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Farm Raising Funds to Restore Heritage Poultry, Leave Factory Farming Chain Farm Raising Funds to Restore Heritage Poultry, Leave Factory Farming Chain

Eatwell Farm in Dixon, Calif., wants to bring diversity and traditional methods back to the chicken industry, with sustainable, tech-savvy upgrades.

Wild Hibiscus Flower Company Debuts Trio of Floral Extracts Wild Hibiscus Flower Company Debuts Trio of Floral Extracts

Australia’s Wild Hibiscus Flower Company has introduced a line of concentrated floral extracts, pushing the current edible flower trend and molecular mixology to new heights.

DNA Fingerprint to Protect Authenticity of Swiss Cheeses DNA Fingerprint to Protect Authenticity of Swiss Cheeses

Forgeries of Swiss cheeses are contributing to declining revenue for the industry, worth about $706 million in exports last year.

Lindt Acquires Warehouse Facility in PA Lindt Acquires Warehouse Facility in PA

Lindt & Sprungli has acquired a 400,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Carlisle, Pa.

NM Winery Earns Grant for Chile-Infused Wine NM Winery Earns Grant for Chile-Infused Wine

St. Clair Winery in New Mexico was awarded a $50,000 grant from the federal government to expand production of its chile-infused wines.

IN Seeks Input from Residents for Specialty Crops IN Seeks Input from Residents for Specialty Crops

State officials in Indiana are conducting a survey to let residents have a say in the specialty crops grown in-state.

Hershey Sues Specialty Food Importer over Trademark, License Infringements Hershey Sues Specialty Food Importer over Trademark, License Infringements

Hershey Co. sued LBB Imports LLC, a wholesale distributor of specialty foods which imports mainly from the UK and South Africa.

Mexican Sugar Faces Import Duties Mexican Sugar Faces Import Duties

Following a petition by the American Sugar Coalition, the U.S. Department of Commerce has made a preliminary decision in its investigation of countervailing duties on sugars imported from Mexico.

EU to Support Dairy Farmers Hit by Russian Embargo EU to Support Dairy Farmers Hit by Russian Embargo

The European Commission is offering financial support for dairy product exporters hit by Russia's ban.

Napa Valley Vintners Takes Action for Quake Recovery Napa Valley Vintners Takes Action for Quake Recovery

Napa Valley Vintners, a trade association representing winemakers in the Napa Valley, will donate $10 million toward earthquake relief efforts.

CA Bill Cracks Down on Farmers Market Fraud CA Bill Cracks Down on Farmers Market Fraud

The California Legislature passed a bill that will increase stall fees at farmers markets to combat fraud.

Lake Champlain Chocolates Restaurant to Sponsor Area Food Festival Lake Champlain Chocolates Restaurant to Sponsor Area Food Festival

South End Kitchen, a cafe and education kitchen in Burlington, Vt., run by Lake Champlain Chocolates, is a sponsor of Eat by Northeast, a new three-day festival celebrating the region’s local food movement, scheduled for Sept. 19–21.

Natural Ice Cream Stabilizer Found in Okra Natural Ice Cream Stabilizer Found in Okra

Okra extracts can be used as a stabilizer for ice cream, according to a new study from Kasetsart University in Bangkok and Guelph University in Ontario.

Allergen-Free Peanuts on the Horizon Allergen-Free Peanuts on the Horizon

Researchers have found a way to virtually eradicate the allergens in peanuts.

Stevia First Inks Distribution Deal with Chinese Supplier Stevia First Inks Distribution Deal with Chinese Supplier

Stevia First Corp. signed an agreement with Qualipride International Ltd. to distribute Chinese-grown stevia in the U.S., including stevia seed, leaf, and extract.

Wineries Fight for CA Coastal Use Wineries Fight for CA Coastal Use

Malibu, Calif., winemakers are speaking out against a proposed coastal resource plan that would ban new vineyards on 50,000 acres outside the Los Angeles County city.

Los Angeles Mayor to Propose Minimum Wage Increase Los Angeles Mayor to Propose Minimum Wage Increase

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is proposing a plan that raises the city's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour over several years with additional annual boosts tied to inflation, according to representatives and City Hall officials.

Angelic Bakehouse Launches Sprouted Whole-Grain Mini Pizza Crust Angelic Bakehouse Launches Sprouted Whole-Grain Mini Pizza Crust

Angelic Bakehouse, which produces sprouted whole-grain breads, buns, flatbreads, and pizza crusts, is expanding its line with Flatzza Buddy, a smaller version of the company’s readymade sprouted whole grain Flatzza crusts.

Informal Home Bakeries Strive to Become Real Businesses in NYC Informal Home Bakeries Strive to Become Real Businesses in NYC

New York City has become home to informal startup bakeries, 80 percent run by women and 65 percent by immigrants, according to Jessamyn Rodriguez, founder of Hot Bread Kitchen food incubator.

Napa Specialty Food Businesses Recovering from Quake Napa Specialty Food Businesses Recovering from Quake

Loss of inventory, property damage, and power outages have struck the region's many small businesses.

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