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Food Safety Concerns Weigh on Choice of EU's Trade Chief Food Safety Concerns Weigh on Choice of EU's Trade Chief

European Union members are concerned that its plan to create the world's largest free-trade area with the U.S. could compromise European standards for food safety, among other issues.

Crowdfunding Platform Goes Full-Service for Food Startups Crowdfunding Platform Goes Full-Service for Food Startups

Foodie Tout offers its clients help with everything from ingredient sourcing to social media marketing.

Hard Cider Producers Seek Tax Changes Hard Cider Producers Seek Tax Changes

North Carolina's hard cider producers are reaping the benefits of the growing trend, but regulations and taxes are posing obstacles.

NY Grass-Fed Cattle Farmers Boost Sales with Co-op Model NY Grass-Fed Cattle Farmers Boost Sales with Co-op Model

Grass-fed beef cattle growers in New York are joining forces to expand business and expedite getting their fresh meat to market.

Customer Loyalty Card Gets a High-Tech Upgrade Customer Loyalty Card Gets a High-Tech Upgrade

The ubiquitous customer loyalty punch card has a new business-boosting platform.

A.G. Ferrari Reopens Trio of San Francisco Stores A.G. Ferrari Reopens Trio of San Francisco Stores

A.G. Ferrari reopened three locations in San Francisco this weekend, following a temporary closure to refresh store designs.

Zero-Waste Packaging Store Opens in Berlin Zero-Waste Packaging Store Opens in Berlin

A new grocery store in Berlin is drawing attention less for what it has than for what it lacks: any and all disposable packaging.

WI Law Enacts "Democratized" Online Crowdfunding WI Law Enacts "Democratized" Online Crowdfunding

A craft beer business has become the first to take advantage of a new equity crowdfunding law in Wisconsin.

Purely Elizabeth to Debut New Ancient Grain Cereals in 2015 Purely Elizabeth to Debut New Ancient Grain Cereals in 2015

Purely Elizabeth’s line of ancient grain oatmeals and hot cereals is expanding with new items and packaging options in 2015.

Carbonated Coffee Concept Comes to Retail Carbonated Coffee Concept Comes to Retail

Marley Coffee will develop a line of coffee pods for Sparkling Drink Systems International's ViBEration carbonation appliance.

Craft Beer Marketing Campaign Launches in CO Craft Beer Marketing Campaign Launches in CO

The Colorado Brewers Guild and the Colorado Tourism Office launched a branding and marketing campaign to promote the state's craft beer offerings.

Schools Test New Ways to Get Kids to Choose Healthier Foods Schools Test New Ways to Get Kids to Choose Healthier Foods

Schools have discovered a way to get kids to eat their vegetables—by offering them an array of options.

Climate Change Rally Draws Sustainable Food Supporters Climate Change Rally Draws Sustainable Food Supporters

The turnout for the People's Climate March on Sunday in New York City was upwards of 400,000 participants, rallying for a sustainable future, from land preservation to animal welfare to renewable energy.

Cricket Bar Maker Exo Raises $1.2 Million Cricket Bar Maker Exo Raises $1.2 Million

Exo, a startup that develops snack foods using insects as a protein source, raised $1.2 million from a group of investors to get the word out about its products on a national scale.

Tuscan Winemakers Face Restrictions with New Preservation Plan Tuscan Winemakers Face Restrictions with New Preservation Plan

Winemakers of Italy's famed Tuscany region are in uproar over the government's new rural preservation plan that restricts the planting of grape vines.

Atlantic, Caribbean Islands Develop Taste for Mediterranean Foods Atlantic, Caribbean Islands Develop Taste for Mediterranean Foods

Kontos Foods, Inc., will expand its Greek and Mediterranean foods line to Bermuda, the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

Spoonable to Launch Foodservice, Private Label Offerings, Expands Line Spoonable to Launch Foodservice, Private Label Offerings, Expands Line

Spoonable has expanded into a dedicated kitchen space in the Pfizer Building in Brooklyn, N.Y., alongside other small, artisanal food companies.

OR Fruit Spread Producer Adds Distribution OR Fruit Spread Producer Adds Distribution

Six of Oregon Growers & Shippers all-natural fruit spreads will be launching in the Rocky Mountain region of Whole Foods in September.

UN's Climate-Smart Agriculture Initiatives Take Root UN's Climate-Smart Agriculture Initiatives Take Root

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization is promoting a way to adapt food production to a changing climate: climate-smart agriculture.

CA Wine Industry Adapts to Changes, Challenges CA Wine Industry Adapts to Changes, Challenges

New challenges, from rising competition to climate troubles, are forcing California's wine industry to implement changes.