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  • Closing the High Seas to Fishing Probably Won’t Hurt Global Food Security

    09/15/2018 4:43:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hakai Magazine ^ | September 10, 2018 | Marcus Woo
    Far offshore are the high seas—waters beyond any country’s jurisdiction and the focus of a contentious debate. The high seas, which cover nearly two-thirds of the ocean’s surface, have recently seen an increase in fishing and other activities, such as deep-sea mining. To protect the biodiversity of this vast environment, delegates attending a meeting currently underway in New York are negotiating for a new international treaty, an addition to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. At this, the first in a series of meetings, some activists and scientists are urging the United Nations to discuss regulating,...
  • This innovative $7,000 ‘indoor farm’ may change how America eats forever

    09/15/2018 12:48:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Moneyish ^ | September 13, 2018 | Jeanette Settembre
    Farmshelf, an indoor farm that lets you grow lettuce and herbs, is sprouting up at restaurants, corporate kitchens and food halls around the country Farm-to-table is taking root in corporate offices. Farmshelf, a Brooklyn-based startup, has begun selling indoor farm kits that grow food like lettuce and herbs using hydroponics — a method of growing plants in a water-based, nutrient-rich solution instead of soil. And the product is so popular that corporate cafeterias, restaurants and food halls around the U.S. are dropping $7,000 apiece to buy in. “We’re building the Lego blocks to grow food anywhere,” founder and CEO Andrew...
  • Wayne Farms talks expansion and new jobs at open house (Up to 435 jobs in Alabama)

    09/14/2018 1:14:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WTVY-TV ^ | September 13, 2018 | Lynsey Smith
    ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) - Are you in the market for a new job? Employment opportunities are waiting for you at the newly-expanded Wayne Farms manufacturing facility in Enterprise. Eddie Fortner, Enterprise Operations Manager for Wayne Farms, says "We've actually invited community leaders from around the Jack/Enterprise area...mayors, chamber of commerce, community leaders to talk about our expansion and what's going on." Fortner says the company needs to hire hundreds of new employees. "We anticipate adding from 350 to 400 hourly jobs. We have about 35 salary positions that we're hiring for so we have a lot of opportunities that's fixing...
  • The Most Popular Fast Food Restaurant in Every State

    09/03/2018 1:00:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    MSN Lifestyle ^ | August 23, 2018 | Eat This Not That Editors
    The Most Popular Fast Food Restaurant in Every State Methodology: This is a list of the most popular fast food chains in the United States, according to Yelp. All the businesses on this list are in the “Fast Food” category on Yelp and a part of a national or regional chain. “Best” is measured using an algorithm that looks at the number of reviews and star rating for a business. Notable stats: The most popular fast food chain that showed up as the winner in the most states was Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza with 10 states. At a close second was...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Walmart unveils grocery-picking robots in test store

    08/23/2018 6:34:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | August 3, 2018 | Julia La Roche
    There could be a future where robots will do most of your grocery shopping for you. And for some Walmart shoppers, that future is getting even closer. Walmart (WMT), the world’s largest seller of groceries, will begin piloting a robotics system for its fast-growing online grocery pickup (OGP) service in one of its stores. The retailer has teamed up with Massachusetts-based Alert Innovation to deploy its Alphabot, a first-of-its-kind technology, in its supercenter store in Salem, New Hampshire just off of Interstate 93. “This is about the evolution of retail,” Alert Innovation CEO John Lert told Yahoo Finance. “So, we...
  • It’s the year 2038–here’s how we’ll eat 20 years in the future

    08/23/2018 5:58:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Fast Company ^ | August 23, 2018 | Marius Robles
    It’s the year 2038. The word “flavor” has fallen into disuse. Sugar is the new cigarettes, and we have managed to replace salt with healthy plants.
 We live in a society in which we eat fruit grown using genetics. We drink synthetic wine, scramble eggs that do not come from chickens, grill meat that was not taken from animals, and roast fish that never saw the sea. Was this what we had in mind when we started seeking transparency, traceability, and sustainability of our food system many years ago in the early aughts? About a decade ago, we lived through...
  • Uber for Restaurant Hiring: A New Service Offers Servers and Cooks On Demand

