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If Tariffs Are Put On imports Our Food Supply Is At Risk

One of the advisory boards that I sit on had a very heated debate between farmers and growers and how the Administration’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum could dramatically hurt our food economy.

Agriculture is one of the largest economic sectors in the largest export markets for the United States, Adam Kantrovich, associate professor of agribusiness at Clemson University, told Greenville online, and it is likely the first place other countries would turn to retaliate and it could impact the…

May 21, 2018 Watch Video


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The Hemp Fight Has A New Leader

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told hemp advocates in his home state of Kentucky that he will introduce legislation to legalize the crop as an agricultural commodity.

The versatile crop has been grown on an experimental basis in a number of states in recent years. 

Kentucky has been at the forefront of hemp's comeback. Kentucky agriculture officials recently approved more than 12,000 acres to be grown in the state this year, and 57 Kentucky processors are…

May 18, 2018 Watch Video


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Hello Fresh Opens Their Marketing Play Book

The meal kit company is very focused on content.

Fellow Forbes contributor Aaron Kwittken sat down with Hello Fresh VP of Marketing Matt Fitzgerald to get a glimpse of how the company, which is now the number one in the meal kit business with more than 890,000 customers, intends to grow even more. 

One key, according to Kwittken…

May 17, 2018 Watch Video


Product Reviews

Phil's Food Reviews for Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

This week Phil reviews: HyVIDA Hydrogen Infused Sparkling Water Lemon-Lime, Cascade Kitchen Pecan Mustard Glaze, Stubb's Bar-B-Q Sauce Sweet Honey & Spice, Bob's Red Mill Nutritional Booster Vanilla, Mariani Family Orchards WALNUTMILK Original

Nutrition breakdown and individual reviews listed below:

May 16, 2018 Watch Video


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What Grocerants Can Learn From Sweetgreen

Salad chains are popping up all across the U.S. but Sweetgreens is noteworthy.

Banners like Chopt, Fresh & Co., Salata, Just Salad, Dig Inn, and the Danny Meyer-backed Tender Greens are winning over consumers and grocerants have an opportunity to go far beyond the traditional self-service salad bar. Today, having raised over $100 million and with 87 restaurants, Sweetgreens…

May 15, 2018 Watch Video


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Supermarkets Have A Role In Farm Sustainability

Food Tank has a fascinating viewpoint on the role that retailers have.

While decades of rising consumer demand for organic food has reduced the agricultural use of prohibited substances, like pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, United States food retailers,

May 14, 2018 Watch Video


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We Shouldn’t Be Playing Politics With Our Foods

According to the New York Times, the Trump administration is trying to limit the warning labels on junk food in the U.S., Mexico and Canada as part of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations

First we roll back the Obama era healthier school lunch initiatives and now according to the Times’ report, the Office of the United States Trade Representative — the leader of NAFTA negotiations — is seeking to make sure all the countries in the agreement are limited in how they place labels on sugary…

May 11, 2018 Watch Video


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Who Is Cooking At Home?

Artisola, the brand of fresh pasta wanted to know who cooks at home, so they surveyed 2,000 Americans and found that 27% cook at home every single day.

The Artisola State of Home Cooking Survey highlights include: 

68% of Americans cook more than 4 times a week. 6% of Americans say they don't cook at all! 

When deciding what to cook, 38% use what's in their fridge, while another 29% eat what's convenient meaning prepared foods that…

May 10, 2018 Watch Video


Product Reviews

Phil's Food Reviews for Wednesday May 9th, 2018

This week Phil reviews: Silver Spring Horseradish Applewood Smoke Flavored, Runamok Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrel-Aged, Himalayan Natural Mineral Water, OCHO Organic Coconut Bar Covered In Dark Chocolate, Finlandia Cheese, Inc. Premium Imported Cheese Slices Cheddar-Gruyere

Nutrition Information and Individual Breakdown listed below:

May 9, 2018 Watch Video


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John DeLorean Knew What He Was Doing

At least where he built his car...

It was the late seventies when DeLeorean announced he was going to build his new car in Ireland, which back then seemed like a bad joke. Today, it has become the hot bed for tech start ups and the number of agrifood-tech investments in Ireland doubled last year as SOSV, the $300 million venture capital…

May 9, 2018 Watch Video


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