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10/15/2019

Pa.-based Turkey Hill Dairy has formed the Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership to coordinate public and private initiatives regarding Chesapeake Bay Watershed preservation; the other members of the partnership are the Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. So far, 150 dairy farmers have received financial and technical help with improving their conservation efforts, Turkey Hill says.

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FoodBev
10/15/2019

Actress and singer Ali Stroker is joining Olay's #FaceAnything campaign by starring in the brand's "Singing Selfies" The Musical. The video features Stroker -- the first actor who uses a wheelchair to perform on Broadway, as well as the first to win a Tony Award -- singing a tune that inspires people to "take on the day" using Olay Regenerist Whip.

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Us Weekly
10/15/2019

Oath, a ready-to-drink line of high-protein oat milk in four flavors, is debuting in New York City retailers with more to follow, as well as an online launch later this year, according to a company statement. Other than oats, protein sources for the drink include almonds and pumpkin seeds for a total of 15 to 16 grams of protein per bottle.

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RTD
10/15/2019

Consumers continue to prefer chocolate as a beverage flavor, and its indulgent quality is beneficial to the growing functional market, according to industry analysts. "Using chocolate and other decadent flavors creates the perception of permissible indulgence, which is very appealing to consumers who are trying to be healthier and want to treat themselves at the same time," says Holly McHugh, marketing associate at Imbibe.

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Beverage Industry
10/15/2019

Valley Pivots and Prospera have held their first year of full-scale trials for Valley Insights, a system that uses artificial intelligence to analyze areas where crops may be over- or under-watered. The data speeds up the process for farmers and allows them to react to the conditions before the crops are damaged, said Valley Irrigation's senior director of product management Troy Long in a statement.

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AgWeb
10/15/2019

Ethiopia's Agriculture Transformation Agency, led by former JPMorgan Chase analyst Khalid Bomba, is using technology including satellites and drones to modernize the country's farming operations. "We want to make sure that people's perceptions that persist from the 1980s of drought and famine is replaced by a perception of an Ethiopia that is food secure," Bomba said.

10/15/2019

Tetra Pak has introduced production best practices for five yogurt types: stirred, set, drinking, concentrated and ambient. "Rapidly shifting consumer preferences and a sustained focus on health means that our customers need to be simultaneously agile, specific and consistent in their production," says Frederik Wellendorph, Tetra Pak's vice president of liquid food.

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10/15/2019

Grupo Bimbo executives discuss the procedures and programs enacted to ensure the company meets its 2020 Vision -- a far-reaching effort to transform baking into a more environmentally friendly industry. This article details how each division is focusing on ways to shrink its carbon footprint, water use and waste production across Latin America.

10/15/2019

Zenith's latest effort in Lysol's "Healthy Habit" campaign features a "Slime School" content collaboration with Nickelodeon that includes original animated videos showing tips to keep classrooms healthy with content that teachers and parents can print to use as educational aids and diplomas for "graduates." A social spot touting the campaign stars actor Alyson Stoner.

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Alyson Stoner, Zenith
10/15/2019

Sparkling water brand Ugly Drinks has closed a round of funding that will help its introduction of a caffeinated water line, Energized, in four flavors. The 16-ounce cans are available direct-to-consumer from the company's website in 12-pack cases.

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