turin and hopes in the not too distant future to run all of his eight tractors on methane generated at the farm.

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Beverage Consumption by Country, Age, Gender

August 10, 2015 11:00 am | by Tufts University

Data on beverage intakes in 187 countries reveal diversity in existing intakes and trends in global consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, fruit juices and milk.

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Pesticides: More Toxic Than Previously Thought?

August 10, 2015 10:00 am | by McGill University

Bronze jumping spiders play an important role in orchards and fields by eating many of the pests like the oblique-banded leafroller, a moth that attacks young plants and fruit. But now, researchers think insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America could be more toxic to spiders than previously believed.

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ISS Astronauts Will Bite Into Space Veggies For the First Time

August 10, 2015 9:05 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor

Today, astronauts will bite into the first food to be grown on the ISS — vegetables. While a greenhouse called Lada has been aboard the space station since 2002, astronauts have not been able to eat the science experiments until now.

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Infographic: The Path to Proactive Food Defense

August 10, 2015 8:55 am | by Tyco Integrated Security

Tyco Integrated Security outlines the path to proactive food defense in this informative infographic.

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Japanese Sake Brewers Step up US Production

August 10, 2015 8:45 am | by Keiichiro Otsuka

Major Japanese sake brewers are stepping up U.S. production and considering further expanding capacity as their local units introduce new varieties for U.S. tastes to go with Japanese cuisine.

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Real Foods Recalls Salad Kits Due to Peanut Allergens

August 10, 2015 8:25 am | by The Associated Press

Real Foods of Seattle, LLC is recalling 29 cases of Harvest Slaw Kit and 13 cases of Broccoli Salad Kit because they may contain peanuts not listed in the ingredients.

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Diet Pepsi Gets Rid of Aspartame, But Will Customers Return?

August 10, 2015 8:00 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. So will people start flocking back to the soda?

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