Ireland Seeking Dairy Expansion

Ireland Seeking Dairy Expansion

Ireland is looking to expand its dairy production with a $40 million venture split into two parts. The investment could lead to 50% growth in Ireland’s milk production by 2020.   The Irish government is investing nearly $40 million to make their dairy processing more innovative, competitive and sustainable in order to position it as a global leader in the industry.   This investment could help longevity in growth potential by an anticipated 50 percent extra in Ireland’s milk production by 2020.   According to Ireland’s higher ups, the venture is for two initiatives. $28.3 million is for a Dairy Processing Technology Center supported by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland and dairy industry advocates. It will be at the University of Limerick. The rest of the money, $11.3 million, will be used in the growth of the Moorepark Technology Ltd facility in Fermoy, County Cork.   “The food sector is a key area that we have targeted as part of our action plan for jobs. This is a sector which offers massive potential for regional employment, which is a major focus of our 2015 plan, and clearly the removal of milk quotas offers huge opportunities that we must exploit in a planned and strategic way in order to support jobs growth. That is why Minister Coveney and I have decided, through our agencies Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc, to make this significant investment in innovation in the dairy industry. This market-focused technology center supported by my department will bring industry, the education system and government together to develop commercial, new technologies which will support the growth of the...
The Top 5 Dairy Super Bowl Ads of All Time

The Top 5 Dairy Super Bowl Ads of All Time

The Top 5 Dairy Super Bowl Ads of All Time   Everyone loves a good Super Bowl commercial, but everyone seems to forget to show love to the dairy industry. Well no longer, below is a list we’ve compiled of the 5 best DAIRY Super Bowl commercials in the history of, well, ever. Dannon Oikos; A Tanner Family Reunion   The commercial starts cringe-worthy enough, with John Stamos and some random chick eating yogurt off of each other. First she licks it off of his lips, but when some falls on his pants, his buddies Danny and Joey from Full House show up to ruin the mood.   Chobani   Ah yes, how I love Chobani yogurt cups. for $1.00 what’s not to love? Well if you’re a bear who humans refuse to serve, I guess stealing is okay. I mean, he did try to check out after all.   M&M’s   This Russian guy talks a big talk… Untill you realize that it’s all about sweets. If you eat an M&M that possesses cognitive thought, is it murder? You be the judge.   Nestle Butterfinger Cups   Peanut butter and chocolate go together almost as good as peanut butter and jelly, but when the relationship turns stagnant, Butterfinger jumps in and helps spice things up.   Snickers Betty White   This has got to be my all time favorite candy commercial from any super bowl ever. I mean Betty White getting tackled and talking smack to footballers? What’s not to love?     Did we miss an ad that you think deserves a spot on this list? Let...
Our Top 5 News Articles of the Week

Our Top 5 News Articles of the Week

Top 5 News Articles in the dairy food and beverage industry this week   1. Judge rules dairy manure poses ‘imminent and substantial’ health threat via EENews   2. 3D Printed meat on the way, and it will disrupt meat market, say American Specialists via Global Meat News   3. Drop in oil prices to impact cost of food via Food Engineering Magazine   4. Dairy advice when milk prices decline via Agri-View   5. C-Store Reports: Red Bull Back on Top, Cheaper Gas Pumps Up Beverage Sales via BevNet  ...
Top 10 Engineering and Manufacturing Blogs You Need to Follow

Top 10 Engineering and Manufacturing Blogs You Need to Follow

If you’re interested in finding out new information about engineering and manufacturing on a daily basis, but don’t know where to find it we’ve got you covered. Here we’ve compiled a list of the top ten engineering and manufacturing blogs out there. We’ll be listing the top 5 blogs for both engineering and manufacturing just to keep things nice and simple. Engineering Blogs to Follow: Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog – Curious Cat might be about more than just engineering, but they still have a lot of great news on the industry. From bridges and tunnels to nanotechnology, Curios Cat is packed with useful information that will keep you coming back for more, time and time again.   The Safety Zone – The Safety Zone, powered be C&EN is a great place to stay up to date on the work safety practices in the engineering field from laboratories to schools. If you’re interested in remaining safe in a field that can often times be hazardous, this is information you’ll be glad you didn’t miss.   Urban Workbench – Urban Workbench focuses on sustainability and urban planning in the engineering field. From city planning and design to longterm sustainability, this blog is all about taking care of the earth and engineering in the most efficient ways possible.   Chemical Engineering World – Perhaps more niche than most, Chemical Engineering World focuses almost exclusively on, you guessed it, chemical engineering. You can still find some posts on their site that aren’t necessarily chemical related, like how to escape from a helicopter underwater, which was a pretty great piece of news, albeit a bit unrelated...
Bland Beer at Your Fingertips Thanks to the Bud Light Button App

