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Campbell Soup to sell international business and fresh unit

Campbell Soup Co. is planning to sell its international and refrigerated foods divisions, including Bolthouse Farms, Garden Fresh, Arnott’s and Kelen. Combined, the sale would cut the company’s estimated revenue for this year 20 percent. The move leaves open the possibility that the entire company could be sold. Read more at The Wall Street Journal

 

New Amazon Go store shrinks in size, a sign of hope for competitors

The new Go store—Amazon’s cashier-less convenience store—that opened this week in Seattle is 20 percent smaller than the first one, the Seattle Times reported. The changes might be evidence that the small store’s technology has limitations that the public won’t like. Read more at Forbes

 

USDA confirms sixth case of Mad Cow disease in past 15 years

A 6-year-old mixed breed beef cow in Florida is the sixth case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy found in the United States in the past 15 years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The last previous case of Mad Cow Disease was in 2012. The Florida cow was not slaughtered for human consumption, and it was sent to Colorado State University for testing. The investigation is continuing. Read more at Food Safety News

 

Eating cheese and red meat is actually good for you

Eating more red meat and cheese might help you live longer, according to researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Study subjects who ate the most red meat and dairy had a 25 percent lower risk or early death and a 22 percent lower risk of a fatal heart attack, they reported. Up to three servings of dairy and one portion of red or white meat can be beneficial to heart health and longevity, one of the researchers said. Read more at the New York Post

 

Global warming could spur more and hungrier crop-eating bugs

Besides drought and floods, global warming could tighten our food supply in another way: Making bugs hungrier. If climate change doesn’t slow down, insects could eat 15 to 20 percent of the world’s food by the end of the century, researchers found. The study’s results are based on computer simulations. Read more at The Washington Post

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