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Jan. 28, 2009
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Taking the 'ICK' Out of Picky Eaters
from Gotmilk.com
They wrinkle their nose in distaste. Shake their head. Clench their mouth shut. Push away the food. This is the progression of a picky eater at the dinner table. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that looked at the eating habits of twins between 8 and 11 years old, researchers found that 78 percent of food preferences are hereditary. More

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Escalating Insurance Costs? NAMA Offers the Support You Need.
from NAMA
Insurance coverage is a huge expense for everyone however you want to provide fair coverage for your staff and for yourself. Sound familiar? Discover how NAMA Knowledge Source & Business Partner, Mass Marketing Insurance Consultants (MMIC) and NAMA Business Partner, Allstate Insurance, can work with you. Each offer a variety of money saving options to help you survive. Click here for details.


Coffee: Grounds for Concern?
from Seeking Alpha
Saturday Night Live's Roseanne Rosannadanna used to dismiss life's unanticipated foibles by saying: "It's always something." That's pretty much what I was thinking when I was asked about coffee this weekend. "You were bullish on coffee," went the question, "but not much has happened. What's going on?" You may recall we painted a bullish scenario for coffee in a November article titled "Venti-Sized Gains For Coffee" when we set sights on a six-month target of $1.20 - $1.50 a pound, on the way to an ultimate objective of $2.50. More

Green Truck Puts a Sustainable Spin on the Lunch Truck
from Greenbiz.com
Who hasn't guiltily sneaked off to the local taco truck for lunch? A Los Angeles-based company called Green Truck aims to reduce the guilt associated with on-the-go lunches by using organic ingredients, bio-compostable packaging, and vegetable oil to power its vehicles. More

U.S House and Senate Economic Stimulus Bills Moving Quickly
from NAMA Massive economic stimulus packages are rapidly making their way through the U.S. House and Senate. NAMA is following all the developments and considering ways this legislation might help the vending, coffee and foodservice industries. Click here for details.


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Trade Groups Call For Stronger FDA
from Supermarket News
A group of 10 industry trade associations on Friday sent letters to the House and Senate calling on the U.S. Government to “modernize our food safety net,” particularly with regard to imports. See what the letters asked of Congress. The letters were signed by American Frozen Food Institute, Food Marketing Institute, Grocery Manufacturers Association, International Bottled Water Association, International Dairy Foods Association, National Fisheries Institute, National Restaurant Association, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Snack Food Association, and United Fresh. More

Global Food Prices Will Rise Again, U.K.’s Chatham House Says
from Bloomberg
Food prices will likely rise again because of climate change, falling investment in oil production and water shortages, London-based research institute Chatham House said. Competition for land and expanding demand caused by higher incomes and populations pose a “major challenge” for global food security, Alex Evans, a fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, wrote in a Chatham House report today. More

Consumers Skip Latte for Plain Ol' Joe
from Crain's New York Business
After reporters in several different cities noticed much shorter lines at their coffee outlets, Ad Age decided to commission Lightspeed Research to find out whether either New Year's resolutions or a tough economy were turning latte sippers into bean counters. The survey results reveal that 60% of Americans have scaled back on fancy or expensive coffee in the past six months; 56% report cutting back just since the beginning of the year. The culprit was overwhelmingly the economy, with 90% of survey respondents saying they are doing so to save money. More




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