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A third of US teens eat vegetables less than once a day, finds CDC

A third of US teens eat vegetables less than once a day, finds CDC

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

A third of high school students eat vegetables less often than once a day, putting them at risk of developing a range of chronic illnesses and cancers, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Snack sales boom in Chile sparks calls for investment

By Oliver Nieburg

Chile has achieved record snack sales in 2010 leading a pro-Chile group and a market analyst to say there could be potential for food manufacturers to tap into high domestic demand for functional foods.

‘Inflationary pressures have reached their worst’: USDA economist

Special edition: Dealing with higher commodity costs

‘Inflationary pressures have reached their worst’: USDA economist

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

“I think it’s safe to say that inflationary pressures have reached their worst,” claims research economist Ricky Volpe of the USDA’s Economic Research Service, in an interview with FoodNavigator-USA.

Local and organic logos influence women more than men, study suggests

Local and organic logos influence women more than men, study suggests

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Local and organic certification labels may increase the likelihood that women will purchase a product, as well as their willingness to pay a premium – but men are less likely to be influenced by logos, according to a study published in HortScience.

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