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Food wars: Healthy snacks vs. junk food - Videos - CBS News

There's a growing backlash to Americans' love affair with fast-food, pizza and other waist-expanding fare - and marketers are paying attention. Lee Cowan reports on the selling of a healthier menu.
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How Should Local Food Get From Farm to Plate? | Health on GOOD

How Should Local Food Get From Farm to Plate? | Health on GOOD | Produce | Scoop.it
Farmers spend too much time driving trucks, not tractors Did you ever ride the bus to school? I did—assuming I could wake up in time to catch it.
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California Avocado Commission Spices Up PMA Fresh Summit Plans - PerishableNews

California Avocado Commission Spices Up PMA Fresh Summit Plans - PerishableNews | Produce | Scoop.it
The California Avocado Commission (CAC) is putting the finishing touches on its plans for the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit October 18-20 in New Orleans. CAC communications will focus on California avocado proximity to the U.S.
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Frieda's Specialty Lemon Bags Named PMA Impact Award Finalist - PerishableNews

Frieda's Specialty Lemon Bags Named PMA Impact Award Finalist - PerishableNews | Produce | Scoop.it
Frieda’s Specialty Lemon Bags for 1 lb. Seedless Lemons and Meyer Lemons were selected as a finalist in the 2013 PMA Impact Award, recognizing excellence in packaging, in September.  The bags are among 30 finalists selected from a total of 86...
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UK fruit and veg consumption falling faster than in Europe or US - Telegraph

UK fruit and veg consumption falling faster than in Europe or US  - Telegraph | Produce | Scoop.it
Fruit and vegetable consumption has fallen in the UK more quickly than the rest of Europe and the US since the credit crisis began, new figures show.
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The report, by food experts at investment bank Rabobank, blamed the effects of the credit crisis on family spending power and the power of processed and convenience food companies.

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Mexico focuses on food safety to keep up avocado exports | Fresh Fruit Portal

Mexico focuses on food safety to keep up avocado exports | Fresh Fruit Portal | Produce | Scoop.it
Mexico wants to keep its avocado sales growing in even the most demanding of markets, like Japan.
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CPS research runs the gamut from compost to UV light

CPS research runs the gamut from compost to UV light | Produce | Scoop.it
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Research results so fresh that some have not yet been published in scientific journals held the attention of 300 attendees at the fourth annual Center for Produce Safety Symposium.
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Ecuador suspends preferential trade with US over Snowden affair

Ecuador suspends preferential trade with US over Snowden affair | Produce | Scoop.it
FreshPlaza is the number one portal for the fresh produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatch, and photo albums
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This move may cause tarriffs to be introduced on the agricultural industry.

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Social Serves Many Purposes for Restaurant Industry Marketers

Social Serves Many Purposes for Restaurant Industry Marketers | Produce | Scoop.it
Restaurants are often subject to negative comments and photos spread via social media. However, social is the most-used marketing tactic employed by restaurants, with one-on-one connections and brand affinity among its key benefits.
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Some insights on how restaurants and foodservice industry can leverage social media to impact their bottom line.

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Food Safety Focus For NMB's Annual Mango Industry Reception During PMA's Fresh Summit - PerishableNews

Food Safety Focus For NMB's Annual Mango Industry Reception During PMA's Fresh Summit - PerishableNews | Produce | Scoop.it
The National Mango Board (NMB) will host their annual Mango Industry Reception at PMA's Fresh Summit on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a strong focus on food safety for the mango industry.
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Black Gold Farms & McCormick Produce Partners Partnership Earn PMA Marketing Impact Award Nomination - PerishableNews

Black Gold Farms & McCormick Produce Partners Partnership Earn PMA Marketing Impact Award Nomination - PerishableNews | Produce | Scoop.it
In June of 2013 Black Gold Farms introduced a new value-added potato product that included fresh potatoes with a McCormick Produce Partners season packet included.
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The Cotton Candy Grape: A Sweet Spin On Designer Fruit : NPR

The Cotton Candy Grape: A Sweet Spin On Designer Fruit : NPR | Produce | Scoop.it
Grapes that taste like cotton candy? No, it's not a GMO experiment but rather the result of good old-fashioned plant-breeding techniques.
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UK fruit and veg consumption falling faster than in Europe or US - Telegraph

UK fruit and veg consumption falling faster than in Europe or US  - Telegraph | Produce | Scoop.it
Fruit and vegetable consumption has fallen in the UK more quickly than the rest of Europe and the US since the credit crisis began, new figures show.
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The report, by food experts at investment bank Rabobank, blamed the effects of the credit crisis on family spending power and the power of processed and convenience food companies.

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Grow Produce Anywhere In Freight Farms' $60,000 Shipping Container

Grow Produce Anywhere In Freight Farms' $60,000 Shipping Container | Produce | Scoop.it
English: Entrance to the towers at MassArt (Photo credit: Wikipedia) If you like eating locally-sourced produce in the middle of the winter, you're out of luck.
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