While homeowners can cheer the plummeting costs of natural gas, food processors who hoped to harvest methane from their waste streams have had to rethink renewable energy projects. Each year has brought another precipitous drop in value: the spot price of natural gas averaged $8.86 per million Btus in 2008,...
When I heard the Dos Equis radio spot in early April, I chuckled when I heard the latest tales of the World's Most Interesting Man's triumphs. You know WMIM, the debonaire cross between Papa Hemingway and George Hamilton who slakes his taste for something malty with double-X Mexican beer?
I was munching a mouthful of oatmeal one morning this week when my tongue felt something hard. “An uncooked kernel?” I thought, and I considered swallowing, then thought better of it. To my surprise, it was a jagged piece of glass, 5/16 in. long and 3/16 in. at its highest point.
Packaged food and beverage products were 2012’s answer to the question, What do thieves want?
Third-party audits under the SQF food-safety standard likely will shift from scheduled plant reviews to unannounced visits by 2014, according to Michael Govro, technical/quality assurance manager at NSF International.
The early betting makes compressed natural gas (CNG) the favorite in the race to replace gasoline and diesel as the dominant fuel source for moving food through tomorrow's supply chain, though CNG is hardly the only option.
There's a study circulating at the U.S. Federal Reserve that suggests 80% of the products sold at Walmart stores end up in a landfill within 60 days.
Kudos to Mike McCloskey, founder of Fair Oaks Farm and a mover and shaker in multiple dairy processing organizations. His Indiana farm is the focus of a recent national story spotlighting a waste-to-energy project that converts manure from 30,000 milking cows into compressed natural gas to power the 42 tanker...
As everyone involved in food processing knows, modern manufacturing needs a lot fewer bodies to get more product out the door than it used to, thanks to automation. But that isn't stopping local economic development groups from pitching lucrative incentives to food companies to build a plant or stay put...
As international trade increases, you often hear references to the world becoming a global village. A more precise analogy might be the global shopping mall, and American food companies as its food court.