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Former Taco Bell Interns: We Invented the Doritos Locos Taco

April 16, 2014 | by ABC News | Comments

The Doritos Locos Taco has gained notoriety as one of Taco Bell's most popular fast food items. Now former advertising interns for Taco Bell claim that they conjured the idea for a Doritos taco during an ad competition that took place in 1995.

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A Recipe for Cutting Food Waste

April 15, 2014 8:00 am | by TEDx Talks

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Americans are tossing up to 40 percent of the food supply each year. In this TED Talk, NRDC executive director Peter Lehner explores solutions that can reduce food waste and save money for both consumers and companies.

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J&M Foods Reduces Labor Costs

April 14, 2014 4:37 pm | by Dynamic Conveyor

Being BSQF certified, J&M Foods appreciates that the DynaClean conveyor is easy to clean - taking half the time that their old conveyor took to clean. Watch and listen to Scott Thibault, president of J&M Foods, talk about how easy the DynaClean conveyor is to break down, clean by pressure washing it or dry wiping it and putting it back together.

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Chobani Founder Accused of Stealing Fage's Greek Yogurt Recipe

April 14, 2014 8:00 am

The ex-wife of Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya claims that her former husband stole competitor Fage's secret recipe for Greek yogurt. In a matter of years, Chobani has unseated Fage as the No. 1 brand of Greek yogurt in the United States.

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'Fed Up' Preview Blames Food Manufacturers for Obesity Epidemic

April 11, 2014 8:00 am | by ABC News

Katie Couric teamed up with "An Inconvenient Truth" producer Laurie David to create the documentary "Fed Up." The film, featured in this preview, targets food manufacturers, placing a large amount of blame on them for the obesity epidemic.

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Ooho: The Edible Water Bottle

April 7, 2014 9:42 am | by Huffington Post

A trio of Spanish design students have created "Ooho," a gelatinous membrane that encapsulates water. Users can simply puncture the membrane to drink, or they can also pop the entire blob in their mouth and chomp down for a burst of hydration.

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Secrets of the Perfect Peeps Diorama

April 4, 2014 8:00 am | by The Washington Post

The Washington Post is holding its eighth annual Peeps Diorama Contest. Contestants create a diorama of a famous occurrence or scene featuring the classic Easter marshmallow treats. The Post's Jennifer Abella explains what it takes to make a winning submission.

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Climate Change Impacts Global Food Supply

April 3, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that global crop yields and extreme weather damage already are being impacted by climate change. The report's lead author, Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University, speaks with CBS News.

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Behind the Scenes at Mars' New Candy Factory

April 2, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News

Mars recently held the grand opening of its new $270 million factory that will churn out Peanut M&Ms and Snickers. CBS News gets a behind-the-scenes look at the family-run business that has been making candy for longer than 100 years.

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Meat Processor Reduces Cleaning Time

April 1, 2014 12:27 pm | by Dynamic Conveyor

Meat processor, Jason Grobbel, talks about how the DynaClean conveyor is very unique in that it allows them to completely disassemble it, with ease, every night, and ensures full sanitation. Jason, and his employees, know that they have a bacteria-free conveyor the next day.

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Food Prices Skyrocket in 2014

April 1, 2014 8:00 am | by NBC News

The cost of putting food on the table is rising and there appears to be no end in sight, according to a new report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report indicates that food prices climbed 0.4 percent in January, the largest increase since September 2011.

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Mexican Lime Shortage Squeezes U.S. Customers

March 31, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News

A dismal harvest and unstable conditions in Mexico have resulted in a steep rise in the price of limes for American customers. Some restaurant and bar owners are shelling out nearly four times more for limes than they were paying a month ago.

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Feeding a Passion for Chicken

March 28, 2014 8:00 am

The National Chicken Council, based in Washington D.C., is a trade association that promotes the interests of the U.S. chicken industry. In this video provided by the Council, chicken farmers discuss their processes and their passion for the industry.

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What's on a $250 Burger?

March 27, 2014 8:00 am | by CNN

New York City restaurant Beer & Buns is offering a $250 burger. The restaurant's Chef Nok creates the burger's base with Kobe beef marinated in truffle oil. Then he adds a variety of other delicacies to complete this decadent sandwich.

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Touring Tokyo's Largest Fish Market

March 26, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News

Tsukiji is Tokyo's largest fish market. It is packed with every kind of seafood imaginable, from brightly colored octupus and shrimp to small sardines. Seth Doane of CBS pays a visit to the market, which is a favorite of sushi chefs in Tokyo.

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How Starbucks Snagged Oprah

March 25, 2014 9:00 am

Oprah Winfrey has never put her name on any brand — until now. Starbucks announced last week that a beverage called the Oprah Chai will be sold at Starbucks and Teavana stores beginning April 29. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz discusses how he got Oprah to partner with the brand.

New Sensors Show When Food Is Spoiled

March 24, 2014 9:00 am | by CBS News

Researchers in China have created a new gel that changes color as food spoils. Author Michael Moss talks about how the technology could revolutionize how we track the safety of our food, as well as how the sensors could reduce food waste.

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Bob Marley Inspires Son's Coffee Business

March 21, 2014 9:00 am | by CNN Money

Rohan Marley, son of legendary Reggae star Bob Marley, co-founded Marley Coffee, a brand dedicated to sustainable farming and social entrepreneurship. Rohan said he hopes to infuse the values he learned from his father into the business.

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Oscar Mayer Develops Lunchables-Like Snack for Adults

March 20, 2014 8:00 am | by ABC News

Adults who loved eating Lunchables when they were kids can now munch on something similar. Oscar Mayer is rolling out a new snack pack designed for the adult market. The "Protein Power Pack," or P3, is promoted by the company as a healthy, grab-and-go snack solution.

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TOMS Launches Coffee Company

March 19, 2014 9:00 am | by CNN Money

TOMS, the company famous for its buy-one-give-one shoe business, is expanding into the coffee industry. TOMS CEO Blake Mycoskie discusses why he decided to start selling coffee and how the move can help economic development in needy areas around the world.

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The Science of Spice

March 18, 2014 9:00 am | by TED-Ed

When you bite into a hot pepper, your body reacts like your mouth is on fire — because that's essentially what you've told your brain! Rose Eveleth presents the science and history behind spicy foods, providing insights into why some people pay a painful price for just a little spice.

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