The Scoop

Dairy leader makes the food industry's case

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...

Cities and states lure food jobs with generous aid packages

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...

U.S. Food Exports Booming

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.

Caffeine Nation

We Americans are a hard working, hard living people, and when we need a boost, many of us turn to energy drinks. The growth of Caffeine Nation also is driving job creation in the energy-drink niche, but that growth could be cut short as officials at FDA and the Federal...