March 2015 Issue

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Can Monsanto enlist millennials in turning around the discussion about GMOs? The big agribusiness firm is trying, with a newly hired Director of Millennial Engagement. We profile him and the conference at which he'll be the keynote speaker on page 10 of our March issue (or just go to

We asked a handful of research chefs and R&D team leaders what their food and beverage employers were telling them to pursue this year, and one strong answer came back: cleaning up labels. "Natural" also pervades two more ingredient features in our March issue: How natural ingredients, many of them botanicals, can be used as preservatives, and how spices add complexity and global appeal.

But we're just as dedicated to the plant operations side of the business, with features on microwaves becoming mainstream as processing tools; how to wring costs out of your logistics and supply chain; and advances in meat and poultry processing. Plus, our regular departments look at packaging, the past month's new products, food safety, news, etc.

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