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How Much Real Potential is there in Cannabis?

Marijuana's two main components, CBD and THC, have very different uses and potentials in food and beverage products. In our June cover story, we get blunt about breaking down the bud.

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"Welcome the holidays this year with Vertus THC-infused champagne." So read a December 2018 advertisement from a Seattle company named Tarukino. That's how far we've come on this subject.Mondelez is considering it. Lagunitas is brewing it. Constellation Brands is owning it. Coca-Cola apparently won't touch it.If ever there was an "it," it's cannabis, whether you're talking the cannabidiol (CBD) component of the marijuana plant or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Actually, unless you've been living under a rock for the past year, there's no real need to spell out what those two acronyms stand for. Just as we don't spell out FDA or USDA, the two cannabis acronyms seem to be in…

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June 2019 Issue

Food Processing's June issue takes a deeper dive into cannabis in foods and beverages as well as introducing the 2019 R&D Teams of the Year winners. We also examine HPP, Inline Inspection, and sources for alternative 'milks.' 

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Do you have the Greenest Plant?

Consider submitting your facility for our 2019 Green Plant of the Year Award. We're accepting nominations through July 1, 2019 for the new or renovated plant that exemplifies a commitment to a sustainable future for food and beverage manufacturing. 

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    By Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief

    "Welcome the holidays this year with Vertus THC-infused champagne." So read a December 2018 advertisement from a Seattle company named Tarukino. That's how far we've come on this subject.Mondelez is considering it. Lagunitas is brewing it. Constellation Brands is owning it. Coca-Cola apparently…

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  • June 2019 Food Funny Cartoon Caption Contest

    By Illustration by Jerry King

    Welcome to the unofficial start of summer ladies and gents. A time of the year where life feels like an endless conveyor line of fun, frivolity, and work. We'd like to add some additional fun to your summer kick-off by seeing if you can come up with a caption to our cartoon below. Mid-month, we'll…

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  • 2019 R&D Teams of the Year: Innovation Beyond the Comfort Zone

    Innovation and stretching outside your comfort zone appear to be the common threads among this year’s R&D Teams of the Year.For Sargento Foods, after 60 years of working solely in cheese, it meant learning about fruits, nuts even chocolate to capture America’s interest in proteins and…

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  • 2019 R&D Teams of the Year: Sargento

    By Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief

    No doubt you've seen Lou and Louie Gentine in TV commercials asserting that Sargento is "real cheese people." While real cheese remains in everything the company does, Sargento has become more than just cheese in the past four years.Back in 2015, when America's infatuation with protein was reaching…

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  • 2019 R&D Teams of the Year: Athens Foods

    By Carolyn Schierhorn, Contributing Editor

    The naysayers said the feat couldn’t be done. But through considerable creativity, can-do confidence and relentless tenacity, the research & development team at Cleveland-based Athens Foods Inc. produced the previously unthinkable: gluten-free phyllo dough.“To understand the difficulty of…

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  • 2019 R&D Teams of the Year: Lundberg Family Farms

    By Carolyn Schierhorn, Contributing Editor

    It's a long way from organic rice to tortilla chips, chocolate-covered snacks and frozen rice & quinoa bowls. Since its founding in 1937, Lundberg Family Farms, Richvale, Calif., has stayed ahead of consumer trends rather than simply responding to them.“Innovation is in our DNA,” notes Tim…

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