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VIDEO: Big Chocolate Goes Small on Ebola Donations

October 23, 2014 2:23 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

The chocolate industry gets 70 percent of its cocoa supply from West Africa — the region hardest hit by the Ebola virus. But Nestle, Mars and other major producers only scraped together $600,000 to fight the disease.         

Turning Whiskey Waste into Fuel?

October 23, 2014 12:45 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

A start-up company in Scotland is working to...

Manufacturing eCommerce and the New Professional Online Consumer

October 23, 2014 10:31 am | by Sean Cook | Articles | Comments

The need to address evolved hyper connected self-...

Study: Olive Oil Healthier For Frying Foods

October 23, 2014 9:58 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Frying is one of the world's most popular ways to...

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Sustainable Food Production: How it Will Impact Agronomic Practices

October 23, 2014 9:50 am | by American Society of Agronomy (ASA) | News | Comments

Food companies, agribusinesses and retailers have recently been making commitments to shift their production practices to be more sustainable. What does that mean for and how will it impact agronomic production practices on the farm?    

Packaging Design 101: Colors and Special Finishes

October 22, 2014 3:13 pm | by Sheila Heath, Director of Marketing, CROWN Specialty Packaging N.A. | Articles | Comments

It is important to remember that there must always be a balance between following a design trend that has been proven to resonate with consumers and finding ways to stand out among competitors.               

VIDEO: Appealing to the Hispanic Shopper

October 22, 2014 2:27 pm | by TheLempertReport | Videos | Comments

The growing ranks of Hispanic consumers represent almost one sixth of the U.S. population and as such, are of constant interest to marketers.                               

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3 Tips for Moving Operations Management to the Cloud

October 21, 2014 4:12 pm | by Ralf Suerken | Articles | Comments

While moving manufacturing operations management to the Cloud may be the ultimate objective, manufacturers today face daunting challenges in their current operations, as well as obstacles in making the leap to the Cloud.        

Global Wine is the Subject of Online Course From Calif. Wine School

October 21, 2014 4:07 pm | by San Francisco Wine School | News | Comments

San Francisco Wine School announces the debut of CSW Online, a brand new format for its much-lauded Certified Specialist of Wine credential preparation program.                       

Organic Trade Group Reaches Out to More Farmers

October 21, 2014 4:03 pm | by Organic Trade Association | News | Comments

The Farmstead Membership is open to organic farmers whose annual income from organic sales is less than $250,000 and who have current membership in one of the farmer-driven organizations with which OTA's Farmers Advisory Council (FAC) has formed a strategic alliance.

New Tool Will Help Find 'Gaps' in Global Crop Production

October 21, 2014 10:19 am | by GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Developed by the University of Nebraska and other project partners, the Global Yield Gap Atlas allows farmers, governments and businesses to estimate the "gap" between potential and actual crop yields based on plant, soil and climate data in a specific area.

Jackson Hole Restaurants Get New Food Safety Rule

October 21, 2014 9:56 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Restaurants around Jackson will soon have to have staff certified in food safety. A new rule from the Teton County Board of Public Health requires eateries to have a manager take a test on food protection protocols.  

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Can Paid Internships Help to Bridge the Gap in Manufacturing?

October 20, 2014 3:26 pm | by Megy Karydes, Communications Consultant for IIE | Articles | Comments

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.

A Holistic Approach to Loading Dock Safety, Security and Productivity

October 20, 2014 3:19 pm | by Troy Bergum, Rite-Hite Corporation | Articles | Comments

According to the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, approximately 100 workers are killed and 95,000 injured every year while operating forklifts. Many of these accidents are related to turnovers or when a forklift operator drives off the dock.

Nevada Leads the Nation in School Nutrition

October 20, 2014 12:00 pm | by Voices for Healthy Kids | News | Comments

The American Heart Association is thrilled to share that the Nevada Department of Agriculture recently adopted a new and robust School Wellness Policy that provides two key provisions that help our kids grow up healthy.   

Manufacturers Gear Up For More Energy Efficiency

October 20, 2014 11:08 am | by Wayne Kovach | Articles | Comments

The Better Plants Program recently recognized 11 manufacturers for their efforts in reducing energy consumption. The energy-efficiency based government initiative enrolls businesses that commit to reducing their energy intensity by 25 percent over a ten-year span. 

Here's What Marketers Should Learn About Generation Alpha

October 20, 2014 11:01 am | by Suley Muratoglu, Vice President,Tetra Pak Inc. | Articles | Comments

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. 

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Small Brands, Big Profits With Smart Packaging

October 17, 2014 2:46 pm | by Michael Bialko | Articles | Comments

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.

Infographic: Common Causes of Factory Fires

October 17, 2014 2:40 pm | by Zurich Insurance Group | News | Comments

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.                         

The Risks of Neglecting Supply Chain EHS Performance

October 17, 2014 2:26 pm | by Paul Leavoy | Articles | Comments

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. 

The Generational Divide

October 17, 2014 8:00 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO - @IndustrialAnna | Articles | Comments

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?

No Time to Cook? 'Meal Kit' Services on the Rise

October 16, 2014 12:30 pm | by MICHELE KAYAL, Associated Press | News | Comments

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 Food Maker Uses Color-Coded Packaging as Brand Recognition

October 16, 2014 12:15 pm | by "I and love and you" | News | Comments

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 Releases Draft GMO Labeling Rules

October 16, 2014 9:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

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.           

EPA Approves Popular Weed Killer For Genetically Modified Crops

October 15, 2014 2:31 pm | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

Navigating the Challenge of Choosing ERP Software

October 15, 2014 10:31 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

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.

VIDEO: Food Security vs. Food Sovereignty

October 15, 2014 10:25 am | by PBS Food | Videos | Comments

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.

Whole Foods to Begin Ranking Produce by Eco-Friendliness

October 15, 2014 9:59 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

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.           

Two Takes on the Soda-Tax Wars

October 14, 2014 3:13 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

As San Francisco and Berkeley citizens prepare to vote on a soda tax, two Cornell experts weigh in on the debate.                                      

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