- Following the seismic political shocks of 2016, the food sector has much to ponder as the new year gets underway. just-food contributing editor Ben Cooper sets out the food policy areas to watch in the UK, the EU and the US in 2017.
- Farm and Food: More money, less accountability
Lincoln Journal Star
On Jan. 5, Harvest Public Media reported that “a federal investigation has been launched into the alleged embezzlement of $2.6 million by an employee” of the Oklahoma Beef Council. According to the report, the state's beef checkoff-collecting group had ...and more »
- The Dickinson Press
Artistry with food
The Dickinson Press
The Dickinson Elks Lodge executive chef, Joe D'Amico, stirs a sauce in the kitchen of the lodge on Jan. 7. (Linda Sailer/The Dickinson Press). Dickinson Elks Lodge executive chef Joe D'Amico, age 50, is particular about the food that is prepared in his ...
- York Daily Record/Sunday News (blog)
Mail call: Memories of Mailman's, Food Fair and trolleys
York Daily Record/Sunday News (blog)
Only in York County readers recall the former Mailman's department stores, Food Fair grocery stores and the trolleys... Loading… Post to Facebook. Mail call: Memories of Mailman's, Food Fair and trolleys Only in York County readers recall the former ...
- Herald & Review
WSOY honors contributors for 2016 Food Drive
Herald & Review
Students from St. Patrick School perform a song written for the WSOY Community Food Drive during an awards ceremony in the church. prev. next. DECATUR – Members of the community came together Friday afternoon at St. Patrick School to honor the ...
Watch Jadakiss Pass Out Free Food And Clothes In NYC
Jadakiss is on a mission to help those in need. The LOX MC passed out food and clothing to the “less fortunate” and “underprivileged” in New York City Saturday (Jan. 21). Kiss hit up Madison Square Garden laced with bags of clothing to give away, but ...
- East Bay Times
Roaring '20s event to benefit Furry Friends Food Relief
East Bay Times
Furry Friends Food Relief's Erin Pina, of Oakley, weighs a dog named “Tramp” at the nonprofit's facility in Brentwood, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. The nonprofit offers pet food for all as well as microchipping, toys, treats, grooming supplies ...
Outreach center helps area veterans with food, clothing
DAVENPORT, Iowa — Students and volunteers handed out food boxes to veterans on Saturday, Jan. 21, along with blankets, socks, and clothing. The monthly food giveaways take place at the QC Veteran Outreach Center in Davenport. It's a way to say 'thank ...
- Knowridge Science Report
Our easy excuse to eat badly: Someone else is serving the food
Knowridge Science Report
We already know that eating out is a bad habit. About two-thirds of Americans dine out at least every other day. And while research has shown that restaurant food is generally higher in fat, sugar and salt than homemade food, there's another factor at ...
Wheat experiment renews Egypt's hope to achieve food self-sufficiency
Hisahm Mustafa, chairman of the National Center for Water Researches (NCWR), receives an interview with Xinhua in Qalyubia Governorate, Egypt, Jan. 17, 2017. Egyptian scientists recently claimed they have successfully applied a new method to bring an ...
- Sorry, Walmart: Amazon wants your food stamp customers as well
Colorado Springs Gazette
For years, Amazon.com has targeted shoppers who can afford a $99 Prime subscription. Last week's announcement that it will deliver groceries to food stamp recipients shows Amazon also wants to appeal to lower-income shoppers, traditionally Walmart's ...
Franklin: Food bank's annual Tour de Franklin set for April 30
The Franklin Food Bank's annual Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride is traditionally held in April and is one of the first bike rides of the season. This year is no exception, with the Tour scheduled for Sunday, April 30, in the Somerset section of the ...
Food, drink tastings at Simone's Market opening party Sunday
Simone's Market, which opened on Dec. 23 on Oak Street Uptown, is hosting an opening party Sunday (Jan. 22), from 2 to 5 p.m., with food and drink tastings and onsite cooking of barbecue and crawfish. Pitmaster and barbecue expert Howard Conyers will ...
State leaders celebrate unveiling of RI Food Strategy Plan
KINGSTON—Over 300 people streamed into Chafee Hall at the University of Rhode Island on Tuesday to celebrate the unveiling of the state's new Food Strategy Plan (RIFSP), a five-year guide focusing on food production, such as through agriculture or ...
