McCain Foods USA announced the closure of its production plant in Colton, California, laying off about 100 workers. The processing facility produces roasted, caramelized and sauteed frozen fruits and vegetables.
Pepsico introduced the the Hello Goodness Snackbot, an autonomous robot made by Robby Technologies - fully stocked with better-for-you snacks and beverages - to the campus of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Albany, California, have found a way to streamline the process that scientists use to insert multiple genes into a crop plant. Simplot is planning to use it to introduce multiple genes into potatoes to make them resistant to late blight