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Economic Research Service budget again on chopping block | 2020-02-19

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2021, if enacted, would reduce funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s beleaguered Economic Research Service by 27% from what was authorized by Congress for fiscal year 2020. The president proposed an E.R.S. budget of $62 million for fiscal......
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Dang Foods debuts new snacks | 2020-02-19

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BERKELEY, CALIF. — Dang Foods announced the creation of three new snack products: Tropical Mango Coconut Chips, Toasted Sesame Thai Rice Chips, and Peanut Butter Dang Bar. The snack brand also released new packaging and a new logo. All products created by Dang Foods are gluten-free, soy-free, and made without......
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JBS USA to acquire Empire Packing for $238 million | 2020-02-19

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GREELEY, COLO. — JBS USA, a subsidiary of JBS S.A., announced on Feb. 18 plans to purchase Empire Packing Co. LP for $238 million. The transaction includes Empire’s case-ready production facilities and Ledbetter branded retail products. Empire is comprised of five processing facilities located in Cincinnati and Mason, Ohio; Denver;......
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Walking 10,000 steps a day won’t help with weight loss: study

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here We may have been too foolish to believe that mere walking would be the answer to our weight problems. A recent study from Brigham Young University suggests that the mere act of walking — specifically, walking between 10,000......
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Industry executives build ‘Bigger Table’ to assist food banks | 2020-02-19

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CHICAGO — Inspired by the saying “When you have more than you need, build a bigger table, not a higher fence,” the Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network (C.F.B.N.) has launched Bigger Table, a nonprofit organization that aims to bring together the area’s food and beverage industry to collaborate and deliver......
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Back to Nature to make all snacks plant-based | 2020-02-19

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Back to Nature announced a move to plant-based snacking, shifting away from using any animal products in its products, excluding honey. The company also has redesigned its logo and packaging for all products. These rebranding decisions are in celebration of its 60th anniversary. “The demand for better-for-you......
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Seed breeding start-up secures $10 million in funding | 2020-02-19

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KIBBUTZ GIVAT BRENNER, ISRAEL — Seed breeding start-up Equinom Ltd., secured $10 million in a Series B funding round led by Germany-based BASF Venture Capital, Roquette and Trendlines Group. The start-up will use the capital injection to expand its crossbreeding technology, which produces non-G.M.O. seeds with higher nutritional profiles and......
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New RXBAR platform ‘changing the way protein bars come to market’ | 2020-02-19

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CHICAGO — Kellogg Co.’s RXBAR business is launching RXBAR Select, a new platform that includes a collection of unique flavors made in a limited quantity and for a limited time. Each year, the company creates and tests hundreds of flavor combinations in the RXBAR kitchen, but only one or two......
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Conagra Brands unveils ‘biggest, baddest’ slate of innovation yet | 2020-02-19

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CHICAGO — Conagra Brands, Inc. is unleashing an avalanche of innovation for the year across its frozen, snacks and staples portfolios. “Our fiscal ‘20 innovation is performing exceptionally well, and our new fiscal ‘21 innovation slate has just been debuted to our customers,” said Sean M. Connolly, president and chief......
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White Castle to launch non-dairy cheese | 2020-02-19

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COLUMBUS, OHIO — White Castle is launching a dairy-free cheddar cheese alternative to complement its plant-based Impossible slider. The chain introduced its meat-free burger option in April 2018 as a test item before launching it as a permanent offering later that year. “Our Impossible Slider was an instant craver favorite,......
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General Mills showing its scale matters | 2020-02-19

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BOCA RATON, FLA. — General Mills, Inc. plans to throw its weight around. More specifically, management sees the company’s scale and the data it gathers to manage its business as a key point of differentiation in managing costs and improving customer service in traditional and new sales channels. Jeffrey L.......
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Madame Yale Made a Fortune With the 19th Century’s Version of Goop | History

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On an April afternoon in 1897, thousands of women packed the Boston Theatre to see the nation’s most beguiling female entrepreneur, a 45-year-old former homemaker whose talent for personal branding would rival that of any Instagram celebrity today. She called herself Madame Yale. Over the course of several hours and......
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Corbion’s new powder ingredient enhances Listeria protection for fish | 2020-02-18

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AMSTERDAM — New Verdad Opti Powder N350 from Corbion provides an alternative to traditional salt curing. While salt curing, or dry curing, has been used to preserve fish for millennia, today’s longer and more complex supply chains require better protection from human pathogens such as Listeria, Corbion said. Verdad Opti Powder N350......
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Adidas’ China business activity falls 85% due to coronavirus

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FILE PHOTO: The Adidas logo is pictured during celebrations for German sports apparel maker Adidas’ 70th anniversary at the company’s headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany, August 9, 2019. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert/File Photo BERLIN (Reuters) – German sportswear maker Adidas (ADSGn.DE) said on Wednesday that business in the Greater China area had dropped......
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China races to contain job losses as coronavirus batters economy

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BEIJING (Reuters) – When cameraman Mark Xia returned to his job this month after holidays, the Shanghai video production house where he worked told him to take three months of leave with no pay, as a coronavirus epidemic takes a toll of China’s businesses. FILE PHOTO: A guard measures the......
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Conagra Brands lowers forecast on weak consumption trends | 2020-02-18

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CHICAGO — Weak consumption trends in the recent quarter prompted executives at Conagra Brands, Inc. to lower the company’s full-year outlook. Management now expects fiscal 2020 organic net sales growth to be flat to 0.5%. The previous estimate was 1% to 1.5%. Additionally, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing......
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Thomas’ bolsters breakfast offerings | 2020-02-18

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HORSHAM, PA. — Bimbo Bakeries USA is building out its portfolio of portable breakfast offerings with new Thomas’ Pick Me Ups soft-baked oatmeal squares and Thomas’ Mini Croissants. Thomas’ Pick Me Ups are bite-size, soft-baked oatmeal squares made with ingredients such as rolled oats, chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds......
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Milk made from chia seeds debuts from Mamma Chia | 2020-02-18

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CARLSBAD, CALIF. — Mamma Chia is moving into the plant-based milk alternative market with the launch of Mamma Chia Organic Chiamilk. The dairy-free beverage contains 800 mgs of omega-3 fatty acids, MCT, zero grams of sugar and more calcium than a glass of traditional milk, the company said. Available in......
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DuPont brings back Breen as c.e.o. in leadership shuffle | 2020-02-18

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WILMINGTON, DEL. — DuPont is bringing back former chief executive officer Edward D. Breen to lead the company as part of a management shakeup designed to spur improved operational performance. Mr. Breen, who is currently executive chairman of DuPont, succeeds Marc Doyle. Mr. Breen was c.e.o. of DowDuPont from 2017-19,......

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