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Video: Green Giant Creates Shelf-Stable Veggies

May 2, 2014 10:24 am | by By Aaron Byrd, The New York Times

Green Giant Veggie Blend-Ins offer vegetables in puréed form to those who routinely avoid them. The company is attempting to help consumers make up the produce shortfall in their diets. But will consumers buy it? And is it actually a decent stand-in for veggies?

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Bringing Meat Substitutes to America's Tables

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

Some big names, including Bill Gates and the founders of Twitter, have invested millions in Beyond Meat, a company working to bring meat substitutes to the masses. But the mock-meat maker faces a tough challenge: getting Americans to accept its new creations.

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Watermelon Water Makes a Splash on the Shelves

April 30, 2014 8:00 am | by ABC News

WTRMLN WTR — or Watermelon Water without the vowels — is the latest beverage fad to hit the shelves. The hot pink drink is cold-pressed and contains only the flesh and rind of watermelon, as well as a splash of lemon. The product comes with a slew of claims, including the abilities to fight cancer and lower blood pressure.

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Sriracha Creator Ready to Fight for Hot Sauce

April 29, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News

The city of Irwindale, Calif., has delayed a decision to officially declare Huy Fong Foods' Sriracha bottling plant a public nuisance. Meanwhile, David Tran, the creator of Sriracha hot sauce, is gearing up for a fight against the city.

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Colbert: Lime Crisis Linked to Mexican Cartels

April 28, 2014 8:00 am | by The Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert reports on America's lime shortage. Lime growers in Mexico have reduced their supply due to unrest caused by drug cartels and flooding from heavy rains. Lime prices are now at a three-year high, leading restaurants and bars to serve drinks with — gasp — lemons.

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Powdered Alcohol Stirs Up Controversy

April 25, 2014 8:00 am | by NBC News

Palcohol, a new powdered product that turns water into alcoholic cocktails, is stirring up controversy after the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau reportedly approved the product. The agency has since backtracked, saying that the approvals for Palcohol were issued in error.

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The Craft Beer Revolution

April 24, 2014 8:00 am | by MSNBC

Ninety percent of the domestic beer market in America is dominated by two companies: Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors. But smaller brewers now are challenging that long-held dominance. Brewer's Association spokesperson Barbara Fusco discusses the revolution in craft brewers.

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Apocalypse Cow: The Bundy Cattle Standoff

April 23, 2014 8:00 am | by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is fighting the federal government over his right to graze cattle on public lands. Backed by dozens of armed supporters, Bundy is in a standoff with U.S. officials who say he must remove his herd from federally protected land.

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Climate Change May Shake Up Coffee Market

April 22, 2014 8:00 am | by CNN Money

A storm may be brewing in your coffee cup. Pests, rising heat and extreme temperatures resulting from climate change could affect where coffee can be grown around the world by 2050, devastating some communities while offering others a new opportunity.

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Going into Battle over GMO Labeling

April 21, 2014 8:00 am | by MSNBC

There are currently more than 60 legislative proposals in about two dozen states that would impose some form of labeling requirements for foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio discusses the issue with Ronan Farrow.

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The Making of Matzo

April 18, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News

The Passover celebration calls for Jews to avoid leavened grain, so matzo has become a traditional favorite during the holiday. Nancy Giles visits Streit’s Matzo Factory on New York’s Lower East Side and learns the true meaning of making matzo.

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Honey Maid Turns Ad Backlash into Love

April 17, 2014 9:33 am | by ABC News

Graham cracker maker Honey Maid's television ad featuring biracial and gay families has received more than 5 million views — and a lot of negative feedback. Honey Maid has responded with a second ad in which hate messages are transformed into the word "love."

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Former Taco Bell Interns: We Invented the Doritos Locos Taco

April 16, 2014 8:00 am | by ABC News

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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The Tree of 40 Fruit

April 10, 2014 8:00 am | by TEDx Talks

The Tree of 40 Fruit is an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artist Sam Van Aken. Each tree has the ability to grow more than 40 different varieties of stone fruits, including peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines.

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Sam Adams Brews the American Dream

April 9, 2014 8:00 am | by CNNMoney

Sam Adams' Brewing The American Dream initiative provides loans and advice to small businesses. Sam Adams Co-founder and Chairman Jim Kock discusses the program, the company's fundraising efforts and the surging popularity of craft beer.

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Are Insects the Future of Food?

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

Megan Miller spoke at TEDxManhattan about her food startup Bitty, which seeks to remove the cultural taboos around eating insects in order to popularize them as a sustainable ingredient that can help alleviate food scarcity around the world.

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