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Diet Pepsi Offers Aspartame-Free Diet Cola

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Diet Pepsi Offers Aspartame-Free Diet Cola

Pepsi unveils a new option for cola fans – aspartame-free Diet Pepsi. Now consumers can begin to purchase aspartame-free Diet Pepsi, says the company. “Diet cola drinkers in the U.S. told us they wanted aspartame-free Diet Pepsi and we’re delivering,” said Seth Kaufman, SVP Pepsi and Flavors Portfolio, PepsiCo North America Beverages. “We recognize consumer [...]

Let Us Taste Hot Maize Grains of India

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Let Us Taste Hot Maize Grains of India

By Rakesh Raman When you’ve little money but desire to live, this could be the best food for you in India. Maize cobs – which have corn on a cob and called pole corn or cornstick – are quite popular particularly in North India. You can buy one of these with a ready-made handle for [...]

Nestlé Opens R&D Center to Address Food Demands

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Nestlé Opens R&D Center to Address Food Demands

Nestlé opened Wednesday its new Nestlé Research & Development (R&D) Center in Solon, Ohio. This marked the completion of a $50 million, two-year project to establish the global center dedicated to transforming the way the world enjoys frozen and chilled foods. Nestlé R&D Solon is a 144,000 square foot facility and is one of 12 [...]

22 Million U.S. Kids At Risk of Summer Hunger

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22 Million U.S. Kids At Risk of Summer Hunger

For most kids, summer is a time of fun and excitement, but for 22 million kids in communities across the U.S., it also may mean the end of access to the free or reduced price meals that nourish them during the school year. That means for every five kids participating in the National School Lunch [...]

Top Nine Natural & Organic Food Trends Revealed

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Top Nine Natural & Organic Food Trends Revealed

Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) has identified the top nine natural and organic food trends that illustrate growing consumer desires in the natural channel. The brand-building firm carried out research on trends in the food industry. SRG’s Natural Nine list was assembled by Kara Nielsen, culinary director at SRG, by tracking new product introductions at a variety [...]

Quality Egg’s Bad Quality Sent Owners to Jail

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Quality Egg’s Bad Quality Sent Owners to Jail

According to a new report by FBI, the 81-year-old owner of an Iowa egg production company and his son, a top executive in the business, are going to prison for bribing a federal food inspector and distributing eggs that contained Salmonella bacteria, which caused sickness to hundreds of consumers. A federal judge in Iowa last [...]

Feeding America Helps Solve Senior Hunger

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Feeding America Helps Solve Senior Hunger

Feeding America, a hunger-relief organization in the United States, issued a call Wednesday to ask everyone to join in the fight to solve senior hunger. The Feeding America nationwide network of 200 food banks provides food and grocery products to 7 million seniors annually, through various programs designed to ensure all seniors have access to [...]

HungerU to Fight Against World Hunger

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HungerU to Fight Against World Hunger

Harvard University students, faculty, staff and members of the community are being invited to experience an opportunity to learn about one of the most pressing global challenges of the next 35 years: world hunger. On April 24, the interactive HungerU mobile exhibit will be in the courtyard area outside of the Harvard Kennedy School from [...]

What Is the Cultural Relevance of Food?

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What Is the Cultural Relevance of Food?

Food in all its myriad forms and meanings is the subject for an upcoming exhibit at the National Quilt Museum. “Food For Thought,” presented by the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), is a selection of 34 fabric artists’ responses to the concept of food, its production, preparation and the cultural relevance of food today. The [...]

Why Insecurity Persists in India’s Food Security Act

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Why Insecurity Persists in India’s Food Security Act

Government fails to understand that such a colossal mass distribution project can’t be implemented without using an automated supply chain management (SCM) system integrated with an online grievance redress interface. By Rakesh Raman The National Food Security Act (NFSA), which aims to provide subsidized food grains to nearly 70% of India’s 1.2 billion people, continues [...]

Michelle Obama Launches Healthy Recipe Challenge

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Michelle Obama Launches Healthy Recipe Challenge

First Lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with PBS flagship station WGBH Boston, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to host the fourth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” to promote cooking and healthy eating among youth. The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” invites kids, ages [...]

Communist Party Opposes Beef Ban in India

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Communist Party Opposes Beef Ban in India

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) protests against the Maharashtra law, which, apart from the ban on the slaughter of cows, prohibits the slaughter of bulls as well as bullocks. This law has now come into force after Presidential approval. In a statement issued Saturday CPI(M) said the BJP government in the Maharashtra state of [...]

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