- Fantastic Food Fest returns this weekend
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Cheese, chocolate, baked goods, ice cream, gluten free options, and wine are all part of the dozens of topics and displays at the 2017 Fantastic Food Fest. The event promises lots of samples as more than 200 vendors will line the ...
- Arizona Daily Star
Nat Geo says Tucson's food makes it one of 2017's best winter trips
Arizona Daily Star
Sonoran Dog, left, and Sammy Dog, right, at El Guero Canelo, 5201 S. 12th Ave. in Tucson, AZ. Sammy Dog is the same as Sonoran but with two weiners. Cook and Allen are doing a story we're calling Tastes of Tucson — 11 dishes that are must-haves, that ...
- WNBA players starting to invest in food industry
In this Dec. 23, 2016 photo, owner Dylan Welsh poses in Worden Hall restaurant in Boston. Welsh said Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, of the WNBA, is a long-time friend and co-investor in his restaurants. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). NEW YORK (AP) ...and more »
- Mich. prison food contractor hit with $2M in penalties
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan's prison food contractor, Trinity Services Group, has been hit with penalties totaling just over $2 million for inadequate staffing levels and other problems since the company started providing meals in September 2015, an ...and more »
- Billings Gazette
Church scores a touchdown collecting food
The Rev. Gary Geiman is shown with some of the canned food collected for the Souper Bowl of Caring at Hope United Methodist Church. prev. next. The Rev. Gary Geiman loves the Super Bowl as much as anyone, even though his favorite team (the Denver ...
- Thomson Reuters Foundation
Food for all: why better nutrition is a collective task
Thomson Reuters Foundation
... * Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Working together to improve how global markets function will be key to ensuring that everyone has safe and sufficient food in the years ahead. One ...
CCSD1 talks possible changes in food service
RAWLINS — Beyond the presentation changes and addition of food choices as a result of a new food service director in Carbon County School District No. 1, students and staff in the school cafeterias may soon find new techniques used sometime in the ...
- Arizona Daily Sun
Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome
Arizona Daily Sun
This Aug. 9, 2015 photo provided by the University of Hawaii shows the interior of the domed structure that will house six researchers for eight months in an environment meant to simulate an expedition to Mars, on Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii.and more »
- Medical News Today
Death risk may be higher for participants of U.S. food assistance program
Medical News Today
People in the United States who are a part of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, may be at greater risk of premature death than those who are not a part of the program, a new study finds. [A bag of groceries and some money]and more »
- WNBA Players Starting to Invest in Food Industry
Whether it's to plan for their future once basketball is done, promote healthy living or just to have some fun, WNBA players such as Sue Bird and Maya Moore are getting involved in the food industry. The key is to do it with people they trust. Bird has ...and more »
- CT Post
Whole Foods zeroes in on top food trends
Some of the 10 major food trends of 2017, as compiled by Whole Foods researchers, are grain-free pasta made from quinoa, lentils and chickpeas, and sushi condiments like mirin and ponzu moving from restaurant ... more. Photo: Contributed Photos.and more »
- The New Yorker
“The Founder”: A Fast-Food Visionary on Shaky Moral Ground
The New Yorker
What were the consequences of the founding of McDonald's? The problem with “The Founder,” John Lee Hancock's vigorous but blinkered drama about Ray Kroc's expansion of the company from a single hamburger stand into a national behemoth, is that it ...and more »
- Quad City Times
Q-C Food Forest trees vandalized
Quad City Times
Serenity Spinner, 5, examines her "family tree" that was mowed down by a vandal in the Quad-City Food Forest, Davenport. Serenity is the daughter of Krista BonAmour, the vice president of the volunteer group that oversees the property. Quad-City Food ...and more »
- Kankakee Daily Journal
Bourbonnais vet speaks out against big brand pet food
Kankakee Daily Journal
Dr. Karen Becker, who opened Natural Pet Animal Hospital in Bourbonnais in 2005, in "Pet Fooled," a documentary by director Kohl Harrington about the dangers of ingredients commonly found in big brand pet foods. "Pet Fooled". YouTube.com. "Pet Fooled ...
