For small to medium-sized manufacturers willing to open their shop doors and let the youth from their community in, it’s an opportunity to teach them skills they can use both within their manufacturing firm and beyond while also helping to reduce the unemployment rate locally.
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Generation Alpha — children born since 2010 — will be the most highly educated, diverse and technologically proficient yet. Since they are still very young, though, their consumption patterns are being shaped by their socially, ecologically and budget-conscious Millennial parents.
In this era where vast resources and heavy advertising play increasingly critical roles in generating a competitive advantage, creating a level playing field on the store shelf, at the point of sale, can make all the difference to a small or local brand.
To help extinguish factory fire risks, Zurich provided this infographic to determine the top causes of factory fires and ways to prevent them from happening.
As EHS regulations and best practices become more comprehensive and expansive, we’re seeing a new imperative in managing EHS supply chain performance. No longer is it acceptable to simply manage EHS performance within your own organization.
How do the youngest crop of workers best learn from their more seasoned counterparts? How do these two groups use the same tools to drive results when one grew up with the internet and the other has spent 30 years keeping measurements in a notebook in their back pocket?
A bevy of new online services is angling to be your virtual kitchen assistant, giving you the chance to outsource the tedious aspects of cooking — the shopping, sorting, washing and prepping — so you can focus on the more satisfying assembling and eating parts.
Natural pet care maker "I and love and you" launched new packaging designs with color-coding and iconography so pet parents can quickly find the right food.
Vermont's attorney general's office released some of the proposed rules to govern the labeling of food made with genetically modified organisms. The regulations include using a "clear and conspicuous" label.
The EPA will allow the use of a 2,4-D weed killer called Enlist Duo, a new version of the popular herbicide used since the 1940s. It is designed to be used on corn and soybeans grown with engineered seeds approved by the Agriculture Department last month.
Disconnects are a major issue for many companies, and without an ERP system, they are almost inevitable. In the end, ERP may not be right for every company. However, an ERP system that matches a company’s size and product can streamline the manufacturing process.
The Lexicon of Sustainability's Know Your Food is a short film series that introduces consumers to key terms and principles that can help them make more informed decisions about the food they eat. This part of the series focuses on food security and food sovereignty.
The supermarket chain says its "responsibly grown" labeling system for produce will prohibit the use of several common pesticides. The rankings will also take into account factors such as water and energy use.
As San Francisco and Berkeley citizens prepare to vote on a soda tax, two Cornell experts weigh in on the debate.
In addition to companies cutting calories and serving sizes, Supermarkets can help guide shoppers to easy, healthy meal solutions.
Cracking the genetic code of a common disease affecting grape production could improve vineyard management and help protect the multibillion-dollar industry that includes raisins, juice, jam/jelly, fresh grapes, grape-seed extract and oil, vinegar and wine.
Our four-legged friends are often fed over-processed and chemically altered foods. Am I saying pet owners should only feed their animals raw food? Not necessarily. But I do think we should be mindful in the food brands we are purchasing for them.
The power of cloud computing to connect a multitude of devices and platforms is yet another transformation that is impacting manufacturing facilities. The use of cloud in the food & beverage industry can monitor time-critical perishable foods that have set temperature, pressure and humidity requirements.
PBS Food ventures north to the land of Cheeseheads to discover exactly what is so special about Wisconsin cheese. What they find is a fascinating mix of strategic farming, homogenized cultures and immigration politics.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it is launching a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), property losses at U.S. factories total nearly $1 billion each year. To help reduce these annual losses, Zurich recommends that manufacturing facilities make a commitment to the following five steps.
The owner of Baked by Melissa, a miniature-cupcake company, wanted to quickly expand her business by shipping nationwide. But the cupcakes, which are slightly larger than the diameter of a quarter, didn't travel well. Success came with what's called a clamshell package.
With an Extended LEAN approach, companies examine the whole supply chain — both manufacturing and logistics — connect end-to-end value streams and use actionable intelligence to ensure a continuous adoption of change.
Portland-based Bridgetown Natural Foods rides the snacking trend with its Gluten-Free, Organic, Kosher and B-Corporation certifications.
Not only is the trade deficit possibly hurting manufacturing at home, but currency manipulation by foreign countries that the U.S. trades with could be making it worse.
Today's Americans are eating healthier, but we still have a long way to go in terms of sustainability. A recent survey showed that American consumers eat the most processed and packaged foods and the fewest fruits and vegetables of the 18 countries ranked.
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