When the food industry begins to produce food, the need to study specific formats becomes essential. Simple shapes that have entered common usage such as the chocolate bar, ravioli, or the ice cream cone were created by considering the aesthetics of the food we eat.
USDA beef prices have jumped to $5.45 per pound, compared to $4.88 per pound at this time last year. So what's causing beef prices to rise? The LJ Ranch in Logan, Kansas, for example, said it has the lowest amount of cow numbers since 1952.
Stephen Colbert, host of the late-night comedy show "The Colbert Report," pokes fun at Domino's attempt to make nutritious food to fit Michelle Obama's school lunch rules. The pizza chain introduced a Smart Slice that has one third less fat, salt and cheese.
Lynx Grills, a technology company that makes grills, developed a concept grill that has the technology of a smart device. Called a Smart Grill, the grill is a voice recognition product that communicates back to you via voice and text when it needs you to do something.
Are you a savvy beer drinker? The reinvention of beer packaging is here. SYNEK is the world's first portable tap beer dispenser allowing for unlimited varieties of craft beer right inside your kitchen. You can now enjoy your draft beer wherever there's an outlet.
A study by the OTA shows that organic products, including condiments, snack foods, meat and fish are up significantly in sales compared to last year. However, there is no research to show whether or not organic foods are any healthier than conventional foods.
Did you know the UN called 2013 the year of quinoa? What is it about this nutty seed that has so many people in a craze? Its origins can be traced back to South America, where it was cultivated and used by pre-columbian civilizations between 3000-5000 B.C.
Grammy Award-winning group The Roots performs the Kellogg's "Cereal and Milk" song at the Kellogg's Recharge Bar in New York City. The group used milk and cereal inspired instruments while performing, including bowls, spoons and milk jugs.
There's no question that food packaging has evolved in a major way. So, how do you make foods taste great and not require expensive refrigeration or freezing? At the recent FMI convention we found one brand who is embracing just that: Soupman.
Bitty Foods makes food products based on cricket flour. Founder Megan Miller says the flour is sustainable and high in protein. The flour is made up of crickets that have been dry roasted and ground up into a fine powder and put into food products, such as cookies.
About 90 percent of Americans eat more salt than is recommend, but how much is too much? Dr. Snyderman says it's a false statement that healthy foods don't contain sodium. The American Health Association says foods like seafood and lentils contain more sodium than you think.
When frozen and defrosted, spinach leaves wilt, but Lund University scientists say they have the answer with a natural sugar. The cells are kept alive longer, making it possible for farmers to harvest and freeze their products for months at a time.
In this brief, yet powerful video, Nutella dips into the realm of 3D printing. The hazelnut-spread maker experimented with the Discov3ry Extruder, an add-on extruder with the ability to print a whole new range of paste-like materials, at the Bay Area Maker Faire.
Most people think hydration is just about drinking 8 glasses of water a day, but Mark Berman, VP of Health, Mark One, says it's more complex than that. Vessyl tracks the contents of the beverage. By knowing what's inside, the cup monitors real-time hydration needs.
Who knew that America's best hamburger can be found right inside Conan O'Brien's studio? Conan jokes about The New York Times naming 'Conan's' as having the best burger in America. Thinking its a mistake, the latenight comedy host has a surprising waiting for him.
Jamie Oliver, a British chef known for his Food Tube channel, experiments with Google Glass for the first time. Without the need for cameramen or soundmen, Oliver is able to film his own video. Google Glass makes it easy to record video though the eyes of the wearer.
Farm automation, already popular in Europe, is starting to catch on in the U.S. The old-fashioned farm hand is being replaced by a set of high-tech robots that clean, feed and milk dairy cows. Farmers can take a break by letting a fleet of robots do the dirty work.
Is it possible to completely replace your diet with a drink and still get the sufficient nutrition? "The Colbert Report" guest Rob Rhinehart seems to think so. Host Stephen Colbert doesn't seem so satisfied as he tastes the "drink" invented by Soylent.
Jack Link's, known for their meat snacks, celebrated the third annual National Jerky Day on June 12 by recreating Mount Rushmore entirely out of the company's beef, pork and turkey jerky. The result: A 1,600 pound 3D meat replica — Meat Rushmore.
What happens when you poke fun of a company's health claims? You get a mini refrigerator full of POM Wonderful pomegranate juice! John Oliver of "Last Week Tonight" dips in to his mail bag to find a cleverly-crafted response from the juice company.