New food truck park open near Monte Vista
The Rose Bush food truck park is now open, and has indoor and outdoor seating as well as a kids play area. BYOB. It's located on the northwest corner of San Pedro and Huisache Avenues on the Alta Vista side of the street. less. The Rose Bush food truck ...
North Jersey food pantries work to replenish stock
North Jersey food pantries are seeing an increased need for food by low-income families compared to years past and are stepping up efforts to replenish their stocks following the holidays. Loading… Post to Facebook. North Jersey food pantries work to ...and more »
- Detroit Free Press
Prison food contractor hit with $2M in penalties
Detroit Free Press
LANSING — Michigan's prison food contractor, Trinity Services Group, has been hit with penalties totaling just over $2 million for inadequate staffing levels and other problems since the company started providing meals in September 2015, an official ...
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- Medical News Today
Chewing your food could protect against infection
Medical News Today
Chew your food!" This is a phrase likely to have been heard by many of us during childhood. According to a new study, we would be wise to take that advice. Researchers have found that chewing food prompts the release of an immune cell that can protect ...and more »
- France-based bakery group Neuhauser has announced a programme of job cuts in a bid to boost its earnings.
- Boparan Holdings, the UK-based food business, has revealed there is takeover interest in Fox's Biscuits.
Food market news of the week - Premier's profit warning, Vegemite sold in latest Mondelez disposal, Bakkavor IPO rumoursPremier Foods, the UK group, this week surprised the market with a profit warning, sparking a slide in its shares and criticism in the City. Mondelez International announced its latest disposal, with Australian dairy Bega Cheese buying a clutch of brands including Vegemite. And possible IPOs grabbed the headlines, with UK own-label supplier Bakkavor rumoured to be mulling plans for a listing and Brazilian meat giant BRF confirming it is considering offering shares in halal arm OneFoods.
Food market quotes of the week - Premier Foods explains profit woes, Bega Cheese hails acquisition, BRF confirms OneFoods IPO under considerationPremier Foods CEO Gavin Darby this week came to the market to announce a profit warning for the UK group, Bega Cheese's executive chairman was upbeat as the Australian dairy snapped up a clutch of Mondelez International brands and BRF confirmed it could list halal division OneFoods.
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- Acquisitions have enabled B&G Foods to rapidly scale up in recent years. The company has grown from sales of around US$600m in 2012 to a forecast of $1.6bn in 2017. Two large-scale deals have boosted B&G: Green Giant in 2015 and ACH Foods last year. However, B&G's underlying sales have not been strong. The group's smaller brands, which generate annual sales in the region of $500m, have struggled. Even Green Giant is a brand that has been in decline for years. At the I
- Products marketed by Nestle and Unilever have reportedly been among those being copied by manufacturers in China making fake sauces and flavourings.
- Campbell Soup Co. has launched an egg-free, mayo-style spread under its Bolthouse Farms brand in the US.
- A pool of banks led by Rothschild has been commissioned to find a new owner for the embattled French food industry holdings group, Financière Turenne Lafayette, the owner of brands including William Saurin ready meals and Madrange meats, a source told just-food today.
- Unilever, Danone and Mars are among the companies to have supported an "action plan" by business that has an aim for 70% of plastic packaging to be reused and recycled.
- Brazil-based meat giant BRF has confirmed it is weighing up a possible listing of its newly-established halal foods division OneFoods.
- US President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Sonny Perdue, the former Governor of the state of the Georgia, as the Secretary of the country's Department of Agriculture.
- The global food industry believes international trade could become more restricted under Donald Trump as the property magnate-turned-politician prepares to be sworn in as US President later today (20 January).
- US distributor World Finer Foods has struck a deal to handle products from Silva Regal, an importer of food from the Mediterranean.
- US distributor World Finer Foods has acquired Silva Regal, an importer of food from the Mediterranean.
- Union leaders in Australia have called for fresh talks with Lactalis' majority-owned dairy producer Parmalat, after workers were locked out of a plant in the state of Victoria in a dispute over pay and conditions.
- Unilever is rebranding its I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spread in the UK in a move to "drive awareness of the product's versatility".
- Freeze-Dried Food and 1 Bathroom: 6 Simulate Mars in Dome
Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods — with a rare treat of Spam — and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace. The simulated stay on Mars with a ...and more »
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