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Cal Poly opens new pasture-to-plate meat processing center

Cal Poly opens new pasture-to-plate meat processing center

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Cal Poly has opened a new meat processing center that involves students and industry in the entire production chain, from animal care and nutrition, to making, marketing and packaging innovative ready-to-eat meat products.

Hershey is king of the swingers in c-store segment

Hershey is king of the swingers in c-store segment

By Elaine Watson

The king-size candy bar has emerged as the fastest growing pack type in convenience stores this year and was a key driver of sales for Hershey in the third quarter, bosses have revealed.

Not great for the waistline... but it's 'all-natural'...

Poll: Do we need a clearer definition of ‘natural’?

By Elaine Watson

In the world of food marketing, perception is everything. Consumers want foods that sound wholesome, friendly, and above all “natural” – although they are rarely able to articulate what this means.

Food price inflation rises again: USDA

Food price inflation rises again: USDA

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has raised its forecast for food price inflation in 2011, citing the influence of higher food commodity and energy prices, and stronger global food demand.

Evolving Canadian habits reflect Asian influence

Evolving Canadian habits reflect Asian influence

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

A growing Asian population in Canada is having a strong influence on Canadian eating patterns, according to a new report from market research organization The NPD Group.

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