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VIDEO: What Shapes Will the Food of the Future be?

July 11, 2014 8:40 am | by RAI

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. 


VIDEO: What's Behind the Beef Price Hike?

July 10, 2014 8:05 am | by CBS This Morning

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. 


Video: Colbert on Domino's Smart Slice Pizza for Schools

July 9, 2014 8:00 am | by The Colbert Report

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.


VIDEO: Smart Grill Talks, Texts When Food is Ready

July 8, 2014 10:26 am | by CNNMoney

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.


VIDEO: Dispenser Puts Every Single Draft Beer Inside Your Kitchen

July 7, 2014 10:07 am | by SYNEK

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.


VIDEO: The Golden Age of Organics

July 3, 2014 8:00 am | by TheLempertReport

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.


VIDEO: The Nutty Seed That's Driving Americans Crazy

July 2, 2014 8:22 am | by PBS FoodBuzz

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.


VIDEO: 'Cereal and Milk' Performance by The Roots

July 1, 2014 8:30 am | by KelloggsUS

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. 


VIDEO: Packaging Makes ‘Soup for You!’ Viable

June 30, 2014 8:30 am | by TheLempertReport

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.


VIDEO: Get Your Protein From Crickets

June 27, 2014 8:10 am | by NBC News

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.


VIDEO: The Salty Truth About Sodium

June 26, 2014 8:30 am | by NBC News

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.


VIDEO: Researchers Put the Crunch Back into Vegetables

June 25, 2014 9:31 am | by Reuters

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.


VIDEO: Nutella Experiments With 3D Printing

June 24, 2014 9:46 am | by Structur3d Printing

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.


VIDEO: This Cup Has Hydration Down to a Science

June 23, 2014 9:02 am | by Vessyl by Mark One

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.


VIDEO: Best Burger in America at Conan O’Brien’s?

June 20, 2014 8:40 am | by Conan O' Brien

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.


VIDEO: Chef Jamie Oliver Experiments with Google Glass

June 19, 2014 8:35 am | by Jamie Oliver

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.


VIDEO: Robotically Milked Cows

June 18, 2014 8:20 am | by The Associated Press

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.


VIDEO: Can This Drink Replace Food?

June 17, 2014 8:30 am | by The Colbert Report

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.


VIDEO: Jack Link's Celebrates Jerky Day With "Meat Rushmore"

June 16, 2014 8:00 am | by Jack Link's Jerky

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.


VIDEO: POM Wonderful Snaps Back at Late Night HBO Host

June 13, 2014 8:15 am | by Last Week Tonight

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. 



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