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All Is Not Sweet In The Sugar Industry: Battle Rages Between Natural Sugar And Corn Syrup Labels

Sugar is sugar is sugar -- right?  Not exactly, and that - along with millions of dollars in profit - is what's at stake in  the current sugar versus corn syrup debate.

A lawsuit was recently filed by a group of corn syrup producers alleging that a sugar trade group is allowing their product to be short-changed in the hearts and minds of both consumers and industry relationships

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Chicken Soup For The Soul To Give Fans Chicken Soup For Their Bowl

Fans of the inspirational book series "Chicken Soup For The Soul" can rejoice:  They're about to get chicken soup for their bowl(s) - as the company gets ready to launch a line of actual soups that will hit grocery stores soon

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Lead Scare Causes Recall Of Red Vines Black Licorice

High levels of lead have caused the recall of Red Vines black licorice products.  American Licorice Company - the manufacturer of the Red Vines brand has begun  the voluntary recall for their product sold in one-pound bags

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Microwave Popcorn Ingredient A Respiratory Hazard For Workers

A new research study that was recently released shows a correlation between an ingredient in the butter-flavoring in microwave popcorn and respiratory ailments.

The ingredient 2,3-pentanedione (PD), used to impart the flavor and aroma of butter in microwave popcorn, is a respiratory hazard that can also alter gene expression in the brain of rats

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New Owner For Bertolli And P.F. Chang’s Frozen Foods

As Unilever looks to get out of the frozen food market, two of their signature brands have found a new owner.  ConAgra has agreed to buy the venerable meal makers for $265 million dollars.
ConAgra said it is acquiring the Bertolli and P

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The Changing Business Model Of Greek Yogurt

For a product category that wasn't even around a year and a half ago, Greek-style yogurt has run away with the dairy case in most grocery stores.  It seems like everyone has jumped on the Greek yogurt bandwagon

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Source: Walmart Stores via flickr
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Endless Drought Means Rising Prices At The Grocery Store

Shoppers looking for relief at the grocery store check out lane will have to keep watching the weather forecast.  The historically-dry conditions in the Midwest are setting the food industry up for non-stop, record-setting high prices

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Olive Garden’s Parent Company Buys Competing Chain

Following what appeared to be a bleak business year for Darden Restaurants - the parent-company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster, things seem to be looking up.  Darden Restaurants announced the agreement to purchase the Yard House chain for $585 million dollars in cash

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American Ground Beef Contains A Large Amount Of Antibiotics

It's always a good idea to know what's in the food you eat. There's been a lot of press recently about the contents of the ground beef that we consume - especially in regards to so-called "Pink Slime"

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As Organic Food Industry Gets Bigger Some Worry That It’s Lost It’s Way

It's really no different than any other movement.  It all starts with activists unite to vocalize the changes they want to see with an accepted norm.  Then when the "movement"  gets big enough that it becomes the norm, critics cry fowl and say that the interest group has gotten too big and overshadowed the impetus.

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Is Soda The New Tobacco? Critics Link Marketing Motives Between Soda Pop Companies And Cigarette Manufacturers

A weak economy.  Trouble in the Middle East.  Rising gas prices.  In some ways, 2012 is just like the early 1990's.  Need one more item to add to that list of comparisons?  Public health officials say that soda manufacturers - just like their cigarette-making cousins in the 1990's - are employing marketing tactics to sway public opinions on their products.

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Source: Hannah Nicole via flickr
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Nutritionists Question Self-Regulation For Cereal Companies

Since the beginning of packaged and marketed cereals, there's been debate about the health (or lack thereof) benefits of the breakfast staple - especially in regards to those brands primarily targeted at children

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