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VIDEO: Food-Waste Rebel Wants You to Eat Ugly Food

October 31, 2014 3:12 pm | by National Geographic | Videos | Comments

We waste at least a third of the world's food. National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer and activist Tristram Stuart says "ridiculously strict" cosmetic standards among consumers play a major role. His solution: Eat foods often considered too ugly to sell.

Infographic: American Spending Trends on Halloween

October 31, 2014 2:57 pm | by Shift Communications | News | Comments

Nearly half of all Americans won't be buying...

Campbell CEO: 'Food Has to be Different' in Today's Market

October 31, 2014 11:16 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison says 'The...

Starbucks to Begin Delivering Coffee Next Year

October 31, 2014 10:24 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

After reporting disappointing quarterly sales...

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US Consumer Spending Weakest Since January Decline

October 31, 2014 9:49 am | by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. consumer spending fell in September, the first decline in eight months, as shoppers took a breather after a big spending spree in August. Income growth posted the slowest gain this year.                

General Mills Partners With Latin Pop Group to Connect With Hispanic Consumers

October 30, 2014 2:21 pm | by General Mills Inc. | News | Comments

General Mills announced its exclusive U.S. partnership with Grammy Award-winning group Camila for the company's 2014-2015 Musica y Sabor campaign focused on connecting with Hispanic consumers through one of their biggest passion points: music. 

Consumer Trends: Online Grocery Sales Will Near $100B by 2019

October 30, 2014 1:28 pm | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

The online grocery business has become crowded with participants — some well-established, and many of which entered this business only in the past two years. To date, fewer than a dozen online grocery services have emerged from the fray.   

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Changing Tastes: Kellogg's Cereal Sales Fall Again

October 30, 2014 11:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The company, based in Battle Creek, Michigan, is contending with growing competition in the breakfast category, with people turning to alternatives such as Greek yogurt or breakfast sandwiches from fast-food chains.         

Survey Shows Growing Preference For 'Made in USA'

October 30, 2014 11:01 am | by Jolie Darrow | Articles | Comments

A renewed interest in “Buying American” seems to be approaching its greatest peak in popularity since the 1940s (amidst the frenzy of WWII). But it was only recently that we realized to what extent the “Buy American” movement has resurged in the American consciousness.

Meet the Newest Pioneer For Women in STEM: Goldie

October 30, 2014 10:49 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, IMPO Magazine | Blogs | Comments

While scrolling through emails, I stumbled upon GoldieBlox — a building toy equipped with axles, pulleys, blocks and ribbon designed to promote engineering interest in girls. The GoldieBlox site boldly declares, “We aim to disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers.” 

Jimmy Kimmel: What's a GMO?

October 30, 2014 10:26 am | by Jimmy Kimmel Live | Videos | Comments

What's a GMO? Is it good for you? Is it bad for you? Is it just OMG backwards? Television host Jimmy Kimmel sent a camera crew to a local farmers market to ask real people why they try to avoid GMOs and, more importantly, what GMO even means.

10 Food Trends Worth Watching

October 30, 2014 10:15 am | by Innova Market Insights | News | Comments

The Top 10 Trends likely to impact the food industry in 2015 and beyond have been identified by Innova Market Insights from its ongoing analysis of key global developments in food and drink launch activity worldwide.         

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Infographic: How Talk Can Drive Unnecessary Controversy, Ingredient Avoidance

October 29, 2014 1:42 pm | by George Mason University | News | Comments

A recent study evaluated consumer media coverage that included the release of scientific research on food ingredients, specifically high fructose corn syrup, and how that perpetuates consumer ingredient avoidance.          

Minnesota Pushes For Affordable, Healthy Food Through Charter

October 29, 2014 12:09 pm | by Minnesota Food Charter | News | Comments

The Food Charter is a roadmap designed to guide policymakers and community leaders in providing all Minnesotans with equal access to affordable, safe and healthy food regardless of where they live — access that has the potential to improve the state's economy.

Belgian Food Trucks Ride the Insect Trend

October 29, 2014 9:08 am | by VIRGINIA MAYO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Belgium takes its food seriously — and adventurously — so when the American-style food trucks rolled in, there was little doubt the result would be a bit different. The "crickets on a stick" are a best seller with Belgian foodies.     

