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General Mills, Nestlé Open New Innovation Center in Switzerland

February 7, 2011
General Mills and Nestlé invest in continued success of 20-year breakfast cereal partnership by opening an innovation center for Cereal Partners Worldwide, (CPW), a joint venture between the two
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Archer Daniels Midland Gives University $10 Million to Study Crop Loss

January 31, 2011
Global grain processor, Archer Daniels Midland Co., said it’s giving $10 million to fund an institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign to minimize post-harvest grain and oilseed
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Canadian Government, Food Processing Industry Launch Project

January 31, 2011
Marketwire reports,Canada has launched the Industry-Government Food Processing Action Plan, a pilot project to actively promote the high-quality foods that Canadian farmers and food processors produce. The "Growing the Canadian
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UK Report: World Needs Global Food System Overhaul

January 31, 2011
The world needs fundamental changes to the global food system to feed the expanding population, according to a British government report on how to feed the planet until 2050, reports
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Tomato Price-Fixing Defendant Seeks Access from Overseas Account

January 24, 2011
The Associated Press reports, a former California food company owner indicted in a tomato price-fixing plot is seeking to tap a million-dollar overseas bank account to help pay for his
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GEA to Buy CFS to Add Processing Machinery

December 20, 2010
GEA has agreed to buy Convenience Food Systems NV from private-equity firm AEA Investors LLC to expand into equipment for preparing food. GEA will acquire CFS, which has an enterprise
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Zhongpin to Build a New Production Plant and Complex in China

December 13, 2010
PRNewswire reports, Zhongpin Inc. announced plans to build a new production, research and development, test and training complex in its home city of Changge in Henan province of China. The
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Kraft Seeks Injunction Against Starbucks

December 6, 2010
The Associated Press reports, Kraft Foods Inc. is seeking a preliminary injunction against Starbucks Corp., saying that the coffee chain violated terms of a distribution deal. The two businesses began
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University Students Vote on Alternate Hummus Brands

November 29, 2010
Princeton University students voted in a referendum by a pro-Palestine student group on whether to expand the school''s hummus offerings, reports the Associated Press. Princeton University is located in
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Explosion at Chinese Chemical Factory Kills Four

November 22, 2010
An explosion at a chemical factory in northern China has killed four people and injured 37, state media reported, citing local authorities, reports the Associated Foreign Press. The blast occurred in
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