    08/22/2018 1:11:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washingtonian ^ | August 20, 2018 | Anna Spiegel
    A food runner calls out last-minute for a busy Saturday night. That might seem like small potatoes to anyone who hasn’t worked in the restaurant industry, but it’s the kind of situation that can throw service—and your dining experience—into disarray. These are the kinds of problems that Snag Work is designed to solve. An Arlington-based branch of the Richmond company launched in DC two months ago with a model that’s like Uber for restaurant hiring, providing on-demand, front-and-back of house staff to employers in need. The web-based platform, which is expanding to the Washington suburbs soon, currently fills nearly 2,000...
  • Emirates is building a giant vertical farm to feed airline passengers

    08/20/2018 5:54:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | August 16, 2018 | Alex Gray, World Economic Forum
    The world’s largest vertical farm is coming to Dubai. The indoor farm is a $40 million joint venture between Crop One Holdings and Emirates Flight Catering, who say it’s a way of producing pesticide-free crops while using a fraction of the water that traditional farming does. The produce will feed passengers of Emirates and other airlines at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport. The farm will be built near the airport, eliminating trucking costs and emissions. But is vertical farming really as green as it seems? HOW DOES IT WORK? To feed a growing global population, which could reach 9.1 billion...
  • Forget Wagyu or Kobe – Korean Hanwoo might be the best meat on earth

    08/18/2018 7:56:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Eat Sip Trip | August 14, 2018 | Kate Springer
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://eatsiptrip.10best.com/2018/08/14/forget-wagyu-or-kobe-korean-hanwoo-might-be-the-best-meat-on-earth/
  • McDonald’s Boldly Brings Bacon and Sausage Together on a French Toast McGriddle

    08/18/2018 5:38:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Eater ^ | August 14, 2018 | Chris Fuhrmeister
    • McDonald’s has been serving McGriddles — breakfast sandwiches with two little pancakes for buns — for years, and now the chain is taking its sweet-and-savory morning item to a higher level. Mickey D’s has introduced the French toast McGriddle for a test run at some 200 locations in Minnesota. Not only does this dish innovate by tucking the fillings inside two slices of French toast, it brings bacon and sausage together on the same sandwich. • Speaking of McDonald’s, it seems the Golden Arches has decided its table service and self-ordering kiosks are the way of the future. McDonald’s...
  • Why the Southern Kitchen team lives off of Publix subs, a.k.a. Pub Subs, all summer long

    08/18/2018 3:15:24 AM PDT · by texas booster · 73 replies
    Southern Kitchen website ^ | Aug 17 2018 | Rachel Taylor
    Along with a great shopping experience, Publix also prides itself on the food it makes fresh daily in the store. Some of us grab a box of fried chicken for an easy dinner and others pick up some great sweet tea for a get-together. But the most popular item in the Publix deli is the sub sandwiches. Appropriately nicknamed “Pub Subs,” these sandwiches hold a special place in our hearts. Most of us remember our very first Pub Sub, and over the years have perfected our orders. We won’t mention them by name, but other sandwich chains just can’t compete....
  • Trade War Update: China May Have Shot Self In Foot

    08/15/2018 11:41:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 15, 2018 | Kenneth Rapoza
    China made a “dumb move” in targeting America’s heartland with tariffs. Soybeans are a case in point. “I understood politically why they chose soybeans, but they made a dumb move,” says John Baize, a market analyst with the U.S. Soybean Export Council. The U.S. is the number one exporter of soybeans. Brazil is number two. No one comes close after that except for Argentina, which is the largest exporter of soymeal and soybean oil. Soybeans don’t fall from the sky, so China has very little mega-markets outside of the U.S. Brazil is the only one, really. And now they are...
  • Americans Crave Korean Barbecue Items

    08/14/2018 8:59:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Convenience Store Decisions ^ | August 8, 2018 | Staff
    More foodservice establishments are finding success with the versatile Korean barbecue trend. Globally-inspire food trends continue to entice Americans. Long before the PyeongChang, South Korea 2018 Olympic Winter Games Korean culture was diffusing into America at a rapid pace. The Korean wave swept in with K-pop, K-beauty, K-drama, K-food and now, according to recent data from The NPD Group, a global information company, K-BBQ. Pounds of Korean barbeque sauce shipped from broadline foodservice distributors to U.S. independent and micro chain* restaurants increased by 120% last year and continues to grow. K-BBQ is primarily sold by broadline distributors to Asian-casual dining...
  • Indoor farm offers new life for ex-elementary school

