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US Halal Food Supplier Indicted Over Beef Exports

October 24, 2014 1:00 pm | by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The founder of a popular brand of food for observant Muslims has been indicted on charges that he shipped beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet those countries' import requirements.             

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...

Strategic Growth: Should You Retrofit or Build a New Facility?

October 24, 2014 12:34 pm | by Michael Smith, Director of Project Development, Stellar | Blogs | Comments

The question of whether to renovate an existing...

Health Food Companies Interested in Expanding in Mexico to Meet at Summit

October 24, 2014 12:06 pm | by The Mexican Healthy Products Summit | News | Comments

The Mexican Healthy Products Summit ...

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Scientist Works to Increase Protein, Fiber in Food Products

October 24, 2014 11:45 am | by South Dakota State University | News | Comments

Food science professor Padmanaban Krishnan received a grant geared toward getting corn co-products to the food market. With a $576,000 project budget for the grant, he will work with food and ethanol industries with the goal of bringing food-grade dried distiller’s grain to the commercial marketplace.

First Lady: 'Turnip For What' Video Goes Viral

October 24, 2014 10:15 am | by What's Trending | Videos | Comments

DJ Snake and Lil Jon have some serious competition from Michelle Obama ...and a turnip?! On Tuesday, the White House posted a 6-second Vine of the first lady dancing — root vegetable in hand — to the tune of "Turn Down for What."    

FDA Develops Online Module to Help Ensure Proper Seafood Labeling

October 24, 2014 9:29 am | by FDA | News | Comments

Proper identification of seafood is important throughout the seafood supply chain to ensure that appropriate food safety controls are implemented and that consumers are getting the type of seafood they expect and for which they are paying.  

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VIDEO: US Diets Are Leaner, But Still Need More Work

October 24, 2014 9:00 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

A new study shows the amount of trans-fat Americans eat has declined over the past three decades, but our intake is still too high. Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to give tips on how to insert "good" fats into our diets.

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.         

Pet Food Sales to Reach $33B in 2018 as Consumers Spend More For Health

October 23, 2014 11:05 am | by Packaged Facts | News | Comments

Driven by increased focus on pet health and the powerful role in pet owner lives of the human-animal bond, U.S. sales of pet food will rise 16 percent between 2015-2018 to reach $33 billion.               

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 prepare food — think fried chicken and french fries. Even candy bars and whole turkeys have joined the list. But before dunking your favorite food in a vat of just any old oil, consider using olive. 

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?    

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Bailey Farms Recalls 6K Pounds of Chile Peppers

October 22, 2014 3:26 pm | by FDA | News | Comments

Bailey Farms, Inc. of Oxford, NC is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.   

VIDEO: Why Do Things Taste Sweet?

October 22, 2014 2:40 pm | by Reactions | Videos | Comments

Ever wonder why your favorite sweets taste, well, sweet? Whether they’re made with sugar or artificial sweeteners, it all comes down to chemistry, and a very special shape known as the "sweetness triangle."           

Trick or Treat: Concerns Over Children Receiving Pot-Infused Candy

October 22, 2014 2:33 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Colorado and Washington state will soon celebrate Halloween for the first time since marijuana became widely available in stores. Police are warning parents to check their kids' bags for pot-laced candy. Barry Petersen reports.      

Study: Shifting Precipitation Patterns Affect Tea Flavor, Health Compounds

October 22, 2014 1:58 pm | by Montana State University | News | Comments

A team of researchers has found that shifting patterns of precipitation affect key chemicals responsible for the flavor and health properties of tea. Research shows that major antioxidant compounds fell up to 50 percent in an area of southwest China during an extreme monsoon, while other compounds increased.

VIDEO: Blue Bottle Focuses on the Art of Making Coffee

October 22, 2014 11:09 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

The California-based company has been focused on quality over quantity for over a decade. Every batch of coffee they serve is tested and evaluated, just like fine wine.                       

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Ban on GMO Plants Advances in L.A.

October 22, 2014 10:03 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Los Angeles has backed a plan for a ban on cultivating or selling genetically modified plants, including varieties of corn and other crops that are designed to resist pests or pesticides. Critics say genetically modified crops haven't been proven safe.

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.

Misreporting Diet Information Could Impact Nutrition Needs For Hispanics

October 21, 2014 3:34 pm | by University of Hawaii at Manoa | News | Comments

You are what you eat, unless you're not quite sure what you ate. A new paper takes a critical look at how faulty self-reporting of the food we eat can lead to incorrect conclusions about whether we are meeting dietary recommendations for certain essential nutrients. 

Infographic: Your Brain on Beer vs. Coffee

October 21, 2014 11:01 am | by Ilovecoffee.jp | News | Comments

Coffee and beer aren't just two of the world's most popular beverages, they are also the most popular drugs. We'll let ilovecoffee.jp explain.                             

VIDEO: 57 is the Average Age of the American Farmer

October 21, 2014 10:08 am | by PBS Food | Videos | Comments

If the average age of the American farmer is 57, what happens when they retire? From Edible Schoolyards to Green Collar jobs, young people are learning how to grow their own food, eat healthy and engage with land and community.     

McDonald's Profit Plunges in 3Q

October 21, 2014 9:27 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

In the U.S., McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers amid intensifying competition and shifting tastes toward food people consider more wholesome. To improve its performance, McDonald's launched a social media campaign inviting customers to ask questions about its food.

The Organic Label Beyond Food Becomes Hazy

October 21, 2014 8:05 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

USDA doesn't regulate organic products — like household cleaners and cosmetics — unless they're made entirely from food or agriculture products overseen by its National Organic Program.               

VIDEO: Study Suggests Soda Can Shorten Your Life

October 20, 2014 3:07 pm | by CBS Evening News | Videos | Comments

Soft drinks are a $61 billion-a-year business in the U.S. But could drinking soda shorten your lifespan? A new study in the American Journal of Public Health suggests the answer might just be yes.               

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. Ice cream is often an indulgence that many consumers enjoy year round. Reactions looks at the chemistry involved in making the treat creamy and sweet.             

Colorado Seeks Ban on Marijuana Edibles

October 20, 2014 2:05 pm | by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Colorado health officials want to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies, limiting legal sales of pot-infused food to lozenges and some liquids.               

Now Serving: 10 Food Trends of 2015

October 20, 2014 12:30 pm | by Technomic | News | Comments

The restaurant industry is evolving faster than ever, according to leading food research. Technomic lays out 10 trends that its consultants and experts believe may be transformative in 2015.              

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.   

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