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As Food Prices Climb, Social Security Benefits Go Up 1.7 Percent

October 22, 2014 9:57 am | by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The cost of meat, fish and eggs is up by nearly 10 percent, but the overall cost of food is up just 3.1 percent. The annual cost-of-living adjustment affects payments to more than 70 million Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees.

VIDEO: What's So Sweet About Ice Cream?

October 20, 2014 2:43 pm | by Reactions | Videos | Comments

Cooler weather doesn't always mean warmer foods....

As Yogurt's Named NY Snack, Plant Lays Off Workers

October 17, 2014 2:03 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An upstate New York yogurt company says it's...

Utah Lawmakers Scrutinize Raw Milk Industry After Outbreak

October 16, 2014 3:11 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Utah lawmakers don't want a raw milk-related...

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Yogurt is Now Official New York State Snack

October 15, 2014 2:08 pm | by DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Yogurt is now the official snack of New York, a distinction suggested by a fourth-grade class that's meant to celebrate the state's status as the nation's largest producer of the fermented milk product.             

VIDEO: The Secret Behind Wisconsin Cheese

October 14, 2014 10:13 am | by PBS Food | Videos | Comments

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.        

Chobani Launches New Products to #StopSadBreakfast

October 10, 2014 12:26 pm | by Chobani | News | Comments

Chobani, America's Greek Yogurt brand, is putting a stake — or rather a spoon — in the ground with the launch of a national mission to #StopSadBreakfast, starting with the introduction of its protein-packed new product, Chobani Greek Yogurt Oats.

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VIDEO: Chobani Founder Pledges $2M For ISIS Refugees

October 8, 2014 10:42 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani, is giving $2 million to refugees displaced by the terrorist group ISIS.                                      

Illinois Considers Raw Milk Regulations

October 6, 2014 12:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Food and Drug Administration data show between 300,000 and 400,000 Illinoisans drink raw milk. Regulations are necessary to make raw milk safer for consumption, Illinois Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold said. 

Dairy Industry Drives Global Health Innovation

October 6, 2014 9:41 am | by New Nutrition Business | News | Comments

Julian Mellentin, director of New Nutrition Business, says the dairy industry is tapping into consumer trends to create entirely new product areas. From probiotics in Asia to "naturally healthy" in the West, dairy is driving health innovation world wide. 

Colbert: Kim Jong-Un Has a Cheese Obsession

October 3, 2014 10:19 am | by The Colbert Report | Videos | Comments

Host Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report" questions North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un's  disappearance from the public eye. Colbert predicts it may be because of problems related to his dangerous obsession with cheese.     

Bel Brands Plant Part of SD Dairy Push

October 3, 2014 9:30 am | by CARSON WALKER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The opening of the Bel Brands USA plant in Brookings, South Dakota is part of a decades-long effort to make the state a major player in dairy products. Bel Brands said its 250 employees will produce 1.5 million Mini Babybel cheese wheels a day when the $140 million operation is at capacity next year.

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More Than 150K Consumers Urge Starbucks to Use Organic Milk

October 2, 2014 12:00 pm | by GMO Inside; Green America | News | Comments

Trouble is brewing for Starbucks as more than 150,000 consumers are urging CEO Howard Schultz to ditch conventional milk from cows fed GMOs in favor of organic milk. On Sunday, America's largest coffee chain will feel even more heat, as eight national groups spearhead a social media day of action on the issue.

Report: Global Dairy Consumption Will Increase 36 Percent by 2024

October 1, 2014 2:22 pm | by Tetra Pak | News | Comments

Tetra Pak, a leader in food processing packaging solutions, released its seventh Dairy Index. The report highlights the opportunities and challenges posed by rising global dairy demand, which is set to overtake the available supply over the next decade. 

Funds Through Visa Program Helps SD Dairy Start Stronger

September 24, 2014 10:03 am | by CARSON WALKER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. visa program, EB-5, allows foreign investors to seek U.S. residency with a $500,000 investment in an approved rural project that creates at least 10 jobs. More than $642 million has been invested in such projects in South Dakota since 2004, and 304 investors have been granted green cards.

