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Is the Fight over GMO's History?

DuPont Pioneer has developed a new strain of drought-resistant waxy corn, that is, genetically edited corn which some say is a revolution.

The corn will probably be the first plant to market developed through the cutting-edge genome-editing technique called CRISPR-Cas. 

And it seems like Dupont has learned from the plight of its rival Monsanto who has spent millions battling the fallout from its own GMO crops. 


July 26, 2017 Watch Video


Tomatoes Can Cut Risk of Skin Cancer, and 5 More Things You Need to Know

Find out the six reasons you need to add tomatoes to your shopping list today.

Tomatoes are versatile and delicious, gorgeously red and super tasty when freshly picked and even quickly canned or jarred. Luckily, it’s tomato season around the country and that means the tastiest, fresh off the vine tomatoes of the year are here!

Almost any recipe…

July 25, 2017 Read More

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Fishing is About to Change

Food Tech Connect reports that Kulisha is taking on the destructive fishing practices of commercial vessels with the... Black Soldier Fly.

Practices like bottom trawling, blast fishing and cyanide fishing result in unintentional by-catch and the destruction…

July 25, 2017 Watch Video

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Organic Foods May Finally Be Proven To Be More Nutritious

Five years ago, a highly publicized meta-analysis of more than 200 studies concluded that organic food was no more nutritious than conventionally grown food.

Since then, however, additional work has suggested the organic foods contain more health-benefiting phytochemicals. Now, researchers have found that flavonoid levels and antioxidant activity in organic onions are higher than in conventional onions. Their investigation, in ACS' Journal…

July 24, 2017 Watch Video

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Nutella’s Personalized Packaging Connects with Consumers

Millennials show less interest for mainstream brand offerings and are more intrigued by customized brands and services.

According to a study by Deloitte, shoppers would actually be willing to pay more for customized products or services and they prefer to be actively…

July 21, 2017 Watch Video


Shoppers Continue to Purchase More Fresh Foods

Think deli meats and sushi!

In case the food world is not paying attention, the “fresh” experience is attracting more and more shoppers, and retailers are taking advantage of this increase in interest. In fact the next time you’re in the fresh department, notice how many shopping carts you see perusing the selections,…

July 20, 2017 Read More


Beef Is Back and Lab Meats Will Have to Work Harder

Only 13% are comfortable with eating meat grown in a lab.

You’ve heard the news about America’s most iconic fast food chain and their efforts to up their game with premium burgers. That’s right, McDonald’s is offering made to order quarter pounders and Signature Crafted Recipe burgers. It may not sound surprising since we’ve seen for the last…

July 20, 2017 Read More

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Jonathan Gold’s New Restaurant robot

Meet Goldbot, the personal L.A. food concierge who also happens to be the robot twin of the LA Times acclaimed food critic Jonathan Gold.

Ask Goldbot where to eat on Facebook Messenger, and he’ll serve up a recommendation just for you. Launched in December, Goldbot was limited to recommendation of the Gold’s 101 Best Restaurant List – its now expanded to over 300 restaurants…

July 20, 2017 Watch Video

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The Conundrum: Falling Retail Prices and Price Wars

Rabobank reports that Food Prices at Supermarkets have been falling since December 2015.

Supermarkets, faced with price deflation, increased competition, and an evolution in the types of products being sold at retail are faced with a situation that is complex and risky. 

Kroger’s CEO, Rodney McMullen has seen its stock price drop almost 20% in mid June after a 13-year run of increasing…

July 19, 2017 Watch Video


Food Forests Maintain Themselves and Promote Community

The Beacon Food Forest in Seattle is another example of a successful urban food forest that contributes to the public.

When we talk about food forests, we must first grasp the exciting basic principles of permaculture that are based on a ethically whole-systems design approach that…

July 18, 2017 Read More

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