The Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition has set up a coding system that tells people which foods have the greatest nutritional value based on calories and cost. The University of Washington project hopes to simplify healthy choices, which often are difficult to make using current food label information. The coalition is made up of scientists, communications experts and 12 agricultural organizations.
The Coca-Cola Co. has signed a long-term deal to distribute Monster energy drinks in Canada and about 50% of the U.S. Coca-Cola also has a deal to distribute Rockstar, as well as its own energy drink, Full Throttle.
Ice River Springs will create 100 jobs in Marianna, Fla., when it opens a water bottling facility in the community by year's end. This is the second of four plants the Canadian company will open in the U.S., with plans to open facilities in Indiana and Massachusetts later this year.