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Why Does the U.S. Import Soy When It Creates So Much of It?

The United States is one of the world's largest producers of soybeans, with Brazil as its main competition in the field. The U.S. grows some $40 billion worth(...)

Japan Wine Market Offers Growth Potential

Japan may be becoming one of Asia’s most sophisticated wine markets. In 2014, Japan consumed 40.3 million cases of wine, an increase of 4.9 percent from the(...)

Study Explores Feeding Livestock with Insects

The European Commission is studying whether insects would be a viable alternative to animal feed. About 30 percent of farmland is used for growing crops that(...)

Veggies Replace Pasta, Meat on Menus; Poke, Acai on the Rise

In 2016, vegetables, poke, and acai bowls will be in, while pasta increasingly goes out of fashion, according to a report on food trends from foodservice consulting(...)
Specialty Food Brought to You by… Inmates?

Specialty Food Brought to You by… Inmates?

While serving time in Taiwan prisons, some female inmates are creating specialty food products including high-quality chocolate, kimchi, peanut brittle, and(...)
New Food Resources for Consumers

New Food Resources for Consumers

When customers want to learn more about meat and produce while shopping, they have two new resources to help them.  The free MyMeatUp app, created by the North(...)
Are You Ready for Robot Deliveries?

Are You Ready for Robot Deliveries?

Forget drones, there’s another futuristic option for reliable delivery service—rolling robots. Starship Technologies, a London-based startup created by the(...)
Fine Dining Gurus Go Fast Casual

Fine Dining Gurus Go Fast Casual

Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, partners behind the high-end Eleven Madison Park and NoMad in New York City, are the latest culinary greats moving into the booming(...)
Brand Simplicity Pays

Brand Simplicity Pays

British food retailer Aldi tops the Brand Simplicity Index for the fourth year running—and that’s a good thing. Siegel+Gale, the global branding company behind(...)
Product Roundup: Savory Yogurts

Product Roundup: Savory Yogurts

Most are familiar with the sweet side of yogurt, whether it’s flavored with fruit or serving as a neutral vehicle for mix-ins like jam or granola. But why(...)
Buyers’ Picks: Sating Customers’ Salty Cravings

Buyers’ Picks: Sating Customers’ Salty Cravings

From grab-and-go, bite-size salami packs to flavored chocolate to traditional potato chips, consumers around the country are seeking both the familiar and unusual(...)
Tech-Happy Restaurants

Tech-Happy Restaurants

Sitting at a table quietly enjoying your meal may be a thing of the past at some New York eateries. Take Live On Air, a restaurant in Brooklyn that serves up(...)
Category Spotlight: America’s New Spicy Staple

Category Spotlight: America’s New Spicy Staple

Hot sauces are the new go-to condiment with ingredients like Korean gochujang, Thai Sriracha, Mexican Cholula, North African harissa, and Portuguese piri piri(...)
U.S. Chefs Win Prestigious Bocuse d’Or

U.S. Chefs Win Prestigious Bocuse d’Or

For the first time in its 30-year history, a group of American chefs won the biennial Bocuse d’Or culinary competition—the equivalent of the Olympics for professiona(...)
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