Vending machine food: Just a touch-screen away
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The National Automatic Merchandising Association was recently on Capitol Hill, lobbying about... what, exactly? "We're obviously interested in food safety and nutrition," says Ned Monroe, NAMA's senior vice president of government affairs. "But our biggest issue right now is jobs." This is because the National Automatic Merchandising Association is the trade group for vending machines. And when unemployment gets high, Monroe says, "there are fewer workers available to buy snacks." More
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Burger King does its Best to liven up breakfast
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Burger King hopes Seattle's Best can deliver a jolt to its slumping breakfast business. The nation's No. 2 burger chain will add the coffee line to all its U.S. restaurants in a phased rollout that begins this summer, executives recently said. More
The uncertain future of good coffee
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The industry that has been providing us with high quality coffee may seem to be doing well today, but it actually faces a combination of issues that may well render our lattes and cappuccinos a very expensive indulgence in the future. We will probably stop worrying about whether it is “Fair Trade” or “Organic” and worry about whether we can get it at all. More
FDA to re-evaluate serving sizes
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Nutrition labels can be tricky. Not only are they tiny and sometimes hard to find on food's packaging; the serving sizes often far underestimate the actual amount of food people are actually consuming. In an effort to help combat the obesity epidemic in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration is trying to take action against the elusive and confusing nutrition information on packaged foods in the U.S. More
Is some bottled water 'acidic'?
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Doctors have long said people should drink eight to 10 glasses of water everyday. But they probably do not ask people to test the pH first to see if it is acid or alkaline. Water companies are testing it all the time, and one doctor claims that information can impact how you feel.
Packaging companies rethink the box: The state of green business 2010
Packaging issues have been of concern ever since the advent of "green" as a business issue. Early efforts were to create packaging from recycled or recyclable materials, then to reduce or eliminate packaging altogether. Packaging from biodegradable materials has had several false starts, probably because few packaging actually degrade in landfills or anywhere else. A variety of newfangled materials have come to the fore, though few passed muster, in terms of meeting price and performance characteristics. In the end, most of these products were -- well, sent packing. More