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The secret behind our love for french fries
Research has shown that the reward center of the brain values foods high in both fat and carbohydrates - such as french fries - more than foods containing only fat or only carbs.
McDonald's announces it's working to ditch Plastic Straws
McDonald’s restaurants in the UK and Ireland will complete transition to paper straws in 2019; In Belgium the QSR chain is testing alternatives to plastic straws and trials are planned in the United States, France, Sweden, Norway and Australia later this year.
Cape Cod Potato Chips expansion on hold as Campbell Soup Co reviews all capital projects
The Cape Cod Potato Chips plant, located in Hyannis Mass., is now owned by Campbell Soup Co., acquired as part of its Snyder’s-Lance purchase. A year after plans were announced for a $20 million expansion, the future of the Hyannis production facility is once again uncertain as Campbell is reviewing all capital expenditures.
Mexico Puts Tariffs on US Frozen Potato Products in Response to Trump's Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
Effective immediately frozen potato products entering Mexico from the United States under Harmonized code 2004.1 will be assessed a 20% tariff.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The FAO Food Price Index rose further in May
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 176.2 points in May 2018, up 2.2 points (1.2 percent) from April level and hitting its highest level since October 2017
Monday, June 11, 2018
Do some potato-growing soils suppress powdery scab?
A research project in New Zealand is determining if different field soils affect development of powdery scab on potatoes, and whether soil physical, chemical and/or biological characteristics influence this important potato disease.
PepsiCo to acquire Baked Fruit and Vegetable Snacks manufacturer Bare Snacks
PepsiCo, Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bare Foods Co. (doing business as Bare Snacks), a U.S.-based maker of baked fruit and vegetable snacks.
New Tech at McDonald's boosts check size and brand interaction
As McDonald's seeks to modernize its business, the company is placing a big bet on mobile and other tech platforms such as self serve kiosks