VIDEO: 4 Pumpkin-Flavored Foods You Never Knew Existed

September 23, 2014 1:00 pm | by Buzz60 | Videos | Comments

Nothing says fall quite like pumpkins, but there are a few unexpected pumpkin-flavored foods you may not know exist.                                      

Consumer Trends: Cast a Spell With New Orange Scream Milk

September 22, 2014 12:00 pm | by Dean Foods Company | News | Comments

TruMoo, a leader in ready-to-serve refrigerated chocolate milk, has introduced Orange Scream just in time for Halloween. The orange milk was inspired by an orange frozen pop with vanilla ice cream.                  

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Photo: Quaker Oats Man Gets a Makeover

September 18, 2014 12:26 pm | by MilkPEP | News | Comments

For the first time since 1877, the Quaker Oats Man, affectionately known as Larry, is donning a new accessory — the iconic Milk Mustache.                                   

Infographic: Milk Production From Farm to Table

September 17, 2014 10:22 am | by Food Insight | News | Comments

Ever wonder where your milk in the grocery store comes from and how it gets there? This seven-step infographic takes you through the entire milk production process from the farm all the way to the grocery store.           

Hidden Video Exposes Pizza Cheese Supplier Factory Animal Abuse

September 17, 2014 9:53 am | by Mercy For Animals | News | Comments

An undercover video from Mercy For Animals exposes animal cruelty at Winchester Dairy, a supplier to Leprino Foods — the world's largest pizza cheese supplier factory farm. The footage shows workers viciously kicking and whipping the cows.         

VIDEO: A Historic Change for Godiva's Golden Brand

September 15, 2014 10:43 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Godiva, the Belgian chocolatier known for gold packaging and high-end products, is now consciously becoming a little less fancy.                                  

USDA: Lower Corn Prices Could Lead to a Decline in Beef, Chicken Costs

September 12, 2014 8:30 am | by DAVID PITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

The expectations have driven corn and soybean prices significantly lower. However, since the grains are staples in livestock feed, lower prices could eventually lead to a decline in the cost of beef, pork, chicken and milk.             

Survey: Milk Prices Top Concern of Northeastern Organic Dairy Farmers

September 5, 2014 1:30 pm | by Lori Wright, NH Agricultural Experiment Station | News | Comments

This survey is the first to assess the educational needs of organic dairy farmers in the region. While this finding won’t come as news to dairy farmers, it may surprise organic milk consumers who pay considerably more for organic milk than conventional milk at the grocery store.

Meat, Cheese Maker to Build Indiana Plant

September 5, 2014 11:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Boar's Head Brand, maker of premium meats and cheeses, announced its plans to build a meat processing plant in central Indiana. The company says the facility will create more than 200 new jobs over the next few years.        

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Plant Closes its Doors

September 4, 2014 12:00 pm | by Daily Sentinel, Le Mars, Iowa | News | Comments

The maker of Blue Bunny ice cream, Wells Enterprises, said it would close its ice cream plant in St. George, Utah, and move production to its Le Mars facility. The Utah plant is expected to be closed by the end of 2014.           

Program Trains Refugees For Work on NY Dairy Farms

September 4, 2014 9:20 am | by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

New York's dairy industry, the third-largest in the nation, produced an estimated 740 million pounds of yogurt in 2013 — more than triple than in 2007— and farms struggle to fill jobs created by the new demand.           

Kraft Recalls 7.6K Cases of American Singles Cheese

September 2, 2014 10:12 am | by Kraft Foods Group | News | Comments

Kraft Foods voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product for an ingredient not being stored in accordance to the company's temperature standards.             

VIDEO: Lose Weight With Ice Cream Cleanse?

September 2, 2014 9:10 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Is this a detox diet that is too good to be true? From the green juice crave to an all-vegan diet, new cleanses that promise weight loss are a dime a dozen. Now, the "Ice Cream Cleanse" is promising 5-8 pounds of weight loss in just three days.   

When it Comes to How Pizza Looks, Cheese Matters!

August 27, 2014 8:45 am | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

A study published by the Institute of Food Technologists evaluated the pizza baking performance of different cheeses in conjunction with a new quantifiable evaluation technique to see how their composition and functional differences affected browning and blistering.

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