Consumer interest in organic and healthy products is forcing R&D teams to learn agronomy, a little pharmacology and new methods of ensuring food safety, according to Food Processing's 35th annual R&D survey.
Please fill out the Readers' Choice Awards ballot you should have gotten via e-mail on Nov. 20 or 30 - it might be worth $100. If you're a food processor (only) and didn't get one or misplaced it, send an e-mail requesting a ballot to Dave Fusaro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ask the chefs attending the 2nd Annual Wisconsin Potato Taste Tour what surprised them the most about the tour, and the answer was unanimous: the number of specialty varieties Wisconsin potato farmers grow, and the research being done on those varieties.
The task of responding to the latest crusade from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has become almost tedious, says writer Radley Balko in this article from TCSDaily.com. He discusses CSPI's lawsuit against Kentucky Fried Chicken and its attacks on Starbucks for its "high-calorie, high-fat" drinks and pastries.
Radley Balko, Tech Central Station contributor and Cato Institute policy analyst