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Countering Pet Obesity By Rethinking Feeding Habits

July 31, 2015 2:20 pm | by American Society of Animal Science

The most common form of malnutrition for Americans and their companion animals results not from the underconsumption, but the overconsumption of food.

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Study: Modified Rice Sharpley Curtails Methane Emissions

July 31, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Rice engineered with genes from barley could substantially cut the amount of methane released during rice production, according to research by Swedish scientists.

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Mondelez to Invest in Mexican Facility, Cut 600 Jobs in Chicago

July 31, 2015 12:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Snack food giant Mondelez International will cut hundreds of jobs in Chicago after electing to upgrade production lines at its new plant in Mexico.

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Sugar Alters the Chemistry of Tea, Coffee

July 31, 2015 11:00 am | by Univ. of York

The research published in Food and Function reveals new insights into the way in which caffeine, sugar and water interact at the molecular level to affect the taste of hot beverages.

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The Expanding World of Food Delivery

July 31, 2015 9:55 am | by The Lempert Report

How can supermarkets keep consumers interested in cooking at home with the ever expanding world of food delivery?

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Rise in Food Recalls Catalyzes Development of Improved Safety Tech

July 31, 2015 9:30 am | by Frost & Sullivan

Recent food product recalls due to potential health hazards have created the need for detailed monitoring of food safety at every step along the supply chain. 

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Mondelez Tops Street 2Q Forecasts

July 31, 2015 9:10 am | by The Associated Press

Shares of Mondelez International Inc. jumped Thursday after the snack maker reported better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter due to reduced expenses.

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Higher Wages a Surprising Success For Seattle Restaurant

July 31, 2015 8:50 am | by GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press

Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.

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Man Says Cracker Company Failed to Pay For Broken Tooth

July 31, 2015 8:25 am | by The Associated Press

A Maine man has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that a cracker company failed to pay for his dental bill after he broke his tooth eating one of their crackers.

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Avian Flu Forces Manufacturers to Find Egg Replacements, Many Turn to Soy

July 31, 2015 8:00 am | by Soyfoods Association of North America

While consumers will see impact from these outbreaks, the most substantial concern is shortages of egg products used in food manufacturing.

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End-of-Production LED Lighting Increases Red Pigmentation in Lettuce

July 30, 2015 2:45 pm | by American Society for Horticultural Science

Growing vegetables in greenhouses extends crop production seasons in northern latitudes, but the greenhouse environment is far from ideal for providing plants with optimal photosynthetic light.

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Toward a Safe Antiobesity Drug That Could Block Fat Absorption

July 30, 2015 2:20 pm | by American Chemical Society

To help address the global obesity epidemic, scientists are developing a new class of compounds called "micelle sequestrant polymers," or MSPs, that could prevent fat particles from getting absorbed in the body and thus potentially reduce weight gain. 

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Coca-Cola Enterprises Beats Street 2Q Forecasts

July 30, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (CCE) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $176 million.

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Belgian Farmers Protest Prices Paid For Milk, Other Produce

July 30, 2015 11:40 am | by The Associated Press

Belgian farmers are blocking roads and entrances to grocery store distribution centers to protest what they say are unfairly low prices for milk, pork and other products.

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Whole Foods Cuts Outlook After 3Q Sales, Profit Miss

July 30, 2015 11:15 am | by The Associated Press

Whole Foods cut its sales forecast for the year after its quarterly profit and sales fell short of expectations amid intensifying competition.

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Malic Acid Encourages Sweet Cherry Cracking

July 30, 2015 10:50 am | by American Society For Horticultural Science

"Cracking" is a problem for sweet cherry production wherever the high-value crop is grown. However, despite considerable research, the reason that this phenomenon occurs has not been clear. In a new study, researchers reveal their discovery of what makes sweet cherries crack.

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Chemical Analysis Could Lead to Improved Wine Grapes

July 30, 2015 10:35 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter

Wine-making is steeped in age-old traditions, but to address the threat of pests and concerns over heavy pesticide use, vintners are turning to science.

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Farmers Fight False Information About Supply Management

July 30, 2015 9:35 am | by Chicken Farmers of Canada

For months, Canadian farmers have endured a concerted attack on the system that brings Canadians the dairy, poultry and egg products they trust.

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Judge Rejects Claim That Bourbon Was Falsely Advertised

July 30, 2015 9:10 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

Chalk up another round for Maker's Mark distillery in fending off claims of misleading marketing for promoting its Kentucky bourbon as handmade.

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Report: Amazon Working on Drive-Thru Grocery Store

July 30, 2015 8:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter

Amazon.com is reportedly planning a drive-through grocery store in a potentially major shift for both the e-commerce giant and the grocery industry.

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