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  • Trade War Update: China May Have Shot Self In Foot

    08/15/2018 11:41:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 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 · 30 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 · 13 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/
  • Konnecting through Kimchi, South Korea's national dish

    08/07/2018 10:05:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    OnMilwaukee ^ | February 9, 2018 | Lori Fredrich
    It's salty. It's sour. And it's often spicy. But kimchi is also an indispensable element of both Korean cuisine and culture. "The word kimchi simply means 'salted vegetable,'" says Saehee Chang, owner of Korea Konnect and Kosari Kimchi, a local product line based on Chang's mother's kimchi recipe. "And for Koreans, it's part of who we are. It's a constant seen at almost every meal. And it's a very strange thing to run into someone who is Korean who doesn't like kimchi." For many, including Chang, kimchi is also about making connections. "To me, kimchi represents community and coming together,"...
  • It’s a Great Time to Be a Fancy Pork Farmer

    08/07/2018 1:13:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Pork Magazine | July 26, 2018 | Bloomberg News
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/its-great-time-be-fancy-pork-farmer
  • Number of Hong Kong McDonald's 'McRefugees' sleeping in restaurants has skyrocketed

    08/07/2018 12:53:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2018 | Alexandra Deabler
    The number of non-homeless people sleeping in McDonald’s restaurants across Hong Kong in southeast China has increased six-fold over the past five years, a new study has found. The study, organized by Junior Chamber International’s Tai Ping Shan, was conducted in June and discovered that 334 people have slept in a McDonald’s restaurant nightly over the past three months — a six-fold increase from a study conducted in 2013, which showed only 57 people routinely slept in McDonald’s. According to the research, reported by South China Morning Post, 84 of 110 24-hour fast food branches had seen regular overnight sleepers....
  • Kroger hiring event to fill 600 positions in Michigan

    08/07/2018 12:05:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | August 6, 2018
    Kroger is looking to fill more than 600 positions with a statewide hiring event this weekend. The Michigan-based company said there are a variety of job openings. Here’s how it works: Applicants must apply online at www.jobs.kroger.com or use the “mobile apply” app from their smartphones, then a candidate can go to any Kroger Aug. 10 and 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for an interview. No appointment is necessary, but you must apply online before attending the hiring event. “We offer various career paths for associates and incredible opportunities for advancement. Applying to work at our Michigan Kroger...
  • Eating crickets can be good for your gut, according to new clinical trial

    08/06/2018 3:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison ^ | August 3, 2018 | Kelly April Tyrrell
    Valerie Stull was 12 when she ate her first insect. “I was on a trip with my parents in Central America and we were served fried ants,” she says. “I remember being so grossed out initially, but when I put the ant in my mouth, I was really surprised because it tasted like food — and it was good!” Today, Stull, a recent doctoral graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, is the lead author of a new pilot clinical trial published in the journal Scientific Reports that looks at what eating crickets does to the...
  • 15 Light Veggie Korean Recipes Great For Summer!

    08/02/2018 3:22:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    One Green Planet ^ | August 2, 2018 | Staff
    These Korean dishes are vegan and so healthy! Try one of these dishes to share Korean cuisine with your family and friends. All of these delicious plant-based recipes are from the Food Monster App so make sure to check it out! 1. Fresh Korean Bean Sprout Salad This Fresh Korean Bean Sprout Salad is so crisp and delicious! This would be the perfect side for your next Korean feast!(continued)
  • Reynolds Wrap Is Hiring A Grill Officer For $10K, So Get Ready To Eat All The BBQ

    08/02/2018 12:31:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | August 1, 2018 | Lara Walsh
    It's officially a great time to be alive if you want to get paid thousands of dollars for eating all the BBQ. Listen up if you're known among your circle of friends for your searing and smoking prowess, because Reynolds Wrap is hiring a Grill Officer for $10,000, and it honestly sounds like a dream gig. The company is calling all grill masters to put their grilling mojo to the test, and the two-week-long summer job comes with some pretty sweet perks. Per a press release from Reynolds Wrap, the ideal candidate for the Chief Grilling Officer position is a...
  • In a sea of Spanish, white plant workers struggle to fit in

    08/01/2018 11:19:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The News-Leader | August 1, 2018 | Terrence McCoy, Washington Post
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.newsleader.com/story/news/local/2018/08/01/white-workers-struggle-immigrants-factory-spanish/884142002/
  • The Hydroponic, Robotic Future of Farming in Greenhouses

    08/01/2018 1:01:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Wired | November 20, 2017 | Matt Simon
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.wired.com/story/the-hydroponic-robotic-future-of-farming-in-greenhouses-at-iron-ox/
  • The other time Singapore gave North Korea a taste of America

    08/01/2018 12:25:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | June 3, 2018 | Aaron Low
    When Singaporean businessman Patrick Soh first arrived in North Korea in 2008, his minders whispered to him that everyone was forbidden even to utter the word “burger”. After all, the hermit kingdom had the gogigyeopbbang, “invented” by the country’s second leader Kim Jong-il in 2000 and described as “double bread with meat”.   “Under the previous leader, Kim Jong-il, the burgers could not be called burgers. But now, everyone knows what they are,” Soh says. Indeed, under the country’s current portly leader, Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-il’s son, the ubiquitous American food has experienced a surge in popularity, so much so...
  • Secret Sauce? Kim Jong Un applies science to kimchi-making

    07/30/2018 11:54:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 29, 2017 | Eric Talmadge, The Associated Press
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Un wants to turn the art of kimchi-making into a science. And the North Korean leader is putting his money where his mouth is. On the outskirts of Pyongyang, surrounded by snow-covered farms and greenhouses, stands one of Kim’s latest pet projects, the Ryugyong Kimchi Factory, which produces 4,200 tons of the iconic Korean pickled vegetable dish a year. The shiny new facility replaces an older factory and opened in June last year after getting Kim’s final seal of approval, according to manager Paek Mi Hye. The factory is intended to showcase Kim’s...