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Taxing The Sweet Tooth

November 16, 2009 12:28 pm | Comments

A small tax on sugary beverages would not affect the pocketbooks of occasional soda-drinkers, but it could curb the kind of excessive soda consumption that leads to obesity.

Stressed If You Do, Stressed If You Don't

November 16, 2009 5:17 am | Comments

By Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO Although it’s an instance that is becoming more and more rare as we grow older and our responsibilities increase, my friends and I like to get together on the occasional weekend night and spend hours at a long, lavish dinner out.

Operating In A Carbon-Constrained Marketplace

November 13, 2009 5:03 am | Comments

By Casey Whelan, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, U.S. Energy Services As Congress moves toward implementing a mandatory carbon dioxide (CO2) compliance system, and a cap and trade market, manufacturers need to evolve to keep up with the changing risks and opportunities.

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Adaptability Via A Quest For A Vibrating Cow

November 9, 2009 10:22 am | Comments

By Krystal Gabert, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing (FM) Walking through the Worldwide Food Expo several weeks ago, I was struck most by the adaptability of the suppliers with whom I spoke.

Greenwashing — I've Been Had

November 9, 2009 4:33 am | by CARRIE ELLIS, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

The environmental benefits of "green" products are at times hazy, maybe even pseudo-green. How can individual/commercial consumers rely on green labeling to make purchasing decisions.

Clorox's Preemptive Strike

November 4, 2009 8:20 am | Comments

Clorox is ahead of the game with its announcement to stop using chlorine to produce its consumer products. The chemical industry could be moving towards an ecosystem with centralized high-security facilities and satellite plants.

Winning It At Home

November 4, 2009 4:30 am | Comments

By Karen Langhauser, Editor-in-Chief, Food Manufacturing I’m trying hard not to blame myself for the Yankees’ Game 5 World Series loss. In my defense, the Yankees’ starting lineup was sans Posada, Matsui and Cabrera. AJ Burnett was pitching on short rest.

Help, I've Been Nerded

November 3, 2009 4:03 am | Comments

Embrace your inner nerd, geek or fitting intellectual stereotype with disregard for the negative connotation.

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Taking Food Personally

November 2, 2009 5:03 am | Comments

By Karen Langhauser, Editor-in-Chief, Food Manufacturing While barbecuing the other day with my sister (more accurately, while our significant others were barbecuing and we were watching) I was attempting to look busy by examining a package of Martin’s potato rolls.

Winning A Fight With Tabasco (And Other Diversions)

October 30, 2009 6:27 am | Comments

B y Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO My friends and I like to play a lot of off-the-cuff word games.

United We Stand — Divided We ... Run?

October 28, 2009 5:43 am | Comments

By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Chem.Info It’s not a new problem, per se. The need to

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Sweet Side Of Recessions

October 26, 2009 6:07 am | Comments

The news is littered with recessionary success stories, and it's uplifting to see that many manufacturers have found a sweet spot in an otherwise sour economy.

Yeah, But Tesla Is So Much Cooler

October 21, 2009 7:35 am | Comments

By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Group At the risk of losing my membership

A Bit Of The Index Whiplash

October 21, 2009 6:26 am | Comments

By Joel Hans, Associate Editor, IMPO First of all, I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce myself to all of IMPO ’s readers out there.

The Fuel Sell

October 20, 2009 4:56 am | Comments

By Luke Simpson, Associate Editor, Chem.Info It’s the culmination of over 40 years work, combining technology developed by NASA in the 1950s with cutting edge biofuel production techniques using purpose-built microorganisms.

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