Bland Beer at Your Fingertips Thanks to the Bud Light Button App

With the new Bud Light Button App, consumers can get flavorless beer delivered to their location in under an hour. If only we could get an app like this for some Craft Beer, then I might actually be excited. Ever wonder what it would be like to get lackluster beer dropped off right at your doorstep? Well Bud Light is here to make your dreams come true. The Drinks Business reports that Anheuser-Busch InBev is ushering in a new beer delivery app in the US, the Bud Light Button. AB InBev collaborated with Klink to make the dream a reality. Consumers thirsty for watery beer can order anywhere between one and 100 cases of beer and have it dropped off by Klink, through an indie retailer, in less than an hour. Now you can pay a premium for delivery of already overpriced rice beer. The app is currently only being offered on  Android devices, but an iOS option will be available in the future. If you don’t live in the Washington, D.C. area, you’ll have to buy Bud Light like all the other average joes’ across the nation. If you do live the D.C. market however, AB InBev may even sweeten the deal by delivering “an over-the-top experience” like a DJ with the beer. Seems like it might be similar to their “Up for Whatever” marketing campaign. Miller Lite actually pioneered the concept last month, so this app isn’t very revolutionary in all honesty. Miller Lite worked together with an alcohol-delivery app to drop off 12 and 24 packs of Miller Lite to consumers’ homes. The company plans to continue this service into 2015....
Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Targets GMO Food

Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act Targets GMO Food

The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act is a bill that’s setting it sites on labeling GMO foods and GMO ingredients as a national standard in the US. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health stands behind the new bill.     The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health began considering the FDA’s role in regulating Genetically Modified ingredients in food. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act aims to make labeling GMO food and ingredients a nationwide standard. “We commend the committee for holding this critically important hearing. The proceedings further illustrate the need to ensure scientific experts, not political campaigns, are responsible for developing our nation’s food labeling policies.” – Pamela Bailey, President and CEO, Grocery Manufacturers Association. Bailey said she stands behind the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, claiming that it will “eliminate consumer uncertainty created by a state-by-state patchwork of labeling laws, advance food safety, inform consumers and provide consistency in labeling.” About More Posts...
Kellogg is ‘open for breakfast’

Kellogg is ‘open for breakfast’

When most people hear the name Kellogg, they immediately think breakfast. Kellogg wants to remain a staple in your morning breakfast plans by launching a intimate marketing campaign called “Open for Breakfast”.   The “Open for Breakfast” video campaign is all about forming a personal connection with consumers, employees and nutritionists by having conversations about Kellogg’s business statistics and brands. “Listening to our consumers and offering a great start to their day is the foundation of Kellogg’s business. With ‘Open For Breakfast,’ we want to earn a seat at peoples’ breakfast tables by opening up and showing how we’re working to make their mornings better.” – Noel Geoffroy, senior vice president, morning foods marketing and innovation, Kellog The “Open for Breakfast” marketing campaign will aim to shed light on some of Kellogg’s brands nutrition, consumer camaraderie, and sustainability commitments. I’ve got to say, kudos to Kellogg for taking the initiative to seem more personable and transparent in their endeavors, especially where sustainability and nutrition are concerned. Find out more about “Open for Breakfast” at Kelloggs.com About More Posts...
Post delivers a blast from the past with Strawberry Honeycomb

Post delivers a blast from the past with Strawberry Honeycomb

Post is delivering a blast from the past with the reintroduction of Strawberry Honeycomb. Rather than roll the dice and bring us something new, they decide to play it safe and bring back a crowd pleaser, and I can’t really blame them. There has been a recent trend of discontinued product revival lately, and it would appear that Post is the newest member to jump on the bandwagon. Providing consumers with a health questionable dose of nostalgia, Post made the decision to bring back the retired flavor of Honeycomb breakfast cereal, which had been noticeably absent for almost a decade. The flavor was first brought to market in 1983 to much fanfare, but later wained in popularity, possibly due to the surge of new breakfast cereals and aggressive marketing campaigns from competitors. “Honeycomb’s one–of–a–kind playful shape has made the cereal an instantly recognizable breakfast classic. We’re excited to bring Strawberry Honeycomb back to the market — not only will it be a blast from the past for our current Honeycomb fans, but it will help introduce the brand to a whole new generation of cereal lovers,” – Sue Fruzzetti-Reich – Senior Brand Manager, Post Foods, LLC. The Post cereal is the second in recent memory that garnered a  revival, General Mills French Toast Crunch being the first. Strawberry Honeycomb combines corn and oat hexagonal shapes drenched with a strawberry flavoring. Strawberry Honeycomb will be available at limited supermarkets nationally, though die hard fanatics of Strawberry Honeycomb can find the cereal by using the Post Foods store locator at www.PostFoods.com/where-to-buy/. About More Posts...

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