The Scoop

Will CNG power tomorrow's food-transport chain?

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.

Hostess Bankruptcy: Twinkies and Ho-hos Have Found Good Homes

If you have a sweet tooth like I do, you’ll be comforted to know Twinkies, Ho-Hos and other cream-filled (but nutritionally devoid) delights appear to be headed for new homes. In court-supervised auctions late in March, the big brands and product lines owned by Hostess Brands were sold off to...

Perrier Invites Adult Consumers to Online Fantasy World

Perrier, the sparkling water company, has taken digital marketing to another level with its new online fantasy world. Perriersecretplace.com entices visitors to enter the space and participate as though they were members of the elusive party taking place in this secret world.

Farm to Fork Sustainability Ends at Checkout

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.

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...

Food Processing eNewlsetter for April 1

APRIL 1, 2013

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.

Make a Choice on GMOs and Defend It

GMOs are a huge issue. Yeah, I know: duh! But I witnessed their importance a week or so ago at the Natural Products Expo West. For a March 7 press conference and meeting, backers of the various GMO labeling initiatives booked a pretty big room, which legally held 178.

Miller Coors Partners with 20th Century Fox for Ultimate 'Internship' Prize

The comedy team of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are bringing internships to a whole new level with the summer movie, "The Internship." In the movie, which opens June 7, Vaughn and Wilson talk their way into an internship at Google.