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Holy Cow! What happened to Dean Foods and Borden Dairy?

Holy Cow! What happened to Dean Foods and Borden Dairy?

The dairy downturn has now gone from family farm to corporate headquarters. When Dean Foods, the largest milk processor in the United States, filed for bankruptcy in November 2019, the entire business community took special note. And when Borden Dairy followed in January 2020 with its own bankruptcy filing, we all began asking “what happened?” Let’s see how Dean Foods and Borden Dairy can teach valuable lessons to the food sector, as well as learning the effects of our growing consumer trends and those of the industry at large.

Food Production

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The MIND DIET: Healthy Eating for a Healthy Brain

Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. That means that in the time it takes you to read this article, five people will have developed the disease. Alarming? Yes, but what if there was a diet that could help slow cognitive decline by targeting brain protective foods that combat the causes of dementia-related diseases?

Diet, Health

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What Are Dead Zones…and is Ag to Blame?

Each year, “dead zones” – large bodies of water lacking the oxygen needed to support aquatic life - appear all around the world. This summer’s flooding in the Midwest has made it worse. How does this happen? And what are we doing to address it?

Climate Change, Food Production, Soil and Crop Management

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What Are Dead Zones…and is Ag to Blame? What Are Dead Zones…and is Ag to Blame?

Is Protein Powder Healthy?

Protein helps your body build muscle, repair issue, and creates important hormones and enzymes. The best source for protein still lies in a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables.

Diet, Food Ingredients, Health

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Is Protein Powder Healthy? Is Protein Powder Healthy?

Where Do Our Fruits and Vegetables Come From?

Ever wonder where your fruits and vegetables come from? How are "seasonal" fresh fruits and vegetables readily available 365 days a year?

Diet, Food Production, Food Trade, Health

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Where Do Our Fruits and Vegetables Come From? Where Do Our Fruits and Vegetables Come From?