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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....

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...

Now Serving: 10 Food Trends of 2015

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

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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.   

Are You Paying For Health or Disease at the Grocery Store?

October 20, 2014 11:45 am | by The Yum Project | News | Comments

With so many choices, people can become overwhelmed and lose sight of the fact that what they put in their grocery cart can directly impact their overall health. Dr. Nimali Fernando, a pediatrician who founded The Doctor Yum Project, names five things you may be putting in your cart when you opt for unhealthy, processed foods.

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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Consumers See More Than 30K Healthier Product Choices in Last Decade

October 20, 2014 9:28 am | by Grocery Manufacturers Association | News | Comments

According to a new survey, more than 30,000 healthier product choices have been made available to consumers between 2002 and 2013. Food and beverage companies reported that they collectively have eliminated or reduced trans fat in more than 11,000 product choices.

Food Labels Can Reduce Environmental Impacts of Livestock

October 17, 2014 2:50 pm | by Washington State University | News | Comments

With global food demand expected to outpace the availability of water by the year 2050, consumers can make a big difference in reducing the water used in livestock production.                     

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. 

VIDEO: Ebola Impact's Nestle's Cocoa Supply

October 17, 2014 2:15 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Nestle CEO Paul Bulcke says the company might have to dip into its cocoa reserves to offset the impact of Ebola.                                       

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Judge: Ex-Soldier Should Pay Fees to Burger King

October 17, 2014 1:32 pm | by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal magistrate judge is recommending that a former soldier suing Burger King for swallowing needles in a sandwich pay attorneys' fees and costs to the defendants for not showing up at a settlement conference.         

Infographic: Why We Celebrate World Food Day

October 17, 2014 10:20 am | by Rappler | News | Comments

The theme for this year’s World Food Day, which is celebrated on October 16, was “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.” According to the infographic, 805 million people worldwide suffered from chronic hunger between 2012 and 2014. 

Mass. Firm Recalls 115K Pounds of Chicken Products

October 17, 2014 9:43 am | by USDA | News | Comments

Shop Packaging LLC, a New Bedford, Massachusetts establishment, is recalling chicken wing products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.                             

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 bacterial outbreak that sickened 80 people and contributed to one death to shut down the fledgling raw-milk industry. The outbreak was traced to unpasteurized milk from a Weber County dairy.   

Top 50 'Most-Beloved' Brands of Millennials

October 16, 2014 1:30 pm | by Moosylvania | News | Comments

The latest rankings, based on panel studies of 1,500 Millennials — defined as aged 14 to 35 — not only ranks which Top 50 brands continue to earn Millennial love, but why these brands are connecting so strongly with them.        

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Automated Inspection Systems Ensure Quality and Safety

October 16, 2014 1:00 pm | by Robert Rogers, Senior Advisor for Food Safety and Regulation, METTLER TOLEDO Product Inspection Group | Articles | Comments

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which was signed into law in January 2011, places the responsibility for food safety squarely on food producers, with requirements that will come into force as all portions of the Act are finalized and implemented. 

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.

Mike's Hard Lemonade Launches 'Crafted to Remove Gluten' Seal

October 16, 2014 12:00 pm | by Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. | News | Comments

Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. launched new packaging featuring an exclusive "Crafted to Remove Gluten" seal. The seal was specially developed to educate and inform consumers of Mike's products.                 

VIDEO: Is MSG Bad For You?

October 16, 2014 10:20 am | by Reactions | Videos | Comments

Few ingredients come with as much baggage as MSG, otherwise known as monosodium glutamate. In this video, we debunk MSG myths and explain why the scientific consensus is that this flavor enhancer is perfectly safe for most people.    

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.           

VIDEO: Children Consume 43 Pounds of Sugar a Year

October 15, 2014 3:06 pm | by True Drinks, Inc. | Videos | Comments

In each of 12 video spots, children are prompted to guess how much sugar they consume, then pull a rope to have the annual average come falling down on them in the form of sugar itself.                 

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.

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.             

Americans Willing to Spend 31 Percent More on Responsible Food

October 15, 2014 12:37 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

On average, Americans are willing to spend 31 percent more per week on grocery food produced in ways that uphold the principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR), according to the Conscious Consumer Study.         

VIDEO: What's in McDonald's Food?

October 15, 2014 12:00 pm | by McDonald's | Videos | Comments

You have questions about our food so we’ve asked Grant Imahara to get you the answers. We’ve been serving our food for decades and now we’re giving everyone a behind-the-scenes look at our beef, Chicken McNuggets, McRib, and more.     

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.

Ingredion Buys Specialty Ingredients Company For $340M

October 15, 2014 10:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Westchester, Illinois-based Ingredion Inc. is buying specialty ingredients company Penford Corp. to help address areas that consumers are growing increasingly interested in, such as nutrition and gluten-free eating.         

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