Top 10 Food Trends That Will Flavor the Foodscape in 2015

October 28, 2014 2:45 pm | by Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) | News | Comments

Next year, consumers' food preferences will be driven by a continued interest in global cuisines, balanced nutrition, community connections, and a desire for adventurous eating experiences. Cannabis cuisine is just one of the culinary trends expected to expand.

Not a 'Cronut': Dunkin' Plans 'Croissant Donut'

October 28, 2014 2:35 pm | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

John Costello, Dunkin's president of global marketing and innovation, said that bakers around the country have been mixing doughnuts and croissants for at least 20 years. He said Dunkin' is constantly tracking consumer and bakery trends and has been looking at pastry "combinations" for several years now.

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Rate Your Plate: What Score is Your Food?

October 28, 2014 2:17 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

I think the idea of providing detailed information about our food products is a beneficial and healthy-minded decision. While I already consider myself knowledgeable about the food I choose to eat — or more importantly not eat — many Americans are not so educated.

VIDEO: A New Kind of 'Food Truck'

October 28, 2014 12:46 pm | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

The Lempert Report reports on a new kind of food truck. The innovative company Saffron Road has taken advantage of a current cultural phenomenon.                             

Supplements Increase Revenue For Food Bloggers

October 28, 2014 10:32 am | by Perfect Supplements | News | Comments

While the number of Food Bloggers has exploded over the last 3 years, the ability for these bloggers to make money from their passion has remained stagnant. Perfect Supplements, LLC announces a new affiliate program that will pay food and health bloggers at four times the industry average.

Creating America's Favorite Treat: National Chocolate Day!

October 28, 2014 9:36 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

National Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on October 28. While there are many chocolate-related holidays throughout the year, National Chocolate Day is a day to celebrate all things chocolate.             

Report: Moms More Likely Than Dads to Check For Sugars on Food Labels

October 28, 2014 8:35 am | by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health | News | Comments

According to a recent poll, mothers are more likely than fathers to read nutrition labels when considering food and drink purchases. Sugars (total sugar and added sugar) topped the list of "very important" nutrients that parents consider overall.

VIDEO: Local vs. Organic Foods

October 27, 2014 2:14 pm | by PBS Food | Videos | Comments

What's more important, that your food is organic or you know who and where it comes from? Two farmers weigh in on local vs. organic and why a piece of paper may not ensure you're getting the best food available.          

Wine Trails Forming in West Virginia

October 27, 2014 12:09 pm | by JUDY E. HAMILTON, The Charleston Gazette | News | Comments

On a recent afternoon, winemakers and distillery producers in the western part of West Virginia met to discuss the creation of a trail that would link wineries and distilleries located within close proximity to each other for the benefit of them all.

VIDEO: Cocoa May Boost Brain Function

October 27, 2014 11:03 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

New studies show that cocoa may boost your memory at an old age. A small group of healthy, older volunteers took a special drink that contained either high or low levels of antioxidants called flavonols.            

Voters Weigh Expansion of Bottle Deposit Law

October 27, 2014 10:20 am | by BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press | News | Comments

Proponents of the measure that would expand the scope of the law say a variety of beverages that were largely unheard of on store shelves at the time have become consumer staples — all the while adding to the state's litter woes.

Fair Food Label Makes its National Debut

October 27, 2014 9:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The label was unveiled Friday and is similar to the "cruelty-free" and "fair trade" stamps on products like cattle and coffee. The "fair food" brands tomatoes picked by workers who are paid a premium and have basic guaranteed rights in the field.

Maui GMO Debate Heats Up as Election Nears

October 27, 2014 9:26 am | by AUDREY McAVOY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The dueling campaigns over a Nov. 4 ballot measure that would prohibit the growing of genetically modified organisms until studies show they're safe isn't just a local issue in a county of only 160,000 residents in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Goya Foods to Open New Calif. Facility to Support Healthy Product Line

October 24, 2014 12:49 pm | by Goya Foods, Inc. | News | Comments

As the only Hispanic food company to offer consumers an entire line of low sodium, organic, diet and sugar free products, the 250,000 square foot facility will boost Goya's distribution capabilities of healthy and authentic Latin food and strengthen the company's position and growth in the West.

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