Author Archives: Ashley Cobb

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Urban Agriculture: Growing, Selling and Eating Locally

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The recession has hit people hard.  Many of us are either unemployed or underemployed, and with the rising cost of produce and meat, it’s hard to put dinner on the table every night.  That’s why millions …

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Week in Brief–July 27

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Looking for some of the week’s top information? Check out these five stories from the foodservice industry from July 23-27. McDonald’s Introduces New U.S. Menu Featuring “Favorites Under 400 Calories” From RestaurantNews.com, read full story McDonald’s …

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Week in Brief June 11-15th

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Looking for some of the week’s top information?  Here are the five top stories from the foodservice industry for June 11-15. 9-Year-Old Who Changed School Lunches Through her Blog – Shut Down by Politicians From wired.com, …

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Gender-Biased Marketing Strategies: All That It’s Cracked Up to Be?

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Dr. Pepper 10 – “Only 10 MANL Y calories…it’s not for women.” Chick Beer – “Witness the Chickness!” Skinnygirl Cocktails – “Drink Like a Lady” Ruffles Ultimate Potato Chips and Dips – “An unapologetic bro-centric snack …

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The New Bully in our Schools — Food Allergies

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Looking back 20-30 years ago, food allergies in schools were practically unheard of.  Sure, each class may have had one or two asthmatic students, but for the most part, kids were kids.  There was no “peanut-free” …

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10 Tips for a Successful Health Inspection

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As a restaurant owner, you have probably experienced that dreadful feeling—shortness of breath, increased heartbeat, sweating—and it’s all due to one person arriving and deciding your fate.   I think we all know what I’m talking about:  …

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