Waitrose Educating Supermarket Customers

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One of the largest employee-owned businesses owns Waitrose, their supermarket division. Representing them as a sponsor of the 2014 IFAJ Congress was John Gregson, Sr. Director of Public Relations. I met him during one of our tour stops and talked about his business and how important it is to communicate and educate their customers. John says education is really important …

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Food Prices Not Following Corn Down

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Just two years ago when corn prices were up due to the drought, critics were blaming higher food prices on the use of corn for ethanol. Today, corn prices are lower than the cost of production, but food prices are still rising. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has released a new report that shows how false food versus fuel claims …

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We Have Cluck’n Mooed

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After bringing Cluck’N Moo Burgers to your attention recently I got a chance to try them out on the grill. I had some apprehension based on the description but, hey, I’m willing to give something new a try. So, I thawed a box of four and Cindy and I tried them last night. I topped them with some seasoning before …

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Would You Cluck’n Moo

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Cindy brought this to my attention. Cluck’n Moo Beef and Chicken Burgers. They say that their burgers are grass fed beef and chicken, humanely raised, antibiotic and hormone free and gluten free. Hmmm. That description is enough to make me not want to try them. But if you put enough ketchup, mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato and onion on them it …

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Beef Bacon

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Maybe you’ve heard of Schmacon? “Smokey, sweet and outrageously good. Crispy, meaty — no, beefy to be precise — and satisfying. Schmacon™’s flavor is bold and unexpected.” Sounds good, eh? I have yet to try some. But it’s on my radar. This morning in my local Publix Supermarket I found Gwaltney Beef Bacon. Hmmm. Maybe that would go nicely wrapped …

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Opening Keynote at Intl. Conf. on Precision Agriculture

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Dr. Margaret Oliver was the opening keynote speaker at this week’s International Conference on Precision Agriculture. She is Deputy Editor of the European Journal of Soil Science (2011–present) and was Co-Editor of Precision Agriculture with John Stafford for six years until the end of 2010, but remains on the Editorial Board. On hand for ZimmComm was Sabrina Hill, AgNet West. …

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Celebrate the All-American Hot Dog

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July is National Hot Dog Month and for good reason, since summer time is prime time for frankfurter consumption. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates that Americans will gobble up over seven billion hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day! They also say that we eat an average of 60 hot dogs each year – are you …

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Duda Farm Fresh Foods Celery Recipe Contest

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Celery is a staple ingredient in most kitchens; in fact it’s one of the three pillars of the “holy trinity” of cooking (the other two are onions and carrots) but it’s rarely used in sweet applications. That is, until now. To celebrate celery and the vegetable’s versatility, Duda Farm Fresh Foods invites cooks to enter the “Sweet Celery Bake-Off” and …

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Celebrate Food Independence Day

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While you are celebrating our nation’s birthday this weekend, take a minute to be thankful that your 4th of July feast is safe, abundant and affordable. Where else in the world can you gobble up hot dogs and hamburgers, ribs, potato salad, baked beans, and more for less than $6 a person? The American Farm Bureau Federation tallied up the …

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