    08/14/2018 12:00:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | August 11, 2018 | Whitney Bashaw
    When the Unatego School District Board of Education voted to close the Otego Elementary School in February 2017, a committee formed to decide the fate of the building. In a 4-2 vote on Monday, Aug. 6, the board accepted an innovative farming proposal. AgZeit LLC has high hopes. The proposal bills the collaborative project as “a new way of doing business that will economically revitalize Otsego County and the Mohawk Valley Region and help New York State once again become the breadbasket for the entire northeast.” The Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council prioritized agribusiness initiatives in its 2017 Progress...
  • Why McDonald's, Coke And General Mills Made African-Americans Their Lead Consumer

    08/14/2018 11:29:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 17, 2018 | Sonia Thompson
    Many companies take the approach of designing products, services and experiences that are targeted at the majority. And occasionally if there are resources and a strong business case, they turn their attention to serving niche audiences. But there are increasingly more anecdotes that support leaning into a different approach moving forward. Design for the niche, win the masses. A few weeks ago while I was in New York, I ate at a restaurant that was entirely gluten-free. I am gluten-free for health reasons, and it was a rare treat to go to a restaurant knowing I could eat everything on...
  • Preserved foods were the ‘Hamburger Helper of ancient times’

    08/14/2018 9:46:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Jewish News of Northern California ^ | August 13, 2018 | Alix Wall
    aren Solomon’s new cookbook, “Cured Meat, Smoked Fish & Pickled Eggs: Recipes and Techniques for Preserving Protein-Packed Foods,” is, on the one hand, very Jewish. Ashkenazi Jews have been at the forefront of food preservation for generations and will appreciate recipes for gravlax, several types of herring and “Killer Smoked Fish Salad.” The book also has recipes for prosciutto made from duck, and for pastrami that Solomon considers one of her top crowd-pleasers. “People just love it,” she said. “There are certain things I make that make people really happy. Bacon tops the list, but that pastrami recipe is right...
  • Tuesday Marks Last Day to Vote on Top Three New Foods at Iowa State Fair

    08/14/2018 9:06:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | August 14, 2018 | Christina Salonikas
    DES MOINES, Iowa – There are three finalists for the 2018 Best New Food at the Iowa State Fair. The Brown Sugar Pork Belly on a Stick is made at the Iowa Pork Tent. It is a quarter pound strip of pork belly that is coated in brown sugar. It costs $7. The All Iowa Belly Up Burger is located at the Rib Shack. It is a half-pound of ground pork belly that is seasoned in its signature sauce. There are two pieces of sugar coated bacon, pulled pork and coleslaw. It costs $10. The third finalist comes from the...
  • Chicken of the Sea® Unveils World’s First Deli-Ready Tuna Slices

    08/13/2018 10:16:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Business Wire ^ | March 8, 2018
    Move over turkey, ham and roast beef. America’s deli cases and restaurants will never be the same again if the latest Chicken of the Sea product innovation catches on as expected: deli-style yellowfin tuna slices created for sandwiches, salads, wraps and more. Chicken of the Sea® Yellowfin Tuna Slices™ are the world’s first pre-sliced, pre-seasoned tuna slices made from whole yellowfin tuna loins. Developed to give tuna-loving deli users a healthier, convenient alternative to traditional luncheon meats, the revolutionary new product will be unveiled March 11-13 at the Chicken of the Sea booth (#519) at Seafood Expo North America in...
  • Good Catch Foods Reels In $8.7 Million for Plant-Based Seafood

    08/11/2018 2:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Spoon ^ | August 8, 2018 | Catherine Lamb
    Good Catch Foods, the Pennsylvania-based startup which makes seafood out of plants, closed an $8.7 million Series A funding round yesterday. This ups their Series A from the $5.5 million the company announced in April. The round was led by New Crop Capital with participation from Stray Dog Capital, the PHW Group, Blue Horizon, and others. Founded in 2016, Good Catch Foods is developing plant-based alternatives to shredded tuna, crab cakes, and fish patties. They’re aiming to bring their fish-free tuna, which comes in three flavors and has roughly half the protein of “real” tuna, to market by 2019. According...
  • 'The wounds are still there': Group calls for Papa John's pizza boycott

    08/08/2018 9:51:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Louisville Courier Journal | August 8, 2018 | Darcy Costello
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2018/08/08/louisville-african-american-think-tank-calls-boycott-papa-johns-pizza/929194002/