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Told to eat its vegetables, America orders fries
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It's been a busy week for vegetables. The baby carrot industry tried to reposition its product as junk food, starting a $25 million advertising campaign whose defining characteristics include heavy metal music, a phone app and a young man in a grocery cart dodging baby carrot bullets fired by a woman in tight jeans. On the East Side of Manhattan, crates of heirloom vegetables with names like Lady Godiva squash were auctioned for $1,000 each at Sotheby's, where the wealthy are more accustomed to bidding on Warhols and Picassos than turnips and tomatoes. More

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NAMA Government Affairs
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NAMA's Government Affairs team focuses on federal and state legislative news that impacts your company's growth and profitability. Required reading for all members! Click Here for the most recent Legislative Alert. For additional information contact Ned Monroe at More

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Coffee & Water

Kenyan coffee ranked best in US market
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Kenya's coffee has acquired top rating in the U.S., raising the industry's profile in its long-standing campaigns of growing the American market share. The taste of Kenyan and Sumatran coffees have outperformed samples available in the U.S. market at the moment, reported Consumer Reports, an American magazine. "After sipping from more than 400 cups of coffee made from whole beans and served piping hot in heated China cups, our expert tasters found one excellent and two very Good Kenyan brews," it said. The tasters cite the top rated Allegro Kenya Grand Cru for its balanced flavor. More

Schools forced to use bottled water
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Water woes in Camden, Ohio, are trickling into the schools. Officials at Camden primary are trucking in thousands of bottles of water everyday, to quench the thirst of students and teachers. The Ohio EPA declared a water emergency in Camden last month, after salt leeched into the water supply. Camden Mayor Gunter Sylvanis told 2 news, he hoped to find new wells to provide water to residents. EPA officials recommend the village tap into Southwest Regional's water system, but that would cost about a million dollars. More

Business / Industry

Illinois school district 200 examines vending machine revenue Redistribution
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As funding concerns rise for Illinois' Community Unit School District 200, the school board is exploring all of its options, including a redistribution of funds earned from vending machines on school property. During a recent District 200 school board meeting, School Board Vice President Rosemary Swanson broached the idea of pooling vending machine funds as a way to address some funding needs. The state of Illinois currently owes the district about $3 million, Superintendent Brian Harris said. Because of the lack of funding, the district laid off 50 teachers last year. More

French wine vending machines could be coming to the US
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You've got to love the French. Despite our country's love for all things that come in vending machines — e.g. newspapers, DVDs, soft drinks and the list goes on — only the French could have conceived using these convenient little boxes to pump wine. In order to reduce the amount of glass and cardboard used to bottle and box the delight, French wine enthusiast Astrid Terzian came up with the idea of selling wine by volume. Dispensed through pumps in amounts of 500- and 1,000-liters at local French supermarkets, all that would be required of customers is a container to fill up and a handful of change. More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Procter & Gamble packages up a new green vision    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Procter & Gamble today laid out a plan to bring the company over the long term to a near-textbook definition of sustainability. In its new "sustainability vision," P&G will set a series of 10-year goals that will, over the course of the coming decades, result in a global company that:
• Uses renewable energy for 100 percent of its factories,
• Uses 100 percent renewable or recycled materials for all products and packages, and
• Sends zero consumer or manufacturing waste to landfills.


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