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Gas-Engine Driven Compressors: What's Old is New Again

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As we continue to look forward for the world’s engineers to deliver the next cost-savings marvel, a colleague of mine, Cal Wohlert with Solution Dynamics, LLC, Paola, Kan., reminded me that sometimes we need to look backwards.
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A Brief History of Logistics Technology

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It’s incredible to realize how far we’ve come in logistics, distribution, fleet operating and management technology, just in my own business career, writes Don Wilson.
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A Royal Breakfast Needs Dairy Protein

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There’s an old saying, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” Emerging research confirms that a hearty breakfast with ample protein may indeed be the most important meal of the day, but many Americans either skip breakfast or eat a hasty breakfast that’s low in protein. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicate that Americans typically consume 15% of their daily protein at breakfast.

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Milk's Inherent Prebiotic: Lactose

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The nutrient profile of milk might be denser than previously believed thanks to ongoing research suggesting that milk’s carbohydrate - lactose - possesses beneficial health and wellness properties.

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Are You Testing Enough?

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The food safety testing market continues to evolve in response to advanced technologies, improved communications, new regulations and, of course, increased distribution, including shelf-life demands. These factors are shifting priorities for U.S. food producers and altering the competitive landscape for food diagnostic testing companies.
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Dairy's Grand Tradition

By Jim Carper
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If you operate a family business, you might be the second or third generation at the helm. Grandchildren in the executive suite (along with grand nephews and nieces) abound in dairy processing.

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Orange Juice Squeezes the Competition

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The healthy halo of orange juice became a tad smudged in the last year. While the beverage continues to dominate the refrigerated juices and drinks category, dollar sales dipped 1.2% and units were down 3.2% in the 52 weeks ending April 17, according to SymphonyIRI Group, a Chicago-based market research firm.
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Sustainability Is Our Way of Doing Business

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Because our roots are planted deep in the natural and organic foods movement, WhiteWave Foods has always been dedicated to providing consumers with nutritious, innovative and responsibly produced foods.  For us, this means not only producing products that consumers want and need – such as Silk, Horizon, International Delight, Fruit2Day and Land O Lakes products – but doing so in ways that are environmentally responsible.
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Controlling Listeria Monocytogenes... 
The Bad Bug in Dairy Plants

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Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono) is a gram-positive bacterium and a specific member of the Listeria family. It is capable of causing severe illness and even death. The mortality rate from L. mono in susceptible populations is one of the highest of any known food pathogen.
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Are We There Yet?

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Can you imagine anyone in the New Zealand or Australia dairy sector debating the merits of pursuing exports? Do industry participants in the Netherlands or Denmark ever ponder whether globalization is here to stay? Do they distinguish their customer base between domestic and overseas?
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Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

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